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Old 08-08-2011, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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Why should a business pay someone whose off-duty activities are hurting the business?
That wasn't what I was saying. Firing them, however, is not going to stop them from trashing the business and encouraging people to take their business elsewhere. Why is firing them the only possible solution to the problem?
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Old 08-08-2011, 04:49 PM
 
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That wasn't what I was saying. Firing them, however, is not going to stop them from trashing the business and encouraging people to take their business elsewhere. Why is firing them the only possible solution to the problem?
I don't believe there should have to be any other solution. Why is it the responsibility of the restaurant? She screwed up, and she's out the door. It happens, she'll just have to move along and learn from this.
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Old 08-08-2011, 04:59 PM
 
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Where I worked, a guy posted he was out partying on his boat...on a day he called in sick...DOPE! He was called in on that one! Written up...
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:34 PM
 
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IMO, people should learn to update their concept of job rights, and get the hell out of the unions. It just costs more for everything. Period.
"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

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Old 08-08-2011, 08:01 PM
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Where I worked, a guy posted he was out partying on his boat...on a day he called in sick...DOPE! He was called in on that one! Written up...
There was a TV sportscaster here who reportedly lost his job after calling in sick and then posting on social media how thrilled he was to be at an event in Washington, DC.
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Metro Washington DC
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I don't believe there should have to be any other solution. Why is it the responsibility of the restaurant? She screwed up, and she's out the door. It happens, she'll just have to move along and learn from this.
Okay then. Why was she fired? The post I replied to said that she was trashing them and that it would hurt business. That's clearly not the case if they fire her and just accept that they're going to get trashed because of it. They must not think it will hurt their business. What, then, was the reason?

I think you're also misunderstanding me. I don't care if she was fired or not. I'm talking more about the particular point above.
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:23 PM
 
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Okay then. Why was she fired? The post I replied to said that she was trashing them and that it would hurt business. That's clearly not the case if they fire her and just accept that they're going to get trashed because of it. They must not think it will hurt their business. What, then, was the reason?

I think you're also misunderstanding me. I don't care if she was fired or not. I'm talking more about the particular point above.
Expect some loyalty. They are being paid to do a job and that includes the aforementioned loyalty. If an employee does what this person did they should be fired. Whether or not they trash-talk the business is a moot point since they are doing it whether they work there or not. Why pay them while they trash your business?
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Old 08-09-2011, 12:48 PM
 
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Yes. Facebook is a public medium. It is not your personal diary where you can say what you want and expect confidentiality or immunity.
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Old 08-09-2011, 02:22 PM
 
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Okay then. Why was she fired? The post I replied to said that she was trashing them and that it would hurt business. That's clearly not the case if they fire her and just accept that they're going to get trashed because of it. They must not think it will hurt their business. What, then, was the reason?

I think you're also misunderstanding me. I don't care if she was fired or not. I'm talking more about the particular point above.
No, I think we're pretty clear. I also do not care one way or another if she got fired or not. Basically (from what the story says) she had a table (she's a waitress, well, was lol) that stayed nearly 2 hours after the restaurant had closed, had several people (don't remember exactly how many, more than 5 I think), and the entire table left the girl a 5 dollar tip. She was not bashing the company, she was bashing the customers who were rude to her.

Now, honestly I don't read into that story thinking that she's a victim here. She might have given them terrible service. The check might have said "for parties of 8 or more, gratuity is 15%" or whatever. I really don't care.

I was mainly saying that you'd said "Why is firing them the only possible solution to the problem?" and it's my belief that there really shouldn't have to be any other solution. I think we as a society severely over complicate things. We don't need 15 types of health insurance options, we don't need double mocha extra half calf in our coffee (I don't drink coffee so I really have no idea what I just said), we don't need multiple solutions to a very simplistic problem.

She works for a company. She screws up and makes the company look bad (or invites the potential). She doesn't need to work there anymore.

Like I said, we all have bad days and bad customers and co workers and all that. I get that. Posting it on the internet, however, is a stupid mistake and she just needs to take it as a lesson and move on (and from what the story says, she's done that gracefully).

I don't want this to sound like I'm trying to argue with you or anything, it's not that at all. I think you and I are on the same page here and have similar outlooks on the situation (i.e. - we just really don't give a s#!t ).
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Old 08-09-2011, 05:21 PM
 
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(i.e. - we just really don't give a s#!t ).
You hit the nail right on the head!
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