Did the eclipse totally rock your world?
Nerds and non-nerds alike seem to have really embraced Earth's most recent solar event.
So much so that even McDonald's decided to give its employees a rare opportunity to step away from their posts and take in the lights out experience. But, you know, with a catch.
Unsurprisingly, Redditors are ripping them to shreds for it.
Today, all anyone can talk about is this eclipse.
via: Getty ImagesDid you catch it? Please say yes. Also, please tell us you used some kind of eye protection because no one likes a burned retina.
Many employers even gifted employees the rare chance to slip away and enjoy the rare solar event. One of those employers was McDonald's.
via: Getty ImagesBut there were some serious strings attached.
One McDonald's restaurant posted a sign saying they'd close for the eclipse so their employees could enjoy it. But only from 1:17pm-1:20pm.
It didn't take long for Reddit to get ahold of the sign and start giving its ridiculously specificity all of the eye rolls.
To be fair, this eclipse isn't necessarily a "once in a lifetime" event.
Playing devil's advocate for a minute, this sign does feel pretty on-brand for a company as obsessed with organization and workflow as McDonald's.
Maybe even too obsessed with efficiency.
What's that called again?
Apparently, McDonald's isn't the only chain that forces its employees through this kind of rigmarole.
If this is still the case, working at Johnny Rockets sounds like our worst nightmare.
McDonald's sure knows how to foster employee happiness.
Poor phrasing aside, we certainly hope the McDonald's employees at this branch took full advantage of their leisurely three minute break.
Or, because it's McDonald's...
Another McDonald's chain gifted its employees a full 10 minutes of viewing time.Which, at this point, sounds super luxurious in comparison.
What do you think about McDonald's eclipse closures?
via: Getty ImagesEven if you weren't gifted a McDonald's-esque chance to catch the eclipse today, check out a playback online. You'll get to enjoy the break and your retinas too.