Burger King worker reveals complaint she received about her jeans
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Rachael Flores, the general manager, said her team were sick of alleged poor working conditions and mistreatment. When it was one day until the end of her notice period, she changed the illuminated roadside lettering sign to read: “WE ALL QUIT. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.”
She was sacked for the stunt but said it was a heartfelt message from her and eight other staff who left in the days before and after it took place.
Ms Flores said: “I knew where the letters were and me and another employee put the sign up before we opened Saturday morning.
“I woke up the next day and was so happy I didn’t have to go to that place. It was a huge relief.
“It was exhausting being there everyday. I finally have energy for my kids – they’ve been happy and so have I.”
The ex-manager claimed temperatures in the kitchen got above 90°F (32°C) and she ended up in hospital from dehydration.
She also alleges there were pest control and staffing issues – and she felt ignored by her managers.
Ms Flores, who had worked at the fast food joint in Nebraska, USA, since August last year, said: “My boss was upset because I missed a manager meeting and when I told my boss what was going on he told me I was making excuses, being a baby and I just needed to do my job and hung up on me.
“There was a pretty bad mouse and ant problem that I had been asking higher ups to help fix, we needed to change pest control companies and no one would listen.
“They didn’t care about how understaffed I was, everyone was being ran ragged.
“I felt like I couldn’t help my employees anymore and couldn’t stand for the way me and the employees were being treated so I put in my notice.”
She handed in her notice last month and put up the sign on July 10, which remained up for a few hours before a senior manager took it down and fired Ms Flores.
Burger King has been contacted for comment.
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