This lady claimed that she took a job at the popular fast food joint thinking that she'll be getting paid $16 per hour but got paid a lesser amount.
Fast food chain workers usually do not get paid enough for the hectic work they do behind the counters as customers gorge on the delicacies in peace. They have to survive grueling work hours in exchange for getting paid the bare minimum salary, which is not enough to sustain themselves in the current economic conditions. One woman on TikTok recently went viral after alleging the famous fast-food franchise Burger King refused to give her the salary she was promised initially.
TikTok creator @baldhead_nay confessed in a sarcastic video that she did not discover that her wage was way less than the amount she was supposed to get paid and the amount displayed in the job advertisement of the burger joint. She discovered she was making $2.75 less than the wage she thought she would receive. "I got me a job at Burger King," she says at the beginning of the video. "No, I did not want to work here, but I applied because they said $16 per hour."
Then she dropped the bomb after spilling the truth about her actual salary. After a week of working at the joint, she finds out that she is getting paid only $13.25. Then the frustrated employee takes an angry bite out of a burger she prepared for herself and takes a slurp from the apple juice pouch found on the kid's menu. Then she also proceeded to complain about a co-worker who is taking some sort of breathing treatment and leaves behind plastic vials for her to clean up afterward.
"I am going through a hardship right now and you can tell because look where I am at," she says and then dramatically looks around her sitting area. She spits out the chicken nuggets she took a bite out of and calls it nasty before proceeding with her tale of misery. "I do not care. I do not care, simply because I know it's not going to last forever. I got faith in myself and God." she adds. The video has been viewed over 930,000 times since first posted.
Netizens expressed their anger over the burger joint not paying their employees properly and some even wrote that "she better eat the whole store for only paying her $13.25." "You know how at the beginning of the year TikTok had a little edit like, 'What’s 2023 going to be for you?' Mine said, 'a millionaire.' Sounds like I'm having a Tiffany Haddish moment. Just wait and watch," she concludes the video with her epic sense of humor, masking the issues she is actually facing at her job at the moment. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of May 2022, wages for fast food and counter workers across the U.S. averaged $13.53.
With average annual earnings totaling $28,130, the economic situation is challenging for the food chain workers. If it is broken down further, the bottom 10% of fast food workers earned just $10.17 hourly, while the top 10% made $17 hourly. But @baldhead_nay's video definitely taught us to be a little optimistic about our bad situations and keep our hopes up high.