McDonalds Teacher Day appreciation program – Does NOT protect student privacy

McDonalds - Sab Sey Best Teacher Kaun? Campaign Billboard

McDonalds - Sab Sey Best Teacher Kaun? Campaign Billboard


Yesterday while on a routine visit to the McDonalds for a regular family meal on Tariq Road I noticed their new teacher appreciation program “Sab Say Best Teacher Kaun” an attempt to select the best teacher by public voting from the 20th April at all McDonalds outlets, in return the kids may even win themselves a free Kiddy Meal.

Surely this is a commendable social effort, appreciating the hard working teachers. On the form provided by McDonalds the student has to write a short comment as to why the teacher should be selected and in order to complete the entry [possibly to also win the prize] they also share their personal contact information and school particulars, submitting these entries to the respective McDonalds outlets

Hundreds of Student entrants for the Sab Sey Best Teacher Kaun Campaign - Names and Contact numbers pn display

Hundreds of Student entrants for the Sab Sey Best Teacher Kaun Campaign - Names and Contact numbers on display

The organizers then place these submissions on all their outlets but quite surprisingly have not bothered to concealing the personal particulars of the participating students. Their personal contact details which include his/her name, school particulars and even their home/cell phone numbers are publicly on display. Quite apparently a serious lapse in protecting the privacy information.

Contact information openly available

Contact information openly available


McDonalds Pakistan needs to be immediately condemned and we must urge the management to immediately take down this public display, issue an apology and be weary of such lapses in the future..

29 Comments so far

  1. dude on May 12th, 2009 @ 11:27 pm

    shabash, hamesha ki tarah aik baar phir bareek kaam kia hay doc sahab nay


  2. abdullah on May 13th, 2009 @ 1:54 am

    Thanks God they didn’t made the Shumaila’s number available for picnic


  3. Jamash (jamash) on May 13th, 2009 @ 2:06 am

    We should all write to McDonalds – they have seriously gone insane..


  4. Salman Mehmood (skdev) on May 13th, 2009 @ 3:10 am

    uh double sawari bhi abhi band honi thi.. ;d


  5. بستنی (wasiq) on May 13th, 2009 @ 9:00 am

    the risk factor increased…..in the past there was only the chance of bumping into her…..now.
    if I survived the year..sure why not….!let me just update the my calender.

    Sooner or later, love’s gonna get you
    No way that you can hide


  6. fasee on May 13th, 2009 @ 10:56 am

    @ wasiq

    " Sooner or later love is goon get ya"

    Sir, sooner or laterz you will recive the long over due bill for the services rendered too…:)


  7. dude on May 13th, 2009 @ 7:03 pm

    logoun nay poocha yeh ‘bareek’ kaam kaisay houa? jawab aaya, is compaign ka aur koi faida ho na ho ugli martaba say jab doc sahab ‘routine visit’ pay Mc Donald’s jain gay upsize refill to free mil he jai ga, tou yeh hay bareek kaam laganay ka sahee TREEQA lolz


  8. بستنی (wasiq) on May 13th, 2009 @ 10:15 pm

    @fasee sab…sir sometimes you make me laugh so much that people around me think I am gone…..

    Ay hairathe aashiqui jagaa math
    Pairon se zameen zameen laga math


  9. balma on May 13th, 2009 @ 11:15 pm

    Why was my earlier posting under this thread blocked?


  10. yahudi4 on May 17th, 2009 @ 9:53 am

    I support the campaign.Its good and involves the kids and their parents to appreciate the teachers…for their hard work and often thankless job.The objection raised about too much information being displayed publicly is very valid….
    btw,the banner looks cool in color….


  11. fatikhan on May 18th, 2009 @ 11:34 pm

    I was wondering whether you personally made the initial complaint to the management or any representative of the management in McDonald’s when you first spotted the error. Personally I’ve had good experiences with approaching the management of restaurants and fast food joints and have them address issues almost immediately after they’ve been brought to attention. Do let me know whether you tried approaching them on a 1-on-1 basis and how that worked out.


  12. بستنی (wasiq) on May 19th, 2009 @ 12:10 am

    sub sey best teacher koun…? I’d say Fasee sab,KD and Balma jee….so what are the chances of you guys being picked up by a gangster…?

    Apni toh patshala masti ki patshala….


  13. fasee on May 19th, 2009 @ 1:54 pm

    @ wasiq

    Sir, all me life, there was certain uneasy truve between us.

    I didn’t liked them and they hated me, and failed me ( although I contributed well to my failures in school)

    So end result is….I don’t like to remember any of those, and they don’t know if I exist.

    The only teacher I rememebr is the slender innocent new entry as our drawing teacher, when I had my first crush on her…..she drew like an angel.

    Anyways…after that 1 romantic year…in 5th class we had a bearded mullah as our drawing teacher…..aaargh that torture…no wonder I hate those bearded bastarddds…..its goes loong way back haan.


  14. balma on May 19th, 2009 @ 8:35 pm

    Bearded mullah drawing teacher : an oxymoron!


  15. بستنی (wasiq) on May 19th, 2009 @ 9:05 pm

    @fasee sab….I never really hated my teachers….I was very quite and shy so all of them really liked me…some of them were even challenged to make me change….I was not dumb so I used to enjoy their desperation regarding my progress….as far as a crush is concerned….I was so busy….in those days sometimes I had to attend more than one party a day with the parents….meeting so many nice and friendly people that there was no chance I could even miss a teacher after the bell…that is why today I don’t even remember most of the temps….

    it’s only words
    and words are all I have
    to take your heart away

    da da da da da da da
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  16. fasee on May 19th, 2009 @ 9:07 pm

    @ balma

    Sir if that surprised you, then I wud love to invite you to any of our institutes of ICAP and ICMAP’s gatherings….u’ll see that almost 60% of guys there are bearded althouugh being key figures in finance, treasury, banking, leasing etc…isn’t it an oxymoron or a moron to be exact.


  17. fasee on May 19th, 2009 @ 9:12 pm

    @ wasiq.

    Sir jee u missed the point…..when a innocent soul is confiend to a limited space with another soul with a heart..sparks do tend to fly, smmur romances, infatuatuions arw bound to happen…….

    Parties in evening can’t compensate for the time in school…similar to a married guy having a crush of affair in office….ab his wife can complain…mujh me kiya kami thi…kiya nai kiya aap ke liyee….ab us ko kon samjhayee…its the way we are…its a guy thingy you know

    Waisay mujhay apni wo miss aur un ki sikhai hui drawings yaad a gain


  18. بستنی (wasiq) on May 19th, 2009 @ 9:51 pm

    @fasee sab….institutes of ICAP and ICMAP’s gatherings

    sometimes I walk into a mosque near a financial institution….like the trade centre mosque….and the two things I admire(read envy) there are the beards and their shoes….you are absolutely correct sir.

    u missed the point…..when a innocent soul is confiend to a limited space with another soul with a heart.

    sir how in the world could I miss this very point…..I have been through this most of my school life…..when you are confined in the daytime your body is at rest but the mind is spinning round and round… all you could think of is the evening to come or the evening that have passed…..you simply cannot focus on the soul with or without the heart….
    I cannot comment on a married guys crush in the office….although I have observed most married women don’t take guys very seriously….like the working women..maybe that is the reason why they go head over heals….


  19. fasee on May 20th, 2009 @ 7:15 am

    @ wasiq

    Sir, me being associated with these two, and many more professional bodies, I assure not all have beards or great shoes..( Guess u haven’t seen uncle fasee, neither a beard, and shoes r always dusty no matter how many time I polish)

    As for leaving the current goodies for the want of greater goodies when the time comes…subhanallah, many maulvis wud have taken ba’ait at ur hands….

    Working women…..have u seen a couple doing job in same company….I tell ya, its pure torture for the husband if he can’t control his wife


  20. balma on May 20th, 2009 @ 9:58 am

    1) I have also noticed every time they show KSE on TV, everyone has a beard. In fact, seems like whole Pakistan has a beard, and those who don’t, baqaul KabirDas, has beard in their stomach:-)

    2) I prefer heels over head in case of beautiful ladies. Proper parsing required to mehzooz from balma’s comment!

    3) Husband and wife working at the same place is probably the worst thing – I repeat worst – thing than can happen —> to a man.
    Balma aatimaa-hatiyaa kar lai’n gae laikin yeh anniyaahae apnay ooper kabhee nahin gavaarah karai’n gae.


  21. بستنی (wasiq) on May 20th, 2009 @ 12:58 pm

    Husband and wife working at the same place is probably the worst thing – I repeat worst – thing than can happen —> to a man.

    if I ever agreed to either of the two at the same time and place…it would be just to see her smile….ya its that bad…!


  22. mqmmolvi on June 9th, 2009 @ 11:28 pm

    I think we have more pressing issues facing us right now then this.


  23. بستنی (wasiq) on June 10th, 2009 @ 8:38 am

    kya aap ka dhobi bhi bemaar hai….?
    Btw, dhobi ko american main kya kehtey hain….?


  24. fasee on June 10th, 2009 @ 9:19 am

    @ wasiq

    Yara america walon ke pass kapray hotay hi kitnay hain jo dhobi rakhain….khud hi dho ke sukha letay hain


  25. بستنی (wasiq) on June 11th, 2009 @ 12:13 am

    @fasee sab….sab barday logoun ki bardee baat…..aap mano ya na mano…..meray paas aik American khatoon ki American toulia (towel) hai….itni bardee kay uss main merey jaisey doo lipat jaein….aur soft itni kay aisee karachi main toh mujhey aaj tak nahein milli……aap sonch rahey hon gay kay merey pass kaisey aaiee….asal main unn kay luggage main jaga nahein thi….kamkhab kay ghararay sey wazan ziyada ho giya toh …towel nikal kar meri taraf ochal dee….na maloom keun…iss khof sey kay wapas aa kar claim na kar dein main ney dhobi ko bhi nahein dee…humara dhobi toh steel ki sheets bhi tar tar kar dalta hai…..mughley azam lathay ka kurta doo toh asli pari ki reel milti hai…aur uss per tana yeah kay kaprda khatam ho giya hai naiya banalo….


  26. fasee on June 11th, 2009 @ 3:12 pm

    @ wasiq

    Sir, me ne movies me, aunties ko apni koi personal garment uchaltay tu dekha hai, kushi say, per towel, samajh nai aya meray ko.

    Plz remove the towel, or someonewud get the wrong impression u stole it from someone who was still wearing it at that moment when u did….;)

    Kiya karain, logon ki zuban thori paker saktay hain….specially post hibernation uncle balma’s mind doing overtime here


  27. بستنی (wasiq) on June 11th, 2009 @ 9:09 pm

    @fasee sab….sir I knew you would try to create confusion about how I got it that is the only reason I explained the whole scene…
    I know the fascination of a girl throwing something of her apparel was very great in the previous generation….our generation here in karachi had to face great restrictions regarding what to wear and what not to…because of that….thing are much better now….don’t you think…


  28. fasee on June 11th, 2009 @ 9:19 pm

    @ wasiq

    Wah sahab, toliya aap lay uray, aur hum say gila ke confusion create kertay hain.

    Theek hai bhai theek hai, kal ko koi aur posheeda garments lay ke ajain gay tu bhi haamra hai qasoor theray ga.

    Reh gai aaj, tu aaj kaal larkiyoon woh garments ka takaluf kerti hi kahan hai ke hum pe phaink sakian.

    Pichili therki generation ki tu baat hi na karain, am talking bout balma n KD here, is generation pe tu koi khatoon apna burqa bhi phaink deti tu they wud have been turned on…therki generation…in our case, they have to wrok harder to turn us on


  29. بستنی (wasiq) on June 11th, 2009 @ 9:47 pm

    @fasee sab….very very hard….i know!



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