Manager sues McDonald’s for weight gain and wins
A manager at a McDonald‘s in Brazil sued the company because he said working at the fast-food chain made him fat — and he won.
From a first glance, we might assume that he is saying he ate too much food just by virtue of being around it, but apparently the situation was more complicated than that:
It wasn’t just all those complimentary employee meals that caused him to balloon from 155 pounds to more than 230, the man said. It was his fear of “mystery clients” (presumably the Brazilian equivalent of “secret shoppers”). The manager said that he was so intimidated by the prospect that these stealth eaters would find his restaurant’s food subpar that he felt he was required to sample menu items every day.
I find it kind of horrifying on several levels, if he really was so terrified of quality control that he was eating more than he wanted/needed, and especially of that type of food. I mean, I have no problem with people choosing to eat at McDonald’s but I think it’s pretty clear it’s not the healthiest choice, and no one should ever feel compelled by their job (or anything else) to eat it.
Beyond that, I don’t know what else to say about this. What do you think?