While age discrimination at the workplace exists in many countries, including the Philippines, there are countries that penalize companies who refuse to hire qualified job applicants just because they are ‘over-aged’. Of course, there are also companies that hire old people even if age discrimination prevails in their country.
One Filipino social media user shares on Facebook how he and his friends helped an old service crew at McDonald’s; though we still have to confirm whether this branch is, in fact, in the Philippines or actually in Singapore.
On his Facebook post, Lemuel Baltazar Estrada wrote, “McDo Service Crew. Yung pinagkainan namin eh inayos naming mabuti at nilagay na sa tray para di sya mahirapan (same kahit bata ang crew). Ayaw kasi niya magpatulong. #KudosnSalute2SGMcDo for giving them equal job opportunities. Sana lahat ng branches sa Pinas magkaroon para mas maging disiplinado ang mga customers lalo na ang mga kabataan. Feel free to share, no need to ask permission.”
(McDo Service Crew. We arranged all the utensils we used for eating and placed them in a tray so he will not have a difficult time; we do the same even if the crew is young. He doesn’t want someone to help him. #KudosnSalute2SGMcDo for giving them equal job opportunities. We hope that all branches in the Philippines will also have [old crew] so that the customers will be more disciplined, especially the young people. Feel free to share, no need to ask permission.)
It is highly likely the McDo branch that Estrada is talking about is actually in Singapore [#KudosnSalute2SGMcDo] but whether this happened in Singapore or the Philippines, isn’t it amazing that the branch employs old people?
Some netizens commented that it is sad for old people to be working but considering how there are a lot of old people who actually want to work but are not allowed to do so because of age restrictions in the work place, this certainly is a good thing, right?
What do you think of this old gentleman working at this McDo branch?
McDo Service Crew. Yung pinagkainan namin eh inayos naming mabuti at nilagay na sa tray para di sya mahirapan (same…