Many secrets are hidden behind the golden arches of McDonald’s, but one TikTok user has revealed the reality of what it’s like to work inside the fast-food chain.
A poster who goes by @mcdonalds_hacks101 takes users behind-the-scenes at the McDonald’s franchise in his videos, even giving his definitive rankings of workstation positions rated on a scale from one to 10.
“Hey, guys. Today, we’re going to be rating McDonald’s positions. Let’s go,” he says in one clip, which has been viewed more than 171,000 times.
The TikToker ranked the positions from least favorite to favorite, beginning with the fry station — which he claims is the worst station to work.
“I absolutely hate this piece of s–t. It is a zero out of 10,” he declares.
He then moves to the register in the front, which he gives a six out of 10.
Running and presenting food received a seven out of 10 — although he admitted it’s less enjoyable when it gets hectic — while cooking got an eight out of 10.
However, the perfect score went to the drive-thru, or the “pit,” which got 10 out of 10.
“I am mostly [here], so I’d have to rate it at a 10 out of 10 because this is where I’m most comfortable,” he explained.
Seasoned McDonald’s workers commented on the video, disputing and agreeing with his rankings.
“I love running ESPECIALLY WHEN ITS PACKED,” one user commented.
“lmao fry station was the worst. I spent many years managing and supervising in Michigan. I think u are awesome,” another wrote.
Others thought he’d gotten the rankings wrong.
“Fries is my favorite because you don’t have to deal with any customers,” someone responded to the video,
“Runner>presenter but during a rush backcash [pit] >runner>presenter,” one person declared, while another called the pit “punishment.”
“It’s not ’cause we’ve run out — that’s a lie,” she said, adding why you should “never” order fries, alleging that employees often stick their hands in and eat a fry or two so you never know who your fries may have been touched by.
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