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Tue Dec 13, 2011, 10:03 AM

Chick-fil-A worker fired for offending Asian customers

Chick-fil-A worker fired for offending Asian customers

A cashier at the Chick-fil-A restaurant in Irvine has been fired after she put offensive names mocking Asian customers on their receipts.

Rather than take the names of two Asian customers, she typed "Ching" and "Chong," which appeared, respectively, on the two customers' receipts, according to Kelvin Lee, a UC Irvine student and friend of the customers. He posted photos of the receipts on his Tumblr account.

Since then, the post has spread through the blogosphere, attracting negative attention to the fast-food chain, which has already garnered animus from some corners because of its openly Christian roots and connection to conservative stances.

Company officials say the incident doesn't reflect corporate views and stands in stark contrast to its ethos. It was "simply case of immaturity, failed judgment and human error" on the part of one employee, said Don Perry, Chick-fil-A's vice president for public relations.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/12/chick-fil-a-employee-fired-for-offending-asian-customers.html

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Reply Chick-fil-A worker fired for offending Asian customers (Original post)
The Straight Story Dec 2011 OP
Scuba Dec 2011 #1
Uranus Needs Men Dec 2011 #29
xchrom Dec 2011 #2
William769 Dec 2011 #3
xchrom Dec 2011 #4
HillWilliam Dec 2011 #12
The Genealogist Dec 2011 #25
obamanut2012 Dec 2011 #5
SoCalDem Dec 2011 #9
obamanut2012 Dec 2011 #31
Orsino Dec 2011 #6
Lost-in-FL Dec 2011 #16
snooper2 Dec 2011 #7
DCKit Dec 2011 #8
ellisonz Dec 2011 #10
Liberal_in_LA Dec 2011 #11
Renew Deal Dec 2011 #13
MichaelMcGuire Dec 2011 #14
Renew Deal Dec 2011 #15
MichaelMcGuire Dec 2011 #17
JI7 Dec 2011 #20
winstars Dec 2011 #18
TheMadMonk Dec 2011 #26
ZombieHorde Dec 2011 #19
XemaSab Dec 2011 #21
ZombieHorde Dec 2011 #22
XemaSab Dec 2011 #23
ZombieHorde Dec 2011 #28
Union Scribe Dec 2011 #24
Texasgal Dec 2011 #27
ZombieHorde Dec 2011 #30

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 10:04 AM

1. Dumb-ass. n/t

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 07:25 PM

29. That was very insightful!

 

Thanks for the in-depth analysis!

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 10:12 AM

2. chik fil a just over flows with charm.

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Response to xchrom (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 10:16 AM

3. They would probably be promoted for offending a gay person.

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Response to William769 (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 10:17 AM

4. indeed. nt

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Response to William769 (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 01:09 PM

12. Got THAT right n/t

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Response to William769 (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 07:04 PM

25. Yep

with a healthy bonus...

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 10:22 AM

5. I'm curious how old the employee was

They have a lot of high school kids work for them. That doesn't excuse what they did, but it could make it into a learning experience if they're a kid. Maybe salvage positive something from it.

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Response to obamanut2012 (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 12:57 PM

9. What amazes me is that even a fast food "buy" is no longer anonymous

Why make employees even ASK for a name to "appear on the receipt"..

I was once asked for name address & phone# for a purchase of AAA batteries at Radio Shack.. I left & bought them elsewhere..

For decades fast food places have just circled an order number & called it out when the order was ready.

The employee did a dumb thing, but the company policy is even dumber in asking customers for their name.

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 07:42 PM

31. I was wondering that, too

Unless it was a really large takeout order.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 11:13 AM

6. Yeah. Company policy is very clear.

They want to offend gay customers.

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Response to Orsino (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 01:55 PM

16. Exactly what I thought.

What can we expect from a company in which discrimination is policy?

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 11:14 AM

7. I love how in the Intertubes age this stuff is hugh!

or even worth a thread,

Or, why the fuck am I even replying

Had this happened in 1993 7 people would know

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Response to snooper2 (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 12:27 PM

8. Sorry if you don't get it, but you don't get it. nt

 

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Response to DCKit (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 01:03 PM

10. I think he's more pointing out.

That before the internet this is a nothing "dog bites man" story.

But yeah, eff Chick-a-Fil.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 01:08 PM

11. Very bad judgement. What a racist.

 

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 01:18 PM

13. Was it this girl?

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 01:51 PM

14. Off topic but

 

How are you getting videos to post like that?

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Response to MichaelMcGuire (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 01:52 PM

15. Just post the URL of a youtube or vimeo video

And it comes up automatically.

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #15)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 01:58 PM

17. Thanks

 

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Response to Renew Deal (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 04:13 PM

20. blonde version of Snooky

this is the person i thought of when i read the subject .

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 02:16 PM

18. Another reason not to go to the new store they are about to open...

They have been building a new store near me in Torrance CA. Never having been to one, I WAS going to try their product. Now after reading this story and the previous stories, they can keep their damn chicken. How stupid are they????

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Response to winstars (Reply #18)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 07:06 PM

26. Um, no. THIS might be a reason to go there. Corp attitude...

 

...towards gays (if what other posters are saying is true) would be a reason not to visit.

Unless of course what you're really saying is that you yourself have a problem with Asians. In which case a few choice words might be said about you.

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Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 03:33 PM

19. Probably a Whale Wars fan. nt

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #19)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 04:39 PM

21. Are you seriously trying to say

that being opposed to whaling is racist?

'Cause there are people here who would seriously make that argument.

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Response to XemaSab (Reply #21)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 05:17 PM

22. No, I am saying I read racist remarks from fans of Whale Wars.

Those racist remarks are always toward Asian people, even though many countries practice whaling, such as the US.

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #22)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 06:37 PM

23. Way to fail logic.

Some black people steal TVs in order to buy crack. My TV was stolen. Therefore, a black person stole my TV in order to buy crack.

Some football coaches molest children. A child in my town was molested. Therefore, a football coach molested the child in my town.

Some Hispanic women have 10 kids and are on welfare. There is a Hispanic woman who works at the local taco place. Therefore, she has 10 kids and is on welfare.

Some Jewish Democratic politicians like to send pictures of their genitals to women on the internet. I just got a picture of an uncircumsized black schlong in my inbox. Therefore, a Jewish Democratic politician sent this picture to me.

Some "Whale Wars" fans are racist against Asians. This woman is racist against Asians. Therefore, this woman must be a fan of "Whale Wars."

See what I did there?

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Response to XemaSab (Reply #23)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 07:21 PM

28. I understand how you came to that conclusion,

and I agree with your critique of the logic, but I was making a jab.

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Response to ZombieHorde (Reply #22)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 06:41 PM

24. Wow, you had to dig pretty deep to flog that agenda.

I guess people will always find a way.

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Response to Union Scribe (Reply #24)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 07:21 PM

27. Gotta have that

"gotcha" moment! Doncha' know!

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Response to Union Scribe (Reply #24)

Tue Dec 13, 2011, 07:35 PM

30. All the racist-against-Asians posts I have read on DU, by DUers,

have been on Whale Wars threads, so no digging was really required. Racism and Whale Wars just go hand-in-hand.

There may some exceptions on WWII threads, but I can't think of any right now.

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