Taco Bell worker slips around store because he doesn't have non-slip shoes

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‘I have non slip and still slipped and fractured my foot’: Taco Bell worker slips around store because he doesn’t have non-slip shoes

‘My non slip ain’t even non slip.’


Melody Heald


Posted on May 31, 2023

A Taco Bell worker went viral after revealing what he does around the restaurant chain because he never purchased non-slip shoes.

In a 13-second clip, user @mr.flubberdub recorded himself sliding across Taco Bell’s kitchens’ wet floor. As of Wednesday morning, his video had over 1.8 million views. 


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“POV you never bought non-slip shoes,” he wrote via text overlay.

The Daily Dot has reached out to @mr.flubberdub via Instagram direct message and TikTok comment. As of publication, it was unclear whether non-slip shoes were required for his job and how long he’d been without them. 

But, overall, non-slip shoes are relatively effective in preventing certain workplace injuries. According to a study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention “high-rated slip-resistant shoes prevent food services worker injuries.” It also found that workers who received free, highly rated slip-resistant shoes had a 67% reduction in claims for slip injuries.

Still, @mr.flubberdub’s video resonated with fellow service workers who said they also don’t wear non-slip shoes.

“[Five] years going strong only wearing vans,” one viewer wrote.

“Literally me in converse or vans at every job i had,” a second echoed.

“Been working for 4 years n never once put in no slip shoes. I’ve always worn vans or nikes,” a third stated.

Even workers who said that they do wear non-slip shoes reported having issues with them. 

“My non slip ain’t even non slip,” one comment read. 

“Non slips don’t even work. I was 9 months pregnant still serving and I slipped in the kitchen and fell flat on my back,” another user shared.

“I slipped so many times in my nonslip shoes that I just started wearing vans,” a third user said.

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*First Published: May 31, 2023, 8:47 am CDT