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“They’ve Kind Of Lost Touch With Their Workers”: Man Shows A ‘Goodie Bag’ He Received From Burger King To Celebrate 27 Years Of Loyalty
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“They’ve Kind Of Lost Touch With Their Workers”: Man Shows A ‘Goodie Bag’ He Received From Burger King To Celebrate 27 Years Of Loyalty

Staying loyal and going the extra mile to help your company flourish eventually has to pay off, right? We expect our efforts to lead to something good, whether it’s a promotion, a pay bump, or at least some sort of genuine appreciation. But while dedicating 27 years of your life to one corporation may seem like a big deal, one Burger King employee recently found out that in fact, the opposite is true.

Kevin Ford, a 54-year-old cook and cashier who hasn’t missed a day of service, recently showed off his work anniversary gifts in a video that went viral for all the wrong reasons. The clip that was shared on TikTok shows Ford standing in the kitchen. He’s going through his goodie bag filled with bland stuff given as a token of appreciation for his nearly three decades of perfect attendance. A movie ticket, a bag of Reese’s Pieces, a Starbucks tumbler, and two packs of Lifesavers — things that amount to virtually nothing.

This whole incident deeply resonated with many people who felt both saddened and enraged about the items Ford received. Many felt let down to witness this modest recognition and believed it simply wasn’t enough. However, Ford himself later expressed gratitude for anything he gets. Read on for how the story goes and let us know what you think of it in the comments!

Kevin Ford, a Burger King employee recently went viral after receiving a goodie bag for his 27 years of “perfect attendance”

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He shows off his work anniversary gifts in the video below, and people on the internet are both saddened and outraged

@therealnovaakan3 Wow, this video lowkey hurt my heart yall ngl. 27 years!!! Like nahhhh they gotta do better then that! What yall think? #fyp ♬ original sound – Novaakan3

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Later on, Ford expressed his gratitude in an interview while adding that the corporation has “lost touch with their workers”

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After going viral for opening up a small bag of gifts he received from HMS Host, the company from which Burger King hires staff, Ford said in an interview with TMZ that he was grateful for the gesture: “I’m happy about anything, I’m thankful for anything I get, I’m not that type of person, believe me. I’ve been through a lot.”

However, the man who works at the Burger King in the Las Vegas airport said it looked like the organization sent him a load of “stuff they had laying around that they put together.” He still called HMS Host a great organization to work for, but he felt a bit let down by their gifts.

“Like most big corporations, they’ve kind of lost touch with their workers, and through Covid and whatever, they started cutting out programs.” Ford has been around the company for a long time to know that before Covid, workers would get checks for their work anniversaries. “We used to get checks for 20 years, and that’s what I actually thought that movie ticket was. I was like ‘hey, they finally gave me my card’, and then I saw it was not even two movie tickets — it was one,” he said, adding that this all seemed like “this is just too much.”

People online truly appreciated and were touched by Ford’s gratitude. The worker is simply happy to have a job and doesn’t want to criticize his employer. “I’m not trying to put them on blast either, I wanna be working there for 28 years,” he mentioned.

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Thankfully, someone did step up and try to show the hero of this story some appreciation for his more than a quarter-century of service. His daughter, Seryna, started a GoFundMe fundraiser in a bid to give her father a better gift and help him visit his grandkids in Texas. As she explained in the description, people “shattered the original goal,” and over $40,000 have already been raised in donations.

“The man in that video is my father,” Seryna wrote. “He has worked at his job for 27 years and yes, he has never missed a day of work.” The daughter explained that Ford had to take up this job as a single father when he gained custody of her and her older sister. Ford remarried later on, though he continued to work at HMS Host because of the health insurance.

“[It] got all four of his daughters through high school and college with full healthcare coverage. My dad continues to work here because though he does look young, he is coming up on retirement age and leaving would cost him his retirement,” Seryna continued. “In no way are we asking for money or is he expecting any money but if anyone feels like blessing him, he would love to visit his grandchildren.”

The employee noted in the TMZ interview that he would also like to get a new car — American and hybrid. “But that’s a dream, I’m not aiming for those things. I’m just aiming to get through the next day.” Moreover, the man revealed he would love to have a day off to visit his friends, have some fun and relax. Although he quickly added, “I can’t even think about a day off, I haven’t had a day off in so long.” Luckily for him, it seems that sometimes dreams do become reality.

Ford got emotional while talking about this whole experience: “All the love that people are giving me is just so, so overwhelming, I just wanna thank everyone so so much.” The employee added all he wants is to go to work, have fun, and make everybody’s life better, “like they’re doing to me.”

A spokesperson for Burger King told TMZ, “The Burger King brand and its many franchisees nationwide are committed to recognizing and celebrating the achievements of the thousands of people serving across a wide range of roles — all dedicated to providing our Guests a world-class experience.”

“Following review with this location’s franchisee, we’ve learned that this video depicts a Team Member in receipt of a peer-to-peer reward in recognition of a short-term positive performance/experience,” they continued. “The franchisee offers its Team Members a robust employee recognition program, which includes the recognition of tenure milestones and monetary awards.”

Let’s just say people online weren’t big fans of Burger King after watching the video, here’s what they had to say

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Yo Momma
Community Member
3 months ago

This is why I do not give my all to my job. My husband on the other hand does. (we work at the same place in the same department) He busts his a** hustling everyday to get things done. Do they notice, No. He made the company $1 million in sales last year. Nothing. I do NOT do more than what I was hired for and will not because they will not notice nor will they care.

Om
Community Member
3 months ago

same, and it's not even about being mediocre or something, it's about being fair. There's really no reason to do more than what you're paid for. No one works out of loyalty to the team or for fun, we're all there to pay our debts, nothing else.

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John L
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm interested (though not holding my breath) to see how BK corporate responds and reacts to this.

Slippery Johnson
Community Member
3 months ago

He'll probably be fired.

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Lola Atkinson
Community Member
3 months ago

THIS is the reason why universal healthcare will NEVER pass in the U.S. Corporations rely on people working for nothing under bad or horrific conditions just to be covered by company healthcare.

Bob Cakin
Community Member
3 months ago

Yep. That's capitalism for you. It relies on coercion and oppression to function. And what's more coercive than threatening to take away a worker's healthcare if they don't fall in line? To me... that's violence. Threatening workers with death due to lack of coverage if the workers don't do what the capitalists want. Always making sure there is a large supply of unemployed workers on hand (real unemployment rate is much higher than advertized unemployment rate due to arbitrary restrictions in the fed's definition of "unemployed") so that current workers are constantly worried about being replaced and losing health insurance. If they don't give up their entire life for work, their are plenty of other desperate people who will gladly do so. This is also why homelessness is an issue in the US. We could solve homelessness at any time (we have more empty homes than homeless people) but we choose not to. Because homelessness is used as a threat to keep the lower level workers in line.

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Manuel Delgado
Community Member
3 months ago

The American dream.

Shey H
Community Member
3 months ago

Let me finish that one for ya: ...has become an American nightmare.

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Justme
Community Member
3 months ago

My org used to give jackets every 5 years. The jacket selection was upgraded the longer your employment but even the 5 year jackets were great and high quality. Our org was taken over by a big university between my 5th and 10th. I got a nice London Fog jacket for my 5th and a pen for my 10th.

Hypoxia Smurf
Community Member
3 months ago

My uncle, 30 years in management at a national phone company, returned from a vacation to find he'd been 'retired' in his absence. Don't let the door hit your butt on your way out, fella. My partner, 24 years a software engineer with a major insurance firm recently bought by a German player, was shown the door without benefits for refusing to relocate from California to India. Do employee-owned firms treat exiting people better?

Carol Emory
Community Member
3 months ago

My father worked for NC Machinery for 36 years. In the last five years with the company, he took so much c**p from them because he was afraid they were trying to find a way to force him into retirement. He wanted his full pension and was willing to work himself in the ground to get it. When his retirement party came around, I drove me and my sister to the event. We were rudely cut off by a car that was driven by my father's boss. When I pointed it out to him, his wife was embarrassed but he seemed uninterested. My fathers parting gift..a bottle of Crown Royal. My father hadn't touched booze in 30 years. I still have the unopened bottle after my dad passed 15 years later.

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AR-Sith F.Austin
Community Member
3 months ago

Why isn't he at the very least a manager? Or shift leader? Is he on the spectrum and just not cut out for it? Did he never ask? Why isn't he running his own franchise? Someone isn't telling the whole story here. REGARDLESS, this man should be given stock options after twenty years, period. You think janky healthcare is enough when 90% of the 1st western free world gets basic healthcare covered for nothing? That goofy toddler birthday party gift bag is a SLAP in the face and he's not UNGRATEFUL for it! SHOULD buy him a decent watch. Man had made your disgusting corp a couple million, EASY. If some incredible restauranteur like Guy Fieri doesn't snap him up to help run one of his operations I'd be surprised. I KNOW that as long as people are happy, secure, them they stay. Some can't see advancement, it's on him, sure but something doesn't smell right.The joy, the gratitude, the humility this man posseses and dedication few will ever have. It would be an honor to hire this man elsewhere.

AR-Sith F.Austin
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm no huge fan of BK but a Whopper every now and then is good. That's how I like my burgers most the time anyway (but I cook better everything). To have this man make a sandwich for me would be a lifetime honor for the best fast food burger I've ever had just knowing his dedication and how much he cares, clearly he's passionate about his job I think. I wish I had money to open my own restaurants and food trucks because I love to cook. I'd give a MINT of money to have this man on my side and give him every opportunity to excel and have no less than four week paid vacation every single year. Fast food and restaurants often operate on tight profit margins and this terrible Globalist destroyed economy only makes it's worse but this man is the sort that brings in tons of customers with care and dedication. You can tell. I love his story. GLAD that his GoFundMe his daughter started got him the ability to see his babies... Now everyone keep going and help him BUY HIS OWN STORE!!!

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Marcus Lynch
Community Member
3 months ago

I'd give this guy a job in a heartbeat. 27 years of work ANYWHERE is unheard of. This guy's bloodtype must "Dedication+"

Isaac Harvey
Community Member
3 months ago

I will work harder if, and only if, I get a raise- not a bonus. I will not work more with just the promise of a raise, because people can twist their words. And if I don’t get a raise for long enough, there are always other companies that are hiring.

A Google User
Community Member
3 months ago

Exactly. If you pay me $15/hr I will be a $15/hr employee. If you want more from me, I will first need more from you.

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Aeon Flux
Community Member
3 months ago

This man is incredibly magnanimous. With a side of Stockholm Syndrome.

Om
Community Member
3 months ago

it's so sad, because he implied he's lived terrible things before, I don't know how low of a point he must've hit in the past to be so thankful with a job like this

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Marilyn Russell
Community Member
3 months ago

The owners could have tried a little bit harder to make an effort of appreciation for his service. Honestly…

Rachel Betancort
Community Member
3 months ago

Sadly.. the owner probably did nothing at all and possibly local manager put together the goodie bag for him out if their own pocket....

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Justacrow
Community Member
3 months ago

I could be wrong but it almost looks like the upper-ups had no intention of doing anything and someone else didn't like that so they threw something together with what they could. Sometimes those directly above you have a heart, but those above them

Vincent Balbas
Community Member
3 months ago

Were I an exec at Burger King, I would not want anyone to know.No shame in their game

thefaithfulspouse
Community Member
3 months ago

Never miss a day of work at Toyota mfg and you get entered in a raffle to WIN A CAR

Ein Steinbeck
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

I'm glad that all of these posts are getting so much attention on the problem of late-stage capitalism, but JUST TALKING ABOUT IT WON'T FIX IT. Stop buying their sh!t. SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT #NoTipNovember . Get active in politics. DO SOMETHING TANGIBLE.

Hedonikos One
Community Member
3 months ago

NoTipNovember? Seriously? Why would you want to hurt lower level employees by taking away a portion of their income? I admire your desire to change things but "get involve with politics?" Half the country is battleing the other half to bring some sanity to our leadership. Politics won't help this situation. Why? Because the very corporations that run places like BK also own our government. Everyone blames Presidents for the ails of our nation. Inflation is not the president's fault, Neither is the sinking of the stock market. Want to know who is responsible for those issues? Corporations. Driven by greed. And in the US greed is a virtue. Not a vice. This is what capitalism has created. Irresponsible capitalism.

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Pollywog
Community Member
3 months ago

The fact this gentleman has never missed a day in 27 frickin years and isn't some kind of manager really let's you know what a c**p place BK is to work!

A Google User
Community Member
3 months ago

I agree he deserves more but not everyone wants to be a manager. He could be totally content in his position, we don't know.

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onivdsrapowijap
Community Member
3 months ago

Why do companies and schools provide rewards for perfect attendance? Just seems dangerous to me to encourage people to come to work/school sick

Gerard Majerczyk
Community Member
3 months ago

I cleaned out my car and found these things under the passenger seat. I put them in a plastic garbage bag and was going to throw it out, but you're closer than the garbage can, so TA-DAH happy 27 years working for us! It's yours. Oh, and someone puked in the washroom so hurry up and take of that. M'kay?

Paul Nowakowski
Community Member
3 months ago

People still haven’t learned that you are just a tool. Burger King could afford to buy this guy a new car if they really appreciate him and it wouldn’t make a dent in their profits. Anyone that believes the company you work for cares about you lives in a fantasy world. YOU CAN EASY BE REPLACED!

Hedonikos One
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

I can relate some to this gentleman's experience. I too spent over 2 decades with a corporation that constantly rewarded service. It is better for corporations to recognize good and loyal employees with things that are tangible. I would have thought after 27 years this man would be given more responsibilities. He was in my eyes an excellent employee. They are not as common as they once use to be. But recognition is empty without reward. Did this man not want manager position? Could he not have been given further education to move up in the corporation? I only say this because after 20 years in my own job, I really had no choice but to retire. I came to realize that my position as a technician was after 20 years nothing more to my employer but a useful idiot. So the reality is that corporations do not give a flying fart in space about their low lever employees. In their eyes we are just cogs in the machine that makes them gobs of money.

Peign Gaming
Community Member
3 months ago

Corporate probably didn't even know about the guy. As long as they get their cut from the franchisee every month, they don't pay attention.

Krista Morehead-McNutt
Community Member
3 months ago

As one poster said work hard and move up...27 years perfect attendance and? They make record profits he gets 1 movie ticket- WOW didn't even bother to try harder then a 5th grade student of the month goodie bag.

David Sabillon
Community Member
3 months ago

Sadly BK is not the o ly company that does this to their employees most if not all mayor fast food companies do this and worst to their employees I've worked for TB for a long time and lately this company has proven that money is more important than the employees they expect so much from the employees they want you to bend over backwards for them while they won't lift a finger for you.

Bob Cakin
Community Member
3 months ago

Time to start organizing your fellow workers and to "miss" a few days of work if you catch my drift.

Tim Swartz
Community Member
3 months ago

And companies wonder why they can't get workers. It's not because they don't want to work, it's because they don't want to work for unappreciated companies that won't even pay a living wage.

A C
Community Member
3 months ago

And likely this was just his manager being nice....not the corporation

Malay bowman
Community Member
3 months ago

All this encourages is for employees to put in the least amount of work possible because they know their employeer will screw them over in the end. When are we going to jump off that rocket sled racing to the bottom.and start climbing back up? At least there was enough good people to give this man what he deserved, unlike Burger King who were supposed to be the ones doing it.

Steven Rivera
Community Member
3 months ago

BK will distance themselves from the franchises, especially in the wake of negative publicity. Their profits are measured by the franchisee’s who pay set revenues for their ownership and use of BK’s name/products. Hopefully, this will lead to the employee’s proper recognition. To say that the gifts were “peer-to-peer” is a typical standardized corporate response that does nothing more than show how out of touch and uninvolved they are, but care only about the profit margin! Fast food chains have the worst reputation for employee retention and it’s a practice used by corporate America to lessen healthcare benefits and raises for those who’s work ethics are clearly unmatched! Good luck finding an outstanding person like this man, in a world where good help is hard to find and no o e wants to work for those measly wages. Perception is everything, but not to conglomerates that view employees as a cog in the system that is easily replaceable.

Sady Sumner
Community Member
3 months ago

I just read an article about how Gen Z predict that they will leave their job every 2 years, and this is why. They watched their parents loyalty go underappriciated for decades, that their grandparents preached would benefit them. Job hopping is the best way to get a wage increase.

Beks Czar
Community Member
3 months ago

Is this Burger King a franchise? I'm not defending them, these corporations make money on the back of slave wages. But who put this package together? The owner? The manager? I think names should be given

Beth Case
Community Member
3 months ago

Did you not read the last paragraph? It wasn't for his years of service. "Following review with this location’s franchisee, we’ve learned that this video depicts a Team Member in receipt of a peer-to-peer reward in recognition of a short-term positive performance/experience."

Aragorn Stellar
Community Member
3 months ago

Uh, if you’re still a fry cook after 27 years, maybe that’s all you really deserve.

Christopher Smith
Community Member
3 months ago

What so a he want? A golden watch? It's not even a round 30 years. It's just a random number 27. The entitlement of people today. I don't get anything, because I work my bud off working for myself. The pay is the reward. If you don't like it find another job or start something on your own. But don't expect a goody in bag.

Greg Allen
Community Member
3 months ago

This is why the FED is raising cost of living, to force people back into jobs like this. We have a workforce shortage because after the pandemic, everyone realized that it wasn't worth it working these dead end jobs and losing so much time with family for a company that could care less about it's people. Talk about supply chain issues when they're sending 55 billion dollars worth of weapons to Ukraine. Military industrial complex approved for another 45billion in spending. We could use that money to create our own supply right here in America. Create more jobs right here in America, so guys like this don't have to depend on Burger King.

henry wallace
Community Member
3 months ago

I was a worker for HMS host is was them who did this not burger king. Since he works for HMS not burger king it's just the brand he works for in the airport.

Pro Metheus
Community Member
3 months ago

My brother, please please don’t blame BK, blame yourself for working for BK for 27 yrs, and you aren’t even moving up to management? Please don’t think BK was to pay you for ur loyalty. Harsh as it sounds, but companies that have a high shuffle rate have no respect for loyalty .

IceRook
Community Member
3 months ago

Disgusting human behavior, that simple.

Crypt Keeper
Community Member
3 months ago

Get a better job.

John Schmidt
Community Member
3 months ago

I worked for the feds for 30 years. They do pay better than burger King but all we get is a pin and a certificate thanking us for our service. No bonus no promotion .no nothing

Ilene Karpman
Community Member
3 months ago

I taught school in Los Angeles United School District for 36 years!! I never got any recognition, thank you, or a free lunch in those 36 years from LAUSD.

Nolan Strand
Community Member
3 months ago

This is one of the many reasons that I absolutely refuse to spend my money at ANY corporate restaurant food chain. The CEOs and their share holders and board of directors make millions for doing nothing worthwhile and the worker bees make a pittance for their hard work and dedication. Corporations and their shareholders, board of directors and CEO'S are the reasons why there is so much poverty across the planet. Society would be better off if Corporations didn't exist.

Kevin Lee
Community Member
3 months ago

That’s why you should work for smaller companies and work your a*s off. You can get to the top. Never missed a day huh? 99.9% of people can’t do that. I’d hire this dude in a heart beat.

Tina Carlton
Community Member
3 months ago

I say boycott BK! They deserve it. It's absolutely disgusting what they gave that man. Better to give him nothing.

Savvy R.
Community Member
3 months ago

BK doesn't have anything to do with this, HMS host does. They are an airport concessions operator and they are the reason that he got ANYTHING. I doubt BK would even give a goodie bag.

Jesse Wang
Community Member
3 months ago

Being forced to work a min wage job to keep your family health coverage is modern day slavery.

Erik Eriksen
Community Member
3 months ago

what utter tripe, all these idiots EXPECTING the unpromised at some irregular time for some unpromised event. And whining about it. GFY

Tina Marie Ward
Community Member
3 months ago

I worked in fast food Restaurants Thay just want you to get the food out. And don't care about anything else. Not just burger King Ther is meny outhers People just don't say anything cuz need that job.. Greedy asz owners Who just don't respect the workers . Like we all slVes

Matthew Lamberth
Community Member
3 months ago

Why is he working at Burger King for 27 years?

John Knoernschild
Community Member
3 months ago

After 27 years at BB King and ur still a cook. Ya, what did you expect from them??? You moved nowhere in the company. Not exactly a job ur supposed to have for such a long time.

Mark Keating
Community Member
3 months ago

No offense, and I mean that truly. But is working at Burger King this man's highest level of work he wanted to obtain? It seems so if he's been there nearly 30 years. But if you can put that much dedication, loyalty, and professionalism into your work, why not take on a job that has growth potential in both skill set and promotion, benefits, and bonuses. He sounds like a very hard worker that settled.

Robin Dehnel
Community Member
3 months ago

Having seen this article in various places, I haven’t seen where he is retiring or leaving. They all state it was for his anniversary (27 years) & perfect attendance. Most people do not receive any acknowledgements until they leave, if then. The disrespect of the worker has become the way of corporate America and one of the reason we are no longer a great nation. I retired after 30 years and received a paper certificate, an extremely small generic lapel pin (who ever wore these?), and an inexpensive wrist watch, (who still wears these?) as did all the others who retired with this amount of experience.

TMT Angus
Community Member
3 months ago

I do my job the best if my ability each and every day. I don't do it for the company. It's how I was raised. When others at work complain about emails reminding people about what needs done or adding tasks, 8 don't worry or complain. I just keep working like I do. Doesn't affect me or make me upset. I just do me. When I leave at the end of the day, I've done everything I could.

Lucas
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm sorry to be the one to say this but... This is a fastfood chain in a capitalist world. In case you have NEVER studied History, Capitalism is a economic/Society choice wich seeks to maximize income. Fasfood chains are known to be highly competitive (that means minimizing costs the most one can). It is logical it is not the choice to making a retirement plan, and that it IS impressive he got something, instead of having been sacked for someone younger and faster to take his job. For those that will most certainly dislike my comment, I really hope you are from somewhere that tries its best to being something outside capitalism (and I most certainly do not mean France or Denmark, but something like Venezuela or Kingdom of Butan, since Europe has a motive they can today rest "at ease". More information: History Book); otherwise you will just be Hypocritically downvoting

Lucas
Community Member
3 months ago

The sad thing is, he bought the Freedom Fighter speech and will probably be sacked for just cause.

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Rizwan Wasi
Community Member
3 months ago

That's why I used to laugh on my colleagues who used to say that they loved the company during my job years. Very often they were the first to be laid off during down sizing of the work force.

Lucas O'Quinn
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow! I havent worked there in over 10 years, but for my 5 year I got a Nintendo DS and and pair of binoculars

Mama Bear
Community Member
3 months ago

They're giving the company too much credit. This looks more like management scrambling to get something together while the owner of the franchise and the corporate office don't give a s***.

M Wiggins
Community Member
3 months ago

Is 27 years a milestone? 25 years, 30, 40, etc, butI don't expect to get anything from my employer if I reach 27.

Mike Rosetto
Community Member
3 months ago

You deserve a 2023 Mercedes S-class for perfect attendance for 27 years!!! They owe you big time!!!!

John Lindsay
Community Member
3 months ago

Crappy food, All the profits, corporate BS , time to quit, your blessing is on the way,God don't like ugly , your final day is on its ,GOD HELPS THOSE WHO HELP OTHERS , your big cash reward is on the way ,trust God , you are a blessing to Burger King, & they took you for granted , not any more, money 💰💰💰 .is now on the way, maybe you open your own burger joint , more blessing's to you and your family,

EmiEm
Community Member
3 months ago

About 15 years ago a retail company I worked for made the Forbes list of best places to work, and we all got a plastic shoe box with four square magnets, some sticky notes, decorative thumb tacks (I traded to get ones that look like frogs), a flashlight keychain, a pen, and I swear there was one more thing but I can't recall what it was. I've always been a really hard worker because it's been a way that I could run away from my problems (though I didn't really recognize that until I became disabled and couldn't do it anymore). That plastic shoe box of junk was enough to make me feel disillusioned, it would have been better if they hadn't given me anything at all. I can't imagine how I might have felt getting that c**p after 27 years.

Steven Newsom
Community Member
3 months ago

To be fair the corporation of Burger King, doesn't employ him. Some franchisee does.

Tanya True
Community Member
3 months ago

This is sad. After all these years ....why is he not running a store ? Why is he making barely enough and stating he wants to just make it till tomorrow? He should be able to survive if he misses a day. What if he's sick? Why after 30 years can he not see his friends or his family ?

Jennifer Lanham
Community Member
3 months ago

Curious if this came from corporate or out of the pocket of his most recent manager.

Jackie Nichols
Community Member
3 months ago

If you "are in no way asking for money" then why did you put up a GoFundMe, the very purpose of which to ask for money? If you are to believe Burger King (and I do), then this was a gift given to him by his PEERS and NOT an official BK gift. Seems true since most companies would recognize you on you at 25 or 30 years, not 27. Personally, I'm having a hard time believing that any part of this story is true for several reasons: 1) He in no way looks 54 2) Who stays as a BK cashier for 27 years? 3) Unless BK has drastically changed their pay scale, a cashier would not make near enough to put 4 kids through college. 4) I find it highly unlikely that BK would have a retirement plan that you lose upon leaving. A 401k, maybe, but you don't lose those when you leave. They are yours to keep Wake up, people! At the very least this is an exaggerated story to get donations and, quite possibly, an all out lie!

Ashley Posh
Community Member
3 months ago

his daughter made it, not him

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3 months ago

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Jackie Nichols
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3 months ago

Tyj

Scott Logan
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3 months ago

His GoFundMe has surpassed $109k. Wow!

Elena Paula
Community Member
3 months ago

I know he was happy with the gift, but this is the reason why loyalty is not worth it. It basically looks like they put something together with what they had laying around!

Linda Janssen
Community Member
3 months ago

After working ar the same supermarket chain for 10 years i got literally nothing and everyone forgot my last day. At least I knew how to book off ‘goodbye baskets’ which everyone normally gets so I got myself a nice assortment of stuff and a giftcard, f**k em.

Angelica Victor
Community Member
3 months ago

When my daughter was working at Safeway for a year the manager gave her a 50 dlls grocery gift card. Oh and the gift card money was discounted from her paycheck!

Lorrie Rothstein
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Why is he stll a cashier? He shouid be a manager. I dont understand how he has enough money for bills on minimum wage

Iruster
Community Member
3 months ago

Mercia! At it's finest

Jason Starnes
Community Member
3 months ago

We are all a number, unless you're in upper management. Bust your a*s, don't bust your a*s - same pay, same raise, same PTO, etc. His Goodie Bag', while sad on many levels, is still better than the many who get nothing. Not downplaying, that bag is just under a slap in the face for 27 years. Honestly, it looks like something his co-workers put together for him, which would mean Corporate did nothing.

Randa Williams
Community Member
3 months ago

HMS Host owns Burger King? No wonder he got such a sad gift, for his loyalty. I worked in the large airport in my home city. After the store I worked in, was sold to HMS host, it when from a high class, fancy boutique, to a trashy trinket, tourist trap.

Joe Gresham
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

Someone should really start a gofundme for this guy. And BURGER KING/HMS HOST should be the FIRST to donate and that donation should at the very least be enough to pay off in full a new Ford Hybrid that he clearly deserves for the amount of loyalty he has shown that company. ESPECIALLY with todays "Great Resignation" mentality. Guess what big corporations and companies? This is a big part of the reason we even have this "Great Resignation" issue in our country right now! Loyalty like he has displayed to this company should be RECOGNIZED AND REWARDED by the company he has dedicated his life to. Ridiculous.

Susie Fennhaven
Community Member
3 months ago

Tell 5hem to kiss your a*s and take your experience to someplace where you are appreciated

Dan Lopez
Community Member
3 months ago

That's how some places are. I remember working at a long johns and one day it caught on fire. And let's say after that mess I had to call the main company to find out why I didn't get my last check. Found out I had to go to the city and pick it up there. Seen the, former, manager there and asked them about why I had to pick it up there. Was told that "everyone" was told to pick it there. Clearly, I wasn't part of of that group or something as no one told me...

Jason Pratt
Community Member
3 months ago

despite all the great dedication, the 27th anniversary is not one typically celebrated by anyone. I'd like to also know how the 25th was recognized.

Stannous Flouride
Community Member
3 months ago

"Should we give him a pen?" "You know what? He's been here for 27 years. Go ahead and give him two." "No, not the good ones. Just the Bics."

RYAN JOHN WISNIEWSKI
Community Member
3 months ago

It's frickin infuriating! Really? Have companies lost their minds? All sense of humanity invalidated by a goodie bag...

FABULOUS1
Community Member
3 months ago

Do you know how hard it is to not miss a day of work let alone for 27 straight years. Hell I have been sitting here thinking if i should log out early. I have only been 2 seconds late one time in 7 years but I usually have about 20 hours of unscheduled abscesses in the year. Plus everything he pulled out of that bag I have lying around my office and that was probably the same for who ever gave it to him. This man deserves so much more for his dedication of years of probably being treated horribly by customers yet still showing up each day and probably with a smile on. This is why people dont want to work, not because people are lazy. They are tired of giving their all and getting nothing back in return while companies make billions and they are struggling to make ends meet. I hope they make it up to him some how.

Amber Johnson
Community Member
3 months ago

A family member of mine worked at a company (in management) for 30 years and received a generic glass cup. That was it!!! Thirty years!!!

Julio Regis
Community Member
3 months ago

He's lucky ... Our goodie bags went like this .. for any one in labor who was new hire you got nothing, for labor over one year a bag of the rejected products we make, for office and management over 1 year a bag of the most expensive products we make (we make cookies) ... These mfs we're giving away goodie bags worth nothing with cookies that were gonna be trashed anyway and their management got basically same just better quality ... It blew my mind o and you also got a free meal consistent of 1 water and 2 tacos ... But just 2 because they charge extra if we went over not even lying

Slippery Johnson
Community Member
3 months ago

Sadly, it's more than most people get.

Tobias Teller
Community Member
3 months ago

"In no way are we asking for money". Why did she make a GoFundMe then? Not saying that the dad didn't deserve that, but she literally asked people for money for her dad while saying she did not

Om
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

they're not asking for money, YOU are deciding to give them money on your own lol

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Belandriel
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3 months ago

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Bob Martens
Community Member
3 months ago

I think you've lost touch with reality still wearing a mask that scientifically doesn't work.

Bob Martens
Community Member
3 months ago

I think you've lost touch with reality still wearing a mask that doesn't work.

Jimmy Matho
Community Member
3 months ago

This was a gift bag from the fellow workers peer to peer not from Burger King this is fake news

blahd zhahd
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm gonna get dumped on for this, but here goes. Places like this don't ever anticipate or expect anyone to stay there for more than 3-5yrs. They expect workers to come and go quite often. it's an unskilled, shitty job. I'm actually kinda dumbfounded this guy was there for that long. Is he a manager there now at least? There's so many questions that go beyond how BK treated him, I'm not sure where to begin...

Tina Lucille Gillis
Community Member
3 months ago

This man is a REAL CHRISTIAN. CHRISTIANS GO TO WORK AND WORK THEIR BUTTS OFF FOR THEIR HEAVENLY FATHER. YO MOMMA.,.TRY IT.,..FOCUS ON WHAT'S IMPORTANT NOT PETTINESS.

Pablo Hernandez
Community Member
3 months ago

Hello everyone! Ok the following though doesn't come from me and most important, is not on the company's favor. With that being said, the gentleman is doing exactly what Jesus Christ said in the Bible, in Matthew 5:41 "And if someone in authority compels you into service for a mile, go with him two miles." But, how is that fair? "Matthew 6:20, 21 Rather, store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." I don't know this great gentleman life, but the way he speak, for me, looks like is a well raised. His reward is on the future. Keep the good work sir, you turn in to a good example for all of us.

John Lewis
Community Member
3 months ago

In no way are we asking for money or is he expecting any money but if anyone feels like blessing him, he would love to visit his grandchildren.” That is the definition of asking for money!

Random Videos From NYC The Things We See.
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

What do you think he should get for showing up for work and doing his job as agreed? A PAY CHECK! Anything else is a bonus. It's 27 years, not 25, not 30. There's nothing special about a 27 year anniversary. I mean I doubt they did anything special for him on guys 25th anniversary, but we really don't know. As is evident by the comment section there's a lot of low character people and America these days. Showing up for work on time and doing your job to the best of your ability should be the norm, not the exception. Expecting something more than the pay you agreed to work for is ridiculous. I agree that on special anniversaries like five, 10, 25 etc. Would be nice, but to make a big deal over and not getting something special on the 27th is just more evidence of the weakening of society. Like these waitresses that love to post pictures of no tip. First of all most of them are fake, they're just trying to get a GoFundMe started for themselves. STFU and do your job.

John Dough
Community Member
3 months ago

I love bootlickers who want to see people not fight for being treated like actual people instead of cogs in a machine. And by love I mean loathe.

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John Lewis
Community Member
3 months ago

"In no way are we asking for money or is he expecting any money but if anyone feels like blessing him, he would love to visit his grandchildren.” That is exactly what you did when you started a "GoFundMe ....give me free money....page.

Louis George White Jr
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3 months ago

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Burger King isnt a career job, its a job for kids and young adults. If you work there and recieve a cheap gift for 27 years of working there, WHAT DO YOU EXPECT? Its not a career, its a shitty job... Understand the difference??...

John Dough
Community Member
3 months ago

Hard work should be rewarded. Period. Go take your "better than you" attitude and shove it up your a*s.

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Barbara Lopez
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3 months ago

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I am making a good salary from home $6580-$7065/week , which is amazing under a year ago I was jobless in a horrible economy. I thank God every day I was blessed with these instructions and now its my duty to pay it forward and share it with Everyone, Here is I started__________ www.Salaryto.com

Don John
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3 months ago

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Perhaps he isn't intellectually proficient enough to progress in the job...or he doesn't have a life outside work?

Agata Fronia
Community Member
3 months ago

Or maybe he has bills to pay and some people just stuck with their job, out of scare of unemployment, or they just like it. You do not know this person and your comment is highly insulting.

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Yo Momma
Community Member
3 months ago

This is why I do not give my all to my job. My husband on the other hand does. (we work at the same place in the same department) He busts his a** hustling everyday to get things done. Do they notice, No. He made the company $1 million in sales last year. Nothing. I do NOT do more than what I was hired for and will not because they will not notice nor will they care.

Om
Community Member
3 months ago

same, and it's not even about being mediocre or something, it's about being fair. There's really no reason to do more than what you're paid for. No one works out of loyalty to the team or for fun, we're all there to pay our debts, nothing else.

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John L
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm interested (though not holding my breath) to see how BK corporate responds and reacts to this.

Slippery Johnson
Community Member
3 months ago

He'll probably be fired.

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Lola Atkinson
Community Member
3 months ago

THIS is the reason why universal healthcare will NEVER pass in the U.S. Corporations rely on people working for nothing under bad or horrific conditions just to be covered by company healthcare.

Bob Cakin
Community Member
3 months ago

Yep. That's capitalism for you. It relies on coercion and oppression to function. And what's more coercive than threatening to take away a worker's healthcare if they don't fall in line? To me... that's violence. Threatening workers with death due to lack of coverage if the workers don't do what the capitalists want. Always making sure there is a large supply of unemployed workers on hand (real unemployment rate is much higher than advertized unemployment rate due to arbitrary restrictions in the fed's definition of "unemployed") so that current workers are constantly worried about being replaced and losing health insurance. If they don't give up their entire life for work, their are plenty of other desperate people who will gladly do so. This is also why homelessness is an issue in the US. We could solve homelessness at any time (we have more empty homes than homeless people) but we choose not to. Because homelessness is used as a threat to keep the lower level workers in line.

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Manuel Delgado
Community Member
3 months ago

The American dream.

Shey H
Community Member
3 months ago

Let me finish that one for ya: ...has become an American nightmare.

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Justme
Community Member
3 months ago

My org used to give jackets every 5 years. The jacket selection was upgraded the longer your employment but even the 5 year jackets were great and high quality. Our org was taken over by a big university between my 5th and 10th. I got a nice London Fog jacket for my 5th and a pen for my 10th.

Hypoxia Smurf
Community Member
3 months ago

My uncle, 30 years in management at a national phone company, returned from a vacation to find he'd been 'retired' in his absence. Don't let the door hit your butt on your way out, fella. My partner, 24 years a software engineer with a major insurance firm recently bought by a German player, was shown the door without benefits for refusing to relocate from California to India. Do employee-owned firms treat exiting people better?

Carol Emory
Community Member
3 months ago

My father worked for NC Machinery for 36 years. In the last five years with the company, he took so much c**p from them because he was afraid they were trying to find a way to force him into retirement. He wanted his full pension and was willing to work himself in the ground to get it. When his retirement party came around, I drove me and my sister to the event. We were rudely cut off by a car that was driven by my father's boss. When I pointed it out to him, his wife was embarrassed but he seemed uninterested. My fathers parting gift..a bottle of Crown Royal. My father hadn't touched booze in 30 years. I still have the unopened bottle after my dad passed 15 years later.

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AR-Sith F.Austin
Community Member
3 months ago

Why isn't he at the very least a manager? Or shift leader? Is he on the spectrum and just not cut out for it? Did he never ask? Why isn't he running his own franchise? Someone isn't telling the whole story here. REGARDLESS, this man should be given stock options after twenty years, period. You think janky healthcare is enough when 90% of the 1st western free world gets basic healthcare covered for nothing? That goofy toddler birthday party gift bag is a SLAP in the face and he's not UNGRATEFUL for it! SHOULD buy him a decent watch. Man had made your disgusting corp a couple million, EASY. If some incredible restauranteur like Guy Fieri doesn't snap him up to help run one of his operations I'd be surprised. I KNOW that as long as people are happy, secure, them they stay. Some can't see advancement, it's on him, sure but something doesn't smell right.The joy, the gratitude, the humility this man posseses and dedication few will ever have. It would be an honor to hire this man elsewhere.

AR-Sith F.Austin
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm no huge fan of BK but a Whopper every now and then is good. That's how I like my burgers most the time anyway (but I cook better everything). To have this man make a sandwich for me would be a lifetime honor for the best fast food burger I've ever had just knowing his dedication and how much he cares, clearly he's passionate about his job I think. I wish I had money to open my own restaurants and food trucks because I love to cook. I'd give a MINT of money to have this man on my side and give him every opportunity to excel and have no less than four week paid vacation every single year. Fast food and restaurants often operate on tight profit margins and this terrible Globalist destroyed economy only makes it's worse but this man is the sort that brings in tons of customers with care and dedication. You can tell. I love his story. GLAD that his GoFundMe his daughter started got him the ability to see his babies... Now everyone keep going and help him BUY HIS OWN STORE!!!

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Marcus Lynch
Community Member
3 months ago

I'd give this guy a job in a heartbeat. 27 years of work ANYWHERE is unheard of. This guy's bloodtype must "Dedication+"

Isaac Harvey
Community Member
3 months ago

I will work harder if, and only if, I get a raise- not a bonus. I will not work more with just the promise of a raise, because people can twist their words. And if I don’t get a raise for long enough, there are always other companies that are hiring.

A Google User
Community Member
3 months ago

Exactly. If you pay me $15/hr I will be a $15/hr employee. If you want more from me, I will first need more from you.

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Aeon Flux
Community Member
3 months ago

This man is incredibly magnanimous. With a side of Stockholm Syndrome.

Om
Community Member
3 months ago

it's so sad, because he implied he's lived terrible things before, I don't know how low of a point he must've hit in the past to be so thankful with a job like this

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Marilyn Russell
Community Member
3 months ago

The owners could have tried a little bit harder to make an effort of appreciation for his service. Honestly…

Rachel Betancort
Community Member
3 months ago

Sadly.. the owner probably did nothing at all and possibly local manager put together the goodie bag for him out if their own pocket....

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Justacrow
Community Member
3 months ago

I could be wrong but it almost looks like the upper-ups had no intention of doing anything and someone else didn't like that so they threw something together with what they could. Sometimes those directly above you have a heart, but those above them

Vincent Balbas
Community Member
3 months ago

Were I an exec at Burger King, I would not want anyone to know.No shame in their game

thefaithfulspouse
Community Member
3 months ago

Never miss a day of work at Toyota mfg and you get entered in a raffle to WIN A CAR

Ein Steinbeck
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

I'm glad that all of these posts are getting so much attention on the problem of late-stage capitalism, but JUST TALKING ABOUT IT WON'T FIX IT. Stop buying their sh!t. SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT #NoTipNovember . Get active in politics. DO SOMETHING TANGIBLE.

Hedonikos One
Community Member
3 months ago

NoTipNovember? Seriously? Why would you want to hurt lower level employees by taking away a portion of their income? I admire your desire to change things but "get involve with politics?" Half the country is battleing the other half to bring some sanity to our leadership. Politics won't help this situation. Why? Because the very corporations that run places like BK also own our government. Everyone blames Presidents for the ails of our nation. Inflation is not the president's fault, Neither is the sinking of the stock market. Want to know who is responsible for those issues? Corporations. Driven by greed. And in the US greed is a virtue. Not a vice. This is what capitalism has created. Irresponsible capitalism.

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Pollywog
Community Member
3 months ago

The fact this gentleman has never missed a day in 27 frickin years and isn't some kind of manager really let's you know what a c**p place BK is to work!

A Google User
Community Member
3 months ago

I agree he deserves more but not everyone wants to be a manager. He could be totally content in his position, we don't know.

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onivdsrapowijap
Community Member
3 months ago

Why do companies and schools provide rewards for perfect attendance? Just seems dangerous to me to encourage people to come to work/school sick

Gerard Majerczyk
Community Member
3 months ago

I cleaned out my car and found these things under the passenger seat. I put them in a plastic garbage bag and was going to throw it out, but you're closer than the garbage can, so TA-DAH happy 27 years working for us! It's yours. Oh, and someone puked in the washroom so hurry up and take of that. M'kay?

Paul Nowakowski
Community Member
3 months ago

People still haven’t learned that you are just a tool. Burger King could afford to buy this guy a new car if they really appreciate him and it wouldn’t make a dent in their profits. Anyone that believes the company you work for cares about you lives in a fantasy world. YOU CAN EASY BE REPLACED!

Hedonikos One
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

I can relate some to this gentleman's experience. I too spent over 2 decades with a corporation that constantly rewarded service. It is better for corporations to recognize good and loyal employees with things that are tangible. I would have thought after 27 years this man would be given more responsibilities. He was in my eyes an excellent employee. They are not as common as they once use to be. But recognition is empty without reward. Did this man not want manager position? Could he not have been given further education to move up in the corporation? I only say this because after 20 years in my own job, I really had no choice but to retire. I came to realize that my position as a technician was after 20 years nothing more to my employer but a useful idiot. So the reality is that corporations do not give a flying fart in space about their low lever employees. In their eyes we are just cogs in the machine that makes them gobs of money.

Peign Gaming
Community Member
3 months ago

Corporate probably didn't even know about the guy. As long as they get their cut from the franchisee every month, they don't pay attention.

Krista Morehead-McNutt
Community Member
3 months ago

As one poster said work hard and move up...27 years perfect attendance and? They make record profits he gets 1 movie ticket- WOW didn't even bother to try harder then a 5th grade student of the month goodie bag.

David Sabillon
Community Member
3 months ago

Sadly BK is not the o ly company that does this to their employees most if not all mayor fast food companies do this and worst to their employees I've worked for TB for a long time and lately this company has proven that money is more important than the employees they expect so much from the employees they want you to bend over backwards for them while they won't lift a finger for you.

Bob Cakin
Community Member
3 months ago

Time to start organizing your fellow workers and to "miss" a few days of work if you catch my drift.

Tim Swartz
Community Member
3 months ago

And companies wonder why they can't get workers. It's not because they don't want to work, it's because they don't want to work for unappreciated companies that won't even pay a living wage.

A C
Community Member
3 months ago

And likely this was just his manager being nice....not the corporation

Malay bowman
Community Member
3 months ago

All this encourages is for employees to put in the least amount of work possible because they know their employeer will screw them over in the end. When are we going to jump off that rocket sled racing to the bottom.and start climbing back up? At least there was enough good people to give this man what he deserved, unlike Burger King who were supposed to be the ones doing it.

Steven Rivera
Community Member
3 months ago

BK will distance themselves from the franchises, especially in the wake of negative publicity. Their profits are measured by the franchisee’s who pay set revenues for their ownership and use of BK’s name/products. Hopefully, this will lead to the employee’s proper recognition. To say that the gifts were “peer-to-peer” is a typical standardized corporate response that does nothing more than show how out of touch and uninvolved they are, but care only about the profit margin! Fast food chains have the worst reputation for employee retention and it’s a practice used by corporate America to lessen healthcare benefits and raises for those who’s work ethics are clearly unmatched! Good luck finding an outstanding person like this man, in a world where good help is hard to find and no o e wants to work for those measly wages. Perception is everything, but not to conglomerates that view employees as a cog in the system that is easily replaceable.

Sady Sumner
Community Member
3 months ago

I just read an article about how Gen Z predict that they will leave their job every 2 years, and this is why. They watched their parents loyalty go underappriciated for decades, that their grandparents preached would benefit them. Job hopping is the best way to get a wage increase.

Beks Czar
Community Member
3 months ago

Is this Burger King a franchise? I'm not defending them, these corporations make money on the back of slave wages. But who put this package together? The owner? The manager? I think names should be given

Beth Case
Community Member
3 months ago

Did you not read the last paragraph? It wasn't for his years of service. "Following review with this location’s franchisee, we’ve learned that this video depicts a Team Member in receipt of a peer-to-peer reward in recognition of a short-term positive performance/experience."

Aragorn Stellar
Community Member
3 months ago

Uh, if you’re still a fry cook after 27 years, maybe that’s all you really deserve.

Christopher Smith
Community Member
3 months ago

What so a he want? A golden watch? It's not even a round 30 years. It's just a random number 27. The entitlement of people today. I don't get anything, because I work my bud off working for myself. The pay is the reward. If you don't like it find another job or start something on your own. But don't expect a goody in bag.

Greg Allen
Community Member
3 months ago

This is why the FED is raising cost of living, to force people back into jobs like this. We have a workforce shortage because after the pandemic, everyone realized that it wasn't worth it working these dead end jobs and losing so much time with family for a company that could care less about it's people. Talk about supply chain issues when they're sending 55 billion dollars worth of weapons to Ukraine. Military industrial complex approved for another 45billion in spending. We could use that money to create our own supply right here in America. Create more jobs right here in America, so guys like this don't have to depend on Burger King.

henry wallace
Community Member
3 months ago

I was a worker for HMS host is was them who did this not burger king. Since he works for HMS not burger king it's just the brand he works for in the airport.

Pro Metheus
Community Member
3 months ago

My brother, please please don’t blame BK, blame yourself for working for BK for 27 yrs, and you aren’t even moving up to management? Please don’t think BK was to pay you for ur loyalty. Harsh as it sounds, but companies that have a high shuffle rate have no respect for loyalty .

IceRook
Community Member
3 months ago

Disgusting human behavior, that simple.

Crypt Keeper
Community Member
3 months ago

Get a better job.

John Schmidt
Community Member
3 months ago

I worked for the feds for 30 years. They do pay better than burger King but all we get is a pin and a certificate thanking us for our service. No bonus no promotion .no nothing

Ilene Karpman
Community Member
3 months ago

I taught school in Los Angeles United School District for 36 years!! I never got any recognition, thank you, or a free lunch in those 36 years from LAUSD.

Nolan Strand
Community Member
3 months ago

This is one of the many reasons that I absolutely refuse to spend my money at ANY corporate restaurant food chain. The CEOs and their share holders and board of directors make millions for doing nothing worthwhile and the worker bees make a pittance for their hard work and dedication. Corporations and their shareholders, board of directors and CEO'S are the reasons why there is so much poverty across the planet. Society would be better off if Corporations didn't exist.

Kevin Lee
Community Member
3 months ago

That’s why you should work for smaller companies and work your a*s off. You can get to the top. Never missed a day huh? 99.9% of people can’t do that. I’d hire this dude in a heart beat.

Tina Carlton
Community Member
3 months ago

I say boycott BK! They deserve it. It's absolutely disgusting what they gave that man. Better to give him nothing.

Savvy R.
Community Member
3 months ago

BK doesn't have anything to do with this, HMS host does. They are an airport concessions operator and they are the reason that he got ANYTHING. I doubt BK would even give a goodie bag.

Jesse Wang
Community Member
3 months ago

Being forced to work a min wage job to keep your family health coverage is modern day slavery.

Erik Eriksen
Community Member
3 months ago

what utter tripe, all these idiots EXPECTING the unpromised at some irregular time for some unpromised event. And whining about it. GFY

Tina Marie Ward
Community Member
3 months ago

I worked in fast food Restaurants Thay just want you to get the food out. And don't care about anything else. Not just burger King Ther is meny outhers People just don't say anything cuz need that job.. Greedy asz owners Who just don't respect the workers . Like we all slVes

Matthew Lamberth
Community Member
3 months ago

Why is he working at Burger King for 27 years?

John Knoernschild
Community Member
3 months ago

After 27 years at BB King and ur still a cook. Ya, what did you expect from them??? You moved nowhere in the company. Not exactly a job ur supposed to have for such a long time.

Mark Keating
Community Member
3 months ago

No offense, and I mean that truly. But is working at Burger King this man's highest level of work he wanted to obtain? It seems so if he's been there nearly 30 years. But if you can put that much dedication, loyalty, and professionalism into your work, why not take on a job that has growth potential in both skill set and promotion, benefits, and bonuses. He sounds like a very hard worker that settled.

Robin Dehnel
Community Member
3 months ago

Having seen this article in various places, I haven’t seen where he is retiring or leaving. They all state it was for his anniversary (27 years) & perfect attendance. Most people do not receive any acknowledgements until they leave, if then. The disrespect of the worker has become the way of corporate America and one of the reason we are no longer a great nation. I retired after 30 years and received a paper certificate, an extremely small generic lapel pin (who ever wore these?), and an inexpensive wrist watch, (who still wears these?) as did all the others who retired with this amount of experience.

TMT Angus
Community Member
3 months ago

I do my job the best if my ability each and every day. I don't do it for the company. It's how I was raised. When others at work complain about emails reminding people about what needs done or adding tasks, 8 don't worry or complain. I just keep working like I do. Doesn't affect me or make me upset. I just do me. When I leave at the end of the day, I've done everything I could.

Lucas
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm sorry to be the one to say this but... This is a fastfood chain in a capitalist world. In case you have NEVER studied History, Capitalism is a economic/Society choice wich seeks to maximize income. Fasfood chains are known to be highly competitive (that means minimizing costs the most one can). It is logical it is not the choice to making a retirement plan, and that it IS impressive he got something, instead of having been sacked for someone younger and faster to take his job. For those that will most certainly dislike my comment, I really hope you are from somewhere that tries its best to being something outside capitalism (and I most certainly do not mean France or Denmark, but something like Venezuela or Kingdom of Butan, since Europe has a motive they can today rest "at ease". More information: History Book); otherwise you will just be Hypocritically downvoting

Lucas
Community Member
3 months ago

The sad thing is, he bought the Freedom Fighter speech and will probably be sacked for just cause.

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Rizwan Wasi
Community Member
3 months ago

That's why I used to laugh on my colleagues who used to say that they loved the company during my job years. Very often they were the first to be laid off during down sizing of the work force.

Lucas O'Quinn
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow! I havent worked there in over 10 years, but for my 5 year I got a Nintendo DS and and pair of binoculars

Mama Bear
Community Member
3 months ago

They're giving the company too much credit. This looks more like management scrambling to get something together while the owner of the franchise and the corporate office don't give a s***.