Very few people have been working in the same job at the same company for 27 years. Kevin Ford (54) is one of those few. He worked half his life as a chef and cashier at Burger King at the Las Vegas Airport. The American did not miss a single working day.
To honor his loyalty, Ford was given a gift like “picture” mentioned. On Tiktok unpacks the gift bag. Inside: a Starbucks cup, a movie ticket, a box of chocolates, a keyring and key holder, two pens and two boxes of candy.
Users are angry
A video of him opening his box for the unusual seniority gift spreads. It has 1.7 million views on Tiktok and 2.2 million on Twitter, where it was also uploaded. The humble employee wrote about the video: “Very grateful” and “Loyalty pays off!”.
Users who watched the video have a different opinion. For example, one of them wrote: “The guy has worked at Burger King for 27 years and hasn’t even been rewarded with $27 gifts.” Another commented: “It deserves a bough!” A woman points to the fast food giant’s name and writes: “Burger King, you’ve lost your crown.”
“I’d like to work there for 28 years”
news platform «TMZ» He was able to talk to Kevin Ford. There he explains: “I’m happy with everything I get.” However, he adds, “They didn’t even give me two movie tickets, there was only one.” According to the loyal employee, the gift was not from Burger King itself, but from the company “HMSHost”, which operates the Burger King branch at the Las Vegas airport.
Despite everything, Ford doesn’t want to complain. “I would like to work there for another 28 years,” he says. “Maybe I’ll take a day off to see my friends and have fun.” All the love Ford received from people on the internet is “overwhelming.”
I raised $38000
Serena Ford, daughter of Kevin Ford, has one for her dad GoFundMe fundraising program I started. The so-called crowdfunding has already raised more than $38,000. The fundraising goal was set at $50,000. “He certainly doesn’t expect you to donate any money, but if anyone wants to help him, he’ll be happy to visit his grandchildren again,” explains the daughter.
When asked by TMZ, Burger King said: “The Burger King brand and many franchisees across the country strive to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of thousands of people working in a variety of roles – all with the goal of improving…..to offer guests an experience world class.”
Regarding Kevin Ford’s specific case, the fast food giant wrote: “The franchisor offers its team members a robust employee recognition program that includes recognition of seniority milestones and cash awards.” It was a little different with Kevin Ford. (obf)
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