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Old 06-30-2014, 05:24 PM   #31
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The sad thing is that all these restaurants/bakeries always have leftovers that are usually donated to charities or worse yet dumped into garbage.
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Old 06-30-2014, 05:29 PM   #32
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I work in retail, and once my manager tried to write me up for helping an elderly lady pay for her groceries.
... it was none of their business what I did with my money, either on the clock or off, ...!
That is the difference, you Paid with your own money, he gave away the muffin without paying.
Yes like I said before it is sad, because leftovers get dumped. But rules a re rules.
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Old 06-30-2014, 05:45 PM   #33
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Failure to follow established procedures....

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I very much dislike how writers uses terms like veteran to tug at heartstrings. This was a repeated violation and he knew it was against the rules, but did it anyway. Would people have nearly as much sympathy if it was a middle aged civilian, nobody would have likely heard about it. He gave away his employers product when he was told not to.
What Bakechef says. It seems heavy-handed and harsh but this amounted to stealing company property. Sorry, not a popular point of view but justifiable for Cracker Barrel.
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Old 06-30-2014, 08:22 PM   #34
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The sad thing is that all these restaurants/bakeries always have leftovers that are usually donated to charities or worse yet dumped into garbage.
The Boston Food Bank has an enormous truck that goes around to all the grocery stores, bakeries, etc. and picks up all the donations on a daily basis. They then drop off the baked goods at The Pine Street Inn and other places that feed the homeless on a daily basis. The rest goes back to their warehouse for distribution to the local neighborhood food banks. During the summer months when most folks are on vacation, and donations are not on their mind, The BFB holds different drives to replenish their warehouse supplies. But the baked goods still get picked up and sent to various locations.

I wish you could see the size of the warehouse. Amazon could store some of their packages in there and still have room left over.
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Old 06-30-2014, 08:47 PM   #35
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Who cares about this guys age or background, he simply gave away something that wasn't his to give, apparently on several occasions after being warned. Done deal, you loose your job.
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:00 PM   #36
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I agree that it was theft.

I think the resto could have stash of muffins or whatever that the staff are allowed to give out to needy looking people and maybe a policy about coffee.
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:17 PM   #37
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Who cares about this guys age or background, he simply gave away something that wasn't his to give, apparently on several occasions after being warned. Done deal, you loose your job.
I just wanted to add, there's nothing like giving away free food to the needy and he should consider doing that as a volunteer for a program in his area. The rewards of doing that far outweigh the efforts we've given.
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Old 07-01-2014, 08:30 AM   #38
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I agree.

If the references to his age and being a Veteran were removed from the story would people have the same reaction? What if it was simply reported as "an employee"?

Just something for everyone to think about this morning.

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Old 07-01-2014, 11:12 AM   #39
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I agree that it was theft.

I think the resto could have stash of muffins or whatever that the staff are allowed to give out to needy looking people and maybe a policy about coffee.
I think most businesses don't like to encourage needy looking people from hanging around begging for food. It makes paying customers uncomfortable.
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I think most businesses don't like to encourage needy looking people from hanging around begging for food. It makes paying customers uncomfortable.
They could ask the needy looking people to go around to the kitchen or another entrance.
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