Most Ridiculous Story I've Heard in a While...
January 26, 2010 1:49pm CST
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/18/20100126/tod-mcdonald-s-in-a-pickle-over-cheese-s-7f81b96 The story in question is featured in the link above. Basically, an employee of a McDonald's located in the Netherlands recently received the sack...For adding another slice of cheese to a colleague's cheese-burger I thought it was so hilariously ridiculous that I just had to share PS: Sorry it's just a copy and paste link, I'm not sure how to create a direct link.
27 Jan 10
I know, isn't it just ridiculous? I mean, it's not even special cheese, it's just the slices you can buy for as little as 50pence a pack. Sure, I can understand if the fired staff member was giving out free burgers or stealing money from the register, but this is laughable (well, maybe not for the member of staff who got fired)
30 Jan 10
I agree with your comment; a warning would have been alright. Sounds to me that there is more to this story than meets the eye. I think so though.. perhaps a personal grudge or something (just guessing, might not be true for only the persons involved know the story), and what more perfect reason than an added cheese situation?
31 Jan 10
Now that you mention it, perhaps you are correct. This article appears to be VERY one-sided and biased toward the side of the employee. Who knows, maybe this was their final strike, or that management wanted to fire the employee anyway, and were looking for the tiniest reason to do so.
1 Feb 10
I guess you're right I hate it when the truth is covered up, and only one person is allowed to tell their side of the story to help build sympathy for them. Although, this is hardly anything new where the media is concerned, I suspect they do it all the time
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27 Jan 10
Wow that is pretty strict. Was there some sort of agreement when they got hired that said they could be fired on the spot if they did something like that? Good thing no one ever found out my brother in law did that stuff or he would have been fired. He used to work at Taco Bell. We'd pick him up at work and he would bring us food out. He would load our tacos down with all the toppings. I don't think an extra piece of cheese would hurt much, but I guess they are just getting them out incase they move on to bigger things like giving them free food.
27 Jan 10
I'm not sure about all the legal ins and outs of the employees contract, so i guess we are only being given one side of the story (although I wouldn't expect anything less from the media these days), but even so, this is still a very over-exaggerated reason for firing an employee. Would a simple slap on the wrist not have sufficed?