McDonald’s boss mocked for ‘McRule’ reference – but some agree with manager

The chef at a McDonald’s restaurant was ridiculed for posting a note about a new “McRule” about employee drinking at work, but some people agreed with him — despite the flimsy title

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A McDonald’s boss was blasted online for posting a note about a “McRule”.

A McDonald’s boss was mocked online for posting a note about a new “McRule” his employees had to follow – but some agreed with the manager.

On Reddit, a person who saw the note snapped a picture of it and shared it on social media so others could enjoy the blatant caption.

The rule in question revolved around employees using mugs at work, saying they had to use a specific way to keep costs down — and they shouldn’t be used in some areas.

While people flocked to the site to laugh at the ill-chosen title “McRule,” people soon agreed with the manager — saying they had a good point.

The McRule posted at a McDonald’s restaurant



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The note reads: “It has always been the McRule that if you have a drink on the job, you get a 12-ounce beverage. You should drink it and then throw away the cup.

“So let me explain why…

“1 – Drinks should never be left in the service or grill area, it is a health issue.

“2 – This shouldn’t look like a teenage room with 32 half-empty cups – not only is it unsightly, they spill and attract unwanted pests.

“3- It’s a question of money. A 12 ounce paper cup costs three cents and a 16 ounce clear cup costs 8 cents. Now let’s think about the extra four ounces of soda or tea that’s in that cup. It adds up to a lot of money!

The rule was where and how the staff could consume drinks


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“Please treat this privilege as if you were spending your own money. Some Mcdonald’s only allow tap water, no soda or tea, so please be grateful for that.

“Starting 02/08/2022 – I do not want to see clear cups being used by drinks unless they are part of the break meal. If you are unable to follow this simple instruction I will ask a manager to order a drink for you Get your own drink rather than just get your own drink poured in. If that doesn’t stop we will be switching to tap water only.

“I hate being like this, but I feel like some of you have grossly abused that advantage.

“If any of you have a question about this, please reach out to me and I’d be delighted to speak to you about it. Chris”

After the note was posted to Reddit, people started commenting in support of Chris’ McRule.

One said, “If there’s something wrong with that, it’s the employees’ attitude towards the rules and expectations their job requires of them.”

Then a second wrote: “A cost difference of $0.05 means an additional $18.25 per person over a year. Yes, it adds up, but you still make money on every drink that’s actually sold, and you should know that these people won’t give it up if they’re costing you money, or they wouldn’t even get the free drink take first.”

And a third added: “By using the plastic cup they can be refilled throughout the day and save money in the long run. (Specification that the employee gets ~3 drinks per shift).”

McDonald’s was asked for comment.

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