The Burger King employee celebrating 27 years on the job says he felt let down by a mediocre goodie bag from his company, and yet… he still expresses incredible gratitude. You might want to take some tissues.
We spoke to a 54 year old man Kevin Ford – who works as a cook/cashier at the Las Vegas airport BK – on how his employer chose to mark his birthday. While the video of him showing the contents of the bag has gone viral, Kevin doesn’t want anyone to think he’s ungrateful…he just found the reward a bit lackluster.
He tells us that HMS Host, the company that recruits Burger King, sent him what looked like some stuff they had lying around the office.
Kevin has been around long enough to know that before COVID, employees would receive checks for their birthdays with the company.
That being said, Kevin told us that he was just grateful to have a job in these trying times and didn’t want to overshadow his business.
The good news is that with over a quarter century under her belt, someone has risen to show her appreciation – Kevin’s daughter.
He was moved by telling us about the life of his daughter GoFundMe fundraiser to visit his grandchildren in Texas, and he’s already passed the $3,000 mark. Kevin says he’ll use it to take a day off and maybe buy a new car – American and hybrid. Clever.
A Burger King spokesperson told TMZ … “The Burger King brand and its many franchisees nationwide are committed to recognizing and celebrating the accomplishments of the thousands of people in a wide range of roles – all dedicated to provide our guests with a world-class experience.”
They continue, “Upon review with the franchisee of this location, we have learned that this video shows a team member receiving a peer-to-peer award in recognition of a short-term positive performance/experience. The franchisee offers its members team a strong employee recognition program, which includes recognition of tenure milestones and monetary rewards.”
We have contacted HMS Host for a comment…so far no response.