- A Burger King sign saying “we all quit” went viral after a group of disgruntled workers resigned.
- The former manager of the Lincoln, Nebraska, restaurant said she quit over working conditions.
- More and more people are “rage quitting” over conditions and low pay during the labor shortage.
- See more stories on Insider’s business page.
A photo of a Burger King sign saying “we all quit” went viral this week after a group of nine disgruntled workers resigned from a Lincoln, Nebraska, outlet of the fast-food chain over working conditions.
The sign outside the restaurant, which has since been taken down, said: “We all quit, sorry for the inconvenience.”
-Channel 8 KLKN-TV (@Channel8ABC) July 12, 2021
The former general manager of the restaurant, Rachael Flores, told local Nebraska news site Channel 8 that a group of employees came up with the sign “to laugh at upper management.”
“I didn’t think anybody was going to notice it, because we did just one sign, and then it went pretty crazy on Facebook. I got a call from my upper management and they told me I needed to take it down,” she said.
Flores told Channel 8 that she resigned along with eight colleagues because of working conditions. She said that the kitchen had no air conditioning for several weeks and reached 90 degrees, and that the restaurant was understaffed.
Burger King did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
These fast-food workers are among a growing group of retail workers that are “rage quitting” their jobs over working conditions and pay during the US labor shortage.
Experts say a tight labor market in the US is giving workers the chance to hunt for better-paying jobs.
“Consumer demand is expanding faster than people are able and willing to go back into the labor force,” Chris Tilly, a professor at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs, told Insider’s Aine Cain.
“I don’t think we’re at a point where workers have permanently gained the upper hand, but I would be cautious about saying exactly when the power is going to shift back more to employers,” he said.