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2013-06-04 09:24:20 AM
Michael Douglas got fired?
 
2013-06-04 10:00:00 AM

dittybopper: Michael Douglas got fired?


You beat me to it
 
2013-06-04 10:11:01 AM
From the article, it doesn't look like he was fired.  That is most likely a product of how hard it is to find someone qualified enough to meet the culinary demands of the eatery.
 
2013-06-04 10:24:39 AM
"You need to hire people who hold as much integrity for your brand as you do,"

Good luck getting those kind of people when you only pay minimum wage.
These days you're lucky if your fast food employees even speak English. Most of them in the DC area don't.
 
2013-06-04 10:25:00 AM
FTFA: Taco Bell will see incidents like this repeat if it doesn't change its hiring practices, says Napoletano. "You need to hire people who hold as much integrity for your brand as you do," she says.

Good luck finding that at minimum wage...
 
2013-06-04 10:25:17 AM
*shakes tiny fist*
 
2013-06-04 10:33:59 AM

Three Crooked Squirrels: From the article, it doesn't look like he was fired.  That is most likely a product of how hard it is to find someone qualified enough to meet the culinary demands of the eatery.


Yep.

FTFA:   Taco Bell will see incidents like this repeat if it doesn't change its hiring practices, says Napoletano. "You need to hire people who hold as much integrity for your brand as you do," she says.

Not to excuse the kid, but what level of integrity can you expect with that brand?  We're not talking Ruth's Chris here.
 
2013-06-04 10:47:41 AM
The taco licker thought he could beat it

/but they fingered him
 
2013-06-04 10:48:55 AM
s3.amazonaws.com

"It sure is hot in the deep south."
 
2013-06-04 10:49:11 AM
Social media.....just enough rope.
 
2013-06-04 10:50:52 AM

basemetal: Social media.....just enough rope.


It's like Darwin gives us alerts.
 
2013-06-04 11:16:28 AM
I didn't find the photo nearly as offensive as what they fill the tacos with and pass off as beef.
 
2013-06-04 11:18:53 AM

unyon: I didn't find the photo nearly as offensive as what they fill the tacos with and pass off as beef.


Again, integrity.  Labeling not-beef as beef doesn't strike me as strongly integrity-oriented.
 
2013-06-04 11:26:23 AM

Diogenes: Three Crooked Squirrels: From the article, it doesn't look like he was fired.  That is most likely a product of how hard it is to find someone qualified enough to meet the culinary demands of the eatery.

Yep.

FTFA:   Taco Bell will see incidents like this repeat if it doesn't change its hiring practices, says Napoletano. "You need to hire people who hold as much integrity for your brand as you do," she says.

Not to excuse the kid, but what level of integrity can you expect with that brand?  We're not talking Ruth's Chris here.


Since you brought it up, what exactly is a Chris, and what's so special about Ruths?
 
2013-06-04 11:26:46 AM
Kids do dumb shiat, and unless none of them are involved in any portion of your feeding process, you are probably eating some nasty shiat from time to time.  Get over it.

/doesn't mean don't fire the guy
 
2013-06-04 11:27:08 AM
"Taco licker" the headline ejaculated.
 
2013-06-04 11:27:39 AM
Rachel Ray is divorcing her husband?
 
2013-06-04 11:27:45 AM
At least consumers were grossed out BEFORE eating the "food" - and the explosive diarrhea that quickly follows.
 
2013-06-04 11:28:12 AM
Such a messy affair. Boy, I bet their face is red!
 
2013-06-04 11:29:31 AM
I demand a refund in 2 dollar bills.
 
2013-06-04 11:30:26 AM
FTFA: "It's not a brand problem - it's a brand practices problem," says Erika Napoletano, a brand strategy consultant. "If you hire people who treat your brand as disposable, that's the kind of PR you'll get."

And if you hire people at minimum wage, expect minimum effort.
 
2013-06-04 11:31:34 AM
FTFA: Taco Bell will see incidents like this repeat if it doesn't change its hiring practices, says Napoletano. "You need to hire people who hold as much integrity for your brand as you do," she says.

letmelaughevenharder.jpg
 
2013-06-04 11:32:35 AM

dittybopper: Michael Douglas got fired?


+1. I larfed.
 
2013-06-04 11:32:39 AM
Please won't someone think of the Farkettes
 
2013-06-04 11:33:46 AM
that guy's saliva was probably safer to eat than the food itself
 
2013-06-04 11:34:31 AM
"It's not a brand problem - it's a brand practices problem," says Erika Napoletano, a brand strategy consultant. "If you hire people who treat your brand as disposable, that's the kind of PR you'll get."

I have another theory.
 
2013-06-04 11:34:34 AM

dittybopper: Michael Douglas got fired?


I did a spit take, and I wasn't drinking anything.

/+1
 
2013-06-04 11:34:38 AM

Smackledorfer: Kids do dumb shiat, and unless none of them are involved in any portion of your feeding process, you are probably eating some nasty shiat from time to time.  Get over it.

/doesn't mean don't fire the guy


very true, eating out anywhere is a gamble.  spitting on burgers, picking fries off the dirty floor, slicing the mold off rotting cheese, jacking off into pizza dough.  Learn how to cook people!
 
2013-06-04 11:35:10 AM
They did him a favor if they did fire him, kids are too stupid these days to know just how much they are being used when doing a crap job like that.

/not all kids, just 87% of them..
 
2013-06-04 11:35:36 AM
Has it dawned on today's youth that maybe - just maybe - photographing their own stupidity & plastering it on the interwab is foolhardy?
 
2013-06-04 11:35:37 AM
As nasty as Taco Bell is, yeah that's just all kinds of wrong. Did his name get released? It would be quite karmic if for the rest of his life prospective employers found that he was a taco licker when they bingled his name.
 
2013-06-04 11:35:43 AM
 
2013-06-04 11:36:20 AM
How fortunate. I've been looking for a qualified taco licker.
 
2013-06-04 11:38:17 AM

dittybopper: Michael Douglas got fired?


I was going to say "At least he didn't get cancer!"
 
2013-06-04 11:38:26 AM
FTA: "They were used for training only and in the process of being thrown out," the company says.

Like they would admit the taco shells could even POSSIBLY end up in the hands of a consumer...my guess is they have no way of knowing where those shells were destined.

/Stopped eating taco smell ages ago
 
2013-06-04 11:38:29 AM

poteet: How fortunate. I've been looking for a qualified taco licker.


how YOU doin
 
2013-06-04 11:39:05 AM

Do the needful: Diogenes: Three Crooked Squirrels: From the article, it doesn't look like he was fired.  That is most likely a product of how hard it is to find someone qualified enough to meet the culinary demands of the eatery.

Yep.

FTFA:   Taco Bell will see incidents like this repeat if it doesn't change its hiring practices, says Napoletano. "You need to hire people who hold as much integrity for your brand as you do," she says.

Not to excuse the kid, but what level of integrity can you expect with that brand?  We're not talking Ruth's Chris here.

Since you brought it up, what exactly is a Chris, and what's so special about Ruths?


Beats the hell out of me.  Always wondered that myself.  Same with Fifth Third Bank.
 
2013-06-04 11:39:14 AM

MajorTubeSteak: FTFA: "It's not a brand problem - it's a brand practices problem," says Erika Napoletano, a brand strategy consultant. "If you hire people who treat your brand as disposable, that's the kind of PR you'll get."

And if you hire people at minimum wage, expect minimum effort.


One of the reasons In-N-Out gets the reputation it has isn't just for the better-than-average fare for fast food, but because they historically pay about 50% above minimum wage to their staff. With that extra bit of pay, you get a staff that are absolutely busting their asses to get orders filled, and filled right.

Same age of employee (high school/undergrad college) as you would typically see in a fast food joint, but putting out roughly 10x the effort for less than 2x the pay, simply because management isn't telling them "If we could legally pay you less, we would." It's incredible how far that goes.
 
2013-06-04 11:39:16 AM
Same sort of thing happened to me.  I got fired from Taco Bell for sticking my penis in the meat grinder.
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//she got fired, too
 
2013-06-04 11:39:49 AM

poteet: How fortunate. I've been looking for a qualified taco licker.


And  poteet's profile catches fire from the sudden onslaught of clicks from Farkers.
 
2013-06-04 11:40:22 AM

Walker: "You need to hire people who hold as much integrity for your brand as you do,"

Good luck getting those kind of people when you only pay minimum wage.
These days you're lucky if your fast food employees even speak English. Most of them in the DC area don't.


Speekee de Engrish isn't really that big an issue. The problem is hiring the lowest of the low, paying them the lowest of the low, and treating them like third-rate dogshiat. Doesn't matter if they speekee de Engrish or not, they'll keep acting like this. Indeed, I'd say that Mr. Licker speekee de Engrish good. I've worked with guys who couldn't say four words of English, and I was willing to trust my life to them--they deserved the trust. Of course, they weren't paid minimum wage and treated like disposable turds by management, either.
 
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2013-06-04 11:41:58 AM

GoldDude: dittybopper: Michael Douglas got fired?

I was going to say "At least he didn't get cancer!"


Ohhhhhh, shiiiiiaaat. That's cold bro.
 
2013-06-04 11:42:01 AM
Should have promoted for increasing the nutritional value and/or decreasing the dirt per taco.
 
2013-06-04 11:44:50 AM
The real question is... Do you want a taco?
 
2013-06-04 11:45:43 AM

THX 1138: And  poteet's profile catches fire from the sudden onslaught of clicks from Farkers.


Ironically, my profile mentions tacos.
 
2013-06-04 11:47:17 AM

BKITU: MajorTubeSteak: FTFA: "It's not a brand problem - it's a brand practices problem," says Erika Napoletano, a brand strategy consultant. "If you hire people who treat your brand as disposable, that's the kind of PR you'll get."

And if you hire people at minimum wage, expect minimum effort.

One of the reasons In-N-Out gets the reputation it has isn't just for the better-than-average fare for fast food, but because they historically pay about 50% above minimum wage to their staff. With that extra bit of pay, you get a staff that are absolutely busting their asses to get orders filled, and filled right.

Same age of employee (high school/undergrad college) as you would typically see in a fast food joint, but putting out roughly 10x the effort for less than 2x the pay, simply because management isn't telling them "If we could legally pay you less, we would." It's incredible how far that goes.


That happens to be one of my favorite fast-food burger joints, and you are right, the crew does hustle!

I am sure that Taco Bell knows that they are hiring an equal amount of Farktards as oppose to normal employees.  They have decided the money they save out weighs the consequences.  I guess we will see if that still holds true in this age of social media.
 
2013-06-04 11:47:44 AM
Taco Bell declined to specify whether the employees behind the photo were fired.
 
2013-06-04 11:48:43 AM
Anyone who does stuff like this is an asshole.

Anyone who proudly posts it on their Facebook is a GIGANTIC GAPING asshole.
 
2013-06-04 11:49:15 AM
"blah blah blah Brand Integrity". Or, you had a douchebag working for your company that wanted to go out on a loud note. We've ALL had that co-worker that'd rather get fired for tripping all the fire alarms in the building than for his crap attendance and crappy work performance. We've all had that employee who would rather say "I got fired" on his unemployment paperwork than "I quit". 

In the low income brackets, douchebag employees are commonplace, whether they be lackadaisical about showing up on time, or just generally treat the hand that feeds them like shiat. Some say this is about pay, but I theorize it's a lot more about A: Maturity(Most low income workers in the fast food business are highschoolers or in that range), B: Exposure(Many just don't know better, the morons), and C: Who the fark else would hire a douchebag(Older employees that end up going back into the Fast Food bracket tend to have no marketable skills, and poor on-the-job performance elsewhere).
 
2013-06-04 11:49:31 AM
I'm getting taco bell for dinner tonight
 
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