a place that makes billions of dollars a year but can't afford to give employees more than a lousy 25 cent raise every 6 months.
a place where you learn to hate the general public because they assume that YOU the employee are a complete moron just because you have to wear a ridiculous uniform and must serve them their food, which in a way, can be degrading.
a place where a manager cannot give direction to his crew because they dont speak the same friggin language as you. Pointing and basic spanish-speaking skills only go so far
a place where you realize that a good percentage of people have extremely low IQ's and fit the stereotype of the average McDonalds employee a lot better than THE ACTUAL EMPLOYEE.....why you ask???
People will sit in the drive-thru lane where the FIRST MENU BOARD IS, evidently NOT look at it, pull up to the ordering menu, and waste the employees' time as well as the time of the customers waiting behind them. "Can I take your order?"....."Can I get the ummm.....the uhhh....the numberrrr.....uhh"
Or they will order one meal, and forget that it comes with a drink which they need to SPECIFY. Simple mistake, right? Then they order a second meal, and AGAIN do not specify a drink. So the employee must again ask, WHAT KIND OF DRINK WITH THAT? After the 3rd, 4th, even 5th meal ordered, you would think that the customer begins to notice a PATTERN to the ordering process, but that would be too much to ask.
A place where people will order a DOUBLE quarter-pounder meal, LARGE, and then ask for a DIET coke as if it's gonna help their chances of not dying early
A place where high-school teens come in packs during their lunch periods and will leave a huge fucking mess for the employees to clean, whether it be the 500 napkins that they felt they needed to take out of the dispenser, the ketchup that was squeezed all over the place due to poor aiming ability, the fries spilled all over the floor after failing to get all 20 of them shoved into their mouths properly, and the pickles thrown on the windows for simple pleasure of hearing the 'splat'
A place that the higher-ups including supervisors, director of operations, and even regional owners think they are hot shit because get to travel around in their company cars to frequent local stores and point out obvious problem-areas that need to be corrected. EXAMPLE...an employee will be working the register by himself, with nobody helping him to gather the food, with a line of 20 customers going out the door. In walks the supervisor, who takes you aside to inform you that there were some fries spilled on the floor....THANKS I'LL CLEAN THAT UP RIGHT AWAY BOSS
A place where EVERYONE calls out, because, well....who gives a shit if you lose your job at McDonalds
A place where the customer will pull up to the drive-thru and immediately say HELLO?!?! as if the employee was hiding in the dark recesses of a cave where all sound is inaudible.
a place where the customers will read off $50 dollar orders like they were the guy at the end of the Honda commercials reading you the fine print on the payment contract. SLOW DOWN
a place where something breaks. every day.
a place where illegal immigrants can get away with BEING illegal immigrants, simply because their name and SS# are NEVER verified upon hiring
a place where employees will INTENTIONALLY hand out your food even when they KNOW it is incorrect. Why u ask? Because they hate their jobs and don't give a fuck
a place where customers will complain that their Big Mac wasn't supposed to have cheese on it, and bring it back to ask for a new one, after eating 80% of the one containing cheese
a place where customers will order food at 3:00 am, and are surprised that their fries did not just come out of the vat. "Can I get some fresh fries?" "Fuck you, okay?"
a place where old people complain that "yesterday" they only paid 68 cents for their coffee, so why are YOU the employee telling them it costs 69? as if you magically hit the OVERCHARGE BUTTON on the touch-screen. And then in an act of protest, they will REFUSE to pay the 69 cents and storm out (slowly), as if the business will subsequently suffer irreversible economic hardship because McDonalds lost out on the sale
a place where customers should NEVER expect coffee to be fresh after 10 am. Get a fucking soft drink for crying out loud
a place that I can probably complain about forever, but will take a break for now...
McDonalds sucks. And that's all there is to it.