Northern WI Applebee’s Refuses to Fire Worker Who Drove Husband to Vicious Anti-Gay Assault

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    Apr 05, 2013 3:03 AM GMT
    So... Applebees is in the spotlight yet again and surprise surprise this headline doesn't help to rectify the company name in the slightest.

    http://www.johnmbecker.com/2013/04/03/rice-lake-applebees-gay-bashing/

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    Apr 05, 2013 7:20 AM GMT
    It's really disgusting how intolerant people up north are. Growing up in wisconsin, I know how backwards thinking people can be and this is another sad case of gay bashing. Personally I didn't come out until a year ago because it took a long time till I was comfortable enough to tell people and know I would be supported. For Tim's sake, I really home he can move past this and feel safe in his hometown, it can be rough in many small towns.
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    Apr 05, 2013 7:26 AM GMT
    Okay, the story is bad, but... I think Applebees is justified in not firing the co-worker. If police have not indicted her as an accomplice, what can you do? Is she a bigot? Maybe, but nothing to justify her firing UNLESS she did something offensive at work. She's on her own time when away from work.

    On a side note... Applebees has the worst food anyways so I don't go there anyhow icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 05, 2013 8:06 AM GMT
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    raginraider12 saidOkay, the story is bad, but... I think Applebees is justified in not firing the co-worker. If police have not indicted her as an accomplice, what can you do? Is she a bigot? Maybe, but nothing to justify her firing UNLESS she did something offensive at work. She's on her own time when away from work.

    On a side note... Applebees has the worst food anyways so I don't go there anyhow icon_smile.gif

    She drove with her husband to her workplace to commit a hate crime against a coworker and egged her husband on. Of course she deserves to be fired. You can be fired for stealing a spoon...you can certainly be fired for hostility to coworkers and committing a crime that brings negative attention to the establishment.

    Had this happened at the 7-eleven down the street, I'd say you're exactly right, but it happened at the workplace.


    Um... No. According to the article, it happened at a Perkins restaurant.
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    Apr 05, 2013 8:12 AM GMT
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    raginraider12 saidOkay, the story is bad, but... I think Applebees is justified in not firing the co-worker. If police have not indicted her as an accomplice, what can you do? Is she a bigot? Maybe, but nothing to justify her firing UNLESS she did something offensive at work. She's on her own time when away from work.

    On a side note... Applebees has the worst food anyways so I don't go there anyhow icon_smile.gif

    She drove with her husband to her workplace to commit a hate crime against a coworker and egged her husband on. Of course she deserves to be fired. You can be fired for stealing a spoon...you can certainly be fired for hostility to coworkers and committing a crime that brings negative attention to the establishment.

    Had this happened at the 7-eleven down the street, I'd say you're exactly right, but it happened at the workplace.


    +1

    Whether you are on or off the clock you are always a representative of your company. You are the face of the company that customers will probably only see.
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    Apr 05, 2013 8:16 AM GMT
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    yourname2000 said
    raginraider12 saidOkay, the story is bad, but... I think Applebees is justified in not firing the co-worker. If police have not indicted her as an accomplice, what can you do? Is she a bigot? Maybe, but nothing to justify her firing UNLESS she did something offensive at work. She's on her own time when away from work.

    On a side note... Applebees has the worst food anyways so I don't go there anyhow icon_smile.gif

    She drove with her husband to her workplace to commit a hate crime against a coworker and egged her husband on. Of course she deserves to be fired. You can be fired for stealing a spoon...you can certainly be fired for hostility to coworkers and committing a crime that brings negative attention to the establishment.

    Had this happened at the 7-eleven down the street, I'd say you're exactly right, but it happened at the workplace.


    +1

    Whether you are on or off the clock you are always a representative of your company. You are the face of the company that customers will probably only see.


    Eh... That is true, but we are talking about a low-end job here. Not a high-level executive. I highly doubt unless this person has her uniform on that people know who she is. Is she guilt-free? Hell no. But I defend Applebees in this situation unless she has been charged with a crime.
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    Apr 05, 2013 12:06 PM GMT
    yourname2000 said
    raginraider12 saidOkay, the story is bad, but... I think Applebees is justified in not firing the co-worker. If police have not indicted her as an accomplice, what can you do? Is she a bigot? Maybe, but nothing to justify her firing UNLESS she did something offensive at work. She's on her own time when away from work.

    On a side note... Applebees has the worst food anyways so I don't go there anyhow icon_smile.gif

    She drove with her husband to her workplace to commit a hate crime against a coworker and egged her husband on. Of course she deserves to be fired. You can be fired for stealing a spoon...you can certainly be fired for hostility to coworkers and committing a crime that brings negative attention to the establishment.

    Had this happened at the 7-eleven down the street, I'd say you're exactly right, but it happened at the workplace.


    She facilitated the crime, by driving him there. She's guilty as much as he is.