Each week, Ben Hopkinson looks back at what’s happened the past 7 days and what was trending on Twitter with the Maritime Hashtag Minute.
This week’s #MaritimeHashtagMinute was is #McDonalds, after the fast-food chain was trending following more than 100 allegations of a toxic culture of sexual assault, harassment, racism and bullying that members of staff have experienced in the United Kingdom. View the Tweets below:
🧵Not suprised to hear about sexual harassment taking place at #McDonalds. I worked there for 6 weeks in 2015. The (much older) male Team Leader would go through new female employees’ application forms to find their phone numbers so he could harangue them to go on dates with him. https://t.co/FUKgpKihiB— swingfie 🏳️🌈🌎🌿 (@MrsSLayton92) July 18, 2023
The huge crisis now engulfing @McDonaldsUK smacks of all the usual issues that organisations fail to address..see below. If you’re trying to hire a reputation management consultant as a crisis breaks, you’ve kinda missed the point, the boat & the McFlurry of media! #McDonalds pic.twitter.com/ggVVFDNV55— Dave Mason (@davemasontv) July 19, 2023
Bad day for McDonalds with these revelations for sure. Is it British issue or part of a global culture? I am concerned about how we create such people that think it is OK to be abusive, misogynistic and aggressive. #McDonalds— Tony Baker (@toy_banker) July 18, 2023
Glad the disgusting nature of McDonald’s workplace culture is finally getting the discussion it needs. #McDonalds— Matty Long (@eardstapa_) July 18, 2023
I worked at my local #McDonalds back in 1995 (I was 21). In the staff room with all workers before starting my first shift. As a joke I was told by a young man “Show us yer m*nge” Everyone laughed (men, women, supervisor). I turned bright red and just ignored them. 1/2— Jo McDermott 🇺🇦🇪🇺🇮🇪🏳️🌈🏳️⚧️#FBPE #UBI (@JoanneMcDermot4) July 18, 2023