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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 06:49 AM

McDonald's Worker In Wales Was Fired For Putting Too Many Sprinkles On A McFlurry

McDonald's Worker In Wales Was Fired For Putting Too Many Sprinkles On A McFlurry

A McDonald's waitress won 3,000 compensation today for being fired after sprinkling too much chocolate on an ice-cream.
Sarah Finch, 19, was fired for gross misconduct after giving extra chocolate topping to a workmate on a 99p McFlurry.

Miss Finch took the McDonald's restaurant to an employment tribunal after her bosses accused her of giving away food without payment.

The unfair dismissal claim was settled out of court and she was awarded more than 3,000 in compensation.


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/mcdonalds-worker-fired-over-sprinkles-2012-12#ixzz2FgbbiSUT

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Reply McDonald's Worker In Wales Was Fired For Putting Too Many Sprinkles On A McFlurry (Original post)
The Straight Story Dec 2012 OP
Sancho Dec 2012 #1
Spider Jerusalem Dec 2012 #5
Sancho Dec 2012 #10
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #2
jerseyjack Dec 2012 #3
dballance Dec 2012 #4
MADem Dec 2012 #11
pscot Dec 2012 #13
kentauros Dec 2012 #18
pscot Dec 2012 #19
kentauros Dec 2012 #20
barbtries Dec 2012 #6
tavernier Dec 2012 #7
grilled onions Dec 2012 #8
Phentex Dec 2012 #9
LeftinOH Dec 2012 #12
Odin2005 Dec 2012 #14
uponit7771 Dec 2012 #15
Tommy_Carcetti Dec 2012 #16
blackspade Dec 2012 #17

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:00 AM

1. Was the arbitration because of collective bargaining?

I don't know the system in Wales, but it seems like our "Step 1, Step 2, etc." arbitration we do when filing grievances over a contract. I also don't know the role of government regarding an unfair firing.

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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:47 AM

10. thanks!

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:24 AM

2. The "Gross Misconduct" was not on the part of Miss Finch.

It sits firmly on Micky D's shoulders!

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:31 AM

3. There is a docu and book about the McDonald's Libel case in U.K.

 

Two welfare recepients ("scratchers") were sued for libel for signs criticizing Mc'D.

Micky got is ass handed to him.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:34 AM

4. What a Dumb Ass Manager to Fire Her for That

The manager is the one who needs some discipline now. He/She made such a stupid decision I'm reading about it on the West Coast of the US. Great PR.

I don't know how it works in other countries but I know here in the US this is not an unusual practice to give a few more sprinkles to a fellow employee or maybe top off the yogurt cup a little higher or some similar thing. I'd be willing to bet this totals far less than what they have to write off to spoilage.

Makes me wonder if the manager had a bug up their ass about this employee and was looking for a reason to fire her.

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Response to dballance (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:10 AM

11. He probably wanted to hire someone else so he needed an excuse for a vacancy. nt

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Response to dballance (Reply #4)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:31 AM

13. Accountability

They count the sprinkles at the end of the day. If they come up short, who gets blamed?

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Response to pscot (Reply #13)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:48 AM

18. While I know you're being facetious,

you'd be surprised at just how cheap some franchise owners can be! You can usually tell (apart from discussing it with the workers) by the overall quality of product they put out (i.e., low quality.) The better and best places are usually the ones that are generous with ingredient amounts.

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Response to kentauros (Reply #18)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:04 AM

19. That's why they count the beans in each can

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Response to pscot (Reply #19)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:07 AM

20. And recycle the liquid into the coffee?

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:47 AM

6. when i was 17

i worked at a KFC for 4 months. the guy i worked for there would have done the same thing the manager in this case did. it was a miserable experience whenever he was around. i could never make myself believe that fried chicken mattered that much.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:10 AM

7. When I was sixteen

I was fired from Dairy Queen because I couldn't make the squiggly on top of the cone. The boss said the squiggly was the trademark and I just couldn't make it, so I had to be let go. I don't suppose it had anything to do with the fact that I was a cute little thing at that age and always had a few guy friends (non customer types) hanging around the store.

Later on in life I became a nurse, worked in an ER, performed millions of extremely difficult procedures, saved a few lives... but I bet I still couldn't make that squiggly today.



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Response to tavernier (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:39 AM

8. In The Grand Scheme Of Things

I would have always preferred a skilled nurse over a skilled squiggly maker. No doubt you made more smiles,relieved more suffering in your chosen profession. Squiggles come and go but nurses are here forever!

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Response to tavernier (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 08:40 AM

9. I did love that squiggly!

I remember the way that chocolate cracked when you bit into the cone. But I had no idea the squiggly was a trademark!

I dated a guy who worked at Wendy's. The manager was very strict when it came to the amount of time food had been cooked and kept warm. However, he gave the employees all they wanted.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:14 AM

12. Proper management response should have been:

"Whoa! Take it easy on those sprinkles." The end. Managing other people properly is an innate skill that lots of people don't have; unfortunately some "managers" don't have it.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:37 AM

14. This is what happens when business is dictated by soulless bean counters.

They seem to think everyone should be a soulless automaton, just like them.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:40 AM

15. This would NEVER EVER happen in the US...Most rights and all benefit of the doubt go to employer

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:41 AM

16. Does the UK have at-will employment?

Just curious.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:45 AM

17. My local McD teabag manager has apparently cut the hours of older employees

in favor of newer ones.
Probably trying to save labor costs for the end of the year.
A nice screw you to the older workers for x-mas though.
I never did this shit when I was a manager, probably because I worked my way up and knew the shit folks had to go through every day.
What an asshat.

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