Sacked KFC worker defects to Macca's

By Nicholas McBride

Disabled Greymouth man Jared Dixon has swapped KFC for McDonald’s — and he’s loving it.
Mr Dixon, who is autistic, lost his job at KFC Greymouth during a controversial nationwide restructuring which saw the fast food company release its disabled workers.
After a public outcry KFC this week did a u-turn and offered the disabled workers their positions back.
However, Mr Dixon defected across the road to rival fast food restaurant McDonald’s, where he had worked part-time for the past three years, and is happy to stay.
He previously worked at KFC for 16 years helping to stack coleslaw and chips. He was offered more hours at McDonald’s and is now responsible for cleaning the lobby area “and dishes of course”.
“The guys are good here ... we have a few laughs. I just enjoy it.”
McDonald’s Greymouth owner Vinay Chandra welcomed Jared.
“He does a good job. We’re very pleased to have Jared on the team.”