This complaint was posted
by a former fast food employee: “My complaint is not to the restaurant but to the customers. The workers are making minimum wage to listen to you complain about things that the company does, which they have no control over (prices, product removal, etc).
They are making minimum wage to clean up after the horrible messes that customers make. They are making minimum wage to work in a hot, sticky room making food that they can't even eat. During the summer at Taco Bell, where I worked, it would sometimes reach 110 degrees. We had no air conditioning, yet the dining room did. And we are not just making food or taking orders.
We are also making sure that enough food is ready to be made, cleaning, stocking things that have run out during a rush and MUCH MUCH more, often while being incredibly understaffed. […] I have had ‘real’ jobs since my years at Taco Bell and can honestly say that Taco Bell was the most demanding, hardest and all around worst job I've ever had, but I wouldn't trade it for anything.
I learned to treat the workers as people and I learned that just because you only make minimum wage, it does not mean that your job is easy.”
All right. So thank your lucky stars that you only have to spend five or ten minutes in one of these fast food places—some people, as in the workers, have to be there all day. Not to mention that 110 degrees sounds unsanitary: at such a high temperature bacteria can grow swiftly. Still, we admire this guy’s attitude and wish it was shared by more people in the industry.
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