A McDonald’s employee who worked at a branch in Louisville, Kentucky, apparently quit their job by posting a sign at a drive-through on Saturday night.
A photo of the sign read: “We are closed because I am quitting and I hate this job.” It was shared on Twitter by a user, Great Ape Dad, who spotted the posting the following morning.
He later explained in a follow-up tweet that the sign was stuck up by a night shift manager who had “suddenly quit” the night before and closed up shop early, Today reported.
Great Ape Dad told Today he was en route to pick up the new BTS meal for his wife, when he came across the note. “I took a picture, uploaded it to Twitter, not thinking much of anything about it,” he said. “And much to my surprise, it’s had quite a success.”
Seen at our local McDonald’s pic.twitter.com/InhWzowlVm
— Great Ape Dad 💪🏿🦍 💪🏾🐵 (@GreatApeDad) June 14, 2021
Apparently, employees were unaware of the note until he pointed it out to them.
“I used to work in the service industry myself,” the user added. “I think that people are just frustrated, especially the working-class people who are there in the front line … things that are in a boiling point where I can definitely see where someone on a Saturday night that doesn’t want to be working the drive-thru — wants to just call it quits.”
McDonald’s did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment on this story.
US employees are increasingly “rage-quitting” their jobs as a tightening labor market means that companies must reckon with the often unfavorable conditions and low pay they are offering.
Frustrated employees are often choosing to depart their roles, rather than wait around and hope things will change.
In an interview with Insider’s Áine Cain, a former employee at Dollar General rage-quit her job in the springtime of 2021, after finding her drowning in an increasingly fraught work environment.
“By the time you get down to that lowly stay-at-home mom that just wanted a part-time job — who is earning less than a hundred dollars a week because she’s making $7.25 an hour and only working 10 hours a week — it’s not worth it,” the employee told Insider.