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Thu Jul 18, 2019, 01:29 PM

Valvoline employee fired after using Pocahontas slur on invoice: 'This is not OK'

Source: Yahoo! News

Valvoline employee fired after using Pocahontas slur on invoice: 'This is not OK'

Kerry Justich Yahoo Lifestyle July 17, 2019

An oil-change shop in North Caroline is under fire after an employee called a customer “poka honas” on her invoice. The unnamed Asheville woman provided a screenshot of the Valvoline Instant Oil Change receipt containing racial descriptor — apparently referring to Pocahontas (but misspelled), one of President Donald Trump’s favorite ways to refer to presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren — and gave it to a friend.

The friend then posted it to Facebook on Monday.

“This is a receipt from service at the Valvoline on Merrimon Ave. for a friend who happens to be a person of color,” Ashley Garrison wrote on Facebook, on behalf of the invoice’s recipient. “THIS IS NOT OK. Maybe they thought they were being funny. Maybe they thought no one would notice. Whatever the motivation, the racist labeling of a person is never ok, whether at a business or otherwise.”

Garrison went on to say that the oil change story “already lost my business,” and even suggested that the franchise implement racial insensitivity training.

According to an update on the post, the training was something that the disgraced customer also suggested when speaking directly with corporate about the incident. Since that conversation, she has provided Garrison with a statement assuring that the employee responsible had been fired.

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Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/valvoline-employee-fired-calling-customer-poka-honas-on-invoice-154714568.html


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Reply Valvoline employee fired after using Pocahontas slur on invoice: 'This is not OK' (Original post)
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left-of-center2012 Jul 18 #1
mr_lebowski Jul 18 #2
PJMcK Jul 18 #5
Moostache Jul 18 #3
trev Jul 18 #4
guillaumeb Jul 18 #6

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 01:35 PM

1. How about the address 1523 raccoon tr ?

Raccoon Tr ?

Google maps says there is no such street in Asheville,
so that's part of the 'slur' as well.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 01:40 PM

2. That's actually worse than the 'poca honas' IMHO ... good catch ... nt

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 01:45 PM

5. At least it didn't say...

... "Beaver Tr."

That would've been a two-fer.

ETA: Glad to hear the outcome.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 01:41 PM

3. Bet that the fired employee is whining about "first amendment" and so on...

These are not top-shelf level people that do this kind of stuff, but honestly how little self-control do you have to have to do that on a form that you are HANDING TO THE CUSTOMER???

Morons are offended when we call these people just that...

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 01:43 PM

4. Glad to see the moron was fired.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Jul 18, 2019, 01:56 PM

6. Perhaps he can get a job at the Waffle House?

Racists just cannot stop proving that they are racists.

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