A group of irritated Burger King employees went public with their dissatisfaction with their supervisors, posting a simple statement on the fast-food mecca’s display sign that has now gone viral.
According to KLKN-TV, a sign outside the Lincoln, Nebraska, cafe said, “WE ALL QUIT.” “SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.”
The statement, which was taken down by restaurant management on Saturday, was created by a group of angry workers who had decided to leave due to harsh working conditions and long hours.
Rachael Flores, one of the nine employees who hung up their aprons, said she previously went to the hospital with dehydration after working in the hot kitchen without air conditioning.
Flores, who started working at the cafe in January, told KLKN, “They’ve gone through so many district managers since I’ve been GM. No one has shown up at the business to assist me. They come in and leave so quickly.”
She informed the station that her workers came up with the sign concept as a “just kind of a laugh to upper management.”
“I didn’t think anyone would notice because we only put up one sign, but it went nuts on Facebook,” she explained.
“I got a call from my senior management telling me I needed to take it down,” she continued.
Flores’ manager then warned her to turn in her keys or she would be fired, according to the site.
Kylee Johnson, another former employee, said she only stayed at the burger place to assist Flores, whose restaurant, she claimed, was severely understaffed.
“I was aware of what was going on in the staffing world,” Johnson added.
“We were simply waiting for more people to show up at that point, but nobody showed up.”
"WE ALL QUIT."
The local Burger King message that was recently taken down is generating a lot of buzz. We spoke with two former employees about the message.https://t.co/JZNIK4mwNS
— Channel 8 KLKN-TV (@Channel8ABC) July 12, 2021
- Burger King Mecca Signage: Rachael Flores via KLKN