A teenage Chick-fil-A employee has claimed that the company fired her over videos she posted to social media platform TikTok. According to the 19-year-old, she was dismissed from her position after posting videos detailing how to save money on certain menu items. Now, the furious teen is unleashing more of her former employer’s secrets on the platform, while some argue that she had it coming.
Chick-fil-A Hacks on TikTok
It all started when 19-year-old Ana posted a TikTok video on July 22. In the clip, she described how to save money on a Chick-fil-A Mango Passion Tea Lemonade.
“Basically the large, it’s not really a large,” she said, before describing how to double the size of the drink by ordering an Arnold Palmer with extra flavoring instead.
Ana ended her video by teasing a part two, “where I’ll tell you guys about secret frosted beverages.” However, things didn’t go quite as planned.
“Psych guys, I thought,” she says in her follow-up. “I’m actually on my way to get fired now.”
Speaking to In the Know, Ana said that within hours of posting the clip she was swarmed by messages from irate Chick-fil-A employees and operators. A few days later, her bossed asked her to come in for a chat.
“Once I went into work for what I was aware would be my last time, my operator say me down and explained that I didn’t have the [company’s best interest] at hand,” Ana said. “Basically, they were saying that giving customers drink hacks wasn’t looking out for the company.”
Taking to the platform again, Ana shared a tongue-in-cheek video re-enacting the entire sequence of events.
Support From Chick-fil-A Employees
So far, Ana’s original clip has been watched over 2 million times, while her follow-up summary has gained nearly as many views. Some comments suggested that the teen got what she deserved for sharing company info.
“What did you expect would happen?” one commenter said.
However, Ana said that the clips have also drawn support from other Chick-fil-A employees with similar stories. Some even told of employees with medical conditions being forced to work in the heat for “hours,” she said.
“Once I posted the video, the amount of comments explaining the poor management and subtly abusive working conditions made me realize how poorly management treated me,” she said. “My social media was blown up with [messages] and comments regarding how people’s lives improved once they quit or were fired.”
Ana told In the Know that she has accepted the situation, and plans to focus on school and a new job as a tutor. However, recently she posted one more TikTok sharing a bundle of hacks not featured in her previous videos.