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

    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?

    A McDonald's outlet in the Netherlands was wrong to sack an employee for giving a colleague a piece of cheese on a hamburger, a court has ruled.

    The waitress was fired last March after she sold a hamburger to a co-worker who then asked for cheese, which she added.

    The fast-food chain argued this turned the hamburger into a cheeseburger, and so she should have charged more.

    But Leeuwarden district court ruled a written warning would have been more appropriate.

    McDonald's was ordered to pay the former employee more than 4,200 euros ($5,900; 3,660) for the last five months of her contract.

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

    Hey! The pound has really jumped against the Euro!
    Don't work out, work in.

    Never eat anything that's served in a bucket.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Hey! The pound has really jumped against the Euro!
    God Bless the Queen! I'm glad the Brits kept their own currency!

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

    **** the queen and all who sail in her

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

    Five months pay for a wrongful firing and for a minimum wage job? Now that is crazy. And since when does McDonald's have contracted workers what kind of circus is Ronald running over there.

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

    does that mean if i ask for a cheese burger with no cheese i should get it for the price of a hamburger

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

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    does that mean if i ask for a cheese burger with no cheese i should get it for the price of a hamburger
    You should consult your lawyer first.

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

    why are hamburgers called hamburgers when they are made out of beef?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by B L Zeebub View Post
    why are hamburgers called hamburgers when they are made out of beef?
    because they originated from german immigrants to america from hamburg

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

    Thank you, its a good job the did not come from the german town of Wanke or Varhaut

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