I tell you, if I were a single man with no responsibilities, this is the kind of opportunity that might see me pulling up stakes and heading to Hendersonville, North Carolina to make my fortune:
A Chick-fil-A in North Carolina posted a job opportunity on Facebook that offered to pay "volunteers" in chicken, not money.
The store, in Hendersonville, is celebrating the opening of its new "Drive Thru Express" like this: "We are looking for volunteers for our new Drive Thru Express!," the Facebook post, which was just deleted after getting widely dragged, read. "Earn 5 free entrees per shift (1 hr) worked. Message us for details."
"Message us for details?!"
I think I will!
Not everyone was thrilled about it.
The post racked up 265 comments before being deleted. Many of the commenters pointed out that Chick-fil-A is a massively popular fast food chain whose owners are worth roughly $14 billion and thus should not be asking people to illegally work for free.
Um, they're not "working for free." They're working for food. They're working for chicken.
I'm not saying this is the most lucrative offer in the whole world, but I mean, suppose an older fellow on a fixed income wants to work a day or two per week and get some free lunches to which he can treat his grandkids?
Does someone have some sort of steaming existential objection to such an arrangement?
Thankfully, the franchise isn't backing down in the face of sputtering bullies:
"Thanks for everyone's concern on this matter," the store said in response to a post that said it should not be offering "volunteer" positions. "This is a volunteer based opportunity, which means people can opt in to volunteer if they think it's a good fit for them. We've had multiple people sign up and enjoy doing and have done it multiple times. People who sign up for this chose it voluntarily.
Serving incredible food and not bowing to the mob—sounds about on-brand for this joint!
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