The story is semi-brief, and seems to be following the trend of daemon parents stories being posted recently.
I normally see kids being punished at the job all the time. Usually just words, every rarely a quick spank on the butt, but nothing really bad.
Unfortunately, a female coworker of mine had a story to tell me.
This was on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend, and as such the park and the restaurant were fairly busy. Our local weather decided this would be a wonderful time to have a downpour happen, leading everyone to rush indoors and crowd the restaurant even further.
The main problem is that when it was sunny we have a system set up to control the traffic in/out of the restaurant as well as into and out of the main seating area.
However, since we're technically a weather shelter, we are not allowed to implement the policy when it's raining. It gets quite hectic.
My coworker, hereafter known as FCW (she's pretty awesome), was at one of the condiment stands near one of the entrances.
A child was upset or some such, the usual, poor kid was probably freaked out by the crazy conditions brought on by the weather.
The mother gets fed up and doesn't just yell, but GRABS HER CHILD BY THE THROAT AND PUSHES HIM INTO THE GROUND.
I wish I could make this up. She puts her child on the ground in a fucking choke hold and THEN starts screaming at him.
Several guests nearby all stopped and stared at this woman and unfortunately FCW could do NOTHING about the situation.
The mother finally let go after finishing and "controlling her child."
FCW was disgusted about it, but, again, she couldn't get physically involved and was unable to get to a phone/supervisor so that security could be alerted.
Some people should seriously NOT have children. =|
Now that the depressing part is out of the way, I have something good to report. A few of you may remember the story I posted a while back about a friend of mine being terminated for an altercation that happened outside of the park and off the clock.
Well, she appealed through the union and has been approved for rehire, and can reapply/come back to work next month. =3