Oct 28th 2016 by fraydaysteam • 53 Questions • 2751 Points
My short bio: Hi Reddit! I’m John, a McDonald’s overnight manager of 5+ years. I feel like I have seen all the craziest things you would expect and more. Feel free to ask me anything. I can also answer any questions in relation to running a business, as I do that in my spare time.
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Edit #1: Since many people here have asked, the business I recently started is Gym Supplements Box. We make boxes of full-sized gym supplements, giving everything necessary for muscle and cardio workouts.
Working at McDonlads and running a fitness business, yes the irony..
have seen it all.
Well the obvious question then. How many customers' dicks have you seen?
Yeah I was waiting before someone finally asked the real stuff!
But to answer your question, two.
There's a Taco Bell in my area that has the best night staff of any fast food restaurant I've ever been to. They're always super happy and joke around with us.
A new Taco Bell opened up closer to my house, but I still go out of my way to buy from the "fun" one.
I asked the drive through guy at my Taco Bell how he liked his job and he said it was amazing. He said his manager tries to keep the employees happy and that's how they're always in such a good mood. Is there any incentive for a manager to treat his/her employees well?
Unfortunately in most fast food franchises there really isn't any incentive for a manager to go the extra effort to make employees enjoy their work.
I'd consider myself a pretty banterous lad though, so I always tried to make things fun- a happy employee is a hard working employee.
I'd say I'm more like the Archbishop of Banterbury
Yo so how do you address rumors that the X-Men come to your McDonalds to buy fatty foods in secret for Hugh Jackman?
The X-Men?? Hugh just comes in himself, the bloke's got no shame at all mate!
How many sweet Aussie titties have flashed you in the drive thru?
It's happened a couple of times, you get a number from a girl every now and then as well ahah
Nuggets/fries. Those two items must always be constantly produced to meet demand.
Assuming you want to stay in the McD corporation, what are your job aspirations? Seriously, where would you be if you stayed with McD for 30 years?
But, if you want to do something else eventually, what are your life goals?
Generally speaking, if you're good enough you can become Restaurant Manager and run the store. From there you can go on to work in head office.
That wasn't really my thing, so I used the experience I had at Macca's and got a job at a bank.
Just used to getting up for gym before work during the week- had an early one yesterday as well.
So what do you serve in Aus that we don't have here in the US? Also what's the weirdest request for an order you've seen?
As far as I know we serve the McOz burger, although it's seasonal. I think we're one of the few countries that still do Apple Pies, but I could be wrong.
One of the weirdest would have to be the Double Pounder some guy ordered once- not Double Quarter Pounder, Double Pounder, so 8 meat patties.
We had to serve it in a Happy Meal box.
Have you seen attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion?
I've seen people ask for a "pack of chips" who had a chip on their shoulder because we only sold "fries"?
Are you using the force to manipulate my mind? Since I started reading this thread, I am really craving McDonalds now.
Lmao of course not
cashing $13.21 cheque - McDonalds marketing fee
HECK, nah not a litre, but I've sold a sundae cup full of it on a few occasions.
Have you ever seen or had to stop an employee from tampering with someone's food?
(I'm perpetually afraid of eating booger-burgers)
Never, not once in 5 and a bit years did I ever see an employee do something like spit in a burger
Have you ever had to deal with a drive thru worker shoving 2 chicken mcnuggets up their ass because customer wanted a 4 piece chicken mcnugget, but they only come in 6 or 12 pieces?
Can't say it ever happened tbh
Do you ever put on High Voltage really loud so that everyone can listen to Acca Dacca at Maccas?
This is not a bad idea actually... brb
Would probably have been the time a guy I served at 3am- who I thought went home, crawled out of the playground at 730am after spending the night there.
I used to be a maccas manager about 5 years ago. We used to lock the play equipment up with these things that cover the tubes up so people didn't get into them late at night. One morning when unlocking them so they could be used for the day a small aboriginal boy that would of been less than 10 years old popped out of the equipment and just ran off after spending the entire night in there. Poor kid really, where the fuck were his parents?
That's pretty crazy, never had to lock them up like that.
I guess the pissheads in my area were well behaved
Makes me think a couple of pillows and sleeping bags in there wouldn't go astray. It's not like kids are playing there midnight - 6am. Imagine if every Maccas did that.
youd get too many deros then but
YEAH THE BOYS
hi, I'm a manager who does overnights AND does the end of month counts (and no I'm neither the gm or first manager). how hard is it to get someone to fill in for the manager who is counting that night and what are your qcr numbers generally?
End of month counts?? That rough. Generally speaking, it's super hard to get a manager's shift covered, bcause of the limited number of people who are able/willing to do an 8 hour shift.
QCR numbers? We might call them a different thing over here, what do they refer to?
Not enough, simply put, I wasn't doing it for the pay, but the experience and the fact that it looked good on a resume- it's since helped me land an even better job elsewhere.
A "ghetto McFlurry"
Ask for 3 ice cream comes in a lid ($1.50) And then ask for M&Ms in a lid ($0.50) Then ask for a McFlurry cup.
The logic here is that you put all that together in the McFlurry cup and you have a de-facto McFlurry for $2 instead of $5
Would probably have to be the lactose intolerant guy.
This was only when I was starting out, but some guy who was lactose intolerant would come in and order a Cheeseburger- with a dozen extra cheese slices. He'd eat the whole thing and then proceed to have violent diarrhea.
He'd then smear the whole sordid mess over the cubicle. He did this about 3 or 4 times I think.
What's the store policy when someone shitfaced drunk goes through the drive through in the middle of the night?
I only ask because drink driving pisses me off and I was in the car behind some guy in the drive through. He was so drunk he dropped his change then fell out of his car trying to pick it up, then he got back in and drove off. The staff didn't seem to care.
Generally speaking there isn't much we can do about drunk drivers- it's rare anyway, but when it did happen I'd ask if they were ok to drive.
If they kept coming in drunk I'd tell them to get lost.
yeah- when you get so tired that you start running solely on caffeine and adrenaline
Yep every year they run the promotion.
I'm not gay, but a promotion is a promotion...
But it did take me longer than I wanted, on account of an old Restaurant Manager playing favorites with the promotion of new managers
Why is the soft serve machine always 'broken' at night? Is it just being cleaned or refilled?
Yeah, probably the biggest headache - its sometimes both.
EDIT: Let me clarify, its not broken, every night it had to go into its nightly cleaning cycle.
Yes, it's very annoying. No, we can't do anything about it, we do it at night because its the quietest time.
How many times have you had to go to the bathroom to break up the kangaroo orgies ?
None, the cheeky bastards just do it in the dining room.
Have you seen any guns throughout your time there? Also, what does kangaroo taste like?
The security guard who carried the cash to the bank every day carried of course, but nothing other than on the cops who'd come in.
Kangaroo is great- very lean.
How is this anymore crazy than working at any average mcdonalds where I live? People get stabbed at the mcdonalds here on an average Tuesday lunch hour.
do you live in Detroit?
did the scariest night in your memory involve a person or an animal?
i'm wary of the beasts down under.
Scariest nights were always involving people who behaved like animals.
What is the weirdest request you've had throughout your career?
See above- has to be the double pounder
I run Gym Supplements Box. We make boxes of full-sized gym supplements, giving everything necessary for muscle and cardio workouts. Although yes, running a Gym Supplements business while working at McDonald's is very ironic...
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