Thursday, November 21, 2019

Sometimes, it just sucks to be you

NEW YORK, Nov 21 (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp employees on Thursday sued the fast food giant and several of its franchisees in Chicago over a store redesign that staffers say has made it easier for angry customers to leap over the counter and attack them.


There's a reason for "Big Mack Attacks" ... it's because the "angry customers" know that the workers have no defense against gratuitous violence.

Either put a cage between the customer and the employees, or arm the employees.

Anybody here have a better solution?

Yeah ... I know.  Neither is an acceptable solution.

If I was a McDonald's employee, I would rather my employer find a solution.

I'm not suggesting that teenage employees be armed, but  I wouldn't want to work at a place where I was such an easy target.



NEW YORK, Nov 21 (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp employees on Thursday sued the fast food giant and several of its franchisees in Chicago over a store redesign that staffers say has made it easier for angry customers to leap over the counter and attack them.
The suit, filed in Illinois' Circuit Court of Cook County by 17 Chicago-area McDonald's workers, claims McDonald's has failed to protect them from a pattern of violence.
Employees have been threatened with guns, beaten with a wet-floor sign, had kitchen equipment thrown at them by a naked customer, been pepper-sprayed, been flashed and propositioned, and even urinated on, according to the complaint.

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17 comments:

Anonymous said...

It seems that Popeye's Chicken is another place where it is dangerous to eat. Popeye employees attack customers, customers attack employee, and customers' attack each other over Popeye's famous chicken sandwich. It might just be safer to stay at home and fix your own food.
Antipoda

Anonymous said...

This sounds like normal behavior for Chicago/Cook, Co. residents.

LGM said...

For Jerry the Geek

***** I apologize immediately ******

I'm off topic, but I don't know how to contact you.

I am desperate to find Ron Avery VHS or DVDs.

Can you help me somehow?

LGM said...


***** I apologize immediately ******

I'm off topic, but I don't know how to contact you.

I am desperate to find Ron Avery VHS or DVDs.

Can you help me somehow?

Anonymous said...

Because of this, and in support of Chicago MacDonald's employees, I will boycott my areas MacDs.

Anonymous said...

Hope to get a post about a Geek Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to the Geek
Best Wishes,
Antipoda

Mark O said...

Hey Jerry call me

Anonymous said...

Where is the Geek??

Anonymous said...

How about a post about the Geek New Year?

Mark O said...

Jerry's phone is no longer in service, anyone know what's up.

Anonymous said...

54 days without a post by the Geek

Anonymous said...

Has anyone been out to Jerry's house to check on him??
Antipoda

Anonymous said...

Over 60 days, two months, and not a word from the Geek.

Mark O said...

The geek is alive and well. I stopped by his house today. He has been offline for a while. Not to worry.

Anonymous said...

@ Mark, this is great news.
Antipoda

Anonymous said...

The Muse of USPSA/IPSC is silent.