Burger King Restaurant Staff Resign As They Throw Sign Outside Saying ‘We All Quit’
All staff at a Burger King restaurant resigned on the exact same day due to poor working conditions.
As they left the premises, two of the fast food chain employees held up a sign in front of the seal saying, “We all quit. Sorry for the inconvenience.”
Former colleagues at the burger franchise in Lincoln, Nebraska, reported that a faulty air conditioning unit pushed the temperature in the kitchen to an unbearable 90F (32C) and the owners of the facility did not managed to rectify the problem.
Director Rachael Flores told Lincoln’s local news platform KKTV11 that in one case she required medical assistance from the hospital due to her dehydration, reports the Daily Star.
After returning to work after his ordeal, Rachael handed in his notice. Eight other employees withdrew on the same day.
After their two-week notice had elapsed, they left their cheeky message to management on the restaurant sign.
âWe wanted them to laugh a lot, so all of the ‘we all quit’ was mostly for them,â Rachael said. She added that they took turns updating the sign because “it’s actually a bit tiring to put the letters up there.”
The sign was changed when Rachael and her colleagues started their last day of work around 6 a.m. Within hours, she received a call from the owner of the restaurant ordering her to remove it.
âI told her I couldn’t do this because we were understaffed and lunch was just beginning,â she said.
Shortly after, a management representative appeared and asked for Rachael’s keys and security pass.
A few hours later, the âWe all quitâ sign was replaced with one that read, âNow we’re hiring. Flexible hours “.
Burger King then issued a statement stressing that the issues Rachael and her colleagues resolved were not representative of the company as a whole.
“The work experience described here is not in line with our brand values,” the statement said.
“Our franchisee is reviewing this situation to make sure this does not happen again in the future.”
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