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Tacoma teen fired after wearing Broncos jersey to work
Fox Sports News ^ | January 22, 2014 | Any Nesbett

Posted on 01/22/2014 2:32:53 PM PST by CorporateStepsister

Nathaniel Wentz is a 17-year-old kid who plays quarterback for his high school football team.

He also works — well, he used to work — during his free time.

Why did we say he used to work? Because he was fired from his gig at Odyssey 1 family entertainment center in Tacoma, Washington after he wore a Broncos jersey to work last Sunday.

Why was he wearing a Broncos jersey? Because his boss told employees that they could wear jerseys of their favorite teams to work since it was the day of the AFC and NFC Championship Games.

Wentz's manager asked him to go home Sunday and change his shirt. Wentz did go home, but then his father told him to stay there after he was unable to get the owner of the place on the phone.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Local News; Sports
KEYWORDS: boss; broncos; business; businessowner; championship; dresscode; employee; employer; employment; entertainment; father; fired; football; job; manager; nfl; shirt; sports; sunday; superbowl; unemployment; work

1 posted on 01/22/2014 2:32:53 PM PST by CorporateStepsister
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To: CorporateStepsister

http://www.odyssey-1.com/


2 posted on 01/22/2014 2:35:38 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: CorporateStepsister

http://www.odyssey-1.com/


3 posted on 01/22/2014 2:35:39 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Cool place; too bad he threw such a good job away on a silly matter and it’s ridiculous that his father called.


4 posted on 01/22/2014 2:42:10 PM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: CorporateStepsister

If you don’t go to work, you get fired.


5 posted on 01/22/2014 2:43:00 PM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: CorporateStepsister

Either there was poor communication about this, or that place is run by d*cks.

However, this guy should not have just stayed home. It is a job, and he is expected to be there.

In the future, I hope the football-loving meatheads there just skip the stupid team pride thing and just run a damn business with regular uniforms so there isnt any screw-ups like this.


6 posted on 01/22/2014 2:44:25 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: CorporateStepsister

I don’t understand this story...


7 posted on 01/22/2014 2:47:13 PM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheelbarrow)
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To: CorporateStepsister

You can wear anything you like. As long as it is approved first.


8 posted on 01/22/2014 2:47:18 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: Born to Conserve

That was the real reason he lost his job. His father should have told him to dress as his boss told him and not called the place.


9 posted on 01/22/2014 2:47:44 PM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: CorporateStepsister
Dumb and Dumber.

Dumb - The jersey policy.

Dumber - Idiot father telling his kid to stay home and go AWOL and calling the owner. Don't show up, you're fired.

10 posted on 01/22/2014 2:48:05 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Oh man; that is a cool rule and he just lost a great job.


11 posted on 01/22/2014 2:48:29 PM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: CorporateStepsister
Why was he wearing a Broncos jersey? Because his boss told employees that they could wear jerseys of their favorite teams to work since it was the day of the AFC and NFC Championship Games.

If the only jerseys that the boss wanted to be were of the Seahawks, why didn't he say so?

12 posted on 01/22/2014 2:49:11 PM PST by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: Repeal 16-17

We are pulling for the Broncos and live in Georgia. Where can we get Bronco shirts?


13 posted on 01/22/2014 3:00:34 PM PST by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: CorporateStepsister

~~~Why was he wearing a Broncos jersey? Because his boss told employees that they could wear jerseys of their favorite teams to work since it was the day of the AFC and NFC Championship Games.~~~

Either this is inaccurate or ‘their favorite teams’ doesn’t really mean that.

And no, I am not a Broncos fan.


14 posted on 01/22/2014 3:00:54 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Repeal 16-17

“If the only jerseys that the boss wanted to be were of the Seahawks, why didn’t he say so?”

Yes, exactly. I guess it’s good this man runs a business for children because he sounds very immature. Of course the kid’s father sound a bit babyish too.


15 posted on 01/22/2014 3:07:34 PM PST by jocon307
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To: CorporateStepsister

Something is not quite right with this story —


16 posted on 01/22/2014 3:13:17 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: F15Eagle
Why was he wearing a Broncos jersey? Because his boss told employees that they could wear jerseys of their favorite teams to work since it was the day of the AFC and NFC Championship Games.

If that is accurate the kid is better off not working for an idiot who doesn't mean what he says.

17 posted on 01/22/2014 3:14:13 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye

I agree


18 posted on 01/22/2014 3:24:32 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Irenic

Me neither.

Too many “boss”, “manager”, “owner” titles involved. Who’s on first? If you figure it out, pls cc me.


19 posted on 01/22/2014 3:31:17 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: F15Eagle

It occurs to me that 0bama creates the same confusion and uncertainty on a national and global scale. His positions, policies and rhetoric are constantly shifting and instead of any sort of rational explanation when called on it he simply casts blame at those he has confused. I’m amazed he has kept his base as long as he has because he does it to them as much as he does his opposition. He’s like shifting sand in every respect.


20 posted on 01/22/2014 3:35:33 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: TigersEye
If that is accurate the kid is better off not working for an idiot who doesn't mean what he says.

That's how I've felt.

21 posted on 01/22/2014 3:38:29 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: TigersEye

They talk out of both sides of their mouths. For plausible deniability. Obama talks all goody-goody about Israel while actively doing everything to let the Iranian regime obtain the nukes they want to destroy same.


22 posted on 01/22/2014 4:00:31 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: a fool in paradise

It’s just not worth it even in this cruddy job market. The next time that boss flakes on an employee it might be a lot more serious situation. Plus it’s too much unnecessary stress not knowing where you stand day to day.


23 posted on 01/22/2014 4:02:31 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: F15Eagle

That’s potentially one of the worst things he’s playing both sides of the street on but he does it with everything it seems to me. On the domestic side 0bamaCare is throwing American business into a tailspin trying to decide what it should or shouldn’t do.


24 posted on 01/22/2014 4:07:10 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
We are pulling for the Broncos and live in Georgia. Where can we get Bronco shirts?

Well, don't try to buy 'em at Odyssey 1 entertainment.
25 posted on 01/22/2014 4:14:59 PM PST by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: CorporateStepsister

He wasn’t fired for wearing the jersey. He was fired for leaving and not going back. Who are these loser parents who insert themselves into their kids lives. If the stupid father hadn’t stuck his nose in, the kid would still be working.


26 posted on 01/22/2014 4:19:11 PM PST by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: CorporateStepsister

If he knew that wearing it would cause problem, he was wrong. However, if a co worker of his had a Jacksonville Jags (does anyone?) wore one and didn’t told tn go home, he should get his job back.


27 posted on 01/22/2014 8:06:17 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (2014theyearofdeadRINOs)
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To: Cowgirl of Justice
Get your Denver Broncos Wear Here!

Go Broncos!

28 posted on 01/23/2014 4:22:44 AM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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