Oct 29 2010
Oh god, I’m not even sure I should spread this news any further, lest other fat McDonald’s employees get the same idea, but this story is too ridiculous not to tell.
A Brazilian court ruled this week that McDonald’s must pay a former franchise manager $17,500 because he gained 65 pounds while working there for a dozen years.
The 32-year-old man said he felt forced to sample the food each day to ensure quality standards remained high, because McDonald’s hired “mystery clients” to randomly visit restaurants and report on the food, service and cleanliness.
The man also said the company offered free lunches to employees, adding to his caloric intake while on the job. His identity was not released.
Granted, you could have gotten the salad with apple instead of the double Big Mac, but hey, self-control isn’t a requirement to be a manager. But this is crazy, he got $17,000 for gaining 65 lbs! Do you know how many large fries that can buy? Do you think this is a fair verdict? Was McDonald’s forcing this dude to pack on the pounds?
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