I’ve been working at McDonalds as a first job for the past 2 years. It is as trash paying as it is boring.
Pro-Tip aswell, order without ice because you get more ;)
get more of...?
Do you guys get sick of the food? Do you not want to eat there because you’ve worked there?
Depends on how you feel about seeing uncooked raw meat and what not. for me, I’m fine with eating the food, but god help you all if you drink your drinks with ice, those Ice machines are cleaned on a rare basis, and the amount of floaties you’ll get in ur water cups is atrocious.
Is it true that asking for fries without salt means you get fresh fries since they have to cook a separate batch?
Ex McDonald's manager here 16 years ago. Why are employees so stingy about giving out sauces for nuggets and salsa for burritoes? Is it because they don't want to have to restock the bins?
Edit: they should also bring back big and tastys for a dollar.
I work in Australia, so we don’t have burritos, unless that’s ur fancy way of saying wraps. regardless it all depends on the employees attitude - a good talk to the manager should help, but the amount we get paid doesn’t help us adjust or moods.
What's the most interesting thing that has happened while you worked there?
A coworker got accused of blowing on eggs.
How good/clean are the milkshake machines? I’ve heard a few rumors that they are barely clean and have been recommended to not have the shakes. Is this true?
I can guarantee at our restaurant it gets maintenance every Saturday.
Would you genuinely recommend someone the food there?
It’s probably better to eat at more smaller businesses as they don’t buy in bulk and usually there food is local.
Are the ice cream machines REALLY down when you say they are?
Kinda~ish they usually have scheduled maintenance, otherwise we’ve probably just ran out sundae (ice cream)
Whats the number one thing you would never eat at mcdonalds because of how gross it is?
Ice - but if you wondering about actual food, probably a filet. That’s just a gross burger.
When I tell them I'm allergic to eggs, are they making a good faith effort to prepare my food without cross-contamination?
No, we use the same tongs to pick up the eggs and the meat, although we are provided with a seperate egg tong. No one really is bothered.
Thank you for doing this! Very interesting and eye opening. What is the grossest thing you’ve seen regarding the food? Thanks!
You’re very welcome! I’m happy to answer all the questions I can!
What's the best thing (personal opinion) to order from McDonalds? Oh, also when you work there, do you get free/discounted food? My friend said he gets to bring home food after he has a shift from (insert time) to closing (they aren't a 24 hrs)
50% Discount - and Big Mac on a wrap, we aren’t allowed any more free food due to how much money the store lost.
How do I ask a worker to fill my drink or Mc Flurry up to the top the way it’s meant to be served without feeling guilt?
This one time I got a McFlurry that was literally less than half way filled up
We have to say yes too you, it’s a policy.
What’s the most annoying thing customers do without knowing it?
Order with a steamer bun. It’s very inconvenient - yous don’t even understand.
Do you get used to the smell? I'm not a big fan of McDonald's for starters, but that smell in the restaurants is really off-putting.
When I get sick the smell makes me wanna vomit. But no it doesn’t bother me other than that.
I have allergies to dairy, nuts, and seafood. How worried should I be about cross contamination?
if your ordering a burger you should be fine, maybe don’t have any filet burgers and stay away from ice creams and sundaes.
Do you or anyone you work with do nasty stuff to the food of rude customers? 😏
We don’t really know who ordered what, because we don’t always look at the front counter.
Hey, I also work at an Aussie Maccas. Do you work front, drive or kitchen?
back area (kitchen)
How do employees feel about working Christmas Day and other big public holidays? Is it worth the pay?
Most of us have matured and have gotten over the enjoyment of things like Christmas and what not, so it’s no biggy.
Can McD's rename & bring back the Third Pounder burger? I liked them, but refused to put anything in my mouth that rhymed with turd pounder.
If your name suggests you hate being sober, shouldn’t you stop drinking beer since it rhyme with rear? jokes aside - a piece of Angus meat alone is a quarter of a pound, so a Classic Angus should do the job.
How come my McDonalds always gets orders wrong? I understand it once in a while but it’s every single time for me. I ask for a burger without cheese but they always put it on there. Somehow they also forgot an entire milkshake? (and still charged for it)
That’s usually lazy working.
Can. You give us a range of the pay?
15 year olds get roughly $11.80 AUD 16 year olds get $13.30 AUD
Any rumours about McDonald’s anybody would like me to elaborate on?
Is it really possible to win anything substantial from the monopoly promos?
WTF happened to the fries? They used to be delicious. I always assumed they cut the salt for health reasons, but that should be an option, not default. And they cant even make them right if you ask.
There’s no wrong and right with out cooking - the we place the food and it is set on a timer, once the timer is up we have the cooked food ready to serve, it isn’t the employee’s fault for bad quality food. Thanks for your response.
I used to work at McDonald’s. Can you describe the craziest middle aged white man customer you had to deal with?
Crackhead at the front asking for free food, he left after two hours of begging. He came back later with a bible. Dunno where he got it from.
Y'all used to have this great burger that had bacon and bacon jam on it, and I loved to substitute the burger for chicken every once and a while. What are the chances of McDonald's bringing back an item like that?
McDonalds will reintroduce old menu items, unless ofcourse if it was horrible - so don’t get your hopes down!
Ice for your drinks, order a water with ice and look into ur cup. And you’ll get a feel for what I mean - also thanks for asking. I asked for a personalised meal which is a Big Mac, but I get it all put in a wrap.
What’s up with these new quarter pounders versus the old ones?
Also is the patties from the Big Mac the same as in the McDouble? And regular hamburger?
And yes, we only have 5 different types of meat, 10:1 which is for Big Macs, CheeseBurgers, Dbl Beef and Bacons & Hamburgers 4:1 which is for Quarter Pounders, McFeasts & Beef wraps 3:1 which is for Classic Angus, Angus Clubhouse & Bacon Angus 5:1 (Limited Time) for Grand Macs Sausage which is for muffins.
Why is Diet Coke your only diet fountain option? Why did you eliminate Diet Dr. Pepper?
McDonalds as industry works off of statistics and chooses the better money saving option, as coke is the most chosen drink after all.
I'm working in McDonald's right now but what would you say your least favorite thing to make? Mine is when PEOPLE ORDER FUCKING BREAKFAST AT 6:00 AT NIGHT
SAME BRO LIKE FUUUCK HAVING TO COOK EGGS , MUFFINS AND SAUSAGE IS SO FUCKING ANNOYING AT NIGHT
The soft serve ice cream and milk shake. Are they made from real diary or just bunch of melted fat?
They’d have fats and what not, but you couldn’t make an ice cream without dairy and milk.
Has there ever been talk about sweet potato fries?
nope, not that I have heard of.. but McDonald’s is very spontaneous with there choice of specialty items. so don’t get ur hopes down.
God Knows whatever the hell chokes are, they are made with Apple, Cinnamon and artificial flavouring.
How many times do you step on the lettuce there with your feet as apposed to at Burger King?
Funny, but not regularly - we sweep up often.
Did you mess around with the ingredients and whats the most crazy burger you have made for yourself?
We can’t make our own food, but if one of your friends working see you ordering, they can hook you up with extras.
What wouldn't you recommend eating there? I always heard that the milkshake machines aren't always cleaned daily.
they get cleaned weekly, unless ofcourse they are damaged or require maintenance.
If you're cooking on a just-cleaned grill, do you have issues with the 10:1 sticking to it?
No, it’s non-stick grills, we do have problems if they haven’t been cleaned in a period of time.
I sure hope this isn't degrading to you. But Ive always wanted to ask.. why work at McDonalds? you can make so much more money even if you didn't graduate 5th grade and have 3 armed robberies on your record. Whats the point in working at (what I, a lay person in fast food perceive to be) a dead end job for $10-15 an hour? it seems like busy tedious work with little job satisfaction and pay.
again, sorry if that sounds degrading. thats not the intent. I'm sure there are reasons.. i just can't think of any. Thanks for posting this my friend.
No, I understand your point, I’m a minor if y’all didn’t catch that. So I’m still in school, and it’s a basic job that’s fulfills my needs for money. It wasn’t a degrading question it was brutally honest - I respect that from a person.
Last week I was in a McDonald’s here in London and saw a manager (or senior staff member) get annoyed at her team because they had been cooking the fries with hash brown settings.
Breakfast had ended maybe 20 minutes prior so I assume someone forgot to change the settings once they switched to the lunch menu but what I don’t understand is the gravity of this error.
Why would a manager get annoyed with her team for this? Is there a noticeable difference to a customer if the chips are cooked in this way?
The setting isn’t a preset, when you put the item in the fryer you have to click a button (for whichever food item) than submit it. It would’ve been an accident as it isn’t uncommon to click the wrong food option.
How many times a week do you get asked for Rick and Morty Mulan sauce?
Are the fires effecting you at all? Or will be?
They ran their course near me. and have passed.
What was the worst experience with a customer?
I don’t work on the counter, I haven’t had really any bad experiences.
Why can't you all take cards after midnight?
Not sure, I don’t work in a 24 hour store.
Where is the beef from? Like, is it safe?
Most of it is local, unless it’s WAGYU beef. Which is from a Japanese breed of cow.
I find my local stores are seriously understaffed, is this an issue for your store?
My wait times have been getting longer and longer, can you suggest why this might be?
Are the patties mass grilled and then stored until orders come in?
Yes, but we have max amounts of meat we can cook and store depending on the hour of the day, and the peak of the orders coming through, so our quality is much better.
Is it true MCD has a more potent blend of Coca Cola to account for ice melting an diluting the drink?
no, it’s just a mixture or coke syrup and sparkling water. Otherwise it would go for every drink.
So is the ice cream machine really down for cleaning or is that an excuse not to make it?
We don’t make excuses, they’re usually down. The machines are expensive yet very - very inconsistent and unreliable.