Well I'm confused.
Well theft was a big problem when I was working at McDonald's here so it isn't exactly surprising, fast food theft is treated really seriously by the chains.
I mean they should have given her a warning/probation first but its not like because shes worked in the same chain for so long that she's above the rules
sweet justice, burgers are $$, theft is bad, should have bought 2 99cent nuggets. or had written approval that you received a meal (gift) soon you can make 46k on tax write-offs
When I worked at a fast food joint I took fries and shit on a daily basis. Manager never batted an eye as what was considered waste wasn't servable.
So the chain lost $46,000 because the manager was an idiot and didn't bother to stop and ask her about the 50¢ fries and drink (after employee discount) and instead managed to get the boss to fire her, a veteran employee without apology.
Theft isn't good but that was horrifically sloppy of the manager.
Not quite fast food, but when I worked in retail selling shoes the company put out a lot of internet stuff regarding loss/shrink that boiled down to "No customers ever steal, the computers are never wrong, you always receive everything you're sent and never are missing anything, you employees are all thieves." Companies treat their employees like trash these days in any field that actually has to deal with people.
What kind of asshole do you have to be to fire someone over 50 cents?
Also we're told to always double check the computers just to be safe. Where did you work so I can make sure to avoid it at all costs?
Most food service employees get free meals on the clock or a heavily discounted meal. So imagine if you had employees taking 5 bucks worth of meals home everyday without paying.
5x365=1,825 dollars. Now imagine if you got a small group of employees doing..lets say like 5 now you got nearly 10k in profit gone. I've worked LP and i know how quickly a businesses' Gross profit can take if you got employee theft. I've been task with dealing with hell hole's and seen the entire work force stealing from a bushiness which nearly tanked it.
While I was working at McD, if it was at closing hour I could take my meal at home. Managers were usually cool with it, the most I got was "just do it quietly, like I didn't saw anything".
at the end of the day long john silvers would literally give me a big fucking bag of food because it was going to the trash otherwise
like we're talking fish, tubs of corn/greenbeans, chicken, fries, the farm
Most of the time it wasn't even cold yet either
it's hospitality/service industry. isn't it expected that they feed you for free? is america/canada that fucked?
office workers steal much more than that on a regular basis in term of office supplies and nobody bats an eye
The article makes it seem like it was basically a misunderstanding anyway, at least the Judge is satisfied that that was the case:
So I don't even know why you're arguing whether it's okay to steal 50 cents worth of food, because it seems that she didn't.
I find it out that they care since at the end of the day they toss just about everything in the trash.
though that's different and also way the hell worse.
When I worked at Mac they let us consume the un-sold ones at closing time
If waste is free game, employees have active incentive to be wasteful so that they can get stuff. That's the same reason why a lot of companies specifically require physically destroying everything. They don't want someone working in IT to sneak themselves a brand new monitor, or the stock boy to put fresh groceries/electronics/anything into the damaged pile and walk out with them at the end of their shift.
Judgement in-detail: Ram v. The Michael Lacombe Group Inc.
I'd say that's one big of a payout just for taking a fish burger meal... albeit at the expense of being made an example of even though they (the manager) was okay with it at that time... and then being wrongfully dismissed.
Doesn't mean I don't take a cinnamon roll here or there #swag
I used to work at Panera Bread, and at the end of the day, I got to take home a big ass cardboard box filled to the brim with pastries sometimes. Technically we weren't supposed to, but my manager figured it's better than just throwing them all out.