"Poisoned Wendy's Manager gets Harangued for calling 911"
October 14, 2009 2:51pm CST
OMG! I think some of these corporate types really need a reality check! I don't think someone should get chewed out for calling 911, due to PR?!?! WTH? So she was supposed to shut down the restaurant, and meet the paramedics elsewhere & hope nothing happens in the mean time? How many of us need to call corporate or district mgr in an emergency?? Um call 911 first then district mgr DUH not the other way around. They didn't go into detail what was said to her.... but I'd be awful upset enough to hire a lawyer for being chewed out by corporate & being poisoned by an employee it had to be severe. http://www.walletpop.com/blog/2009/10/14/poisoned-wendys-manager-harangued-for-calling-911/
• United States
14 Oct 09
There's no such story at that link, but a lot of others. If she was taken to task for calling 911, the company might be wrong. If it's part of their policy and is clearly outlined in their employee handbook, it's a stupid and dangerous rule but she has to abide by it. Not knowing any more facts, I can't say the company is worse than stupid and unfeeling but I can say the policy doesn't indicate an abundance of common sense on the part of Wendy's.
• United States
14 Oct 09
Like I said in Thea's response.... no one knows whats happening when they see those vehicles. And what if it occurred while corporate was closed? Do they have a "bat phone" to call someone on call to tell her it was ok to call 911? & what if someothing bad happened while she was waiting for the call back? GRRRR...
14 Oct 09
Now that's weird and i have to say it's inhumane. Safety of everyone should always be the priority of such establishments. if ever the appearance of emergency people and vehicles did affect the sales of that particular restaurant, im sure this issue of the manager being fired due to that unfortunate event happening to her is even more bothering and embarrassing. her life was almost gone and then suddenly her source of income to live is taken away from her, how stupid can they get? Why do such heartless people still roam around the world? if i have the same people above me, i'll even fire myself instead of them firing me. i can't stand people like that around me. my life would be very much in danger with them around me so i would really love to be far away from them but of course, i should be properly compensated. :D
15 Oct 09
So a disgruntled employee put oven cleaner in the manager's drink. What was his grievance. Is oven cleaner fast acting as a poison. Did the manager over react calling emergency sevices over oven cleaner, that depends on the answer question 3. Was the disgruntled employee prosectued for any crime. Was the manager repirimanded or sacked as well. All these things need to be considered in answering this with only half a story. My understanding of the US legal system is anyone can sue anyone for any nonsensnse. So unless there was necessity because of a quick acting poison to call emergency services becasuse of actual posioning it would seem that a disgrunteled manager is attempting to make some cash off her empoyers. That's one take on it. Obviously if the manager was actaully posioned by a disgrunteled employee he should now be sitting in a prison cell and the manager should be suing the company for employing the disgruntled employee if they failed to do proper background checks to see if he/she had a criminal record.