Evil Mac­cas?

Mansfield Courier - - Courier | Opinions/People -

I READ with in­ter­est the large amount of neg­a­tive com­ments re­lated to a pos­si­ble Mc­Don­ald’s fran­chise sneak­ing into Mans­field and de­stroy­ing life as we know it.

I am not a fan of a Mc­Don­ald’s mov­ing into Mans­field but nei­ther am I ve­he­mently op­posed to it.

What an­noys me is some of the iso­la­tion­ist views of some peo­ple that in­sist that it’s all bad.

One writer says that Mc­Don­ald’s only pro­vide “a few low pay­ing jobs to a hand­ful of kids”.

This is in­deed not the case as I can give mul­ti­ple ex­am­ples of kids that have worked at Mac­cas and this is im­me­di­ately seen as a huge tick on a re­sume.

It is also sug­gested that Mac­cas will sign the death war­rants for all the lo­cal food shops, would this not also be the case if a new pizza shop were to ar­rive and sell at Mel­bourne, Be­nalla or Wan­garatta prices.

In some cases this can be up to $6 less than we pay in Mans­field.

Or maybe even a petrol out­let hav­ing the nerve to drop their prices to equal Swan­pool, Mer­ton or Bon­nie Doon, God for­bid we be treated fairly by some of the re­tail­ers in this town.

So if Mc Don­ald’s comes to town… so be it, as I don’t think the late ar­riv­ing skiers, moun­tain bik­ers, campers and the like will com­plain too much if they can eat af­ter 8.30pm.

Gerry O’Hara, Mans­field

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