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For those who have worked at McDonalds/KFC/Burger King, do you get free food? watch

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    And if so did you get sick of it quickly? I always imagined working in KFC eating as much as I want to be very attractive. Makes me want to quit my proffesional job and seek employment within one of these chains.
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    Though I still don't work at all I believe yes you do get free food from these chains HOWEVER can't eat their whole stash!
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    I work at McDonalds.

    Only free food on our breaks and we're limited to spending '4 points' where certain menu items are worth 1 or 2 points each. Eg, Quarter pounder (1 point), fries (1 point) and a mocha frappe (2 points) or 5 chicken selects (2 points), apple pie (1 point) and a coke (1 point). Only menu item we're not allowed (from the top of my head) are 20 nug nugs and we are not allowed to have 2 main menu items (eg, a quarter pounder and bigmac or 5 selects and a quarter pounder - but you can have a 99p cheeseburger/chicken mayo/hamburger and a main menu item).

    The only food I eat on shift is quality testing fries which is literally 1 slither every now and then. Although I have had a few frappes during my shift because they were made spare!

    And yes, im sick of it so I make my own lunch.
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    The sound of free mcd’s or KFC sounds attractive initially. But I assume it would get you really sick long term as their products can barely be called “food”. It tastes good though
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    (Original post by BTAnonymous)
    I work at McDonalds.

    Only free food on our breaks and we're limited to spending '4 points' where certain menu items are worth 1 or 2 points each. Eg, Quarter pounder (1 point), fries (1 point) and a mocha frappe (2 points) or 5 chicken selects (2 points), apple pie (1 point) and a coke (1 point). Only menu item we're not allowed (from the top of my head) are 20 nug nugs and we are not allowed to have 2 main menu items (eg, a quarter pounder and bigmac or 5 selects and a quarter pounder - but you can have a 99p cheeseburger/chicken mayo/hamburger and a main menu item).

    The only food I eat on shift is quality testing fries which is literally 1 slither every now and then. Although I have had a few frappes during my shift because they were made spare!

    And yes, im sick of it so I make my own lunch.
    is that 4 points per day?
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    (Original post by Got Milk)
    is that 4 points per day?
    Per shift, although technically if you had to take two breaks (if you had something like a 12 hour shift) then you should be entitled to 8 points all together.
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    (Original post by BTAnonymous)
    Per shift, although technically if you had to take two breaks (if you had something like a 12 hour shift) then you should be entitled to 8 points all together.
    Is there a way to cheat the system? Aka get more food than supposed to?
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    (Original post by The Night King)
    Is there a way to cheat the system? Aka get more food than supposed to?
    you're supposed to write down your break items onto a book. recently, they stripped us of the 4 point rule because no one was writing their break down.

    however, you're not supposed to make your break yourself (stupid rule, not sure why) so you're meant to ask a colleague to get your break for you. So you could just ask a different colleague to get your break.

    it's really easy to steal food as well ngl. if i wanted too, I could just walk into the kitchen during my break, make myself 6 nuggets and just walk back to the crew room with no problem.
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    (Original post by BTAnonymous)
    you're supposed to write down your break items onto a book. recently, they stripped us of the 4 point rule because no one was writing their break down.

    however, you're not supposed to make your break yourself (stupid rule, not sure why) so you're meant to ask a colleague to get your break for you. So you could just ask a different colleague to get your break.

    it's really easy to steal food as well ngl. if i wanted too, I could just walk into the kitchen during my break, make myself 6 nuggets and just walk back to the crew room with no problem.
    Why restrict yourself to only 6? Joking

    Do you feel you save money on food from this free daily meal though?
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    (Original post by The Night King)
    Why restrict yourself to only 6? Joking

    Do you feel you save money on food from this free daily meal though?
    Trust me, once you see them for for 6 hours each day two days a week you'll only want 6 lol.

    Yes, definitely. If I don't bring my own lunch in i'll get a a wrap and fries with some other items which equates to around 6 pound; I get £6.50 an hour so it does help.
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    (Original post by BTAnonymous)
    Trust me, once you see them for for 6 hours each day two days a week you'll only want 6 lol.

    Yes, definitely. If I don't bring my own lunch in i'll get a a wrap and fries with some other items which equates to around 6 pound; I get £6.50 an hour so it does help.
    Hmm idk man, I’m that type of person who can eat the same meal for years:laugh: I literally used to eat chicken and brown rice everyday for around 3 years when I was dieting. Didn’t bother me one bit.
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    (Original post by The Night King)
    Hmm idk man, I’m that type of person who can eat the same meal for years:laugh: I literally used to eat chicken and brown rice everyday for around 3 years when I was dieting. Didn’t bother me one bit.
    Waaat! I mean, we have plenty of left overs every day so feel free to come in and bag a few nuggets or chicken selects!
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    (Original post by BTAnonymous)
    Waaat! I mean, we have plenty of left overs every day so feel free to come in and bag a few nuggets or chicken selects!
    Yeah. In fact I do the same thing rn at uni. I eat beans on toast with a cheese and ham eggs omlette every morning lol. Niceee, I’m on my way!😂 I’d actually do it if your mcdonald’s was close to me ngl lol
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    (Original post by The Night King)
    Yeah. In fact I do the same thing rn at uni. I eat beans on toast with a cheese and ham eggs omlette every morning lol. Niceee, I’m on my way!😂 I’d actually do it if your mcdonald’s was close to me ngl lol
    That's a good breakfast, like really good! We waste so much food and some guy has to count every single nugget at the end of the day.
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    (Original post by BTAnonymous)
    Per shift, although technically if you had to take two breaks (if you had something like a 12 hour shift) then you should be entitled to 8 points all together.
    this seems quite generous
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    (Original post by Got Milk)
    this seems quite generous
    it's a decent part time job tbh. extremely flexible, decent wage and you can progress fairly easily if you want.
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    i cant imagine eating them 20 nuggets all the time. did it once and felt sick
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    (Original post by Got Milk)
    And if so did you get sick of it quickly? I always imagined working in KFC eating as much as I want to be very attractive. Makes me want to quit my proffesional job and seek employment within one of these chains.
    My boyfriend works at KFC and every shift I believe (maybe over a certain shift like a split shift) they get a free staff meal, which allows you to buy anything using £6 allowance per shift. Then often he gets to bring home food at the end of his shift, when he works a close, to stop food going to waste which he often shares or gives out to various people (can be quite a lot, although this depends on the manager- I don't know if it's in line with company rules)

    I thought he'd be sick of the food by now, but when you're working and hungry on break and there's free food- you wouldn't turn it down
 
 
 
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