Burger King employees in the USA caused a stir with their termination: They all left a branch together and left a message on the sign in front of the restaurant.
Burger King employees announced on a sign outside the restaurant that they were all quitting.
The action caused a stir on social media.
The employees wanted to draw attention to the poor working conditions.
“We’re all resigning, sorry for the inconvenience”: With these words, all employees of a Burger King branch in Nebraska, USA, said goodbye. The message appeared in capital letters on the sign in front of the restaurant and attracted a lot of attention on social media.
Many support the employees’ campaign: “I appreciate the way in which the employees protested. This is a great example of togetherness », writes a Twitter user.
The employees wanted to use the action to draw attention to the poor working conditions, as «NBC News» writes. According to one employee, there was a shortage of staff and she had to work 50 to 60 hours a week. The management did not change anything in the situation.
The air conditioning was also down for several weeks. But the employees had to keep working. Many of them suffered from dehydration on hot days and one employee even had to be admitted to the hospital.
Burger King said they knew about the situation on site, as “NBC News” writes. The working conditions do not correspond to the values of Burger King. The situation on site is now being investigated to ensure that something like this does not happen again in the future.
Burger King was founded in 1954. Today it is the second largest fast food hamburger chain in the world. Burger King operates more than 17,800 branches in the USA. Almost 100 percent of the restaurants are owned by independent franchisees. There are currently 72 restaurants in the fast food chain in Switzerland.
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