In a viral video on TikTok, a McDonald’s employee added their code to a random customer’s order to receive redemption points for free food. Many users in the comments warned against doing this, sparking debate about the consequences.
“Those who get it will understand it duh,” user @nnennaaaaa captioned TikTok. The worker seems to be implying that the video is a joke, using hashtags like #comedy and #jokes.
The video shows the worker entering her code on the POS system and it has received over 1.3 million views.
Several TikTok users in the comments expressed support for the workers’ efforts to get free food.
One user said: “Only other minimum wage slaves get this.
“Work is temporary, point is forever”, another person speak.
However, many others in the comments warned that workers could lose their jobs.
“How to get fired 101,” said one user.
“This is an immediate end to where I work, lol,” another said.
Several users who claim to do the same have shared the consequences they faced.
“Don’t do it constantly as the company will send an automatic ‘fraud report’ to the store. I got caught… I got over 40k points,” said one user.
“I did this and now I have theft on my record,” another said.
“Don’t do that to the dog, I was booked and suspended for three days,” said a third.
However, others claim that they have experienced minor consequences in comparison.
“No, someone in my position did this and he didn’t get fired just got in trouble and they told him to stop doing it, he got 60k points from it,” one user wrote. know.
“I used to work at McDonald’s and I do this every day to get a free frappe and Big Mac,” another speak.
“I always did this when I worked at McDonald’s and was never arrested for it,” said a third.
The Daily Dot has reached out to user @nnennaaaaa via comment on TikTok and McDonald’s via email.
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* First published: January 4, 2022, 9:04 a.m. CST
Laiken Neumann is a freelance journalist based in Austin, Texas, who writes about culture, entertainment, and social justice.
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