View Poll Results: What is right in this McDonald's cheese firing case?

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  • Companies should have a right to fire anyone, with or without cause

    10 19.23%
  • The company was with its rights since the employee violated the rules

    7 13.46%
  • They should have given a warning, but it's none of the court's business

    14 26.92%
  • The court was right to bring justice to the worker

    4 7.69%
  • Seriously, McDonalds sounds like a friggin' stingy-assed company

    13 25.00%
  • Aren't restaurants required to give a duty meal? Good grief!

    4 7.69%
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Thread: Was McDonalds 'wrong' to fire worker over cheese slice?

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    Re: Was McDonalds 'wrong' to fire worker over cheese slice?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Here's a story from BBC:
    BBC News - McDonald's 'wrong' to fire worker over cheese slice

    What was right in this circumstance, and is this a matter that the courts should involve themselves with?
    This may have been a little harsh but European employment laws are off the charts stupid. They are aggressively gamed by employees who know the law favors them big time.

    In Europe, the employer is running a social program, not a business. It forces them to be ruthless when opportunity knocks.

    I know of a fool at an engineering company that lost his employer a million on a project that should have turned an easy profit, and they couldn't fire him. This being one of a mountain of examples I've accumulated in 25-years dealing with the Euros; the examples of idiocy are truly endless.

    What we don't know is the history of this situation. She could have been a lazy employee or one that had cocked up the works frequently and they saw this as a way to get rid of her.

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    Re: Was McDonalds 'wrong' to fire worker over cheese slice?

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    This may have been a little harsh but European employment laws are off the charts stupid. They are aggressively gamed by employees who know the law favors them big time.

    In Europe, the employer is running a social program, not a business. It forces them to be ruthless when opportunity knocks.

    I know of a fool at an engineering company that lost his employer a million on a project that should have turned an easy profit, and they couldn't fire him. This being one of a mountain of examples I've accumulated in 25-years dealing with the Euros; the examples of idiocy are truly endless.

    What we don't know is the history of this situation. She could have been a lazy employee or one that had cocked up the works frequently and they saw this as a way to get rid of her.

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    Up to my retirement last year I was a Directer of three companies in the UK, my rate of sacking did not diminish over the 30 yrs, you are talking bollocks.

    You must have been dealing with the dickhead end of the management chain

    I always sacked the manager who employed the idiot first.

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    Re: Was McDonalds 'wrong' to fire worker over cheese slice?

    Quote Originally Posted by B L Zeebub View Post
    Thank you, its a good job the did not come from the german town of Wanke or Varhaut
    it's an even better job they didn't come from the austrian town of ****ing

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    Re: Was McDonalds 'wrong' to fire worker over cheese slice?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    it's an even better job they didn't come from the austrian town of ****ing
    maybe that would have detracted from the fantastic American politeness, Giiiiiimmeee a Hamburger would become Giiimmeee a ****ingburger.

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    Re: Was McDonalds 'wrong' to fire worker over cheese slice?

    Quote Originally Posted by B L Zeebub View Post
    maybe that would have detracted from the fantastic American politeness, Giiiiiimmeee a Hamburger would become Giiimmeee a ****ingburger.
    In New York, that is the correct method of ordering a hamburger....

    Back to the thread though, McDonalds was within their rights to fire her. Dosn't mean it was the correct thing to do, or that there isn't much much more to the story then appears in the paper.
    Frankly I surprized that McDonalds didn't know about it and settle out of court to prevent bad press.

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    Re: Was McDonalds 'wrong' to fire worker over cheese slice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alvin T. Grey View Post
    In New York, that is the correct method of ordering a hamburger....
    not in Angus McIndoe darling, you must eat outside of Manhattan

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    Re: Was McDonalds 'wrong' to fire worker over cheese slice?

    Don't know the laws over there.

    if it was over here I'd call it a bit wrong, but not illegal, nor something the courts should have any say in

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    Re: Was McDonalds 'wrong' to fire worker over cheese slice?

    thats a first(well not really) an American who does not stick his nose into another nations business

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    Re: Was McDonalds 'wrong' to fire worker over cheese slice?

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    Here's a story from BBC:
    BBC News - McDonald's 'wrong' to fire worker over cheese slice

    What was right in this circumstance, and is this a matter that the courts should involve themselves with?
    yes, they were wrong. not only that, her manager is an assbag.

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    Re: Was McDonalds 'wrong' to fire worker over cheese slice?

    A more petty and inconsequential reason to fire someone? I can't remember one...
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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