Burger King veteran of 27 years gets goodie bag for never missing a day of work

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27 years in a burger King is not commendable enough to donate money to some guy just because he wasn't happy with the reward on offer.
The reward on offer was pretty rubbish for length of service and should have been thought of more. But Burger King isn't set up for people to spend years of their life there in the same manner so I doubt they have much in the way of long service awards.
 
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The reward on offer was pretty rubbish for length of service and should have been thought of more.
Is there something special about the number 27 which means it should trigger a long service award? Or are you suggesting he should get an award annually as his service has increased each year?
I can understand getting some recognition at multiples of 5 or 10 years or something.
 
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I really get the impression there are some really bitter, sad and envious people in this thread and thats kind of depressing. At the end of the day his kids set it up for him with no real expectations and it snowballed into a huge thing and they are now making the most of peoples good wishes and generosity, as would most people. No-one here has been forced or asked to donate money to him so if you dont agree the simple answer is to shut up, say nothing and dont be a miserable, bitter little sad act. To those that say well "why dont i set up a go fund me for X person for X reason"... go do it. Nothing to stop you doing so.

Some of the posts here stink of jealousy and I get the impression some of the people posting wouldn't donate to a colleagues kid if they needed specialist cancer treatment in another country as the reasoning would be "not my kid and not my fault the kid got cancer so why should i give them money".

For the record I'm all about personal fiscal responsability but i've not practised that myself and paid the price in the past, however i have no qualms about good will or charity.

There's enough pain, misery, greed, jealousy (some of these seem to be posting in this thread it seems) and destitution in the world with more to come with the cost of living crisis, so a little good will and a heart warming story is always welcome in my books.

Anyway im done with this thread since you cant reason with some people.
 
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Meh, 27 years without a day off is admirable, truly, but as already stated in this thread, no different from many others that have done the same thing.

But greed has clearly taken over now. Over 100k and people still donating? That's just sad.

Your post is a sad indictment of the greed and selfishness of a lot of society. It also highlights the goodness of some people.
 
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Look at how they treat a army veteran over here

LOL wat?

Some guy goes in with his "assistance dog" an employee tells him dogs aren't allowed, he asks for a manager and then is allowed to have the dog in the restaurant... but he films it and complains to the press anyway because he didn't like their attitude etc..
 
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Look at how they treat a army veteran over here
You mean look at how one outlet with misinformed staff treated a person with an assist dog. Lets be honest most people on this forum would laugh at and dissmiss someone needing an assist dog/animal unless it suited their aganda.
A spokesperson for Burger King said: 'Burger King is firmly committed to providing an inclusive environment for all our guests and team members and our official policy states that we fully welcome guests with assistance dogs into our restaurants.

'At Burger King we take all allegations extremely seriously and are investigating this incident internally. We are continuing to liaise with the restaurant and its management team about this matter and in the meantime will also ensure that all team members at this restaurant will participate in a training refresher.

'We would like to reiterate and reassure our customers that use of assistance dogs is permitted across all of our UK restaurants.'

A spokesperson for SSP, who operate the Burger King at Waterloo, said: 'We strive to provide a great experience to all of our customers, and we're disappointed that we fell short on this occasion.

'Assistance pets are welcome in all of our units; however, unfortunately, one of our colleagues did not realise the customer in question required special assistance.
 
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At one time I did my day job, and I drove ride share 9pm until 4am. One ride I had the joy of having two guys who recently graduated uni. One of the guys was talking about his dad and how he only ever worked for X amount of money, and how little he thought of his Dad as he himself was now earning 250k a year in the banking sector. His friend was saying how the other kids Dad had worked hard all his life and got him through uni.

To sit their listening to this ungrateful guy mock and belittle his father was quite something. He was lucky yo have a friend that tried to teach him better. The obnoxious guy minds me of some of you mocking a guy for having the audacity to work hard.

I would hope all you mockers are millionaires by now because otherwise you are "mugs" for not doing better.
 
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Is there something special about the number 27 which means it should trigger a long service award? Or are you suggesting he should get an award annually as his service has increased each year?
I can understand getting some recognition at multiples of 5 or 10 years or something.
No, multiples of 5 but I don't know why 27 would prompt any reaction. I just meant that the reward on offer should have been considered more. Of course 5 or 10 year intervals are arbitrary anyway so why not 27 doesn't make much difference as you still have to come in the next day.
 
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Hun? Awwww, look at you trying to be clever. But yea I’m perfectly fine. Certainly not getting all jealous about some random chap getting a load of free $$’ unlike yourself and few others posting in here.
And when did I ever say I was jealous
 
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I love people on this forum. The twisting and mental gymnastics is amazing.

Did i say that... no. Should they be fairly compensated and rewarded for dedicated service or pulling multiple job to make ends meet... yes. Do they all need fundraisers, no, that was only part of your mental gymnastics

Yeah, always desperate to lick the boots of big business. This is the mentality of people these days.
 
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There's some kind of paradox involved in working a fast food joint in order to get medical cover.

Plus Burger King veteran makes it sound like he did a tour of duty somewhere. I would like to see his medals before I donate any of my money.

Complete and utter nonsense.
 
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