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!

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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
    What was right in this circumstance,
    For the manager to just ignore it, and/or at worst warn the worker not to do it again. However, I'm guessing that this wasn't the only thing the worker did to get in trouble, as is usually the case with stories like these.

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    and is this a matter that the courts should involve themselves with?
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    Re: Was McDonalds 'wrong' to fire worker over cheese slice?

    Since no one really knows the circumstances, it's none of anyone's business. Perhaps this employee was doing this kind of thing regularly and this was the last straw? It really comes down to theft, the employee was giving someone something that they had not paid for and theft is theft, even if it is just a piece of cheese.
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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?
    It is something the courts should not have involved themselves in. If a company wants to fire people over little **** then that is their business.Yeah its excessive but the waitress does not own the McDonalds and neither does the courts.
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    Re: Was McDonalds 'wrong' to fire worker over cheese slice?

    In my state, restaurant employers are required by law to give one duty meal, up to a certain amount of money, while the employee is at work. I'm surprised that civilized Holland doesn't require this

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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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    I can't believe I'm actually agreeing with you. You are exactly right about how hard it is to fire employees in Europe. I suspect there is much more to the story. There always is.

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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?
    That Mcdonalds should be fire bombed, and its manager tared and feathered.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by MyOwnDrum View Post
    In my state, restaurant employers are required by law to give one duty meal, up to a certain amount of money, while the employee is at work. I'm surprised that civilized Holland doesn't require this
    That's pretty weird. I can't imagine that flying in any other industry...
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    Re: Was McDonalds 'wrong' to fire worker over cheese slice?

    If the standard amount of ice for a soda is one scoop, and an employee gives only half a scoop, resulting in more soda in the cup, and they get fired over it...burn the building down, I say.

    I bet the manager of this restaurant has a dozen small claims suits filed on costumers who take items off their order after their order is made or drops a drink on the floor. If an employee drops a product, YOU'RE FIRED!! If an employee mispacks an order resulting in something free given to the costumer when they call to complain, YOU'RE FIRED!!

    If you drop a single french fie....YOU'RE FIRED!!!

    Man, **** that place.
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    Re: Was McDonalds 'wrong' to fire worker over cheese slice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    If the standard amount of ice for a soda is one scoop, and an employee gives only half a scoop, resulting in more soda in the cup, and they get fired over it...burn the building down, I say.
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    If it was the local Netherlands Cheese primed in the hinterlands, then I agree with the courts ruling.
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    Re: Was McDonalds 'wrong' to fire worker over cheese slice?

    They didn't mention that this McDonald's was owned by mice, who take their cheese very seriously.
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