10 Secrets I learned from my McJob
*Disclaimer: This is not specific to any fast food place, but fast food in general. McJob is referring to a fast food job, NOT McDonald’s in particular. In fact, its actually not them. I am not giving away an “family secrets.” In fact, I am lying, don’t believe anything I say, I’m just a disgruntled employee. I’m a student with over $100,000 in debt. If you sued me, you wouldn’t get anything!
- Nobody “flips burgers.” Patties are put on a conveyor belt through a pizza oven, then we put them in heated bins. When we “make them fresh to order,” we pull one out of the bin and assemble your burger.
- If you get anything with cheese, we microwaved it.
- If you get anything with bacon, we microwaved it.
- We are not allowed to microwave mayo. If you get something with mayo AND cheese, then just the bottom half of your burger was microwaved.
- We also microwave the veggie burgers. And they smell disgusting. We dread making them.
- Do NOT get anything with mayo on it. It is not refrigerated. We leave it sitting out all day until it is a bright yellow. If there is any left at the end of the day, we simply cover it in plastic wrap and save it for the next day.
- If you want your meal “fresh”, as in, it hasn’t been pre-made and sitting under a heat lamp, then put in a special order like…hmmm…NO MAYO.
- But what if you want a brand new burger, like, one that hasn’t been sitting in a bin for hours? Come when its really busy, like at lunch. At 3 you might be getting whats leftover and sitting there for a few hours. We’re supposed to throw them away after a certain amount of time, but some places don’t.
- This goes for chicken and fish (of the fried variety) as well. They get soggy after about a half hour. If you get a soggy one, ask for a new one. Again, we won’t be offended.
- Just b/c your fries or other fried items come out hot, crunchy, and with a still residual hot grease on them, that doesn’t mean they are “fresh made.” We sometimes “finish,” as in re-crispify, an old or soggy product, by throwing it back in the fryer for 20 seconds.
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