Surprising Benefits McDonald’s Workers Get In Denmark

Surprising Benefits McDonald’s Workers Get In Denmark

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McDonald’s workers in America would flip if they ever got a break long enough to read this. Here are the most surprising benefits that McDonald’s employees get in Denmark.

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A Smile From Freja

A Smile From Freja

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Just one shy smile from their sweet but charming coworker is enough to make an eight-hour shift nothing short of ecstasy.

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No Brutal Hazing From Grimace

No Brutal Hazing From Grimace

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Danish employees are spared the punishing and humiliating initiation carried out by the iconic mascot in other countries.

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NATO Membership

NATO Membership

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All full-time Danish McDonald’s employees are entitled to membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and are protected by its mutual defense agreements.

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18 Years Parental Leave

18 Years Parental Leave

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Many Danish McDonald’s workers see their kids off to college before returning to work.

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Deep Fryer Funeral Ceremony

Deep Fryer Funeral Ceremony

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Any Dane who dies while a McDonald’s employee is honored with a ceremony in which their body is preserved by being deep fried in a vat of canola oil.

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Hall Passes

Hall Passes

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Every now and then, McDonald’s employees in Denmark get to try working for Burger King, just to see what it’s like.

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Wages

Wages

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​Unlike in the United States, ​Danish workers are ​not ​compensated for their work with whatever fries are ​left ​​unsold ​beneath the heat lamp at the end of the night.

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Dignity

Dignity

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Yeah, sure, but a burger is like a buck more expensive than it should be.

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The Restroom Door Code

The Restroom Door Code

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In most other countries, McDonald’s employees are forced to defecate in the PlayPlace ball pit.

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Fraternity Leave

Fraternity Leave

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Each fall, the Danish provide two weeks off for any worker rushing a Greek life organization.

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No Death Penalty

No Death Penalty

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No matter what may go wrong in the course of a workday, employees will not be executed by the state.

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Generous Time Off

Generous Time Off

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Workers earn one week paid vacation for each hamburger they sell, with the average employee accruing four years’ worth during their first shift.

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Mandated Smoke Breaks

Mandated Smoke Breaks

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Employees must take a minimum of three smoke breaks per day to maintain their cool demeanor.

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Learning The Hamburglar’s Real Identity

Learning The Hamburglar’s Real Identity

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Workers in Denmark have been privy to the fast food giant’s most closely guarded secret since the ’90s.

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Retirees Get Their Own Fjord

Retirees Get Their Own Fjord

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Upon retirement, McDonald’s workers in Denmark are rewarded for their years of dedication with their own personal inlet.

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Watching The Traveling Theater Troupe Perform For King Claudius

Watching The Traveling Theater Troupe Perform For King Claudius

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And they say Prince Hamlet selected the play himself!

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Grimace Will Watch Their Kids

Grimace Will Watch Their Kids

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According to Danish childcare policies, McDonald’s is required to provide one mascot from their cast of beloved characters whenever a parent is in a pinch.

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Healthcare

Healthcare

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Just kidding! Why would McDonald’s be expected to give employees something the government provides for free?

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