Maccas worker attacked, told 'get a real job'
A CAIRNS woman had a particularly unhappy meal when she attacked a McDonald's drive-through worker after a dispute over an order.
Mother-of-three Sarah Robinson, 34, warned the female staff member "don't give me attitude" and told her to "go get a real job" while blowing up over a drink order at the window of the Pease St store while her children were in the car on May 27.
Cairns Magistrates Court heard when Robinson was paying for her order she grabbed the staff member's arm and began a "violent struggle", overpowering the woman who hit her head on the drive-through window.
Police prosecutor Sgt Andrew Parkinson said Robinson dropped her money and continued to verbally abuse the staff member. He said other staff overheard the incident and called police. She was arrested the next day at her home.
Defence solicitor Ken Cuthbertson said his client "very much regrets her behaviour" and believed the alcohol she drank the night before did not mix well with her medication.
"It was a particularly petty argument," he said.
She was fined $650.