McDonalds - Does 30 minute allotted time apply to only those who complain?
Supervisor & employee on break - Complaint
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO -- A friend and I meet at a McDonalds on the corner of San Mateo and Gibson every Sunday morning to have breakfast, talk, read, and discuss the readings. It is a predominately Spanish speaking crowd and the front line staff speaks little if no English. Problem 1: Today a woman on break sat a few tables away from us and proceeded to talk on her cell phone a few tables away from us. Her pitch of her voice and volume was so loud it took up the whole dining area Spanish or not it was disruptive. Problem 2: I asked her politely to lower her voice because she was too loud. She did not understand me. Problem 3: She notified her supervisor who came to clarify what was going on because the woman on break did not feel she was doing anything wrong. Problem 4: Supervisor indicated my friend and I had exceeded the 30 minute time we were allowed to be there. Its not like the place was full and we were definitely minding our own business eating and talking. I told the supervisor that even had we been there within the allotted 30 minute timeframe the woman on break would have been disruptive to the patrons of the McDonald establishment that were in the dining area.
I feel like we were being singled out for complaining and because we didn't speak Spanish. I have witnessed the only White person hired, obviously to diversify this location, be subject to prejudices from both staff and customers. I never thought I'd experience that at a McD's in the United States.