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Old 07-04-2014, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Central Maine
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Rules are rules no matter how one disagrees with them. The company can hire and fire as they please. That said I wouldn't be working for Cracker Barrel. Nor do I dine there, not because of this either. Did he give the muffin to the person of buy it and then give it to them? If I purchase something with my own money I will give it to whom I please, company be damned. Same thing with the coffee. As far as drinking from a fountain on duty, if that is truly the case and that is all there is to it then something sounds fishy. Hope that he finds another job.
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Old 07-04-2014, 09:08 AM
 
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Rules are rules no matter how one disagrees with them. The company can hire and fire as they please. That said I wouldn't be working for Cracker Barrel. Nor do I dine there, not because of this either. Did he give the muffin to the person of buy it and then give it to them? If I purchase something with my own money I will give it to whom I please, company be damned. Same thing with the coffee. As far as drinking from a fountain on duty, if that is truly the case and that is all there is to it then something sounds fishy. Hope that he finds another job.
Well, anyone is welcome to participate in charitable efforts on their own time. But this individual did it on company time... and he did so after being written up previously.

He did not purchase the muffin. He stole it, then proceeded to give it away.
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Old 07-04-2014, 12:48 PM
 
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I've learned to take all "Internet Outrage Stampedes" with a grain (or 10) of salt, especially after the recent KFC nonsense.

We can take and spin this a million different ways, but, at the end of the day, a guy was fired for violating the same rules over and over... kind of like 1000's of other people every day all over the world. You don't see those on the news.

That is not necessarily true. In several interviews, the interviewers were much less sympathetic as he had been warned repeatedly.

When I was in the business, I had an employee who was a war hero. He survived the Bataan Death March and the like. He was filling vending machines for me.

I had to move him to a different role because the guy steadfastly refused to throw out outdated food. I had customers complaining of moldy sandwiches. The guy did not want to see ANYTHING go to waste. When I changes his position, I was the bad guy. So be it.
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