Fail: Worst McDonald’s Ever Fires Server For Generously Sprinkling Employee’s Dessert
1:30 pm, September 27th | by Laura Donovan
I’m not sure whether you’ve ever worked in fast food, but everyone breaks the rules. People “accidentally” rip candy wrappers so it can be taken out of inventory and consumed for free, hook up on the clock, help themselves to food they don’t intend to pay for, the list goes on. It’s a server’s way of getting more out of his/her job, which is probably low paid and at times disgusting. The least employers could do is let little things slide, but one McDonald’s canned a staffer for giving a fellow worker extra chocolate on his ice cream. Can you say stickler?
“I was dismissed on the grounds of gross misconduct. I was accused of stealing food,” the 19-year-old from West Wales said. “The matter was trivial, in that I provided a fellow employee, who was purchasing a dessert, a generous sprinkling of chocolate pieces. There is no standard for such measures – they are always imprecise and will vary among customers. My colleague had asked me: ‘Make it a nice one.’”
As they say, no good deed goes unpunished. The young lady had been with McDonald’s for a year and a half and been called an “exceptional employee” before the incident, making her sudden ousting all the more hard to understand. The company is standing by its decision though, and the managing director put it this way:
“You may feel it is trivial, but with 740 employees in my business, if my management team were just to overlook such incidents then quickly it would become a free for all.”
He has a point, but what about all the other nonsense that happens at fast food joints? Much worse has happened behind McDonald’s cash registers, I’ll tell you that much.