THE McDONALDS HORROR: What Do You Do If.....

  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 13, 2009 5:57 PM GMT
    So a friend of mine is telling me his story. He's as much a fitness fanatic as I am, but he is equally as much with it comes to food. It borders on the psychotic. Some restaurants in Wichita of totally off limits.. forget any mexican places... icon_evil.gif


    So he tells me that he and a co worker (who happens to be his boss) were out on a call directly prior to lunch. My friend brown bags it some days, but didn't have time to that day. The boss suggested stopping at McDonalds for lunch. My friend started to lecture his boss (who's a very straight man in his 50's) about the demerits of eating at McDonalds....
    and refused to step foot in the place for lunch and went hungry. I understand the boss wasn't very impressed.

    I told him he was over the top, should have adopted a more grounded approach and have quietly told the boss that he eats only certain foods and may not order anything.. and forget the lecture. My friend (who can be a little dramatic) told me that if he had been driving they wouldn't have even stopped.

    My question.. if you were in the car with your boss and he wanted McDonalds, what would you do? I hear their salads aren't too bad.

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    Mar 13, 2009 5:59 PM GMT
    You eat where the boss took you - you're right there are Health options to choose from and one day at Mickie D's won't destroy you. sillyness.
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    Mar 13, 2009 6:03 PM GMT
    Lol - And is he hoping to get promoted?

    How can anyone be that insane about diet? Just have the burger without the chips. icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 13, 2009 6:12 PM GMT
    I think the subordinate employee should not have risked offending the employer. Same thing in my case if a client or other venture capitalist in a superior position wants to take me someplace I normally wouldn't like. It is more important to treat your host well than to adhere to a particular diet. While few of us here would go to a fast food joint, once in a great while won't kill us. Refusing to go would make the subordinate guy seem unreasonable - and might cause the employer to have concerns about his ability to reason in other more important subjects.
  • Timbales

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    Mar 13, 2009 7:03 PM GMT
    I've been in the same situation with my boss and I got a grilled chicken salad, skipped the dressing, and a bottled water.

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    Mar 13, 2009 7:11 PM GMT
    I've always worked for very conservative employers. I've never had a boss that couldn't take a certain amount of shit - I don't think I could work under other circumstances - but I've never given my boss a lecture on lifestyle either.

    Where I work I'm well known for not eating lunch. When they bring in food for a meeting I don't touch it - usually it's not something I want to have weighing down my stomach when I hit the gym and go for a run immediately following work. I don't make a big deal about it, and neither does anybody else.

    Occasionally I'll have to attend a work-related luncheon at a Mexican buffet or some other location that I normally wouldn't go near. When that happens I bite the bullet and pollute myself. It only backfired once (a year and a half ago I got food poisoning from one of those outings; I couldn't keep anything down for a week and lost ten pounds).

    Being health-conscious is fine and all, but you have to live in the real world too.
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    Mar 13, 2009 8:51 PM GMT
    i probably would have eaten there for lunch, and then stopped by another fast food place for dinner. icon_razz.gif

    Ok, i kid, kid. but seriously, my sister is a dietician and i'm a health nut, but there's no way either of us would risk offending a boss like that. one meal does not make or break you unless you're a diabetic at "candyland junction."
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    Mar 13, 2009 8:57 PM GMT
    It's just like any other situation where you can either buck it or.........SWALLOW. icon_twisted.gif
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    Mar 13, 2009 9:04 PM GMT
    And the next day your friend could of been hit by a bus, and died. To walk off the line for one lunch, would not of killed him, and Macers have been forced to give people some healthy choices, because it is killing people, manly of low socioeconomic backgrounds.

    I myself would of stop off at a Japanese take away, and gotten raw fish; yummy.
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    Mar 13, 2009 9:05 PM GMT
    And like, what if, he had a relative that worked for corporate McDs? He was a fool!
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    Mar 13, 2009 9:06 PM GMT
    One meal isn't going to cause harm to your system. I would have gotten a big mac, fries, a chocolate shake, and an apple pie. Regretted it later sure but that's what I would have gotten.
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    Mar 13, 2009 9:07 PM GMT
    your friend is crazy lol. I dont like Mikey d's either but i only eat the salad with no dressing there... its reallllyyyyy good icon_smile.gif
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    Mar 13, 2009 9:10 PM GMT
    I'd suggest we go to Taco Bell
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    Mar 13, 2009 9:12 PM GMT
    Well Hndsm, ask him how his boss treats him the next day??? talkin bout food. I'm sittin here watchin some wannabe homo eat sticky buns!!!!
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    Mar 13, 2009 9:23 PM GMT
    the lecture would have been rude in any situation; it being a boss is, to my mind, totally irrelevant. I was a veggie for 7 years and learnt the hard way that the lectures are never welcome. If people are curious they will ask.

    I would have said I haven´t been to McDonalds for 20 years as the food makes me ill (which it does) and I was not sure there was anything I could eat. Then leave it to the boss. If he still wanted to go there and there *was* something I could eat I´d eat it, but the burgers, fries, and their chicken all would make me sick (I have cooked for myself for many many years and I have a very low tolerance level for artificial stuff in food)
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    Mar 13, 2009 9:30 PM GMT
    Since the Boss pays my salary I would have went in and enjoyed my lunch. I would not have rocked the boat with him. he didn't ask anything unreasonable in any way. He offered lunch. yeah maybe it wasn't your friends first choice, but there are some healthier items on thier menu and one lunch wasn't going to kill him.

    However, now due to his speach the boss no looks at his bad attitude. Wonder how long till he gets sacked. Then he can go get a job at MacDonald's
  • HndsmKansan

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    Mar 13, 2009 9:58 PM GMT
    muchmorethanmuscle saidLOL


    Oh no....what a nightmare!

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    I'd be yelling for "help" for sure there Adrien if I stuck a McDonald burger down my throat... LOL
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    Mar 13, 2009 9:59 PM GMT
    OMG just as well it was a he and not a she, or a BQ, because a price would of had too of been paid.
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    Mar 13, 2009 11:01 PM GMT
    Here goes.....I would say, why is everyone such a FREAK about McDonald's all the time? You CAN actually get something to eat there that ISN'T a heart attack waiting to happen. They're just as bad as most fast food places.

    Many non-fast food restaurants are just as unhealthy, they just aren't fast food and don't have that stigma. A salad or grilled chicken sandwich at McD's is better than a fatty steak and butter soaked vegetables at a sit-down place. People just don't know the nutrition (or lack thereof) of non-fast food restaurants.

    With your McDonald's loving boss? Suck it up and get a drink at least. People having hissy fits over fast food (particularly McDonald's) is getting very old.
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    Mar 14, 2009 12:12 AM GMT
    It's ok to stand by your principles. But this is a case of ignorance and holier than thou attitude. As others have pointed out, McD does have healthier choices on their menu now. Your friend should have gotten a regular salad at least. The dressing comes in a separate packet and he can add as little as he wants or none at all.

    Me, if I'm really hungry and McD is a convenient option, I usually get a Sausage McMuffin and a coffee, if it's breakfast. Or if it's lunch/dinner, the Filet-O-Fish and scrape off the tarter sauce.

    http://nutrition.mcdonalds.com/nutritionexchange/nutrition_facts.html
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    Mar 14, 2009 12:16 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidSo a friend of mine is telling me his story. He's as much a fitness fanatic as I am, but he is equally as much with it comes to food. It borders on the psychotic. Some restaurants in Wichita of totally off limits.. forget any mexican places... icon_evil.gif


    So he tells me that he and a co worker (who happens to be his boss) were out on a call directly prior to lunch. My friend brown bags it some days, but didn't have time to that day. The boss suggested stopping at McDonalds for lunch. My friend started to lecture his boss (who's a very straight man in his 50's) about the demerits of eating at McDonalds....
    and refused to step foot in the place for lunch and went hungry. I understand the boss wasn't very impressed.

    I told him he was over the top, should have adopted a more grounded approach and have quietly told the boss that he eats only certain foods and may not order anything.. and forget the lecture. My friend (who can be a little dramatic) told me that if he had been driving they wouldn't have even stopped.

    My question.. if you were in the car with your boss and he wanted McDonalds, what would you do? I hear their salads aren't too bad.




    Geez...have a McFlurry and rin an extra couple of miles at the gym. The world wont come crashing down.
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    Mar 14, 2009 12:24 AM GMT



    The boss only suggested McD's, so your friend might have said,

    "Say, I know! How about....?" instead of a lecture and kept everything on the up-beat. If the big boss insisted he could have said "Sure, on the way back to the office can you stop by 'blah-blah's? I'll pick up something to go there."

    Boss gets taste of employee's clever negotiating skills. heheh

  • MikePhilPerez

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    Mar 14, 2009 12:35 AM GMT
    jprichva saidMore narcissistic purity.

    I'd have just gone, swallowed down a salad, and shut up.


    I'd have gone, swallowed down a burger, and fries, and shut up.
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    Mar 14, 2009 12:36 AM GMT
    So...you go in with them say you're not really that hungry, or that you don't really like the food there and just order a diet coke
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    Mar 14, 2009 12:47 AM GMT
    Your buddy needs to chill. Making an issue out of stuff like that is not cool.
    I kinda like the Fillet- o- fish sandwich anyway.