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2022-06-26 2:35:16 AM  
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This guy is 60?  I'll be applying for a job at BK since it seems that working there stops the passage of time.
 
2022-06-26 4:07:47 AM  

LordBeavis: [Fark user image image 634x433]
This guy is 60?  I'll be applying for a job at BK since it seems that working there stops the passage of time.


Black don't crack.
 
2022-06-26 4:12:36 AM  
The Dystopian Reality Of All Those "Inspirational" Stories - SOME MORE NEWS
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2022-06-26 4:13:08 AM  
"In no way are we asking for money or expecting money," but here's the GoFundMe I set up...

I mean good on people for donating  but fark this country 7 ways to Sunday.
 
2022-06-26 4:16:15 AM  
60? the guy looks like he's 35. Must be the formaldehyde fumes from the french fries.
 
2022-06-26 4:19:13 AM  
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2022-06-26 4:30:26 AM  
What??  No hot cocoa sampler?
 
2022-06-26 4:38:23 AM  
They don't have an award because corporate never expected any employee to stand up to more than 25 years of abuse.

Did I type 25 years - I meant 25 weeks.

Fast food should really use the AA/NA model for awards: That was your first lunch shift?  Here's a plastic gambling chip in BK colors.
 
2022-06-26 5:03:05 AM  
Ain't capitalism just great??
 
2022-06-26 5:03:39 AM  
At the least BK should have given him a check for a hundred bucks per year worked as a little thank you. It still wouldn't be enough but pens and candy? Come on. Bigwigs at BK should be ashamed of themselves.
 
2022-06-26 5:09:41 AM  
And gutless, spineless, cowardly Millennials will say "thank you, Sir... may I have another?" Thereby dragging down the expectations of employers and employees alike.
 
2022-06-26 5:18:43 AM  
I thought we collectively got over the hero worship for people who continue to go to work while sick?

Either...

1 - the man is a medical marvel who never gets sick and should be studied.

2 - has willfully infected an unfathomable amount of people by surrounding himself with others, while sick.
 
2022-06-26 5:22:48 AM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: I thought we collectively got over the hero worship for people who continue to go to work while sick?

Either...

1 - the man is a medical marvel who never gets sick and should be studied.

2 - has willfully infected an unfathomable amount of people by surrounding himself with others, while sick.


I'm about to turn 41, I've only had the flu once in my entire life and never had Covid.

/study me
 
2022-06-26 5:28:11 AM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: I thought we collectively got over the hero worship for people who continue to go to work while sick?

Either...

1 - the man is a medical marvel who never gets sick and should be studied.

2 - has willfully infected an unfathomable amount of people by surrounding himself with others, while sick.


You're talking about a single dad supporting his kids on BK peon pay. Someone in that position can't necessarily afford to miss a week's pay due to a cold.
 
2022-06-26 5:34:53 AM  

Marksrevenge: Fark_Guy_Rob: I thought we collectively got over the hero worship for people who continue to go to work while sick?

Either...

1 - the man is a medical marvel who never gets sick and should be studied.

2 - has willfully infected an unfathomable amount of people by surrounding himself with others, while sick.

You're talking about a single dad supporting his kids on BK peon pay. Someone in that position can't necessarily afford to miss a week's pay due to a cold.


It's called paid sick leave. Make it a thing like in other civilized countries.
Or don't, and continue celebrating this type of stupid martyrdom.
 
2022-06-26 5:39:06 AM  
Comedian David Spade surprised the hardworking Burger King employee with a $5,000 donation on Thursday

Good on him.

I know some will say that's sock change for Spade, but it's almost half a year's salary for Ford - which is quite a nice little bonus by any metric.

What I want to know is why someone with that much experience was never offered a higher position in management, but I already know the answer... and before you all knee-jerk, no, it (probably) isn't racism.  No matter how much corporations throw around that "promote from within" slogan none of them actually do that.  Corporations are run like the military; you're either officer or enlisted, and ne'er the two shall lines shall cross.  If you're a manager in a corporation it is because you started as one on day one.  If you didn't start as one then you will never be one.  Oh, and if they claim that there is an educational/college degree prerequisite to being in management you can chuck that lie into the trash as well.  There isn't any requirement beyond having the right shoes, the right family connections, the right shareholdings and the right DNA.  A sixth-grade dropout can become a regional manager if their parents buy enough company stock - and that happens far too often.  A Master's Degree in Business who starts in the mail room will end their career in the mail room as well.  That is the reality of the corporate world.  In the word's of George Carlin, "It's a big club and you ain't in it."

Heck, when I was a kid I worked at a place where the only prerequisite for getting into management was to belong to the district manager's guild on Everquest.  I shiat you not.  And if you weren't in her guild, oh well, get out of her office.  She's busy with a raid to organize.  Another place every manager just happened to be a member of the same college fraternity.  And my favorite of all was the 40 year old woman who's previous work experience consisted of one day as a cashier at K-Mart.  She walked out because she "couldn't handle the stress."  She started her new career as a manager on day one. Why yes, her father owned quite a bit of company stock, why do you ask?

And of course there is the worst, most absolutely incompetent, insufferable and ignorant type of manager of all: the family member.  When you've got someone who literally cannot be fired their entire work ethic will reflect this.  There are no consequences to their endless failures, they know and they act like the spoiled little children that they are.  You will never encounter a more openly racist, openly sexist, openly everything horrible you can imagine than the manager who's daddy owns the place.  They could be pushing sixty but mentally they'll be twelve years old until the day they die.

Over the years the only thing that I've never seen being used as a prerequisite to management is actually having any goddamn leadership or organization skills.

There is, in my personal experience, only one real exception in which a person can actually get promoted past that glass ceiling and it thus: Rapid attrition.  If a company loses enough managers quickly enough (often due to an owner getting drunk and firing everyone because his football team lost a game) then maybe, maybe you can get bumped out by said owner out of sheer desperation.  At least that's how I usually got promoted into it, but even then that only lasts until one of their frat bros comes begging for a job and then it's time to look for work elsewhere.
 
2022-06-26 5:59:02 AM  

LordBeavis: [Fark user image 634x433]
This guy is 60?  I'll be applying for a job at BK since it seems that working there stops the passage of time.


I'm 58 and I mostly look like that. Except I'm white and female. What do you think a 60-year old is supposed to look like? Withered, stooped, and toothless?
 
2022-06-26 6:01:22 AM  

NephilimNexus: Comedian David Spade surprised the hardworking Burger King employee with a $5,000 donation on Thursday

Good on him.

I know some will say that's sock change for Spade, but it's almost half a year's salary for Ford - which is quite a nice little bonus by any metric.

What I want to know is why someone with that much experience was never offered a higher position in management, but I already know the answer... and before you all knee-jerk, no, it (probably) isn't racism.  No matter how much corporations throw around that "promote from within" slogan none of them actually do that.  Corporations are run like the military; you're either officer or enlisted, and ne'er the two shall lines shall cross.  If you're a manager in a corporation it is because you started as one on day one.  If you didn't start as one then you will never be one.  Oh, and if they claim that there is an educational/college degree prerequisite to being in management you can chuck that lie into the trash as well.  There isn't any requirement beyond having the right shoes, the right family connections, the right shareholdings and the right DNA.  A sixth-grade dropout can become a regional manager if their parents buy enough company stock - and that happens far too often.  A Master's Degree in Business who starts in the mail room will end their career in the mail room as well.  That is the reality of the corporate world.  In the word's of George Carlin, "It's a big club and you ain't in it."

Heck, when I was a kid I worked at a place where the only prerequisite for getting into management was to belong to the district manager's guild on Everquest.  I shiat you not.  And if you weren't in her guild, oh well, get out of her office.  She's busy with a raid to organize.  Another place every manager just happened to be a member of the same college fraternity.  And my favorite of all was the 40 year old woman who's previous work experience consisted of one day as a cashier at K-Mart.  She walked out because she "couldn't handle the stress."  She started her new career as a manager on day one. Why yes, her father owned quite a bit of company stock, why do you ask?

And of course there is the worst, most absolutely incompetent, insufferable and ignorant type of manager of all: the family member.  When you've got someone who literally cannot be fired their entire work ethic will reflect this.  There are no consequences to their endless failures, they know and they act like the spoiled little children that they are.  You will never encounter a more openly racist, openly sexist, openly everything horrible you can imagine than the manager who's daddy owns the place.  They could be pushing sixty but mentally they'll be twelve years old until the day they die.

Over the years the only thing that I've never seen being used as a prerequisite to management is actually having any goddamn leadership or organization skills.

There is, in my personal experience, only one real exception in which a person can actually get promoted past that glass ceiling and it thus: Rapid attrition.  If a company loses enough managers quickly enough (often due to an owner getting drunk and firing everyone because his football team lost a game) then maybe, maybe you can get bumped out by said owner out of sheer desperation.  At least that's how I usually got promoted into it, but even then that only lasts until one of their frat bros comes begging for a job and then it's time to look for work elsewhere.


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2022-06-26 6:03:15 AM  

Gyrfalcon: LordBeavis: [Fark user image 634x433]
This guy is 60?  I'll be applying for a job at BK since it seems that working there stops the passage of time.

I'm 58 and I mostly look like that. Except I'm white and female. What do you think a 60-year old is supposed to look like? Withered, stooped, and toothless?


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2022-06-26 6:06:16 AM  
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2022-06-26 6:12:38 AM  

LordBeavis: [Fark user image 634x433]
This guy is 60?  I'll be applying for a job at BK since it seems that working there stops the passage of time.


Caveat: Only if you never miss a shift.
 
2022-06-26 6:13:13 AM  
What disgusts me more than their apathy is the fact that someone can work in a fast food service role for 27 years and not be earning a senior management salary (and probably be earning the same as everyone else).

I haven't been alive much longer than that and I'm on a senior management salary. How can a man with my entire lifetime of experience in one role NOT have been rewarded for his effort.

Although the reason I'm on my rates is because I have left for greener pastures many times when existing employers ignored the value I generate for their company, yet other employers are gagging for exactly that.

The world is run on disloyalty, a staff member with 3 years experience will run circles around someone fresh, yet they'll only ever pander to future hires. Imagine what a staff member with 30 years of experience could do.
 
2022-06-26 6:15:22 AM  
"Work hard and pray for kind masters" -slave Burger King employee 2022
 
2022-06-26 6:16:19 AM  

The_Sponge: [I once got busy in a Burger King bathroom]


I like the girls with the boom

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2022-06-26 6:17:16 AM  

dyhchong: Imagine what a staff member with 30 years of experience could do.


Fall asleep at their desk?
 
2022-06-26 6:20:06 AM  
I don't know, the Reece's Pieces sound pretty fun.

I got a slow cooker at 5 years and a wall clock at 10 years.  Nice, but boring.  Those were literally the only two things in the employee gift catalog that remotely interested me, and I recall thinking the gifts for 15 years of service seemed even more boring, so I might just skip the gift catalog as ask if I can get some Reece's Pieces.
 
2022-06-26 6:22:10 AM  

Kitty2.0: Fark_Guy_Rob: I thought we collectively got over the hero worship for people who continue to go to work while sick?

Either...

1 - the man is a medical marvel who never gets sick and should be studied.

2 - has willfully infected an unfathomable amount of people by surrounding himself with others, while sick.

I'm about to turn 41, I've only had the flu once in my entire life and never had Covid.

/study me


Given your profile picture you're also an Enchanted fairy so I think you getting sick is the least weird thing about you.
 
2022-06-26 6:26:40 AM  
No coupons? Shame BK...shame.
 
2022-06-26 6:26:48 AM  

Gyrfalcon: LordBeavis: [Fark user image 634x433]
This guy is 60?  I'll be applying for a job at BK since it seems that working there stops the passage of time.

I'm 58 and I mostly look like that. Except I'm white and female. What do you think a 60-year old is supposed to look like? Withered, stooped, and toothless?


Yes?  I'm 46 and the guy looks at least 10 years younger than me.  Good on him.
 
2022-06-26 6:31:46 AM  

doomjesse: Kitty2.0: Fark_Guy_Rob: I thought we collectively got over the hero worship for people who continue to go to work while sick?

Either...

1 - the man is a medical marvel who never gets sick and should be studied.

2 - has willfully infected an unfathomable amount of people by surrounding himself with others, while sick.

I'm about to turn 41, I've only had the flu once in my entire life and never had Covid.

/study me

Given your profile picture you're also an Enchanted fairy so I think you getting sick is the least weird thing about you.


The pic used to be a tortie. I got bored and changed it but you're not wrong, it is indeed the least weird thing about me.
 
2022-06-26 6:39:02 AM  

NephilimNexus: What I want to know is why someone with that much experience was never offered a higher position in management, but I already know the answer... and before you all knee-jerk, no, it (probably) isn't racism.  No matter how much corporations throw around that "promote from within" slogan none of them actually do that.  Corporations are run like the military; you're either officer or enlisted, and ne'er the two shall lines shall cross.  If you're a manager in a corporation it is because you started as one on day one.  If you didn't start as one then you will never be one.  Oh, and if they claim that there is an educational/college degree prerequisite to being in management you can chuck that lie into the trash as well.  There isn't any requirement beyond having the right shoes, the right family connections, the right shareholdings and the right DNA.  A sixth-grade dropout can become a regional manager if their parents buy enough company stock - and that happens far too often.  A Master's Degree in Business who starts in the mail room will end their career in the mail room as well.  That is the reality of the corporate world.  In the word's of George Carlin, "It's a big club and you ain't in it."


Apparently you've worked for some shiatty companies, but that is not even remotely true as a general rule. Just as an example, the current CEO of Walmart (like most of their managers) started as an hourly store employee. The CEO of GM started as a co-op student. P&G until recently had a reputation for promoting internally, almost to a fault. Even Amazon, with its wacky as fark culture, promotes some of its own peons. Etc.
 
2022-06-26 6:52:42 AM  

dyhchong: What disgusts me more than their apathy is the fact that someone can work in a fast food service role for 27 years and not be earning a senior management salary (and probably be earning the same as everyone else).

I haven't been alive much longer than that and I'm on a senior management salary. How can a man with my entire lifetime of experience in one role NOT have been rewarded for his effort.

Although the reason I'm on my rates is because I have left for greener pastures many times when existing employers ignored the value I generate for their company, yet other employers are gagging for exactly that.

The world is run on disloyalty, a staff member with 3 years experience will run circles around someone fresh, yet they'll only ever pander to future hires. Imagine what a staff member with 30 years of experience could do.


I understand and appreciate what you're saying, and in some skilled jobs it's true. Fast food is not something that takes decades to master. Even so, he deserves better than they gave him. A competent worker who shows up every day for 27 years, especially in an industry with such high employee turnover, is a hugely valuable asset even if they never make manager.
 
2022-06-26 6:54:10 AM  

Marksrevenge: Fark_Guy_Rob: I thought we collectively got over the hero worship for people who continue to go to work while sick?

Either...

1 - the man is a medical marvel who never gets sick and should be studied.

2 - has willfully infected an unfathomable amount of people by surrounding himself with others, while sick.

You're talking about a single dad supporting his kids on BK peon pay. Someone in that position can't necessarily afford to miss a week's pay due to a cold.


Sure. And while I can appreciate the circumstances that require him, we as a society shouldn't reward or encourage it perfect attendence.

Even if some people never get sick, getting sick is beyond our control. Rewarding it only provides motivation for others to do so.

It's like a truck driver bragging about how little sleep they got before working a full shift on the road. It's not a good thing. It is a thing people do, and they often have good personal reasons for doing it, but it should never be rewarded or encouraged.
 
2022-06-26 6:54:52 AM  

LordBeavis: Gyrfalcon: LordBeavis: [Fark user image 634x433]
This guy is 60?  I'll be applying for a job at BK since it seems that working there stops the passage of time.

I'm 58 and I mostly look like that. Except I'm white and female. What do you think a 60-year old is supposed to look like? Withered, stooped, and toothless?

Yes?  I'm 46 and the guy looks at least 10 years younger than me.  Good on him.


I mean, you COULD stop smoking, drinking, and partying with all those truck-stop girls till the wee hours of the night. Just saying. Maybe every other week if you MUST party three nights out of five.
 
2022-06-26 6:55:08 AM  

Marksrevenge: At the least BK should have given him a check for a hundred bucks per year worked as a little thank you. It still wouldn't be enough but pens and candy? Come on. Bigwigs at BK should be ashamed of themselves.


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Ya they look like they really care.
Entitled Boomers don't give a shiat about this guy or his struggle, they got a Peon to slave wage making them rich for 27 years.
They're probably never going to hear this story and don't care about what happens in the US from their 5th house in the Caribbean while sailing on their second Yatch.
The PR branch of Burger King might do something just as lip service but in reality if they could fire every human and replace them all with robots ran by 1 East Indian Immigrant Technology Engineer for 20 bucks and a pack of peanuts per day they would in a heart beat.
 
2022-06-26 7:01:35 AM  
JFC, 27 years? This guy should get a full pension with cost of living adjustments for the rest of his life.  He gave them his best years, they owe him that.
 
2022-06-26 7:05:57 AM  

bisi: Marksrevenge: Fark_Guy_Rob: I thought we collectively got over the hero worship for people who continue to go to work while sick?

Either...

1 - the man is a medical marvel who never gets sick and should be studied.

2 - has willfully infected an unfathomable amount of people by surrounding himself with others, while sick.

You're talking about a single dad supporting his kids on BK peon pay. Someone in that position can't necessarily afford to miss a week's pay due to a cold.

It's called paid sick leave. Make it a thing like in other civilized countries.
Or don't, and continue celebrating this type of stupid martyrdom.


I really don't think they are related. It's a social/cultural thing that is present in all sorts of things without pay.

Basically all of my schools from k-12 had rewards for not missing a day. Lots of the sports I participate had rewards for players who never missed a game. And I've worked jobs that even had different vacation time / sick time buckets and we still had an employee that would never take a sick day even when they were visibly sick.

I mean, I do agree, we should have protections in place for workers who can't afford time off/companies that would punish people for taking sick time...but I don't think it's the core issue here. We still collectively view not missing time as an achievement in itself.

Paid sick leave was available to 79 percent of civilian workers in March 2021

Sure, that's not the same as legally protected sick leave, but it's also really common.
 
2022-06-26 7:10:30 AM  
Republicans rush to defend the "job creators".
 
2022-06-26 7:12:20 AM  

bughunter: Ain't capitalism just great??


And, we are done here.

/yet another example of why our current socioeconomic model is beyond farked up
//of course no one will do anything about it since we are too programmed to care
///and will die with a spatula in our hands because we think it is a good thing
 
2022-06-26 7:16:24 AM  

0z79: And gutless, spineless, cowardly Millennials will say "thank you, Sir... may I have another?" Thereby dragging down the expectations of employers and employees alike.


HAH! It ain't just 'millennials'. This entire society acts like they are little more than indentured servants. And that is because we are. Considering that I see more unemployed millennials than boomers tells me that it isn't the millennials that are complacent with this setup.
 
2022-06-26 7:23:18 AM  
Movie ticket?

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2022-06-26 7:25:09 AM  

Brynden Rivers: LordBeavis: [Fark user image image 634x433]
This guy is 60?  I'll be applying for a job at BK since it seems that working there stops the passage of time.

Black don't crack.


They use moisturizer. Scandinavians don't, so they look like shiat at age 30.
 
2022-06-26 7:30:33 AM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: I really don't think they are related. It's a social/cultural thing that is present in all sorts of things without pay.

Basically all of my schools from k-12 had rewards for not missing a day. Lots of the sports I participate had rewards for players who never missed a game. And I've worked jobs that even had different vacation time / sick time buckets and we still had an employee that would never take a sick day even when they were visibly sick.


Ooh, you're SO close to realizing it...
 
2022-06-26 7:30:41 AM  
Oh, and since we have to indoctrinate the little darlings as soon as possible, I will just leave this here...

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/gotta start them young so that they will grow up to be greedy capitalists!
//what's next, teaching babies about compound interest?
 
2022-06-26 7:40:49 AM  

Gyrfalcon: LordBeavis: Gyrfalcon: LordBeavis: [Fark user image 634x433]
This guy is 60?  I'll be applying for a job at BK since it seems that working there stops the passage of time.

I'm 58 and I mostly look like that. Except I'm white and female. What do you think a 60-year old is supposed to look like? Withered, stooped, and toothless?

Yes?  I'm 46 and the guy looks at least 10 years younger than me.  Good on him.

I mean, you COULD stop smoking, drinking, and partying with all those truck-stop girls till the wee hours of the night. Just saying. Maybe every other week if you MUST party three nights out of five.


1) They prefer the term "lot lizards".  Let's not be too fancy here.
2) Is it even considered living if you limit yourself to such parties every other week?
 
2022-06-26 7:47:34 AM  

bughunter: Ain't capitalism just great??


Yep, it is.

And with all that money you could have a nice society.

Consider that USA and Denmark is about the same in GDP per inhabitant. Denmark has decided to not suck, USA has decided to suck. And for being like that, Denmark is also rated the most competitive nation in the World.
 
2022-06-26 7:48:40 AM  

Gyrfalcon: I'm 58 and I mostly look like that. Except I'm white and female.


So was he when he started at BK.
 
2022-06-26 7:50:51 AM  

payattention: Oh, and since we have to indoctrinate the little darlings as soon as possible, I will just leave this here...

[Fark user image 850x385]/gotta start them young so that they will grow up to be greedy capitalists!
//what's next, teaching babies about compound interest?


Uhm yes? That seems like a great idea.

Kids here, Denmark, get their first bankaccount with a highinterest rate when they're Confirmed. They put parts of their money from their party into that. When they're 18, their parents special savings account is released as well.

18 years of compound high interest is a lot.

I don't think you know what Capitalism is actually.
 
2022-06-26 7:52:54 AM  

Brynden Rivers: LordBeavis: [Fark user image image 634x433]
This guy is 60?  I'll be applying for a job at BK since it seems that working there stops the passage of time.

Black don't crack.


Ok, Moms Mabley.
 
2022-06-26 7:59:20 AM  

Ketchuponsteak: bughunter: Ain't capitalism just great??

Yep, it is.

And with all that money you could have a nice society.

Consider that USA and Denmark is about the same in GDP per inhabitant. Denmark has decided to not suck, USA has decided to suck. And for being like that, Denmark is also rated the most competitive nation in the World.


Twenty years in Afghanistan culminating in a military defeat did not keep us from getting entwined in the Russo-Uke War a whole six months later.
We are slow learners compared to the Danes who only needed an asswhipping by the Prussians 150 years ago to learn that war does not pay.
 
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