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Behind The Scenes Stories From McDonald's Workers Prove These People Have Seen It All

Updated September 20, 2018 28.7k votes 6.4k voters 602.6k views11 items

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The golden arches. The hallowed grounds on which the Big Mac is doled out daily. The sacred haven for 2 AM drunk folk and breakfast-seekers alike. McDonald's sees a fair amount of strange folk passing through the drive-thru. But what about those that work behind the counter? What do the burger-flippers, fry-fryers and order-takers have to say about their place of employment? McDonald's employees have taken to the Internet to share their tales about McDonald's.  

There's no better place to find these first-hand accounts than Reddit. The site is chock full of crazy tales from McDonald's – stories that involve bodily fluids, perverts, physical injuries, thievery, and debauchery as far as the eyes of Ronald McDonald can see. Delve into the behind the scenes stories from McDonald's workers and prepare to wonder if you'll ever be lovin' it again. 

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    Heartless Heathens In Training

    From roaddog1:

    "I worked at McDonald's as well and learned first hand how that place slowly sucks your soul away...

    For example. One day I was working and as I was about to take the order of the next person in line, he just f****** fell over and started having a heart attack. Everyone froze and I ran to the back of the store and told the manager to call an ambulance, which she promptly did. But the sick part is, while this man was lying on the floor turning blue and dying three feet away from me, my other managers told me I was required to keep working. SO here I am just making a f****** millkshake with some guy dying right in front of my face so that the [people] waiting in line at the drive through can get on with their day. It was entirely [effed] up.

    meanwhile, the customers seated at the tables continued to eat and converse despite the turmoil surrounding them. Some were even pointing at the guy suffering from the heart attack and laughing to their friends.

    McDonald's taught me how callous the world is."

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    Deep-Fried McForearm

    From [deleted]:

    "What is the worst employee injury that you have personally witnessed or experienced while working at McD's?

    I worked at an Oklahoma McDonald's for 3 years in HS/undergrad, and I witnessed a guy reach into a deep fryer, bare handed, up to his elbow, to retrieve a wayward McNugget. It was the worst scream I've ever heard, and when he yanked his arm out of the fryer, an arc of hot grease shot across the make-line and hit some girl in the face.

    It was actually pretty traumatizing."

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    Pubes, Piss And Tears

    From Eean1975:

    "About 5 years ago, I saw a McDonalds' employee scooping out the piss from a pube plugged urinal with a McDonalds' drink cup. Piss was full to the top. I had to say to him "dude your job sucks" He just looked at me like he was going to cry, took another scoop of piss and emptied it into a five gallon pail with a loud splash and just said "[I] know." 

    I instantly had hate for the manager that was making him do that on what was probably just a slow part of the day. Like hire a f*cking plumber. "

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    Drive-Thru Pervs Are An Occupational Hazard

    From jaderrade:

    "I worked at McDonald's in high school and was almost always the person in the first drive-thru window. At night, since we didn't have a dish washer, it was also my job to do the dishes. One night when it was very busy, a 50-60yr old man pulled up to the window in his very low car to pay for his food. I had my hair in a braided high pony tail. The man flashed me a creepy smile and commented on how nice my hair was and how it's such a good "handle."

    Being 16 years old, I was very confused and weirded out so I stepped over to do dishes as soon as I could. I thought I saw the cars move so I walked over to help the next customer and when I looked out the window I saw that the cars had not moved and the old man was sitting in his car watching porn on two separate smartphones"

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