Text of a Christmas card sent to McDonalds senior management from rebel employee group McDonalds Workers Resistance, in 2000.
Dear Senior management,
Every year you send us one of your delicious frozen cakes and it occured to us that we never get you anything back. At this special time of year, a time of good will to all people and higher than average monthly sales, we thought that the least we could do was to send you a card. Lonely, isolated, socially inadequate people often find christmas an especially difficult time. We hope this card cheers you up a bit. We also hope that this card can help us all to develop slightly more human relationships. Sometimes we feel like we're nothing more than a number- it's like being in prison (although the food's slightly better inside). One day, we'll have to work together as equals, doing something constructive, and if this vision is to become reality then we need to start getting along better today. It would be nice if, sometime, we could all go out for a drink together, we might find out that we have lots in common: we'll bet you think your bosses are wankers as well. We hope that over the festive period you find something that will touch your hearts- a smile (a real one produced voluntarily), friendship, crisp snow, a robin on your window ledge- something to remind you that there are things that matter in this world and that your burger bar isn't one of them. We'd better let you get back to whatever it is that you do all day, but first let us wish you all the very best for christmas and the new year, lots of love,
McDonalds Workers Resistance
P.S. It's nice to be important but it's more important to be nice.