Chick-Fil-A Employees On Reddit Say This Is A Common Problem

Being a part of a massive fast food company like Chick-fil-A can require employees to work under immense pressure as they try to meet their customers' expectations. Chick-fil-A claims on its website that it tries to cultivate a work environment that's great for collaborations and promotes an "inclusive culture that leverages the strengths of our diverse talent to innovate and maximize our care for Operators, their Team Members and customers."

According to CNBC's Kathleen Elkins, a reporter who worked for a day at a busy Chick-fil-A, the days can be pretty long. She mentioned that she began working at 6:00 a.m. and could already feel herself getting tired a few hours later. "I didn't expect the work day to be easy by any means, but I didn't expect it to be so exhausting," she wrote. "By 10:30 a.m., after rolling biscuit dough, frying chicken and assembling sandwiches, I was starting to peter out — and the lunch rush hadn't even started."

Reddit users who claim to be employees at different Chick-fil-A outlets have been ranting about one particular aspect of the job that has been affecting them on a daily basis. While it's difficult to verify their individual identities, these Redditors have written about their experiences at length and seem to share one major complaint.

They don't get time to breathe

One Reddit user claimed that they worked for over eight hours without a break on one of their shifts as a cashier at Chick-fil-A. They posted an image in the r/ChickFilAWorkers subreddit that showed the total number of hours worked (8:35) and wrote, "They forgot about me...they didn't give me a break." They also added in a comment that "the last straw was when the manager blamed me for her mistake of thinking i had a break already... she said that i should remind them at 4pm for my break."

Another Redditor mentioned that they often work shifts from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. without any breaks or have one close to the end of their work day and whenever they approach their managers, they are told that they're "the one at fault." The irate Redditor added that they should not be the one reminding their managers about this, "especially when everyone else has gotten their break already." They also mentioned that they wish to exit the company for this reason. 

A team leader chimed in, saying that employees should definitely talk about their breaks and remind their managers if necessary. "If you've reached the amount of time to need one, often times you're doing your leads a favor by reminding them that a break is needed. If they're upset with you for 'asking' for your break, then that's on them," they wrote.