I've got some stories; some gross, but some NATs too.
There was a story about a guy from before my time at the Golden Arches. He apparently boasted that he used to go in the freezer and 'spank the monkey.' Let's just say that story used to make the newbies very wary of any icy patches on the floor.
There was a couple of teenage employees that decided to get hot and heavy... in a corner of the front counter, during the dinner rush. They thought they were okay since they were partially hidden behind a drinks fridge. They kept their jobs but got split up into different shifts.
Theft was also rampant. It got so bad they tried putting padlocks on the storeroom and the walk-in fridge and freezer. You were supposed to have to go find a manager to unlock it if you needed to fetch something.
It wasn't long before the managers just used to hand you their key. Then they just left the thing unlocked during the quiet shifts (ie. when the teenagers weren't there. Like kids are more likely to steal stuff than us adults!!)
During my time two guys were sacked for theft. The two boys were tasked with arriving early several times a week to unload the delivery truck. Apparently they got caught for nicking an entire carton of frozen chicken nuggets.
Couple of others got warnings for "accidently" handing out extra burgers to their friends.
From Huff Po:
Richard Clem is in a stinky situation: His wife filed a lawsuit last month against their former employer who allegedly fired him for farting too much.
The 70-year-old man and his wife, Louann, both worked at Case Pork Roll Company of Trenton, New Jersey. He was fired in February, 2014, for his supposed flatulence, according to court documents.
Louann Clem claims in a court filing that her husband's termination was a violation of theAmericans with Disabilities Act.
Richard Clem supports the lawsuit and is taking legal action on his own through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
"When the suit was filed, I didn't know it would go viral," Clem told The Huffington Post. "I was very surprised."
Richard Clem started working at Case Pork Roll in 2004 as a comptroller and believes he did a good job.
"I brought them into the 21st century," he said proudly.
Clem lost about 120 pounds before gaining back 10. He's also suffered some embarrassing side effects, including "extreme gas and uncontrollable diarrhea."
In 2013, Clem’s symptoms worsened, which caused “significant disruption in the workplace,” according to the suit.
Louann Clem, who began her job at Case Pork Roll in 2008, said company president Thomas Dolan repeatedly griped about her husband's gassy problem.
The suit alleges Dolan made Richard Clem work at home and said things like, "We cannot run an office and have visitors with the odor in the office," and "Tell Rich we are having complaints from people who have problems with the odors."
Richard Clem was fired from Case Pork Roll on February 28, 2014, Louann Clem quit the same day “because of the harassment and discrimination her husband faced as a result of his disability and the resulting symptoms,” according to NJ1015.com.
The Clems' lawyer, David Koller, said his client's gastrointestinal disorders may be getting headlines, but aren't the key part of the case.
"Flatulence and farting is the sexy part of the story, but my client suffers from obesity, which is covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act," Koller told The Huffington Post.
Louann Clem is seeking damages from Case Pork Roll that include pain and suffering, compensatory damages and punitive damages.
Richard Clem also wants company employees to go through training programs that will prevent future incidents from occurring.
"I'm speaking up for people who are overweight," he said. "Does being obese mean you can't do a good job? Of course not!"
But the lawsuit may not pass the smell test according to Mark Davis, a criminal defense attorney in Pasadena, California.
“I don’t know if his employers could help with reasonable accomodations because he’s making it uncomfortable for other employees," Davis told HuffPost.
“Plus, his explosive bouts of diarrhea make it hard for him to do his job."
I'm pretty sure I never posted this story here, but if I have I'm sorry.
This took place a couple of years after 9/11 and I had a worker who was very...patriotic. He believed all of the hype about the racial crap that was being poured out of the media back then--All stuff Middle east=BAD AND AGAINST THIS COUNTRY AND SHOULD NOT EXIST!!! Why? Because AMERICA!!!!!!!!! He almost fainted the first time he heard me say "Okay, you're total is $9.11" and raged about how the whole attack was the worst thing on Earth (apparently the Holocaust never existed in his world.)
Back then, we had near full control of our crew room computer, and would change the screensavers on it every so often. Someone had set the screensaver to a scrolling marquee of my restaurant's slogan. I simply went in and changed the font into a foreign one. I didn't check which font it was, just saw that it was not an English font and went for it.
A couple of days later, I walked in to see it changed back to English. I set it back again, still not paying attention to what it was, and shortly afterwords my Racist worker, who we will call Dave, came in.
Dave: Did you just change that?!?
Dave: Because that's in ARABIC, and I am OFFENDED by Arabic!!!
Dave's eyes bulged out and he went pale
Me: And just because a group of extreme Middle Eastern people decided to attack us, does not mean that ALL Middle Eastern people are evil. You are an asshole for even thinking that, and really I absolutely hate you for saying that. Please don't speak to me at all about anything not work related.
With that I turned back to the computer and continued to do whatever I was doing after I changed the screensaver. Dave just stood there awkwardly for about a minute before walking off. Curious, I checked the font type I chose, and later walked up to him.
"By the way, that font... was Hebrew." I'm pretty sure he had a stroke after that from all of his blood draining from his face.
This guy was so ignorant that he thought that a language base was a cultural race base. After all, you don't go around and say "I'm Arabic," you say "I'm Israeli," or "Muslim," or "Afghani." He also just assumed that the writing was "Arabic" when it was really Hebrew. Which yes, they do look alike but that's like saying a German word looks like an English word. And to assume that everything Middle Eastern is anti-American is just the epitome of ignorant.
SANDUSKY, Ohio - A Taco Bell employee in Sandusky has been fired after a picture showing him with his hands down his pants started going viral.
Austin Velliquette posted the photo to Facebook on Sunday with the caption, “Sandusky Taco bell for ya. I think I'll go somewhere else, thanks.”
Taco Bell confirmed to newsnet5.com the picture was taken at its location on Fun Drive in Sandusky and released the following statement:
This is completely unacceptable. Our franchisee took immediate action, and has terminated the employee and re-trained the entire staff. We want customers to know that the person in the photo was never in contact with the food, and that the Health Department inspected the restaurant and approved its operations.