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Chthonic asks: What's the naughtiest thing a boss has ever asked you to do? And did you do it? Or perhaps you are the boss and would like to confess.

(, Thu 7 Jul 2011, 13:36)
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I once when i was a student and needed any sort of job, took the late shift in a Mcdonalds in the centre of town. Now i did a shift from 7pm to 3am. This involved serving chavs/neds/townies/scum for the first 2 hours, then we got all the private school kids who got knocked back from the clubs for not being 18. Finally to top the night off several hours of unbearable drunks.

Now what people do not realise is a McDonalds takes its deliverys in the mornings, and boy do neds and drunks love their burgers, thus usually by about 1am we are out of burgers and can only offer chicken meals. Yet every time you will be shouted at as it is somehow our fault that the general public that use McDonalds are greedy bastards.

Anyway the story, one time guy came it at 2am ordered a big mac meal, i told him sorry we are out of burgers. He then asks "well can you no just make it with chicken fillets?" I did not see why not so said yeah but it will cost you a tenner. Man happily obliges, it takes me 5 mins to put together, in the mean time he had promptly fucked off. That tenner came straight out of the til and into my pocket, no record of the transaction to catch me.
(, Wed 13 Jul 2011, 10:28, 8 replies)
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"Finally to top the night off several hours of unbearable drunks." Although it was more funny when I thought you wrote unbearable cunts.
(, Wed 13 Jul 2011, 12:01, closed)
So basically,
You used to work in McDonald's, nobody had enough brains to increase the amount of food ordered even though you ran out of food on a regular basis, then one night you nicked a tenner off a drunk bloke?

Way to stick it to the man...
(, Wed 13 Jul 2011, 13:59, closed)
Thank you
that bothered me too
(, Wed 13 Jul 2011, 15:24, closed)
I was bothered by it, but to a lesser extent.
Sounds like the drunk walked off without thought of his meal, so the only people out of money were McDonald's shareholders and I don't care about them.
However, the point about ordering more burgers if you always need more is a good one. Also, how is it greedy to want a burger but not chicken nugets?
(, Wed 13 Jul 2011, 17:48, closed)
I have actually logged in to support McDonalds, erghh!
It is "brains" like that that has got us into this economic mess, increase the amount of food we order, or try and sell that which has not sold? McDonalds have the right idea. Just because there might be a demand for it doesn't excuse over ordering and wasting food, work in any supermarket and probably restaurant and you will see just how much food is wasted trying to meet supply. As soon as we accept, as a society, that we cannot have everything we want whenever we want it the world will be a happier place.
(, Wed 13 Jul 2011, 20:27, closed)
Good sense would be to order in less chicken, and more beef.
Less waste, more satisfied customers, sustainable business, etc, etc... profit.
(, Thu 14 Jul 2011, 10:20, closed)
Or just reduce the amount of chicken ordered
Sell up everything then close early and avoid the hassle of drunken yobs at stupid o'clock in the morning, it also depends on order quantities, when ordering more burgers do you need to order by the case, or can you just get a couple more thrown in, but that's not really my point.

Over ordering leads to waste, but so many companies do it for fear of upsetting a customer and would rather have something then not sell it, than not be able to sell someone something they asked for.
(, Thu 14 Jul 2011, 10:34, closed)
i worked at MacDs in the 80s
No pockets in the trousers and enough meat in the freezer to feed an army
(, Wed 13 Jul 2011, 19:34, closed)

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