McDonald’s may want to reconsider its “I’m lovin’ it” slogan.
A Louisville, Kentucky, employee apparently despised working at the chain so much that they hung up a sign on the drive-thru speaker that read: “We are closed because I am quitting and I hate this job.”
After Twitter user Great Ape Dad snapped and posted a picture of the straight-to-the-point sign Monday, it quickly went viral. He later elaborated that the sign supposedly was put up by a night shift manager who had “suddenly quit” the previous night.
Great Ape Dad told “Today”
“I used to work in the service industry myself,” he said. “I think that people are just frustrated, especially the working-class people who are there in the front line … things that are in a boiling point where I can definitely see where someone on a Saturday night that doesn’t want to be working the drive-thru — wants to just call it quits.”
This isn’t an isolated incident. Minimum wage workers have been rage-quitting their low-level jobs in mass quantities as businesses begin to open again in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Combined with a need for new hires and a push for working wages, companies have begun to take action.
McDonald’s reported in May that it plans to raise employee wages by 10% in the next few months. Based on location, all entry-level employees can look forward to making anywhere from $11 to $17 per hour, and all shift managers will make $15 to $20 an hour.
According to a National Federation of Independent Business survey, 40% of small businesses have job openings that have yet to be filled, while a poll found that 39% of workers would consider quitting if they weren’t offered more flexibility about continuing to work remotely.