“We are all saying goodbye. We apologize for the inconvenience.” The message was posted on a banner at the restaurant of the American fast food chain Burger King, in Lincoln, Nebraska, after employees resigned due to poor working conditions.
Rachel Flores, the store manager in question, explains that the decision to place the phrases was intended to send a message to the brand’s area managers.
“I didn’t think anyone would notice, because we just put up a banner, and then it was crazy on Facebook. I got a call from my upper management and they told me I needed to take it out,” he said. Channel 8.
The team decided to quit after spending several weeks without air conditioning in the kitchen, which drove temperatures to 32 degrees Celsius. Rachel Flores had to go to the hospital due to dehydration. The store manager asked his superiors for help, but “no one came to the store to help.”
Workers also complain about understaffing, with only three to four people working in the kitchen during lunchtime – one of the busiest periods.
However, the US company released a statement saying that “the work experience described on this site is not in line with the brand’s values” and that it is “investigating the situation to ensure it does not happen again in the future.” , quote from CNN.
Rachel Flores ensured that management was unaware of the plan to put the message on the sign. The idea started as a joke, but it became a reality.
The Burger King direction contacted the store manager, having kicked her out and removed the key to the establishment. The result was changed in the meantime: “We hire. Flexible hours.”
As Rachel Flores explained to Channel Eight, Burger King in Lincoln is working as new employees. However, He says the employees quit a few days after starting work.