A group of Burger King employees in Nebraska quit their jobs and let customers know on the restaurant’s sign.
The story: Eight workers and Rachael Flores, who had served as general manager since January, gave their two weeks’ notice before they decided to put on the message on the Burger King sign outside the eatery.
“WE ALL QUIT,” the sign read. “SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.”
In detail: Employees at the Burger King, which is located in the Lincoln neighborhood of Havelock, initially joked about adding the message to the sign and then decided to put it up on one side of it only. Flores said they did not think that many people would notice it.
“They wanted to put up a sign to say, you know sorry there’s really not going to be anyone here,” Flores told KLKN-TV “Just kind of a laugh to upper management. That got put up (Saturday) before we opened, and I didn’t think anybody was going to notice it, because we did just one sign and then it went pretty crazy on Facebook. I got a call from my upper management and they told me I needed to take it down.”
Flores said that she was fired after the sign went viral.
Why? They cited a beef with management and deteriorating working conditions.
“They have gone through so many district managers since I’ve been GM,” Flores said. “No one has come to the store to help me out. They’re so in and out.”
Flores and another former employee, Kylee Johnson said that the restaurant was short-staffed and that Flores would sometimes end up working 50-60 hours a week. Flores said that at one point, they did not have working air conditioning in the kitchen, where temperatures reached 90 degrees.
“I just stayed to help Rachael out. She’s my best friend. She’s been with me through a lot. I just want to help her as much as I can. I knew what was going on staffing wise. We were just waiting for more people to come then and we got nobody,” Johnson said.
Flores even ended up in the hospital once after becoming dehydrated.
Worth noting: Both Flores and Johnson believe that Burger King, which is open, continues to be understaffed and that new employees are leaving shortly after getting hired.
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