A Burger King employee from Las Vegas, USA, recently went viral when he showed everyone what he received as a ‘farewell gift’ after working for 27 years at the world-famous fast-food chain.
A video of employee Kevin Ford is doing rounds on social media in which he opens a bag of gifts and says that it is a load of stuff. He received the goodie bag from the company HMS Host, through which the fast-food chain hires its staff.
According to TMZ, the goodie bag contained a pack of Reese’s, a Starbucks cup, two pens, and a movie ticket.
The 54-year-old still showed gratitude and thanked the chain for at least sending him ‘something.’
“I’m happy about anything; I’m thankful for anything I get. I’m not that type of person, believe me. I’ve been through a lot. He said.
“It’s a great company, you know, I’ve been there 27 years.
“But like most big corporations, they’ve kind of lost touch with their workers, and through covid and whatever, they started cutting out programs.”
“We used to get cheques for 20 years, and that’s what I thought that movie ticket was.” He continued. “I was like, ‘hey, they finally gave me my card,’ and then I saw it was not even two movie tickets – it was one.
“So I was like ‘this is just too much,’ and [it seemed] it was just stuff they had laying around that they put together.”
Ford’s video went viral on social media, and netizens didn’t like how the management treated him. Hundreds of people took to Twitter and wrote angry comments.
“That Burger King employee who got a bag of candy and a Starbucks cup for his 27 NEVER MISSED A DAY OFF WORK years of service shows that these major companies do not care.”
“40+-year-old man spending 27 years at Burger King and getting the same reward as a kindergartner that aced a spelling bee in class is insanely depressing, man.”
“Burger King needs they ass beat for gifting that man a bag of bullshit for 27 years of service. That’s why I say fuck these jobs & move company to company & get ur money.”
“This is great!! @BurgerKing really going out of the way to show appreciation for the workforce.”
“Just think, it was not too long ago that all you would get from your company was a competitive salary you could raise a family on and a stupid pension, now we have goodie bags.”
A user even tagged Burger King’s official account and wrote,
“@BurgerKing, this is unacceptable! Min wage slavery. This man gave you all 27 years of his life! He chose to work there because he believed in your brand your values and the product. He deserves more than his current pay. He deserves corporate pay. Think about all those who left.”
According to LADbible, in response to Kevin’s video, Burger King stated that,
“The Burger King brand and its many franchisees nationwide are committed to recognizing and celebrating the achievements of the thousands of people serving across a wide range of roles — all dedicated to providing our Guests a world-class experience.
“Following review with this location’s franchisee, we’ve learned that this video depicts a Team Member in receipt of a peer-to-peer reward in recognition of a short-term positive performance/experience.”The franchisee offers its Team Members a robust employee recognition program, which includes the recognition of tenure milestones and monetary awards.”
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