Imagine when we go for a ride and somewhere during the trip,we begin to experience that hungry spirit kick in. Guess what? Ladies and gentleman, that is our stomachs telling us that it needs company–food that is. But what happens when we give our stomachs too much attention? It will become more demanding for food and everything else in between.
That is what happened to a thirty-two-year-old man in Brazil. He was an employee of McDonald’s in the Brazilian Division for twelve years as a Franchise Manager. He simply ate too much food while being employed at a fast food chain. Now, McDonald’s will have to pay him $17,500 due to the fact that he gained sixty-five pounds, according to Judge Joao Ghisleni.
The former franchise manager claimed that he felt as if he was forced to try out the food everyday to make sure that quality standards were high, because McDonald’s hired so called “mystery clients” to go on restaurant visits to give a report on the food, services, and the level of cleanliness. Common sense would have told him to check out the food, but not to eat until he looks like Jabba the Hut! Even a five-year-old knows better not to stretch his intestines to extremes.
The man also stated that McDonald’s had given away free lunches to employees. According to him, this allowed him to increase his caloric intake during his time working there. This sounds like great comic relief. Many comedians would want to use him as a punchline. Where was his mentality? Obviously, it was with the hamburgers, French fries, large Cokes, and the whole nine yards! What was he thinking? Not thinking!
On the contrary, Judge Joao Ghisleni said that McDonald’s may appeal the case, and the Brazilian headquarters of the chain stated in an e-mail last Thursday it was seeking legal options. McDonald’s stated that there are healthier food choices to choose from. Just think about the very tasty salads that it sells, such as the Southwestern Ranch, which contains chicken, either grilled or breaded. This man did not think about that.
In the email, it simply states, “The chain offers a large variety of options and balanced menus to cater (to) the daily dietary needs of its employees.” The man was obviously hungry in more places than his belly but in his pockets as well.