McDonald's Corporation Complaint - McDonald's Employee Mistreatment
CORNERSVILLE, TENNESSEE -- As a former employee of McDonald's I can say it HASN'T been a good experience. Let me tell you why so you'll know what you'll be getting into if you're hired there:
-lack of management participation in new employee training process(all of the crew do all of the training!); I had to teach myself everything when I first started and had to learn from trial-and-error. When I asked for help from management they were no where to be found. Which leads into my next point.
-lack of management help when needed during a rush; This has happened more times than I can count on my own two hands. We're in the middle of a rush and where are all of the managers to be found? Yucking it up in the office about something they did some Saturday night while employees struggle to keep pace with the business streaming in. When they do finally get off their butts(I wanted to use another word here but I'll be nice) they choose to chew out the employees for doing the best they could while said managers sat on their collective butts.
-Favoritism;I was late 5 minutes once and was threatened with a write up. Another person that was late numerous times was warned and then it was forgotten. Then same said person was late AGAIN and was warned...no write up. So I'm wondering:how is that fair in any way?
-Verbal Abuse; Now this happened at another McDonald's that I worked at. When you're told that you're stupid, dumb and called numerous other names in a non-joking fashion, without the managers intervening, how long do you think you would want to stay there? I just quit without a word because it occurred to me that the management there wouldn't ever give a crap.
-Miscommunication between management and employees;This happened fairly recently. I had to call out one day to go to the doctor since I wasn't feeling well and they told me okay well get a doctors note. I went to the doctor and found out that I had the flu and was dehydrated because everything that I tried to get down would just come up or out. I had to be out for 3 days so I called them that very night and told them that I had a doctors note for said date of 3 days from the current date at the time. I come in 3 days later and find out that I've been taken off of the schedule. It turns out that I was suspended!!! Someone told my main manager that I would not have a doctors excuse this time around! I leave the note in the office and rush out of the parking lot in a huff. The main manager calls me and tells me that I'm not suspended after seeing my doctors note. He tries to play it off after I demand to know who told him that I wouldn't have a doctors note. Needless to say I was ticked but went off to work since I still needed the money and insurance.
-morning shift is left to clean up night shift messes;I have opened numerous times and have found many things not done from the previous nights.From tables not being wiped down to areas not being cleaned and stocked to left over dishes and messes left over in the grill. Needless to say: NIGHT SHIFT PEOPLE ARE LAZY. I used to work the night shift and found my work load doubled since no one else wanted to do their jobs. They just wanted to play around, talk and eat on the clock(supposedly a big no no but that didn't stop them did it?), while I struggled do what I supposed to do and what they were supposed to before I left.
In closing, I hope that some of the heads of McDonald's happen to stumble onto this letter and are thoroughly embarrassed with the way their managers run this supposed "business".
I'm Not Loving it,