She must have been on some major drugs to go this crazy!
From Huff Po:
She's not lovin' it.
Details are scarce about the video (shown above) of a topless woman in a thong who went on a rampage in what is purportedly a St. Petersburg, Fla. McDonald's.
It's unclear when the security camera footage was taken, but the woman can be seen ransacking the McDonald's as employees stand by powerless to stop her.
As Gawker's Jay Hathaway writes:
Florida Woman doesn't play by the rules. She engages on her own terms. She puts her hand under the ice cream dispenser of life and drinks deeply of everything it has to offer, and then grabs a handful of fries for the road.
The St. Petersburg Times put in a call to local police for more details on the incident, but a spokesperson said he hadn't heard of the incident.
But if early results are any indication, the Internet loves the topless McDonald's destroying woman.
How to Piss Off a Drive-Thru Cashier Pt. 1.
1. Ask them how they're doing at the speaker.
-How do you think they're doing? They're at work. Do you realize how many times we get asked this a day? Just reply with "Fine, thanks, I'll have a. " or "Fine thanks, Just a min." Don't make us have to lie to you and say "Great, thanks for asking. Take your time. Order as soon as your ready".
2. Sit and dig thru your bag to check your food.
-I know sometimes we forget an item or mess something up. I get that. But please for the love of god just pull up a bit and check it. We are on a timer and we get bitched at all day long for our time being above 75 seconds.
3. Chat on your phone while ordering or picking your food up.
-Just hang it up. Please. Or set it down for a second.
4. Take forever to count out change.
-Why does it take so long to count out twelve cents?! Stop before you get to the window and organize it for goddsakes. Once again, we are on a timer.
5. When asked if you need condiments, think about it.
-And if you do, Please tell me all at once. I don't want to have to turn around four seperate times. Oh this is also the time to tell me if you want extra napkins/sauce.
6. Adding things at the window.
-This is the bane of our existence. It breaks our heart and spirit every time. Just don't do it please. Drive back around. Yeah the whole timer deal again.
-We cashiers are trained to be polite. Please don't test us. Its not fair. We are at work and cannot engage in a pissing contest with you. Just realize we are in a high level stress environment and we are working as fast and efficient as we can. I promise this. We aren't trying to be rude or smart. Or give you dirty looks. That is a figment of your imagination. We are just trying to listen to you, ring up the customer at the speaker, make drinks, remember what sauce you want and all that jazz, plus try and help wrap burritos and things. We have a lot going on.
8. Ask for extra sauce.
-When we give you like 10 packs for 2 burritos, and we still notice you sitting there and open the window say "Can I get a little extra, my so and so realllllly loves this sauce." I dont care, I already gave you ten packs, you need to find somethin else to season your ramen with is what we wanna say, but we hand you a huge handful anyway. Then we get hit with the sarcastic look as in 'bitch u tryin to be funny?'
9. Be a jackass at the box.
-Yeah talkin in a funny voice can actually make it fun to take your order. But please don't ask for one of everything. Its not funny.
10. Ask what kind of burrito/drinks we have .
-Do you see that large, illuminated, and brightly colored thing with words and pictures on it? I'll let you in on a little secret. Its a confidential List that contains every item we have. Also known as a Menu!!! Wow! It lists all the drinks we carry, food items and even Combos!!! As well as the Prices! If you cant see it, then maybe you should come inside.
-Why would you do this. Come inside. Drive thru ideally is for small, quick orders. Here goes our time up to 200 seconds cause you wanna order 24 tacos.
12. Ask what comes on everything.
-This one is kind of unfair, because I know the average person doesnt know what comes on everything. But still after you ask me what comes on item x, then item y, then item z, then wait what comes on x again? >_< Now my drive thru is backed out all the way to the main road. Thanks.
From Reddit: 10lb bag of mice?
Sent to RHU from Hiedi:
Via MSN Money:
Two former McDonald’s Corp. store managers, assisting with a campaign to raise pay for fast-food workers, said they helped withhold employees’ wages at the restaurant chain after facing pressure to keep labor costs down.
The ex-managers, who came forward as part of an effort backed by worker advocacy group Fast Food Forward, said they engaged in tactics such as asking employees to continue working after they clocked out or adding unpaid breaks to time sheets. They took the steps to avoid exceeding a store’s strict goals for wage expenses, said Lakia Williams, a former assistant manager at a McDonald’s in Charleston, South Carolina.
“There was so much pressure,” she said in an interview. “It’s not only the franchisees group and the general managers, it is corporate. It’s something internal, it’s something deeper, and it’s something that has been going on for years.”
Williams said she would ask employees to work for an hour or two after they clocked out. She needed them to help clean up after a busy day and would usually give them $20 of her own money to compensate, Williams said. Kwanza Brooks, a manager who worked at McDonald’s stores in North Carolina and Maryland, said she amended time sheets to keep labor costs down.
In response to the ex-managers’ comments, McDonald’s said it takes action to resolve pay concerns in its company-owned restaurants and trusts its franchisees to do the same.
“McDonald’s and our independent owner-operators share a concern and commitment to the well-being and fair treatment of all people who work in McDonald’s restaurants,” Heather Oldani, a spokeswoman for the Oak Brook, Illinois-based company, said in an e-mailed statement. “Whether employed by McDonald’s or by our independent owner-operators, employees should be paid correctly.”
McDonald’s shares fell 0.3 percent to $97.59 at the close in New York. They have risen 0.6 percent this year, trailing the 2.3 percent gain for the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.
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The new allegations follow a wave of lawsuits in March claiming that McDonald’s workers were being idled without pay for minutes and hours at work during slow periods, in violation of U.S. and state labor laws. Some workers also allege that McDonald’s requires them to pay for their uniforms, driving their pay below legal minimums. On the day the lawsuits were filed, McDonald’s said it was reviewing the allegations and would take necessary actions.
Contact information for the two managers was provided by BerlinRosen, a public-relations firm that is managing the media effort for Fast Food Forward. The advocacy group, which has received funding from the Service Employees International Union, also commissioned a survey on fast-food wages as part of the campaign.
Williams and Brooks are just two former managers at a chain with 14,200 U.S. locations, and almost 90 percent of those restaurants are owned by franchisees, meaning McDonald’s itself has less control over them.
“McDonald’s and our owner-operators employ separately but in total over 750,000 workers in the United States, and we caution against drawing broad conclusions based on a small, random informal sampling,” Oldani said in her statement.
Still, the problem of workers getting their wages squeezed is widespread, said Nelson Lichtenstein, director of the Center for the Study of Work, Labor, and Democracy at the University of California, Santa Barbara. While most costs are contractual, such as food expenses and rent, labor is one area that can and does get cut, he said.
“Wage theft is endemic in this whole retail, restaurant world,” Lichtenstein said in an interview. “It’s built into the system.”
In the study commissioned by Fast Food Forward, about 89 percent of current and recent fast-food workers said they had their wages stolen. That included employees at McDonald’s, Burger King Worldwide Inc. and Wendy’s Co., the three largest U.S. burger chains. The survey, conducted by Washington-based Hart Research Associates, polled 1,088 people who had worked in fast food within the past three months.
Alix Salyers, a spokeswoman for Miami-based Burger King, said her company hasn’t reviewed the survey. Moreover, Burger King doesn’t make scheduling or wage decisions for its franchisees, who own and operate almost all of the company’s restaurants, she said. Bob Bertini, a spokesman for Dublin, Ohio-based Wendy’s, declined to comment.
Outcry over fast-food pay has led thousands of restaurant workers to protest in cities across the U.S., demanding wages of $15 an hour and the right to form a union.
The U.S. federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour, and President Barack Obama has asked Congress to raise that to $10.10. Some states require higher pay than the current national minimum. Fast-food workers in America make about $9 an hour, or $18,720 a year, if they work full time, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Williams, who made $8.50 an hour at McDonald’s, said she quit in July 2012 after seeing her own wages get squeezed. She had to work off the clock about three or four hours a week, Williams said. The 30-year-old is now at Hardee’s, where she earns $9.75 an hour and has more flexibility t
The Underground has gone to the rats today RHUers! If you are just joining us, this hit the news wire right as I was posting two other rat-themed stories below! (one is real and the other involves rats of the discount kind!)
Rats in NY eatiers have always been a problem but now that just about everyone is armed with a video camera on their smart phone, I have a feeling we will see more of these episodes!
The rat in this video makes me think of a fast food Remy....could this be the plot of Ratatouille?
From NY Daily News:
A Bronx resident said he saw the rats nibbling on croissants and donuts at the Garment District eatery. 'Toward the end, there were seven to nine joining in the festivities!' he said. The store has been closed with the health department citing 'severe rodent infestation,' and 'inadequate hand washing facilities and food not being protected from contamination.'
Here's proof that the rat race is truly alive and kicking in New York City.
Shocking footage has emerged that apparently shows vermin creeping and crawling all over food at a since shuttered popular Manhattan Dunkin' Donuts store about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday.
A 52-year-old Bronx resident, who asked to be identified as Pjayone, recorded the clips with his cellphone camera.
They show rats crawling up window curtains, scurrying over a display rack and through open food containers.
Pjayone says that the videos he shot at this 37th St. and 8th Ave. location compelled his friends to rechristen the Garment District as the "Varmint District."
"I work all over the city," he told the Daily News. "It's usually a common place thing that I see all around."
But this time the all-out rodent food-fest was too disgusting to go undocumented.
The Gothamist first reported on Pjayone's nauseating discovery — since then it’s truly gone viral. And he is happy about that because he feels "this stuff has gotta get out."
Pjayone told The News that the rats came out while a worker was stocking the food racks with fresh donuts for the morning opening.
"There's no way he could of missed that!" Pjayone said. "He was totally lackadaisical. He couldn't care less."
But the rats truly came out to play after the human left, according to Pjayone.
"Toward the end, there were seven to nine joining in the festivities," he said.
Pjayone said his cellphone died before he could record the worst of it. But he did manage to find something he found peculiar: a rat stuck high up in the store's front window.
"It was crazy seeing the one stuck in the glass," Pjayone said. "What was he doing up there? Meanwhile while he's up there, his friends are at the party on the rack!"
In an email from the NYC Health Department to the Daily News they referred to the situation as "severe" after inspecting the store on Wednesday.
"The establishment was closed by the Department because of conditions that could not be corrected at the time of the inspection, including a severe rodent infestation that requires professional pest control services," they stated. "They were also cited for other critical violations, including inadequate hand washing facilities and food not being protected from contamination."
The Dunkin' Donuts at 265 W. 37th St. declined to comment when contacted by the Daily News.