Former Burger King employee gets a tattoo that recalls the resignation of her and all her colleagues that went viral



Last july workers at a Burger King in Lincoln, Nebraska, quit en masse to the restaurant. The message they posted on the marquee “We all quit, sorry for the inconvenience.” went viral and made headlines. One of the workers decided to commemorate the event with a tattoo.

Before deciding to leave the restaurant, the workers went through poor conditions that pushed them to the limit, not just low wages, insensitive bosses, an unsuitable work environment, and rude customers. There were staff resignations and the management did not hire more people.

The air conditioner had broken down and the cooks worked suffocatingly, even manager Rachael Flores had ended up in the hospital for dehydration.

Flores told Insider that he had worked on consecutive shifts from 5:30 am to 1 am, with only one hour to spare. He also said that the team worked frequently for seven days for weeks.

And if that was not enough, management refused to raise wages above $ 12.50 per hourEven for an employee who had worked for 18 years at the restaurant.

Kylee Johnson, a 24-year-old who has worked in the service industry since she was 16, was one of nine people who left Burger King.

Johnson told the Flatwater Free Press that I was used to receiving complaints from the public. “It goes in one ear, it comes out the other.” But he assures that this time he felt different. “It was horrible. It was exhausting. The clients didn’t take any of that into account. “

WE ALL QUIT

Kylee Johnson got a tattoo on her left forearm with a message regarding the day she and her colleagues left their job at Burger King. The words WE ALL QUIT on your skin remind you of your own worth.

“I was raised to give respect. But they also taught me that when it is respected, respect must be returned to you, ”he told the Flatwater Free Press.

The tattoo, which has also been widely shared on the networks, has also been associated as a symbol of The Great Resignation.

“There are a number of reasons why people seek change, in what some economists have called the ‘Great Resignation’… The pandemic precipitated a shift in priorities, encouraging them to seek their ‘dream job’… for many others, the decision to leave came as a result of the way their employer treated them during the pandemic, ”shares the BBC.

Johnson said that Burger King’s crew headed to better places, better bosses, and better pay.

“Most of the people I know who left have found better jobs and earn at least the same or more,” he told Flatwater Free Press.

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