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After 30 minutes it's free, after 2 hours you're fired

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Kevlarman, Mar 11, 2003.

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  1. Kevlarman

    Kevlarman Member

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    http://cbc.ca/stories/2003/03/10/pizza_shooting030310

    And the Canucks are saying we're inhuman?

    :barf:
     
  2. Jesse H

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    Reminds me of the Starbucks that charged people for bottle water during 9/11.
     
  3. gryphon

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    And the Canadians want to know why there are a lot of Americans that have animosity toward them. Here is yet another reason. :mad:
     
  4. Blackhawk

    Blackhawk Member In Memoriam

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    Better than "the dog ate my homework" excuse for malingering on company time with a company vehicle and holding company money. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Triad

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    You folks really think that couldn't, or hasn't, taken place in the US?
     
  6. El Tejon

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    Who's the PR firm? No, I mean who WAS the PR agency?
     
  7. Hkmp5sd

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    Since she beat the police and EMS to the scene, I guess there wasn't very much joyriding with her friend. Sure hope the community slams the pizza joint.
     
  8. hammer4nc

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    The only person deserving disdain in this story, is the small minded pizza manager...wrongful termination. Better that the good samaritan delivery lady got fired sooner rather than later, from a poorly managed operation.

    In a lot of these cases that get publicized, the person finds themselves with much better job offers than the job they lost. Here's hoping it works out that way in this case.
     
  9. BamBam

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    Isn't the REAL tragedy the guy who had to wait two hours for his pizza? :cuss:
     
  10. Blackhawk

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    I don't think she was on an outbound delivery even though it makes a cute title. :D
     
  11. Crimper-D

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    Regardless of country of origion

    This employers actions are reprehensable. :fire:

    One word solution: BOYCOTT! :cuss:
     
  12. Blackhawk

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    Boycott PIZZA...?!

    How about if we just boycott Frank's Pizza in Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada?

    We can direct our business to the guy in Denmark! :D
     
  13. sonny

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    I loosely organized the boycot of about a 1/2 dozen local stores that price gouged on 9/11 ......they are still being boycotted to this day.......
     
  14. Dogsoldier

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    Reminds me of the time, my sister got fired from a large, well know discount chain store that I have never set foot in since. And we are talking over 20 years.

    The story is, my sister was working the bedroom ware isle. When a pregnant woman passed out and fell to the ground. My sis, a third year nursing student at the time, grabbed a couple of pillows off the shelf and propped up the lady's feet. She also took a blanket to cover the lady who was obviously shocky looking.

    After the ambulance came and went, the EMTs said sis did a great job. The next day she was brought in to the manager's office and chewed out. You see, the store could not sell those two pillows and blanket. She was going to be wrutten up and was to pay for the items she "ruined". She told the store manager were he could put it, and he said "your're fired". All she said was, "Guess I am" and left.

    All I can say is I never seen my dad go beserk like he did when my sister told him what had happened. It took everything my mom could do to keep him from horse whipping that manager.
     
  15. cratz2

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    Not exactly the same thing but I worked for a computer company, the management of which is now integrated into a very large computer company, that relieved a temporary worker of duty because he was in a wreck in the parking lot with a semi for that company. He came in with blood all over his face and a big gash in his head and they fired him go to Med Check and not to come back to work.
     
  16. Harold Mayo

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    Yeah, I imagine it is so. Power trips taken by small-minded petty fast-food dictators. I always feel sorry for the people who work under them...and I feel sorry for them that their world is small enough that lording their authority over minimum-wage workers (or nearly) gives them such thrills.
     
  17. KMKeller

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    Then let the proprietor know how you feel...

    Frank's Pizza
    (204) 482-7922
    381 Main St, Selkirk, Manitoba R1A 1T7
     
  18. Autolite

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    How times have changed ...

    I remember hearing that, years ago, it was company policy for truck drivers working for the Labatts Brewery to stop and aid stranded motorists. Labatts drivers were obligated to stop and help people on company time ...

    (Labbats, BTW, is a Canadian Company)
     
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    Hey Dogslider

    I think it would have taken more than a nagging wife to keep me from kicking the living s*** out of my daughters boss if she was treated like that.
     
  20. Don Gwinn

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    Remember the old maxim-call the ambulance, then call for a pizza, and see which one comes first!
     
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    I can see both sides of the issue.

    One, a lady helps out in a shooting, but is fired. Sounds like the equitable solution to that is keep the lady, but say that she was on a long break when she was helping the man. This way the pizza store is not paying for the time she is not working.

    Two, Starbucks can charge people for bottled water during 9/11. There was no expectation of free private property even during times of crisis. If it was labeled as free, and then Starbucks changes it mind, then I could see the outrage. The real story behind this was that the ambulance company was brushed off when it asked Starbucks if it was overcharged for 3 cases of bottled water ($130).

    Three, the ruined pillows and sister helping a pregnant woman. Company is wrong to ask the employee to pay for it, maybe the company should have asked the pregnant woman instead.


    If during a riot situation, I came across a neighbor of mine asking to have me give him one of my guns for his protection, I do not have any obligation to render aid. I might be inclined to render aid, but forced charity is an oxymoron.
     
  22. Double Naught Spy

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    The pizza manager is a jerk, no doubt, but the termination is not wrongful in regard to laws concerning personnel management. It is wrongful in an ethical sense, but still legal. My guess is that the employee probably was not well liked by the manager already (for whatever reason) and the incident simply gave him a justified reason for termination.

    As noted by Frohickey on the bottled water, why should Starbucks be obligated to to away private property? Charging one dollar for a bottle of water is robbey as far as I am concerned, but one dollar isn't price gouging and seems to be about what a lot of convenience stores charge and maybe is actually cheaper than many convenience stores.
     
  23. Monkeyleg

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    Just made a call to the pizzaria in question.

    "Is this the pizza place that fired a woman for helping before police and fire personnel arrived?

    "Yes, sir."

    "You're one sorry son of a b."

    I don't see any need to argue the point beyond that. Does anyone else?
     
  24. CZ-75

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    Did you ask for the manager, or just chew out some order taker?

    :uhoh:
     
  25. Archie

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    It's a fake story.

    Canada has gun registration and serious gun control laws. This whole thing could not have possibly happened.

    Must be a right-wing, tinfoil hat conspiricy.
     
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