“We Are Closed Because I am Quitting This Job And I Hate This Job.” Sign Sparks Debate

  • The photo has come to symbolize the struggles faced by low-wage restaurant workers during the pandemic after it went viral online.
  • The image posted on Twitter features a note taped outside of a US branch of McDonald’s, reading: “We are closed because I am quitting this job. And I hate this job.”
  • A reply on Twitter: “I’m willing to believe that, but my goodness, the sheer amount of neglectful staffing involved…! Whoever walked off from that crap is great!”

Harriet Brewis from Indy100 writes:

“A simple photo has come to symbolise the struggles faced by low-wage workers, particularly in the hospitality industry, after it went viral online.

The image, shared to Twitter, features a note stuck outside a US branch of McDonald’s, reading: “We are closed because I am quitting this job. And I hate this job.”

The post racked up 200,000 likes and 20,700 retweets in less than 48 hours, as viewers debated the circumstances surrounding the blunt message.

Numerous commentators focused on staffing shortages across the restaurant industry, with many citing other examples of employees feeling overstretched and overwhelmed.

A number were shocked that a single person could be responsible for the running of an entire branch, with one writing:

‘Wait, did they seriously have a shift of ONE PERSON at an entire mcdonalds such that one person quitting mid-shift shut it all down? I’m willing to believe that, but my goodness, the sheer amount of neglectful staffing involved…! Whoever walked off from that crap is great!’…”

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1 reply

  1. McDonalds employees are legal SLAVES fighting for a raise in MINIMUM wage while the CEO makes $8653 an HOUR !!! BOYCOTT MCDONALDS ! It’s garbage food anyway.

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