Owners of a Lincoln, Nebraska Burger King were given a rude awakening earlier this week, when their employees changed the restaurant’s sign to “We all quit. Sorry for the inconvenience.” Manager Rachael Flores, along with eight other staff members put in their two weeks and rearranged the sign after citing poor and unfair working conditions. Flores posted a photo of their swan song statement to Facebook, which can be seen below.
While this whole incident is hilarious, the restaurant’s working conditions were not, according to employees. Not only was the location understaffed, but apparently the air conditioning was on the fritz as well, leading to kitchen temperatures well over 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Rachael Flores even told news sources that she had to be taken to the hospital at one point due to dehydration. With the franchisee owners disregarding their employees’ concerns, it’s no wonder they all quit.
As someone who has worked many a minimum wage job, I am well aware of how much it can suck. Yes, it’s all a lot of people have, but there’s absolutely no way you could keep me in a 90 degree kitchen for Lincoln’s measly $9 an hour. Personally, I think this is a masterclass in how to shove it to incompetent and disrespectful ownership, but I’m sure there’s plenty of boomers out there who would disagree. Regardless of whether or not this is the most professional move, I’m certain The King will be making some changes to ensure this doesn’t happen again. Plus, who goes to Burger King anyways? Quite possibly the most average fast-food chain in the biz.