I worked at a Burger King here in Dallas Texas and the manager that I worked for was a total jackass slave driver. He had me take a 3M scouring pad and a bucket of water and scrub the floor of the entire restaurant. Then he had me cleaning stuff in hot scalding water and bleach.
I smelled like a badly burned french fry when I got done. Every day that I worked there went really slow and took for ever. After a few weeks of being a low life peopn I was finally trained on how to make food and I could do anything in the kitchen. They gave me a $.25 raise for all that – so I was just $.25 over minimum wage. Hardly enough to by a few packs of baseball cards.
Regardless of whether I was in the kitchen or not I was always being put to work. The only time I wasn’t was when I was taking a mandatory break and the counted the seconds on their watch and put you right back to work. The idea was to get as much slave labor out of the employees as possible.
When things were slow they always found things for us to do. The managers sat back and talked about football games and good times while the employees had to work and work hard constantly. From scraping the floors, to doing the dishes, to cleaning machines and the fry machine it didn’t matter.
I was always so exhausted after working a shift at Burger King that all I could do was fall asleep when I got home. I would literally be a walking zombie until I got home and then I would pass out on the couch with my work clothes on – that also ruined the living room couch as it smelled of burnt grease and french fries.
They really work you hard at Burger King and they don’t pay very well at all – minimum wage and barely over it. There was a poster in the kitchen called steps to success – I think its more like steps to the grave. They don’t pay crap at BK and I ended up quiting and getting a far better job that pays me more then the manager at Burger King!
Burger King sucks – besides I can only hint at all the bad stuff I have seen – burgers dropped on the floor and then wrapped back up and given to customers, food spit in, drinks that were mixed or watered down to get back at a crabby customer – yes, I have seen it all – I worked there. If I were you I would stay far away from any Burger King!