80′s McDonald’s Training Videos = Awkward Hilarity [VIDEOS]
These “found footage” McDonald’s training videos from the 1980′s are absolutely ridiculous. They made me laugh and completely weirded me out at the same time. They brought me back to a time, before I was born mind you, that I am glad is over and done with. Sniff up the french fry scented nostalgia and give these videos a watch. You won’t regret it.
Here are two training videos from the McDonald’s vault. I found them online, not at McDonald’s. I have never worked for McDonald’s, or any fast food joint for that matter. Those who have, may have had to sit through similarly bad videos like these. I have worked at chain restaurants in my teens, so i understand the corporate “trying to make crappy work fun” kind of angle. I will also acknowledge that these videos came from a time when American’s took a little more pride in their jobs, regardless of what that job is. Nonetheless these videos are still hilarious and borderline scary to me. The first video follows an eager new-hire on his first day of being a custodian, or “Mc-C” as the video refers. Throughout the day, I’m not sure if this was intentional, the employee seems to kind of go a little crazy. I don’t blame him, but yikes! The second video is an attempt to be hip with a Michael Jackson rip-off, but still is funny to me. Both videos are about cleaning. So I am not sure if the policies in the videos are no long in practice or are just not enforced. Most McDonald’s that I visit look like the photo above. Anyways, enjoy your Mc-training.