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A 17-year-old leaves Dunkin’ Donuts after being made to shut down the shop by herself in a popular TikTok video

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of US industries have found themselves in a bit of an employment bind: it is getting harder for certain professions to keep businesses staffed. While it appears that a growing number of people across the board have expressed dissatisfaction with their jobs generally and have quit as part of the “great resignation,” data indicates that some professions have been more negatively impacted by this phenomenon than others.

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In particular, the fast- and fast-casual chains in the food service sector have struggled to keep enough employees on staff to ensure efficient operations. Customers now have to wait longer, and as a result, employees are overworked.

While there have been some improvements in this area throughout 2022, there are still some employees who have publicly protested the number of tasks they are required to complete in a single day. Many of these employees have expressed their displeasure on social media and even uploaded video of themselves quitting their jobs as a result. like the 17-year-old Dunkin’ Donuts employee TikToker @kellymariamm, who quit her job.

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@kellymariamm For more background. We kept bringing this up to the owners and manager, but nothing was being done, so I locked myself in the store and told them this is my last day, and when the owner finally showed up all she cared about was that I was completely alone at Dunkin NEAR A HIGHWAY because the owners didn’t make the schedule correctly, no closers showed up, and the girl who had been working before had worked for 10 hours straight without a break and had to leave at 5:30 when she was supposed to get off at 4. Boycott Dunkin. Treat your employees better. Say “enough is enough.”

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Kelly claims in her video that she was forced to close the store alone when she was a minor and that the particular workplace she worked at broke numerous labor laws.

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In the caption of the now-viral video, she writes: “For some more context.. The owners didn’t make the schedule correctly, no closers showed up, and the girl who had been working before had to leave at 5:30 when she was supposed to get off at 4 because she had worked for 10 hours straight without a break.

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“And we kept letting the owners and manager know, but nothing was being done,” Kelly concluded her caption. “So I locked myself in the store and told them this is my last day and when the owner finally showed up all she cared about was me unlocking the doors.”

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So, I just quit my job, I’m finally free, she cries while speaking in the video. I mean, this is literally the last of the bulls**t that’s happened at this store, and I’m trapped in the Dunkin’ by myself at the age of seventeen.

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Many TikTok users praised the young lady for quitting her job and refusing to work for business owners who expected a minor to manage a location on their own.

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Others criticized Kelly’s managers for not taking it upon themselves to see to it that the location was properly staffed rather than leaving it to a teenager to handle its operations, and many others shared their own negative experiences with working for Dunkin’ Donuts.

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Other TikTokers advised workers to flat-out decline to cover shifts for people who don’t show up for work, arguing that the manager should bear responsibility rather than an employee who wasn’t even scheduled to work.

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Do labor laws not exist, Kelly questioned in the TikTok comments section, tagging the Dunkin’ Donuts account. Depending on the state a minor works in, they might need written parental consent to work past a certain time or shut down a store by themselves. Dunkin’ hasn’t responded to Kelly’s TikTok comments as of this writing.

Micheal Kurt

I earned a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science from Oregon State University. He is an avid sports lover who enjoys tennis, football, and a variety of other activities. He is from Tucson, Arizona, and is a huge Cardinals supporter.

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