Skip to comments.McDonald’s worker fired after paying for food donation (to local firefighters)
Posted on 02/20/2014 12:40:32 PM PST by Timber Rattler
Heather Levia wanted to help first responders by giving them a warm meal on a cold day, but when she showed up to work the next morning she no longer had a job.
When word spread that Levia paid the bill, some firefighters called her boss and complained, thinking the restaurant made Levia feel obligated to pay for their meals.
Levia says after that, her boss told her, You opened a whole bees nest.
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It’s jackasses like this boss that give companies a bad name.
Actually, to my mind (and one that has had the opportunity to work for them between ages 14 and 17), giving the first-responders a free meal there wasn’t actually all that laudable and act.
In my opinion, most of their food is little more than the cardboard they wrap it in except for color and consistency and being warm (sometimes).
Finish this sentence:
“No good deed goes ________.”
She’ll get a better job with better pay somewhere else. Not to worry!
What I heard this morning was she was fired for mouthing off to her supervisor
Why did those firefighters allow this minimum wager to pay for their meals???
They should have thanked her for the gesture and paid for their own meals themselves as they make a lot more money than she does anyway.
One of the best bosses I ever had was my manager when I worked at McD’s, and one of the worst bosses I ever had was my manager when I worked at McD’s.
You find good and bad everywhere, in my experience.
if all the appropriate facts are as reported
both some of the firefighters and the boss acted stupidly and rashly
it seems some of the firefighters and the boss did not wait to find out what all the facts were
the boss could have found out that the wrong assumption some of the firefighers had about why the lady paid the bill came from the firefighters themselves, not the McDonalds employee
had he done that first, he would have admitted that the worker did not bring the heat on him; some of the firefighters did that and for it his worker deserved an apoligy from the firefighters not a firing from him
agreed, the sums are not representative of a good practice such an employee should be in the habit of making
however, correcting that only requires a reprimand for their misplaced good intentions, not loss of their job
I guess by firing her, the boss has opened a bee’s nest...
Being an ex wildland fire fighter...food is food. Better than the CRations or MREs.
Yeah? I totally see why.
She went over her boss’s head and called the corporate office to try to get his decision overturned to give out a free meal. Doesnt matter whom it was going to and why, she seems to have a bit of a big head on her. When her told her no, she was not asked what her opinion of the decision was.
Read the last two paragraphs of the article. The franchisee does a great job of slimy PR.
One one of my last days after I had located my next position and given them notice, I was bossing people around and acting like a general pr*ck because I had nothing to lose and just felt like it.
One of the managers told me "I didn't know you had it in you to be such an a**hole. You should have stayed in this profession, you're so good at it."
McDonalds fired the wrong person.
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