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originally posted by: SheopleNation
originally posted by: LadyGreenEyes
I believe they were right to fire her. People who want to blame the company for her comments are misplacing their ire. She is the one that is wrong. Can you imagine this person serving you food? What if she decided she didn't like the way you looked
I agree, and even though I never cared for Subway (always was a Togo's guy myself, if I was going to order from a sandwich chain, I prefer a small deli) It's not their fault that they hired an imbecile. ~$heopleNation
originally posted by: Shamrock6
a reply to: LadyGreenEyes
That thought crossed my mind. A cop pops in for lunch at Subway...what happens to their food? Bleh.
originally posted by: MALBOSIA
originally posted by: Shamrock6
A Subway sandwich artist who hailed the murders of two Mississippi police officers on social media faced a fierce online backlash Sunday that threatened her job.
Sierra (C-Babi) Mccurdy wrote on Facebook “2 police officers was shot in Hattiesburg tonight!” according to screengrabs circulating online. “Got em.”
Subway employee celebrates Miss. cops' death on Facebook
Put this little tidbit here because I don't think it really fits into the PC realm, as that's not why it interests me. What interests me is the "sandwich artist" (why, Subway? Why?) makes a couple of posts regarding the slaying of two cops and gets fired over it. Personally, I think it's the franchisee's right to do that if they wish, but I don't know the state employment laws.
Her second post was about turning "this bxtch(sic) into Baltimore." My understanding is she doesn't even live in Hattiesburg but I'm not 100% on that.
Thus far, Subway has not returned any requests for comment, but the online backlash against them seems to be coming in fast and furious.
Slippery slope. Yes, a company has a right to protect it's image. But an employee has a right to employment without discrimination - to a degree.
As long is the employee is a lawful citizen, I do not see what business it should be to the employer. I don't think that jurisdiction over acceptable behavior outside of work should be given businesses and media trends.
It is the media pointing out that this remark came from a subway sandwich artist so it is the media that has placed a gun to the business head and demanded action. Where is the protection for the employee here? After the fact civil suit?
Hydro One is firing a Sunshine List employee involved in a vulgar incident with a CityNews reporter at Sunday’s Toronto FC game.
“Regarding the incident at the Toronto FC game between a (CityNews) reporter and fans, Hydro One is taking steps to terminate the employee involved for violating our Code of Conduct,” said Daffyd Roderick, director, corporate affairs for Hydro One.
“Respect for all people is engrained in the Code of Conduct and in our Core Values and we are committed to a work environment where discrimination or harassment of any type is met with zero tolerance.”
Roderick identified the employee as Shawn Simoes, an assistant network management engineer who made $106,510.50 a year.
originally posted by: Asktheanimals
What she said was in very poor taste but was not illegal.