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David Konen
Marion, IL
10:38 PM on 12/19/2012
After reading this, I am thankful I have not been working (in a way) since 2008. The ONLY fast food restaurant I worked for (from 9/1993 - 3/1996) was Taco Bell. I did a bit wonderfully at times. I believe it was only when my mother had passed away that I started to get very emotional, and would get a bit mean at people. However, I resigned from this place, and rested for a bit, before I worked with some place while living with my sister. Also, I can understand a bit about living in minimum wage, because I was working for a thrift store for minimum wage (I'm NOT going to say WHICH thrift store nor HOW much my hourly wage was). However, after some time working full time, I had started seeing wage increases from this thrift store. I think, in fact, Wal-Mart was the ONLY place I worked for the HIGHEST wage (I will not divulge this amount). I hope everyone else who happens to be working enjoys themselves, ESPECIALLY those working for MINIMUM wage, which (if I'm not TOO mistaken) is at least $7 or so per hour.
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skintero
10:32 PM on 12/19/2012
UK McDonald's apple pies are the best. The way they should still be made in the US.
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wwoody
Retired fishing for the truth.
10:29 PM on 12/19/2012
Burger King say...do it your way.
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11:15 PM on 12/19/2012
The last time I went to my local Burger King - they no longer used "special secret sauce" on the hamburgers!!

It was prob'ly only French dressing and mayonnaise with a dash of ketchup - but now their burgers are plain old 'humburgers' that I could get anyplace. The quality of life has sunk to a new low...sigh....
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wwoody
Retired fishing for the truth.
12:12 AM on 12/20/2012
I have to fan you, I thought I was the only one who felt that way about hamburgers and their establishment...it really has gone to the dogs.
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mooviefan
don't hate, don't judge! keep it real
10:20 PM on 12/19/2012
Too many sprinkles? Yet they are very generous w/the salt on my fries! Isn't salt bad for you? Pick your battles Mickey D's!
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11:20 PM on 12/19/2012
Salt's good - it makes customers thirsty. Then they buy a large soda. A BIG gulp soda. (That makes NY City Mayor Bloomberg very angry. I think he just outlawed 16 oz sodas. He'd prob'ly outlaw hamburgers and sprinkles if he had his druthers.)
10:02 PM on 12/19/2012
Do not believe her story. McDonald's has always had measurements. I'll bet two teaspoonfuls was the norm and she doubled it. Bet it wasn't the first time either.
americanpatriot4ever
brings more than his fair share to the table
10:07 PM on 12/19/2012
Bet she gave excessive napkins with it too.
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MsMelanieee
You can call me names but I won't play that game
11:05 PM on 12/19/2012
Don't forget the extra ketchup squirts too. =) (Not on the sundae... at least hopefully)
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Oilvike
Go Hawks! Go Vikings! Go Cards!
11:16 PM on 12/19/2012
Actually, we lost our employee meal discounts at Hardee's for a month one time because our customers were using too many napkins. I wondered how the owner would have reacted if we actually chastised a customer for excessive napkin use.
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dws51564
History doesn't repeat itself ignorance does
10:11 PM on 12/19/2012
Really, can you give us proof to back up that statement?
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PatrickforO
America needs a Labor Party
10:01 PM on 12/19/2012
Well, those sprinkles cost $0.000000000000000001 per granule!

Hey McDonald's - how about raising your workers' wages? How about health care? Dental?
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don johnson15
11:27 PM on 12/19/2012
Hey Patrick these people are part time, uneducated and should just be happy they have a job.
11:35 PM on 12/19/2012
That's really not fair of you to say that. All employees regardless of employment status or level of education should be treated with respect and dignity. We should all be happy for employment but lacking a PhD does not give employers the green light to treat people in a disrespectful manner.
11:43 PM on 12/19/2012
I think every person should be happy they have a job. Not just part time, uneducated people who are probably happier than you it sounds. I know some uneducated, part timers that could run businesses just fine.
09:47 PM on 12/19/2012
Hey, the McRib today did not have enough bbq sauce.

I think I got something on McD's for "alienation of sauce" or something, right?
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Clay Worth III
09:31 PM on 12/19/2012
EVERY SPRINKLE HAS IT''S DAY....
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Voidoids
Ça plane pour moi
10:22 PM on 12/19/2012
WHY ARE YOU YELLING!!??
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chdblwinnr
10:35 PM on 12/19/2012
He was trying to sell it with volume.
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Brian Workman
09:18 PM on 12/19/2012
My firdt job out of high school paid $1.11 Hr. with No Benfits and Now kids complain about not getting more than $10.00 for serving coffee!!
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paul haugen
09:22 PM on 12/19/2012
Oh go yell at the neighbor kids! They're on your lawn again!!
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fac
09:43 PM on 12/19/2012
paul haugen----omg thattttt wasss so funnyyyyy!
Sevilleaba
There is a sufficiency in the world for man's need
09:42 PM on 12/19/2012
When a loaf of bread cost .14 cents, you could afford to get paid $1.11 hr.
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don johnson15
11:29 PM on 12/19/2012
Now a loaf of white bread is $2.49, Way back when...I remember gasoline being .129 a gallon and when it went to .159 a gallon my father was mad.
09:17 PM on 12/19/2012
This is what happens when you train managers and superiors to lack total respect for those working under them. I've worked for Subway in the past and can attest for companies that have this policy of 'Don't give customers more than the barest minimum'.

At times I, in embarrassment, would have customers requesting extra-lettuce, LETTUCE!, because the portions my boss demanded I put on their sandwiches was so skimpy. If I put a little extra lettuce or any other topping I'd get the evil eye or a conversation to how I was essentially DESTROYING the company.

Congrats Sarah Finch, if only you could have taken the bastards for more money!
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Margaretpoa
science is true whether you believe it or not
08:45 PM on 12/19/2012
That brings a whole new definition to "petty cash". McDonald's was petty so she got cash. Good for you! Probably get Christmas off this year too.
08:41 PM on 12/19/2012
Sarah you are much better off out of MacDonalds anyways. Good luck to you!
08:49 PM on 12/19/2012
My son, like countless teenaged boys before him, worked in McDonald's while he was waiting to enter the Navy. He loved the job--the management liked my son--and he was promoted several times, with raises. And, with each raise, he had his hours cut. Finally, he was working half as much as he had been when first hired, and essentially still making the same amount of money each week.

He learned quickly that there wasn't much of a future in flipping burgers.
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don johnson15
11:30 PM on 12/19/2012
There isn't much of a future eating McDonald's burgers either.
08:35 PM on 12/19/2012
This matter HAS NOT been resolved. This is absolute assholery. WHAT IS THIS WORLD COMING TO???? This employee should have been totally respected by all involved for trying to please the customer. And this employee deserved so very, very much more for trying to please an obviously difficult and abusive customer. She deserved so much more than THIS.
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09:27 PM on 12/19/2012
What on earth did you read? There was no difficult customer.
09:46 PM on 12/19/2012
Any customer who would complain about this is indeed a difficult customer. So, spare me.
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cafebeege
09:53 PM on 12/19/2012
Dee.....think the article said the "customer" was a fellow employee who was paying for their dessert. But, geeze......when I was in college and working at the "in" place for college students, we were given free food FHS......a free meal for each shift And what the heck is Mc D's worried about extra spinkles for ?? They're actually charging their employees, and a little good natured fun is important for morale.

I was a manager of a gourmet restaurant many years later to get it open and off the ground. In addition managed over 100 employees in the corporate world later. Getting them to work as a team, AND ENJOY the hours on the job makes a HUGE difference in the quality of their work and how they treat the customer, because they also want to keep their jobs even more.
10:15 PM on 12/19/2012
Yes, having worked in retail, a customer can certainly be a fellow employee. After all, a customer is a customer, and that is how I interpreted this information. Thanks for understanding my comment. You have a true entrepreneur spirit!!!!
08:34 PM on 12/19/2012
Positively absurd
08:32 PM on 12/19/2012
yawner!