HR Strange But True!
November 04, 2010

The company famous for “happy meals”, has at least one ex-manager who is anything but happy with the food selection at work.

A former manager at a McDonald’s restaurant in Brazil was awarded $17,500 because he gained over 60 lbs during his employment.

The man claims the restaurant is responsible for his significant weight gain during the 12 years he worked at the franchise. The former McDonald’s manager felt it was his job responsibility to sample the food every day to make sure it was up to standards. He felt he was forced to do so because McDonald's hired "mystery clients" to randomly visit restaurants and report on their experiences, including the quality of the food.

In addition to taste-testing, the former manager also blames the company for offering free lunches to employees, claiming the perk exposes employees, like him, to additional unhealthy foods.

According to news sources, McDonald’s is considering whether they will appear the judge’s ruling. "The chain offers a large variety of options and balanced menus to cater (to) the daily dietary needs of its employees," the company said in the statement.


New York Times

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