Burger King installed specially-modified service counters in their Bali branch, advising customers that their staff is deaf. The sign also asks customers to point to a lighted signboard to select their orders.
People under Lucas’ thread supported Burger King’s inclusive move by hiring deaf people and called out the user for being offensive. One comment, from Twitter user Sammie, shared her experience as a restaurant employee with a hearing loss.
i have hearing loss and this makes me so upset. companies hire us because we’re good at our jobs (ik it’s such a mind blowing concept)! I work at Chipotle, and I’m always in the front and interacting with customers because I’m great at customer service and I help boost sales.-
The main reason why I boost sales is because of my work ethic, efficiency, and my incredible customer service skills. If I ask someone to speak up, or move to a better position so I can read their lips, it’s not so we can get more business because they feel bad for me.-
also I do understand that deaf and hard of hearing people have it way more difficult than someone like me (who has hearing loss). The least y’all can do is educate yourselves over deaf culture, and what is and what’s not acceptable to say/do around deaf and HH people.
As a deaf person, it’s extremely uplifting and heartwarming to see more and more companies every day making accommodations for us to be able to provide for ourselves. If you think otherwise, then you can start paying my bills since you don’t think deaf people should work 🤷🏻♀️