Skip to comments.McDonald's employee fired for letting Peterson use the restroom
Posted on 01/14/2011 2:57:21 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
An assistant manager at McDonald's was fired after allowing Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson to use the bathroom while the restaurant was closed.
While working the late-night drive-thru shift at 3 a.m., a female employee encountered a man standing outside the window who asked to come inside and use the restroom. After a little while, she realized it was the popular Minnesota Vikings star and opened the door for him to come inside and use the facilities. (The seating area at the restaurant is normally closed during the late-night hours.)
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Hmmm, the manager must have been a Packer’s fan.
Yes, she did, and that’s ultimately what cost her her job.
She got it back, though. I wonder if AP will give her a gift?
He suddenly notices that something is wrong. His right arm is a lot hairier than it was a moment ago.
RIMMER: Er, Holly, where's my arm? This isn't my arm. Whose arm is this?
HOLLY: I'm sorry, Arnold. (He doesn't sound very sorry.) Your physical data disk has become corrupted.
RIMMER: Don't give me excuses, give me my arm back.
HOLLY: I'll have to refresh the graphics from a backup.
RIMMER: It's got tattoos. "Candy," "Denmark forever." Is this Petersen's arm, Holly? I've got the arm of a Danish moron.
HOLLY: If you'll just bear with me for a few minutes, Arn.
RIMMER: It's not good enough, Holly. It's traumatic enough being *dead*.
(Looks in the mirror)
And whose ears are these, Holly? They're like two giant radar dishes stuck higgledy-piggledy to the side of my head. I mean, just look at them! Look at them! Whose were these ears, Holly? An African elephant's?
HOLLY: They're your ears, Arnold.
She exercised poor judgment. Sure, she recognized him...but it’s not as if an NFL player has never committed a crime before. He could’ve raped her or done worse once inside. Agreed that McDonalds should not have fired her over the incident, but she did a dumb thing.
I wonder if his posse would have kicked the doors down if she said, “No.”
Sad story. Letting someone go to the bathroom is a firing offense? No good deed goes unpunished.
Why is it that the most menial workers are fired over the most trivial of errors, but say, a President who engages in, say, perjury, or a administration Treasury chief who cheats on his taxes, can get away with those things and they are deemed too unimportant to cost them their jobs?
Meanwhile, you can do bats*** crazy, embarrassing, illegal and immoral acts and keep your job ... if you work in Hollywood as an actor:
At the end of the article it states that she got her job back.
Speaking only for myself, I thinking opening the door at 3 AM for ANYBODY who isn’t supposed to be there is a bad idea, famous professional athlete or not.
I’m glad the lady got her job back, though.
She just padded her resume for a much better job related to customer service.
She had to tell everyone about her fame by association. She would have let you pee your pants, or called the cops and had you shot.
Of course he went on to much bigger things like running his own company, instead it's now his kid who drives the streets in the winter and hands out warm food to people in need.
I wonder what became of the jerks at Arby's?
The Slash Bringing Hasher?
Meat crap actually DOES describe Arby’s. They used to have great sandwiches, but that meatlike oblong thing they cut into slices ISN’T a roast beef sandwich.
What if it had been Kobe Bryant? Or Ben Rothlisberger?
It's a legitimate security issue. After college, I had a short stint in restaurant management. Our company had a rule about the back door; it was never to be opened after 6:00 PM, regardless of whether it was still light outside, and regardless of how much trash was piled up. Only two reasons were acceptable for opening it; an emergency evacuation or by order of the police. The door was tagged with a zip tie initialed by the day shift manager and he applied it before he left at 6:00.
A rule like that saves lives and prevents tons of theft.
Years ago when my son was owner/manager of a restraurant, company policy said he could not allow his workers to take food home at closing -since it could not go back in the frige from the salad bar- it had to be thrown out. He managed to work it so he could and did send that good food home to be used-
He also had some working for him that nobody else would hire- he laid it on on the line what he would not tolerate, and those he hired, with one exception were good workers.
Sometimes it is good to figure out how to do the right thing instead of the expected.
And no, I wouldn't expect anyone to bend the rules for me under similar circumstances, since I am not famous.
What is it about all these athletes that you find them hanging around from 1 a.m. to 4 a.m. all the time? Nearly all the problems we have had with Viking/Gopher athletes have come when they are night-crawling around in the early morning hours.
Don’t these people keep regular hours like most folks?
Whatever you think of the policy, it was created to limit liability. Blame gov't and culture of litigation.
I’m sort of impressed an NFL player asked to use the bathroom and didn’t just bless the drive-thru.
I don’t know that it was a firing offence, depends on what the employer’s rules were. I notice she got her job back by going to the press. I don’t think she’ll make this mistake again.
Maybe Peterson will help get her a job with the Vikings.
A buddy of mine who worked at Arbys in the early 80’s once told me the ‘roast beef’ was actually marinated ham.
I have no idea though, There isn’t an Arbys around my house anywhere anymore.
Actually if it was ham back in the 80’s i cannot see how they could get away with it now.
Not with all of the muzzies and lawyers running around nowadays.
A co workers brother was the manager of a Mickey D’s, a knock on the back door,they shot him dead when he opened the door.
Park Ridge Illinois.
Yep- I can see why the policy on not opening doors.
I personally would never even work the late shift in a convenience store or fast food store in our small town,, and we are relatively quiet.
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