Day 179 - 30 Oct 95 - Page 03
1 it. Then, when he has read it, he will probably ask you if
2 that is true.
4 MR. MORRIS: I wonder if the stenographers have a copy of the
7 MR. JUSTICE BELL: (To the witness): Have you got a copy of your
8 statement there?
9 A. I have.
11 MR. MORRIS (To the witness): "I worked at the Colchester High
12 Street store between June 1984 and November 1987 and at the
13 Milton Keynes store between November 1987 and
14 December 1987. I started as a 16 year old school leaver,
15 working my way through the crew member positions, and at
16 the age of 18 became a Floor Manager. Usually, a Floor
17 Manager just runs an area of the store, for example, the
18 kitchen. I, however, was a shift running Floor Manager,
19 which means I was often the Manager responsible for the
20 whole store regularly with no other managers present.
21 Because I was under 21, I was unable to progress into
22 salaried management, but my duties were just the same as a
23 Second Assistant Manager. I was trained to do things like
24 the crew scheduling and the weekly paperwork which were
25 meant to be done by salaried managers only.
27 "Because of my willingness and ability, I was promoted to
28 the salaried management training programme on my twentieth
29 birthday, a year earlier than is normal. This is not
30 unheard of for someone who has worked from the age of 16,
31 but at the same time it was considered quite an honour,
32 which is an indication that I was well thought of by my
35 "A condition of my being promoted to salaried management
36 was that I was transferred to the Milton Keynes store in
37 late November 1987. I was so badly treated there that
38 I left the Company without giving any notice on
39 December 1987."
41 Is that all correct so far ---
42 A. That is correct.
44 Q. -- from your experiences?
45 A. Yes.
47 Q. "In this statement I will write about the following
48 subjects: (1) operational targets; (2) corrective
49 actively; (3) scheduling staff hours; (4) under 18 year old
50 males working past midnight; (5) working with sewage
51 underfoot; (6) overtime payments; (7) burns; (8) all night
54 "1) At McDonald's everything has a target, whether it be
55 the amount of milkshakes sold per gallon of shake mix used
56 or the amount of Cola drinks sold per litre of Cola syrup
57 used, the amount of burgers sold per box of burgers used,
58 the number of portions of chips sold per kilo used, the
59 monetary amount of cleaning materials used as a percentage
60 of takings, the monetary amount used spent on crew wages as