An assistant manager at a Minnesota McDonald’s found herself kicked to the curb recently after her boss found out that she’d broken the rules by letting Minnesota Vikings superstar Adrian Peterson use the restaurant’s restroom after hours.
The woman, who had been working at McDonald’s for seven years, was working the late-night shift, in which the drive-thru is open but the restaurant’s seating area is closed. Around 3 a.m., she noticed a man standing at the drive-thru window, asking to use the bathroom.
Eventually, she recognized him as the NFL running back and decided to let him in to use the facilities.
“He’s a public figure… I know him better than some of the maintenance people that come in and out,” she explained. “I never thought in a million years that that decision was going to cost me my career.”
But that’s exactly what happened later that week, when the mother of three was fired from her gig at the Golden Arches.
She attempted to reach out to Peterson through his Facebook page in the hope that he could say something on her behalf, but to no avail.
However, when the local news picked up on the story and contacted McDonald’s, the company decided to offer the woman her job back, which she happily accepted.