A young Macca’s worker in New Zealand made a viral TikTok of him fake quitting and boomers are already taking it way too seriously.
In a viral TikTok that has since been removed, New Zealand Macca’s worker, Fionn McCallum, pretended to quit his job. In the video, he approached a pile of greasy dishes before saying:
“Hell no, I am not cleaning that, I ain’t cleaning that.”
“Actually, I quit,” he yelled, before storming out of the store.
The 18-year-old said his video, which reached 5 million views, was meant only as a joke, which has since been blown out of proportion. He has since received a large amount of abuse from people who are calling him “entitled” and “lazy.”
“I’ve been called a horrible person, told that my generation sucks and that I’m the reason young people are so lazy,” he said.
“It was a skit, but a lot of people have taken it to heart,” he said.
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McCallum reiterated that the video was a joke, and that he was still working at the Macca’s despite people’s lack of understanding.
‘To all the boomers who don’t understand it’s a joke, they need to get over themselves,” he said.
“It was clearly a joke.'”
Despite this, people were quick to dish out abuse and judgments on the 18-year-old.
“Bro afraid of a little work,” one person wrote.
Another added: “Mcdonald’s was my first job, that’s a regular amount of dishes, pick up your socks boy.”
“Not even that bad it’s like 20 mins of work,” a third wrote.
Mr McCallum shared a screenshot of the messages he had been personally sent with one telling him to commit suicide.
“You couldn’t handle a Mcdonald’s job. Maybe kys.”
The New Zealand resident said he has since been called in to talk with his manager in regards to the viral video.
“Basically I might still get fired. They just don’t know yet.
I’m looking for a new job.”
“And they haven’t told when I’m allowed to come back,” he said.
McCallum says the job is his only source of income.
“I honestly don’t think I’d be too cut, but I do kind of need a job to pay rent, but it’s alright,” he said.
“I have been looking for a new job for a while anyway.”
He finished his statements by keeping a positive attitude, despite the prospect that his source of rent payment might soon be cut off.
“Well it is McDonald’s,” he said.
“Doesn’t matter to them. All they cared about was the reputation of the store.”
“I would like to make money, but (there’s) more motivation to leave now.”