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A person claiming to be a former employee of McDonald's has revealed some insider secrets - including how an employee once got fired within an hour of starting their job.
The 16-year-old employee from Stoke-on-Trent took to Reddit in an anonymous 'AMA' (ask me anything) where she shared stories of her 9 months working at the fast food chain.
Known only as Mishka2D, the employee said that once a co-worker was dismissed after only one hour of starting the job.
I have been working for like 9 maybe 10 months now, and the shortest i have ever seen someone work here was about an hour.
They were new, got put on the front, and after a customer stood there looking at them waiting for them to ask for their order, they said 'What the **** are you looking at me for?' They were sacked on the spot.
She also revealed some disconcerting things about the hygiene of the restaurants.
When one costumer complained about the cheese in his burrito she replied saying that it's often left out for days.
The cheese used on food is out in the air for sometimes days, as long as it hasn't got to the point of making people ill, we are supposed to use it
Reassuringly however, Mishkaa2D said that cleanliness is very important to McDonalds.
We are really clean and the entire place gets washed down every night. And my favourite job is probably taking out the rubbish(sounds weird I know), but it lets me get out of the kitchen for a while which I like.
She added that often employees lie in order to get out of doing harder work. When one Reddit user asked if they ever lie she said that they do to get out of making ice cream, they pretend the machine is broken.
Sometimes we just can't be bothered, or we have ran out of mix.
Unfortunately, the rumours you've heard about 'secret menus' are probably untrue.
Only off menu stuff is just changes to current items like add cheese or stuff like that. Best one we got was a guy who ordered a chicken sandwich, without the sauce, chicken, or bun, and with cucumber and tomato, so basically a salad.
A McDonald's spokesperson said:
We’re pleased to see that this thread identifies the importance placed on cleanliness in our restaurants. Hygiene and cleanliness is a key priority for us and we’re proud that 99% of our restaurants have an independent, hygiene rating of 4 and above.
We’re committed to providing our customers with a great service and processes are in place to ensure our high standards are upheld.
We’re not aware of the customer services incident referenced in this post and we strongly refute any claim made about the poor storage of any food in our restaurants.
The teenager also posted a picture to verify she was a legitimate employee of the chain.