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'We all quit': Burger King employees' sign goes viral

A manager, along with eight staff members, gave their two-week notices at the same time and collaborated to send a final message to management.

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What a way to quit a job.

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Employees at a Burger King in Nebraska recently made their resignations known by posting it to the sign outside the fast-food restaurant.

The sign, which said, "we all quit," and "sorry for the inconvenience," quickly went viral. Rachael Flores, the former manager at the Burger King near Lincoln, said the staff was fed up with their working conditions, including broken air conditioning in the kitchen that caused temperatures to sour into the 90s.

"It's just so hot in there," she told CNN.

Flores said she ended up in the hospital to receive fluids for dehydration. She, along with eight staff members, gave their two-week notices at the same time and collaborated to send a final message to management.

"We wanted a big laugh to them so 'we all quit' was mainly to them," Flores said.

Some of the reactions to the sign showed support.

One comment said, "I have nothing but respect, and an unfortunate craving for an egg and cheese croissant."

But other reactions basically told the employees to suck it up.

"Little kids crying," one comment said. "Get over it. Welcome to being an adult."

Flores said she and another resigning employee changed the letters on the sign early in the morning and, within a few hours, she got a call from upper management.

"He told me I needed to have it taken down," she said. "I told him I couldn't do that because we were short-staffed and lunch was just starting."

Then, another boss came and asked for her key and her card. After about 6 hours, the viral sign was replaced by one that said, "Now hiring. Flexible schedules."

Burger King officials said in a statement that "the work experience described at this location is not in line with our brand values. Our franchisee is looking into this situation to ensure this doesn't happen again in the future."