WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A sign outside Burger King in Lincoln, Nebraska, that read “We All Quit… Sorry for the Inconvenience” went viral after a group of fed-up employees resigned.
- The sign was displayed by disgruntled workers who had decided to quit citing difficult working conditions and long hours.
- The store’s former general manager said upper management told her to “take it down” and “turn in her keys” before firing her.
A group of disgruntled Burger King employees in Lincoln, Nebraska put a simple message on the fast-food’s outside display sign but didn’t realize that it will create a big impact.
“WE ALL QUIT. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE,” the now-viral sign outside the diner read.
The public message was the idea of a group of nine fed-up Burger King workers who had decided to quit over difficult working conditions and long hours.
Among the crew is former general manager Rachael Flores who said she was once rushed to the hospital due to dehydration after working in the steamy kitchen. Employees revealed the fast-food’s kitchen had no air conditioning for weeks, with the temperature even reaching more than 90 degrees at one point, according to KLKN Channel 8.
“They have gone through so many district managers since I’ve been GM,” said Flores, who started working at the eatery in January, told KLKN. “No one has come to the store to help me out. They’re so in and out.”
Flores told KLKN that the idea for the sign was intended as “just kind of a laugh to upper management.”
“I didn’t think anybody was going to notice it, because we did just one sign, and then it went pretty crazy on Facebook,” she added. “I got a call from my upper management and they told me I needed to take it down.”
Then, Flores was told to turn in her keys and she was fired.
Kylee Johnson, another former employee, said she had only remained at the burger joint to help out Floresbecause she knew that the restaurant was badly understaffed.
“I knew what was going on staffing-wide,” Johnson said. “We were just waiting for more people to come then and we got nobody.”
Source: The Sun