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McDonald's employee fired for letting Peterson use the restroom
Yahoo ^ | Chris Chase

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.)

(Excerpt) Read more at sports.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: adrianpeterson; mcdonald; mcdonalds; vikings

1 posted on 01/14/2011 2:57:24 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican
Don't you know who I am!
2 posted on 01/14/2011 3:00:02 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

No problem.


3 posted on 01/14/2011 3:00:21 PM PST by loungitude ( The truth hurts.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Hmmm, the manager must have been a Packer’s fan.


4 posted on 01/14/2011 3:01:16 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Inyo-Mono

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?


5 posted on 01/14/2011 3:01:24 PM PST by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
So how did they find out? Did he autograph the walls?
6 posted on 01/14/2011 3:02:53 PM PST by Dem Guard (Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
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To: MinorityRepublican; camle; Alkhin; Professional Engineer; katana; Mr. Silverback; MadIvan; ...
RIMMER: Thank you, Holly. Where's Lister?

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.

7 posted on 01/14/2011 3:03:23 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 724 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

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.


8 posted on 01/14/2011 3:10:40 PM PST by Azzurri
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To: MinorityRepublican

I wonder if his posse would have kicked the doors down if she said, “No.”


9 posted on 01/14/2011 3:13:23 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Our Constitution: the new Inconvenient Truth)
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To: MinorityRepublican

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:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657116/posts


10 posted on 01/14/2011 3:16:30 PM PST by WOSG (Carpe Diem)
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To: flintsilver7

At the end of the article it states that she got her job back.


11 posted on 01/14/2011 3:16:48 PM PST by linear (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing its idiot.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
But if it were Barry Obama, no problem.

ML/NJ

12 posted on 01/14/2011 3:16:50 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: MinorityRepublican

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.


13 posted on 01/14/2011 3:19:57 PM PST by DemforBush (I got three passports, a couple of visas. You don't even know my real name..)
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To: MinorityRepublican

She just padded her resume for a much better job related to customer service.


14 posted on 01/14/2011 3:20:09 PM PST by blackdog
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To: MinorityRepublican
Good thing it wasn't the Hash-Slinging Slasher


15 posted on 01/14/2011 3:22:35 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Dem Guard
So how did they find out? Did he autograph the walls?

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.

16 posted on 01/14/2011 3:23:08 PM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it freedom has a flavor the protected will never know .F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: WOSG
I know a guy who got fired from Arby's for giving the meat crap ends to homeless people instead of making sure they were in the dumpster.

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?

17 posted on 01/14/2011 3:24:03 PM PST by blackdog
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To: WOSG

Meat scrap......Sorry


18 posted on 01/14/2011 3:24:58 PM PST by blackdog
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To: MinorityRepublican
It could have been worse what if Rex Ryan tried to get his foot in the door.
19 posted on 01/14/2011 3:28:32 PM PST by JIM O
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To: dfwgator

The Slash Bringing Hasher?


20 posted on 01/14/2011 3:37:44 PM PST by coaltrain (Obama's a Harvard lawyer like Elvis was a Black Belt)
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To: JIM O

I laughed.


21 posted on 01/14/2011 3:37:48 PM PST by BenKenobi
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To: blackdog

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.


22 posted on 01/14/2011 3:42:58 PM PST by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: JIM O

What if it had been Kobe Bryant? Or Ben Rothlisberger?


23 posted on 01/14/2011 3:44:02 PM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: WOSG
Sad story. Letting someone go to the bathroom is a firing offense? No good deed goes unpunished

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.

24 posted on 01/14/2011 3:45:08 PM PST by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: kbennkc
"She would have let you pee your pants, or called the cops and had you shot."

LOL!

25 posted on 01/14/2011 3:48:40 PM PST by Dem Guard (Obama's 57 States = The Organization of The Islamic Conference (OIC).)
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To: blackdog

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.


26 posted on 01/14/2011 4:06:09 PM PST by handmade
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To: MinorityRepublican
An assistant manager “forbidden” to alter normal procedures under any circumstances, even a highly unusual one?
Weird.
I don't know many professional sportsmen, but if I were in her shoes, and a celebrity I did recognize such as Trace Adkins or Toby Keith needed to “use the facilities”, I would have done the same thing.
No, I wouldn't normally bend the rules, and I doubt she does either.
Glad she got her job back.

And no, I wouldn't expect anyone to bend the rules for me under similar circumstances, since I am not famous.

27 posted on 01/14/2011 4:12:32 PM PST by sarasmom
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To: BenKenobi

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?


28 posted on 01/14/2011 4:19:28 PM PST by formerlytempaussie (Minnesota- National Headquarters for Scoundrels)
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To: blackdog
I know a guy who got fired from Arby's for giving the meat crap ends to homeless people instead of making sure they were in the dumpster.

Whatever you think of the policy, it was created to limit liability. Blame gov't and culture of litigation.

29 posted on 01/14/2011 4:23:33 PM PST by newzjunkey
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To: MinorityRepublican

I’m sort of impressed an NFL player asked to use the bathroom and didn’t just bless the drive-thru.


30 posted on 01/14/2011 4:49:07 PM PST by WalterSobchak2012
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To: MinorityRepublican

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.


31 posted on 01/14/2011 4:58:16 PM PST by newzjunkey
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To: MinorityRepublican

Maybe Peterson will help get her a job with the Vikings.


32 posted on 01/14/2011 5:07:56 PM PST by mowowie
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To: boop

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.


33 posted on 01/14/2011 5:13:11 PM PST by mowowie
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To: boop

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.


34 posted on 01/14/2011 5:18:40 PM PST by mowowie
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To: handmade

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.


35 posted on 01/14/2011 6:03:55 PM PST by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

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.


36 posted on 01/14/2011 6:45:58 PM PST by handmade
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To: null and void

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmwE359KpfQ&feature=related

4:30


37 posted on 01/14/2011 8:52:04 PM PST by naturalized
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