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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:31 AM

Fairbanks restaurant manager quits job after Facebook post about military discounts

Source: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

A manager at the local Bostonís The Gourmet Pizza franchise has quit after criticism of the military posted on his Facebook page went viral Tuesday.

Dusty Westbrook posted an item complaining about frequent requests for military discounts, saying itís ďpatheticĒ they expect a markdown while other professions ó such as health care workers, police officers and firefighters ó donít get one.

ďIím sorry YOU signed up for this job you CHOSE to take this filed (sic) YOU picked to work and defend the US Iím sorry you donít deserve anything,Ē the post stated.

Westbrook didnít mention Bostonís in the post, but his Facebook profile listed him as a manager at the restaurant. A screen grab of the post ó his Facebook account has since been deleted ó went viral among some local Facebook users, being shared more than 300 times by early Wednesday afternoon.

Read more: http://www.newsminer.com/view/full_story/21115189/article-Fairbanks-restaurant-manager-quits-job-after-Facebook-post-flap

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:38 AM

1. The internet can be a dangerous place

And spewing hate is like doubling down on the danger.

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Fri Dec 14, 2012, 01:51 AM

2. I never really understood the discount deal.

It does seem to be saying that some people are more worthy than others, or maybe poorer. However, I was delighted when I qualified for the senior discount. I do feel a little weird when it is given, I do not understand why getting old deserves a discount but then who am I to argue with capitalism.

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