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Sanford Papa John's Delivery Drivers Fired Over Racist Voicemail
Central Florida News 13 ^ | May 27, 2013 | John Garity, Executive Producer

Posted on 05/27/2013 8:09:55 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather

SANFORD -- Two delivery drivers for a Papa John’s in Sanford are out of a job after a racist voicemail rant surfaced online.

Now, the CEO of the pizza chain is apologizing to the nation.

It started when one of the drivers pocket-dialed an African-American customer in Sanford, leaving a voicemail filled with racist language.

That customer posted the voicemail on YouTube last week and it has since gone viral.

"They give me five bucks there. Fine outstanding African gentleman of the community," the driver is heard saying at one point.

The community the former employee is referring to is Sanford's African American community.

The rest of the voicemail, which runs several minutes, is filled with obscenities and repeated racial slurs.

In his YouTube post, the customer said he gave the delivery driver more than a 20-percent tip.

He also showed the delivery box, which said, "Your pizza experience managed by Brian," though it's not clear if Brian is the name of either of the employees who were fired.

After hearing about the incident, Papa John's Chairman and CEO, John Schnatter, posted an apology on Facebook and Twitter:

(Excerpt) Read more at cfnews13.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: papajohns; racist; sanford; voicemail
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Papa John's Pizza (Sanford, FL) Racial Slurs caught on Voicemail (at 02:34)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB24FcWs-tU

1 posted on 05/27/2013 8:09:55 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Papa John’s Pizza (Sanford, FL) Racial Slurs caught on Voicemail (at 02:34)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB24FcWs-tU


2 posted on 05/27/2013 8:11:25 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: sheikdetailfeather

$5.00 for pizza delivery is now a poor tip? Sheesh. I guess I’m a poor tipper these days.


3 posted on 05/27/2013 8:20:12 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Ummm... 21% of $15.26 is $3.20


4 posted on 05/27/2013 8:22:35 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
It started when one of the drivers pocket-dialed...

I hate it when that happens ;-)

5 posted on 05/27/2013 8:23:36 PM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: JoeDetweiler

I must be Scooge Mc Duck!


6 posted on 05/27/2013 8:23:37 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

So, the CEO felt like he had to apologize to the WORLD via the Internet? Isn’t it enough to apologize directly to the customer and fire the driver?


7 posted on 05/27/2013 8:25:11 PM PDT by moovova
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To: JoeDetweiler

Me too.

I need to get to the bottom of this. Is $5 a poor tip? If so then perhaps I have some delivery drivers mad at me.


8 posted on 05/27/2013 8:25:50 PM PDT by impimp
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To: mylife

It’s racist to perpetuate the stereotype that Scottish ducks are cheap.


9 posted on 05/27/2013 8:25:57 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

My bad.


10 posted on 05/27/2013 8:26:36 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

My gosh. There is a racist in America. And he works at a franchise whose CEO dared publicly oppose Barack Obama.

I am sure this will be above the fold everywhere. I don’t watch television, but I will guess it will be prominently featured on the national nightly news stations.


11 posted on 05/27/2013 8:26:54 PM PDT by rlmorel ("We'll drink to good health for them that have it coming." Boss Spearman in Open Range)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

So he accidentally called them, while he was talking to someone else? Is that it?


12 posted on 05/27/2013 8:27:15 PM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

So how much are you supposed to tip for pizza delivery then? And for the person at a buffet that brings your drinks? And also for cleaning your hotel room? I always wonder about those.


13 posted on 05/27/2013 8:27:31 PM PDT by MNDude (Sorry for typos. Probably written on a smartphone, and I have big clumsy fingers.)
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The idiot inadvertently violated his own privacy.


14 posted on 05/27/2013 8:28:51 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: MNDude

I worked delivering pizza. 20 on the 16 dollar or so bill is a decent tip. We usually do around 20 or 25 deliveries in a night that can be around 10 hours. So, do the math. 4x20 is about 80 bucks and close to minimum wage.


15 posted on 05/27/2013 8:31:51 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: sheikdetailfeather
That was difficult to listen to. My word. Pleased to see that Papa Johns terminated both of these delivery guys and made a public apology to the man as well as a personal phone call to the man and his family involved.
16 posted on 05/27/2013 8:32:31 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Hunch: they were talking about someone besides the gentleman who tipped 21% and was “butt dialed.”


17 posted on 05/27/2013 8:34:46 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: MNDude
Tobias Lehigh Nagy says $5's Stinks!


18 posted on 05/27/2013 8:35:30 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Christie at the beach
All of you making comments, listen to the audio at the link above. It began after 2 minutes. The recording of the voice mail was on the customer's phone made by the stupid driver who did not shut his phone off. The customer left him a good tip by the way.
19 posted on 05/27/2013 8:36:27 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: PghBaldy

Yes. He accidentally called the customer back:

Butt-dialed racial rant prompts firing of Sanford pizza worker

http://www.clickorlando.com/news/papa-johns-employee-fired-over-tip-complaint/-/1637132/20319074/-/h5d6yez/-/index.html


20 posted on 05/27/2013 8:37:16 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: Christie at the beach

We heard it.
The guy was a jerk.
And the tip was a generous tip.


21 posted on 05/27/2013 8:37:54 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: moovova

its sorry for this and sorry for that.....still waiting for the racist Farakan to ‘pologize....or any of his rabble...


22 posted on 05/27/2013 8:41:43 PM PDT by cherry
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To: MNDude

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxhXnEZltvA


23 posted on 05/27/2013 8:41:57 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: JCBreckenridge

“I worked delivering pizza. 20 on the 16 dollar or so bill is a decent tip. We usually do around 20 or 25 deliveries in a night that can be around 10 hours. So, do the math. 4x20 is about 80 bucks and close to minimum wage.”

I did the same thing during my college freshman year, to pay for my tuition. The one thing I remembered harshly is that never expect a tip and they are a bonus. And the 2nd part is never deliver to the hood’. This was before my other college cash job of driving escorts to their clients which paid way better..;)


24 posted on 05/27/2013 8:50:52 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: sheikdetailfeather

$5.00 tip for that amount of pizza is good. The delivery guy is an a**hole.


25 posted on 05/27/2013 8:52:35 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: sheikdetailfeather

A 5 dollar tip on a 15 dollar pizza seems pretty generous to me ... if i had handed the guy 3 bucks I wouldn’t have felt bad about it.


26 posted on 05/27/2013 9:01:48 PM PDT by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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To: max americana

Had a gentleman of the Amish persuasion once on the final wednesday of the month hassle me over paying a 28 dollar bill with a 50.

They are supposed to tell us beforehand. I carried quite a large float on me (more than the normal, so I was fine).

He picked me up and threatened me when I told him he got 22 dollars back instead of 32. I looked at him and asked him what he planned to do with me now that he had picked me up. He put me down, I left the food and grabbed the money.

He was blacklisted. Hey is that racist?


27 posted on 05/27/2013 9:03:25 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: JCBreckenridge

We have an office close to Skid Row in L.A. and I used to intern at a state-run office which pays for the electricity (until now, still operating) of “disadvantaged minorities”.

Guess which of those minorities make up 95% of the recipients? Here’s a hint, it ain;t the mexiclowns...


28 posted on 05/27/2013 9:06:54 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: JoeDetweiler

I rarely get pizza delivered but did a few weeks ago and mentioned to my twenty-something son I’d give a $3 tip. He made sure it was at least $5. I guess with the price of gas, the delivery tips went up, too. So my ordering delivery pizza will remain a rare event!


29 posted on 05/27/2013 9:07:38 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: mylife

20%+ not good enough for delivery? WTF?

Then the should stay and serve it to me.


30 posted on 05/27/2013 9:09:39 PM PDT by Clint N. Suhks (0bama called in the Marines to hold his umbrella but wouldn't to protect our ambassador in Benghazi)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

A garden variety snotty remark and it gets whooped up into the unpardonable sin or sumfin.

In the meantime, what if some black employee had let that slip about a tightwad white customer? YAWWWN city.

High, high time to call out this whole crazy world on its hypocrisy. BUST DOWN THE IDOLS OF RACISM FOR (LITERALLY) GOD’S SAKE!!


31 posted on 05/27/2013 9:13:55 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: max americana
This was before my other college cash job of driving escorts to their clients which paid way better

You was a pimp?

32 posted on 05/27/2013 9:15:13 PM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

That was over a 32% tip.


33 posted on 05/27/2013 9:15:41 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: max americana

Amish again? I thought the amish were supposed to be against electricity.

Oh - take a guess what chain the amish dude who grabbed me ordered from? ;)


34 posted on 05/27/2013 9:16:58 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: Clint N. Suhks

Opps. Belay the 32% LOL


35 posted on 05/27/2013 9:17:12 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

Maybe he’d been getting snubbed by the melanistic folks and was happy then. Where else but America can one get fired for a clumsy COMPLIMENT?


36 posted on 05/27/2013 9:18:25 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: JoeDetweiler
$5 tip is a good tip. Figure four deliveries an hour and that's really good money
for just delivering a pizza without cleaning the table after.
37 posted on 05/27/2013 9:18:55 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: MARTIAL MONK

No, I wasn’t a pimp. The pimp was a madam. ;)


38 posted on 05/27/2013 9:19:08 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Papa John’s charges a delivery fee and also makes the lousiest pizza compared to just about everyone e.se in our area. Customer should add that to the racist rant complaint.


39 posted on 05/27/2013 9:20:52 PM PDT by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

That was no compliment.


40 posted on 05/27/2013 9:21:09 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

WOW!

That idiot cost Papa John’s plenty. For a $5.00 investment in a tip, that customer will get rich. Racist fools like them should just climb back under their rocks. They should never work customer service for anyone because the least bit of pressure makes them pop off at the mouth since they have no self control. They are entitled to their opinions, but if they can’t keep them to themselves while representing a company, they need to work for their own selves. Then, when they get diarrhea of the mouth, the only ones suffering will be them.


41 posted on 05/27/2013 9:43:30 PM PDT by Waryone (Trust the Lord not your own understanding. Acknowledge Him. He will direct your path.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

I have to wonder about how this affects the Zimmerman trial.


42 posted on 05/27/2013 10:08:26 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: Waryone

This was a fluke, Wary. A private comment and it was even a clumsy compliment, but a cellphone mishap got it sent out. If I wasn’t hotwired to Kneejerk City (aka Hell) I’d have stated that isn’t Papa John policy and that everyone has been warned about it... then warn everyone to be careful, but keep the fellow on the delivery (maybe at some other Papa John location).


43 posted on 05/27/2013 10:27:24 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Whatever promise that God has made, in Jesus it is yes. See my page.)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

My phone went rogue (pocket dialed) app 9 times over a 4 hr
period one morning to two guys in my address book. One guy
is a distant cousin, a CEO of a large produce processing firm.
Rang him up 5 xs in one hour during an important budget
meeting in his corp conference room. The other guy is an old
high school pal who was teaching a college classroom of
prospective student (HS) teachers. Pissed ‘em both off for a bit.
I thought it funny.


44 posted on 05/27/2013 10:47:19 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

It may have been an accident, or even a fluke, but not one bit of it was complimentary. Those comments coming out of the racist’s mouth cost Papa John’s money. That company will be paying through the nose trying to buy their goodwill back. The racist will either learn from this or continue suffer from his mistakes. If it were just him suffering it would not matter. But it is unfortunate that an entire company will have to pay for his antics. Bless his non existent mind.

I’d fire him in a heartbeat. There is no way any sane person would have him work with customers ever again. Because he does not have the mental capacity to handle the work.


45 posted on 05/27/2013 10:56:03 PM PDT by Waryone (Trust the Lord not your own understanding. Acknowledge Him. He will direct your path.)
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To: Sivad

I just got an international pocket dial the other day. Talk about an expensive mistake!


46 posted on 05/27/2013 10:58:48 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Something isn't right about this story. I've delivered pizzas before, and a $5 tip on a 15 dollar pizza is HUGE.

Why the delivery guy would bitch, or go on some racist rant makes no sense.

Maybe he was talking about some other customer, I don't know.

Not excusing it, just wondering about the circumstances.

For the record, the WORST tippers are rich white people in nice houses.

One lady said I could "keep the change" on a 17.74 order when she gave me $18.

I started digging in my pockets for her 26 cents.

"Boy, you're kind of picky, MOST people love to get a tip."

Ma'am, you obviously need this more than I do.

Slam!

And for the record, pizza guys have LONG memories, and we know who the stiffers are. As well as the good tippers.

Amazing how good tipper's pizzas go to the top of the pile.

47 posted on 05/27/2013 11:01:03 PM PDT by boop ("You don't look so bad, here's another")
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To: JoeDetweiler; sheikdetailfeather
$5.00 for pizza delivery is now a poor tip? Sheesh. I guess I’m a poor tipper these days.

Downright NIGGARDLY!
48 posted on 05/27/2013 11:31:11 PM PDT by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (REPEAL WASHINGTON! -- Islam Delenda Est! -- I Want Constantinople Back. -- Rumble thee forth.)
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To: impimp

If you order from the same pizza shop you may have earned
a bit of a reputation. If that is the case, you might be getting
a pizza topping or two that you didn’t order.

Just kidding but it reminds me of a college story. Some friends
of mine on the football team worked at a pizza shop in
San Luis Obispo. Big Fred, an offensive lineman was making
pizzas one nite. A drunk customer in line to order was riding
Fred about being a slow fat ass. Fred was a cowboy type and
always had a dip of Copenhagen in his lip & 2 cans at least in
his hip pocket. Fred never said a word to the drunk but you
might imagine what he did with the the contents of one of those
cans of chew.


49 posted on 05/28/2013 12:02:50 AM PDT by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: Sivad
If you order from the same pizza shop you may have earned a bit of a reputation.

Saved an old lady's life a couple of years ago.

50 posted on 05/28/2013 12:11:53 AM PDT by cynwoody
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