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maskedmustelid

Reading between the lines, the firing was more likely due to the glossed over 'aquaintances with ongoing problems' of which the glass throwing incident was the culmination of and last straw leading to the dismissal rather than an isolated occurance.

Sandman2010

So, explain to me why she approached someone that she knew she was having problems with? I would never approach someone I was having issues with in my work place. And I can guarantee you this isn't the first time she's had an altercation with this woman in the restaurant. Hence the firing.

sandy

Regardless she should not have been injured. Why did the customer come to her job? She knew the lady worked there. She knew the history.

Keith

When the manager said (if he said) "you people" it sounds to me like he was referring to the waitress and the girl she was having the fight with, not in reference to her race, but if she knew the girl was trouble, she shouldn't have approached her anyway, without a firsthand witness' account of what actually took place, it's hard to say whether she should have been fired or not.

MsDelphine

I don't condone her actions... She should have been fired if that's the case. My problem is the words of that slick mouth mgr. How date he classify all in the same class. Which makes the comment racists!

Terry

IHOPS 1st concern should have been to the young lady's
welfare. She was an employee that was attacked by a customer and she was injured. Get your priorities in order. The Manager was out of line and should be fired as well.

Ro Smith

Unless theres a video footage out there that isnt being or hasn't been released no one really knows what happened. Theres two young ladies can both be blamed for their actions but at no point is it acceptable to strike another person. The cousin needs to step up and be accountable witness. The management of IHOP could of handle this better. Who knows if there had ever been issues in the past. I wish this young lady a speedy recovery.

xenubarb

"So, explain to me why she approached someone that she knew she was having problems with?"

Reading comprehension is important. It helps people avoid making comments unrelated to reality. She approached HER COUSIN, not the woman she had problems with. As the article CLEARLY STATES:

"Edwards told police that Bryson came into the restaurant with the worker’s cousin on Sunday, and that Edwards went to talk to him."

Reading is such an underrated ability...tch

Felicia

Sorry, "YOU PEOPLE" sounds like the management was talking about black people to me--both the victim and the assailant were black. Also, if I were the waitress I would find out if there is video surveillance footage of the incident, I would lawyer up quick and I would sue IHOP to within an inch of their lives. I will never eat there again. Way to stand up for a worker--that woman is bloodied.

lisahughley

I have been a manager for fast food for 3 years and there has been plenty of time where I had to be an adult and serve a customer ... weather or not I hated the bitch and knew she hated me .... the girl probably. Sat in the waiters section so therefore. The waitress. Probably. Had no option to serve her .... remember. Customers r always first meaning the waitress put her issues. Aside like a grown women. Should and did her job duties .... but she is better than I because job or no job they bitch wouldst got it .... ..

Syd

Dear world..."You people" is an overdone cliche phrase on television and movies, and can be used in normal speech when addressing the plural form of "you".

English is one of the few languages that has no separate word for plural you. Y'all, Yins, Youse and You Guys are all frequently used, and none are grammatically correct, except perhaps "you guys" but only in appropriate gender circumstances.

"You people" is appropriate, and unless the context of conversation has already set "black people" as an antecedent, let's just avoid getting all snarky and upset any time these two words happen to appear side by side in a sentence. You people sound like cartoon characters.
(see there..my antecedent is people who complain about the use phrase, and I'm using that form context)

Courtney 803

I am glad some of u see it! She has witnesses she has the customers that saw it, her cousin and her coworker that got fired with her.... ""You People" is referred to as BLACK PEOPLE... yall can say what yall wanna say but its exactly what it means withme having a white mom/black dad I know just what it means SSTRAIGHT RACISM AND ITS WRONG((MEANING I CAN TELL BY TALK IF A PERSON IS RACISM)).. AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST IF YOUR NOT WOMEN ENOUGH TO PUT YOUR PROBLEMS TO THE SIDE FOR CUSTOMER SERVICE THEN U DONT WORK IN A CUSTOMER SERVICE AREA... (( MEANING SHE WAS ONLY DOING HER JOB IF THOSE WERE HER TABLES SHE HAS TO TAKE THEIR ORDERS ANYWAYS, AND THATS GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE SKILLS... I FEED BITCHES THAT DONT LIKE ME ALL THE TIME BUT I PUT A SMILE ON MY FACE AND DO WHAT I GOT TO DO OK SO SHE WENT OVER THERE TALK TO HER COUSIN PROBALLY WAS ABOUT TO TAKE THE ORDER THEY MAY HAVE EXCHANGED A FEW WORDS SHE MAY HAVE ASKED HER TO LEAVE N SHE TURNS AROUND N GETS HIT IN THE FACE WITH A GLASS.. its OBVIOUS SHE DIDNT FIGHT HER CAUSE SHE WANTED HER JOB BUT STILL GOT FIRED FOR NO REASON...... ((I WISH IT WAS ME THAT JOB COULDA KISS MY BEHIND U GOT ME SCARRED FOR LIFE SHE WOULDA BEEN AT THE HOSPITAL FOR ALL KIND OF 3RD DEGREE BURNS..... N I WOULDA BEEN IN JAIL FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER))) YOU DID THE RIGHT THING I HOPE U GOT THE.BEST LAWYER AROUND CAUSE U GOT A GOOD CASE

Shawn

She doesn't have a good case Courtney just because you said so, and you people doesn't exclusively mean you black people, it could mean anything, it probably does, but at this point there is nothing to indicate that's the case. She had problems with this girl and had participated in an ongoing feud, she knew there would be confrontation and she didn't care.....she should have been fired.

And if she decides to confront another enemy at her next job she will be fired again. she walked away from the fight (probably because she knew she'd get an ass whooping,) and probably the only reason she decided to confront her at her job was because she figured that the other girl wouldn't do anything to her in public, obviously a wrong assumption.

The customers and witnesses there can only attest to the physical fight right then, they have no idea of the ongoing issues with this girl and her "enemies"

she needs to take responsibility for her actions and grow up.

Tara

did any of you actually read the article? The girl that threw the glass came in with waitress's cousin. When the girl who threw the glass asked the waitress to leave from the table , she did. This when the girl threw the glass.

Chela

Interesting thread with some info.
http://m.topix.com/forum/city/evansville-in/T1VKPOFSFL7REF5M0/p2

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