I’ve never worked in the fast-food industry, but if I had, the chances of my doing something disgusting, taking a photo of it, and posting it on the Internet would be zero. Sadly, too many fast-food restaurant employees do not share my towering moral standards.
I’m surprised there isn’t a subreddit yet for gross fast-food photos, such as the one of the Taco Bell employee licking a stack of taco shells
. Now it’s a Wendy’s employee, who was so hungry for the store’s delicious soft serve that he kneeled below the machine and pulled what can only be referred to as a “Pauly Shore”
Every time one of these things goes viral, the company has to respond with some asinine statement denouncing the behavior, along with the proclamation that it’s launching an investigation.
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Wendy’s hasn’t released one yet, but rest assured that it will read something like this: “At Wendy’s we hold ourselves and our employees to the highest standards. We are aware of a photo circulating online that depicts an employee using company property in an inappropriate manner. We apologize, and will take steps to rectify the situation.”
A better, more human statement might read: “We know—it’s gross. But when you employ legions of teenagers, you’re going to get a few bad apples in the mix. We’ll find this dopey S.O.B. and fire him and tell our franchisees not to hire idiots, but let’s face it—teenagers do stupid stuff.”
But alas, gird yourself instead for some corporate blather-laden speech from Wendy’s.