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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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/and 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.
 
gja [TotalFark]
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
 
2013-06-04 11:49:42 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.


Normally in this type of an economy; its the employers choice.
People would do their best to keep any employment.
But with the government free floating so many its not a problem for them anymore.
 
2013-06-04 11:49:49 AM
www.worstpreviews.com
 
2013-06-04 11:50:37 AM

abfalter: Anyone who does stuff like this is an asshole.

Anyone who proudly posts it on their Facebook is a GIGANTIC GAPING asshole.


upload.wikimedia.org

Cs what you did there.
 
2013-06-04 11:52:26 AM
Just imagine the gourmet meals McDonald's and Taco Bell would turn out, if all their employees made $26 an hour. The fries would be fabulous!
 
2013-06-04 11:52:38 AM

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


I wonder if a gal would get the shiats from a taco licker from the border?
 
2013-06-04 11:52:49 AM

abfalter: Anyone who does stuff like this is an asshole.

Anyone who proudly posts it on their Facebook is a GIGANTIC GAPING asshole.


i1151.photobucket.com
Hello, facebook fans!
 
2013-06-04 11:54:35 AM
Haven't seen the pic, but I might have work for this taco licker. Of course, he needs experience in both yellow AND pink tacos, I will not be short changed.
 
2013-06-04 11:57:34 AM
FTA:  Taco Bell declined to specify whether the employees behind the photo were fired.

Subby, I know you wanted the green, but really?
 
2013-06-04 11:57:47 AM

vharshyde: 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).


Well you certainly have a valid point there.  I remember being at the movies once where the guy working the concessions counter was screwing up all over the place and was slow as molasses.

My girlfriend turned to me and said at least he ain't shootin' the place up or selling drugs on the corner.  I'm sorry to say that I had to agree with her.  That is still setting the bar REALLY low.
 
2013-06-04 11:59:20 AM

TrixieDelite: FTA:  Taco Bell declined to specify whether the employees behind the photo were fired.

Subby, I know you wanted the green, but really?


motherhoodisbeautiful.com
 
2013-06-04 12:00:58 PM
Farkettes, I love licking pink tacos -- if you know what I'm talking about. And I think you know what I'm talking about... vaginas.

*Signed,
Mr.Poops
 
2013-06-04 12:01:56 PM

JFarker131: Haven't seen the pic, but I might have work for this taco licker. Of course, he needs experience in both yellow AND pink tacos, I will not be short changed.


He specializes in blue waffles.
 
2013-06-04 12:02:30 PM

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.


Funny, I've noticed since the economy went to crap there are more pretty white people hanging out the drive thru window at my local fast food franchises.
 
2013-06-04 12:03:37 PM
Apparently subby didn't read the article.
 
2013-06-04 12:03:40 PM
That didn't take long.
 
2013-06-04 12:03:54 PM
Shawn Johnson inconsolable.
 
2013-06-04 12:06:39 PM

dittybopper: Michael Douglas got fired?


I would have aimed at "did he get throat and tongue cancer in the process"..or..."did he catch HPV?"

oh well.
 
2013-06-04 12:10:28 PM

Diogenes: 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.


I read something about that a while back.  About a... oh I don't know, hundred years ago there was the fifth bank and the third bank.  When they merged, that's the name they came up with.  Or something like that.
 
2013-06-04 12:10:32 PM
www.whale.to www.glossophilia.org
What a "taco licker" might look like
 
2013-06-04 12:11:00 PM
People who eat crap like Taco Bell probably won't care, so what's the big deal.
 
2013-06-04 12:11:19 PM
memecrunch.com
 
2013-06-04 12:13:34 PM
Great..,now I want takkos..
 
2013-06-04 12:14:30 PM
When you pay people as little as possible and treat them like they're disposable, you're never going to have motivated employees.  It's another good reason to avoid fast food restaurants.  Do you really think that the people working their are going to be following good hand hygiene practices?
 
2013-06-04 12:15:10 PM
Good thing I only get the softshells.
 
2013-06-04 12:16:30 PM
I got Taco Bell yesterday after learning about this little snafu.

Any media attention is a good promotion, imo. People are now going to Ann's Eatery in droves just to see if it is as volatile as people claim.

But in other news, I think I'm going to open a restaurant Taco Bell, in homage to Demolition Man.
 
2013-06-04 12:17:17 PM
So, to clarify, NOT fired. Not even identified. Nor is the LOCATION even identified. Smells like BS to me.
 
2013-06-04 12:20:01 PM

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.



If you hire people who you treat as disposable, that's the kind of PR you'll get it.
 
2013-06-04 12:20:13 PM
All I know is that chef Lorena Garcia is not hot, although yes I'd bang her, and her cantina bowl food was like eating a salad past expiration date with one of those salsa verdes tossed on it.  The steak tastes/looks like the pumpernickel croutons at Ruby's.

www.slate.com
 
2013-06-04 12:20:46 PM

TrixieDelite: FTA:  Taco Bell declined to specify whether the employees behind the photo were fired.

Subby, I know you wanted the green, but really?


Not defending subby, but if he wasn't fired then maybe the guy had a licker license.
 
2013-06-04 12:21:02 PM
isn't that typically how you keep your job?
 
2013-06-04 12:23:14 PM

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


You can find me on Linkin.
 
2013-06-04 12:24:09 PM
TFA: Taco Bell declined to specify whether the employees behind the photo were fired.

img.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-04 12:24:58 PM
If you can buy a burrito made with beans, cheese,lettuce, beef, crushed nacho chips wrapped in a tortilla for $1 - WTF do you expect?
 
2013-06-04 12:25:09 PM

Stinkyy: [memecrunch.com image 500x500]


this calls for a photoshop challenge... replace the taco shells with something else that this employee might be interested in licking.
 
2013-06-04 12:25:13 PM

JFarker131: Haven't seen the pic, but I might have work for this taco licker. Of course, he needs experience in both yellow AND pink tacos, I will not be short changed.


Sigh...again....Linkin
 
2013-06-04 12:25:50 PM
Linkedin, even
 
2013-06-04 12:28:54 PM

riverwalk barfly: If you can buy a burrito made with beans, cheese,lettuce, beef, crushed nacho chips wrapped in a tortilla for $1 - WTF do you expect?


I'd be dubious of that if it came off a food truck with Mexican plates and a real live Mexican in the window.
 
2013-06-04 12:30:19 PM
"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."

It's more like if you hire people who YOU TREAT AS DISPOSABLE (and you pay them as such) then you absolutely cannot be surprised when this is the end result.

/Yum as a whole sucks ass
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-06-04 12:30:41 PM
come on.. we don't have this yet?
 
2013-06-04 12:31:13 PM
Any chances criminal charges can be filed?  Seems that would be the appropriate response.

People get fired from minimum pay jobs and then walk across the street and get another.  Maybe a few weeks in county lockup instead?
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-06-04 12:31:36 PM
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
 
2013-06-04 12:31:51 PM

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


Adulterating food is a felony. I don't think "get over it" quite cuts it here.
 
2013-06-04 12:31:51 PM
I think the state food sanitation dept. should drop by and hand out a huge fine to the restaurant and or parent company.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-06-04 12:32:29 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: "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."

It's more like if you hire people who YOU TREAT AS DISPOSABLE (and you pay them as such) then you absolutely cannot be surprised when this is the end result.

/Yum as a whole sucks ass


but but but but.. corporation uber alles!
 
2013-06-04 12:32:58 PM

riverwalk barfly: If you can buy a burrito made with beans, cheese,lettuce, beef, crushed nacho chips wrapped in a tortilla for $1 - WTF do you expect?


Heartburn?
Diarrhea?
Hep A?
 
2013-06-04 12:33:13 PM

Diogenes: 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.


I thought we had solved this.

It *is* beef. -In that it *contains* beef. They made no assertions of 1/4 pound of beef or anything like that, they just advertise it as their beef taco.

That they decide to put in oatmeal or spices or sawdust or kittens tears or whatever into it, does not mean it does not contain beef as well.

If you don't like it, don't eat there. -That easy.

Trying to say that because it *looks* like beef, it should be 100% beef is just plain retarded.
 
2013-06-04 12:36:09 PM
"Taco licker goes down" would have been a better headline.  Just saying.
 
2013-06-04 12:38:05 PM

Gabrielmot: Diogenes: 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.

I thought we had solved this.

It *is* beef. -In that it *contains* beef. They made no assertions of 1/4 pound of beef or anything like that, they just advertise it as their beef taco.

That they decide to put in oatmeal or spices or sawdust or kittens tears or whatever into it, does not mean it does not contain beef as well.

If you don't like it, don't eat there. -That easy.

Trying to say that because it *looks* like beef, it should be 100% beef is just plain retarded.


My pancakes contain eggs, but that does not make my pancakes eggs.

At best, what Taco Bell has is beef product.
 
2013-06-04 12:38:11 PM
"You need to hire people who hold as much integrity for your brand as you do"

That is the whole problem. They already DO.
 
2013-06-04 12:42:11 PM

Sofa King Smart: Stinkyy: [memecrunch.com image 500x500]

this calls for a photoshop challenge... replace the taco shells with something else that this employee might be interested in licking.


Stamps?  I wish I could shoop.

/Off to Taco Bell, I am frakking hungry now!
 
2013-06-04 12:44:01 PM

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


Ain't that the truth

/raises actual Black Angus
 
2013-06-04 12:45:26 PM
FTFA: "...whether it's pudding or tacos."

What Taco Bell sells pudding?
 
2013-06-04 12:47:54 PM

ShaggyMarrs: FTFA: "...whether it's pudding or tacos."

What Taco Bell sells pudding?


They fill their tacos with a pudding-like substance.
 
2013-06-04 12:48:19 PM
TBSB:

After my gf's grandmother died, my gf didn't eat for almost a week.  Finally, one night about 1 a.m. she said she wanted, of all things, Taco Bell.  So I went to the drive through. When I got back, I started to unwrap the "food".  First taco I unwrapped was HALF EATEN already.

Evidently, one of the morons on the line mistakenly put the taco he was eating into my bag.

fark Taco Bell.
 
2013-06-04 12:49:27 PM

kd4dcy: So, to clarify, NOT fired. Not even identified. Nor is the LOCATION even identified. Smells like BS to me.


The way I took it is the licker was fired, but Taco Bell did not reveal if the people behind it (as in the person who actually took the photo / posted it to the web / others who witnessed it) were fired. There's more than one person involved here.
 
2013-06-04 12:50:23 PM

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

Ain't that the truth

/raises actual Black Angus


Colonel?  Is that you?
 
2013-06-04 12:51:17 PM
I miss the old days when Taco Bell was the Mexican phone company.
 
2013-06-04 12:52:55 PM

vharshyde: "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).


Option 4 -- your attending university and your summer job makes you good money but you want 200 extra bucks a week for drugs beer and snacks -- so you go grab the closest job you can find so you can get there hammered and it pays shiatty and you are never going to use them as any sort of reference -- or atleast the people you really want jobs with arent going to give a fark that you were a lazy dick when you worked in fast food...

And even then i had integrity -- the thing that pissed me off was the managers who expected you to take the job seriously. I dont see an ounce of payback for any extra effort -- why would i be a dumb ass keener and bust my hump for shiat pay?

If i make pizza for 10 bucks an hour don't expect me to show up early and be giddy to perform. You get what you pay for.

I never ruined food but i did give out lots of free shiat. Was it stealing? I prefer the term 'exemplary customer service and marketing skills'
 
2013-06-04 12:53:16 PM

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?


A 'Chris' is a type of ceremonial knife, used mostly in far-eastern fertility rituals which involve live sacrifice of domesticated animals.  Ruth was the chef who imported these rituals for use in her avante-garde steak restaurants, which are famous for the blood orgies in which steers are eviscerated, butchered and expertly grilled for your dining pleasure.  The drum circle, the screams of the dying animals and religious chants from the shaman/maître d' are intended to enhance the dining experience.  I personally feel they use too much salt in most of their recipes, though.
 
2013-06-04 01:01:10 PM
saliva and all, you're more likely to get sick or DIE from eating at a 'real' mexican restaurant.
 
2013-06-04 01:04:41 PM
Was that wrong? Should I not have done that? I tell you, I gotta plead ignorance on this thing, because if anyone had said anything to me at all when I first started here that that sort of thing is frowned upon... you know, cause I've licked a lot of tacos, and I tell you, people do that all the time.
 
2013-06-04 01:06:21 PM
Ew, ew, ew! This is definitely gonna be a comedy skit soon.
 
2013-06-04 01:07:55 PM
I predict he'll get kicked off his next job at Petco for licking the cats.
 
2013-06-04 01:08:02 PM
Facebook: encouraging and revealing stupidity since 2004
 
2013-06-04 01:10:11 PM

toraque: Do the needful: Diogenes:
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?

A 'Chris' is a type of ceremonial knife, used mostly in far-eastern fertility rituals which involve live sacrifice of domesticated animals.  Ruth was the chef who imported these rituals for use in her avante-garde steak restaurants, which are famous for the blood orgies in which steers are eviscerated, butchered and expertly grilled for your dining pleasure.  The drum circle, the screams of the dying animals and religious chants from the shaman/maître d' are intended to enhance the dining experience.  I personally feel they use too much salt in most of their recipes, though.


Bonjour...
 
2013-06-04 01:11:27 PM
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.

At minimum wage? Good luck with that.

You'd think teenage and 20-something males, who are prime consumers of crappy fast food, would not want to encourage an atmosphere in which adulterating food being served to the public with bodily fluids is acceptable. But then, they aren't the sharpest pencils in the box.
 
2013-06-04 01:12:04 PM

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?


It was originally just called "Chris' Steakhouse", until some chick named Ruth bought it. No joke. I always thought that was one of the most awkward names for a business. Should have just called it "Ruth's Steakhouse" or "Chris & Ruth's".
 
2013-06-04 01:12:41 PM

RoyHobbs22: 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!


I would learn how to cook people, but check me if I'm wrong here, won't they lock me up and throw away the key?
 
2013-06-04 01:17:59 PM
When I was 16, I worked as a prep cook in a restaurant. We used to throw balls of hamburger meat at each other and then peel it off the walls, floor and anywhere else it hit and then made then into patties. Stay home if you want a guarantee that your food hasn't been farked with.
 
2013-06-04 01:18:05 PM

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.


One of the big differences between In-N-Out and places like Taco Bell is that all the In-N-Out restauraunts are corporate owned.  Most other fast food chains are franchises.  Think about that for a second.  If you look at any Taco Bell/ Mc D's/ et cetera, you'll find that all of the outlets in any given area are owned by some franchisee.  These aren't usually mom and pop owners either, but empty companies with names like Golden West Restauraunt Group.  Now their franchise agreement holds them to certain minimal standards by contract, to protect the national brand. They have to use approved ingredients, methods, et cetera.  But there is not one iota of incentive to go above those minimums. (I mean, the franchisee who invented the Big Mac was told for two years to fark off by McDonalds before corporate gave in and tried it.)

So in addition to skimping on everything they they hire kids at minimum wage, offer no benefits, and no hope of real promotion out of the store.  Remember, they aren't actually working for the national brand, so it's very unlikely that anyone could ever go from store manager into a real job at corporate.  So crap like this happens, the kid gets fired and learns a life lesson about what not to take pictures of or even do in the first place, the franchise holder gets yelled at and probably fined or somehow punished by the national brand, and corporate does it's kabuki theater of Public Relations Management by issuing an apology and statement.   And life goes on.

I mean, a franchisee COULD pay better and offer benefits but why?  No one thinks "I'll go to the Wendy's in Elk Grove because that's a Greater Midwest Holdings outlet, and they are more responsible employers."  So yeah, all lose, no win for the owners.

tl;dr- Franchises suck when it comes to going "above and beyond" the minimum
 
2013-06-04 01:19:00 PM

mikefinch: vharshyde: "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).

Option 4 -- your attending university and your summer job makes you good money but you want 200 extra bucks a week for drugs beer and snacks -- so you go grab the closest job you can find so you can get there hammered and it pays shiatty and you are never going to use them as any sort of reference -- or atleast the people you really want jobs with arent going to give a fark that you were a lazy dick when you worked in fast food...

And even then i had integrity -- the thing that pissed me off was the managers who expected you to take the job seriously. I dont see an ounce of payback for any extra effort -- why would i be a dumb ass keener and bust my hump for shiat pay?

If i make pizza for 10 bucks an hour don't expect me to show up early and be giddy to perform. You get what you pay for.

I never ruined food but i did give out lots of free shiat. Was it stealing? I prefer the term 'exemplary customer service and marketing skills'



I like this.
 
2013-06-04 01:20:57 PM
You know what would stop this type of behavior? If Taco Bell, McDonalds etc. sued the employees that were screwing around with the food. Obviously just firing these jerks doesn't deter this behavior. It would cost the corporations money to go to court, but if the jerk screwing around with the food realized that there are financial and legal consequences besides just losing their shiatty little minimum-wage job they might think twice about doing something like this.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-06-04 01:23:25 PM

Snarky Acronym: You know what would stop this type of behavior? If Taco Bell, McDonalds etc. sued the employees that were screwing around with the food. Obviously just firing these jerks doesn't deter this behavior. It would cost the corporations money to go to court, but if the jerk screwing around with the food realized that there are financial and legal consequences besides just losing their shiatty little minimum-wage job they might think twice about doing something like this.


You know why they don't sue?  It's because they'd be suing someone who only has a shiatty minimum-wage job!
 
2013-06-04 01:26:51 PM

Sagus: I think the state food sanitation dept. should drop by and hand out a huge fine to the restaurant and or parent company.


No, because that would involve (in this exact sequence):

1. An investigation by government types.
2. Mr. Taco Licker being questioned
3. Revelation that the tacos might or might not have been served to customers.
4. That particular franchisee losing a boatload of money.
5. Other franchisees living in fear of their employee retaliation for being treated poorly.

So Taco Bell corporate is going to try really, really hard to keep the location and employee secret. If Mr. Taco Licker can tell which way the wind blows, he's in absolutely no danger of being fired right now.

/am I the only one here who watched "Fight Club"?
 
2013-06-04 01:27:13 PM

TrixieDelite: FTA:  Taco Bell declined to specify whether the employees behind the photo were fired.

Subby, I know you wanted the green, but really?


DanZero: TFA: Taco Bell declined to specify whether the employees behind the photo were fired.

[img.photobucket.com image 387x341]


You know, it is possible to find corroborating information on other web sites.

i.imgur.com

/stubmitter
//like he wasn't going to get fired?
///deal with it
 
2013-06-04 01:28:51 PM

Joelogon: TrixieDelite: FTA:  Taco Bell declined to specify whether the employees behind the photo were fired.

Subby, I know you wanted the green, but really?

DanZero: TFA: Taco Bell declined to specify whether the employees behind the photo were fired.

[img.photobucket.com image 387x341]

You know, it is possible to find corroborating information on other web sites.

[i.imgur.com image 529x940]

/stubmitter
//like he wasn't going to get fired?
///deal with it


Oh my GOD! Submitter, you're the taco-licker, aren't you? AREN'T YOU??
 
2013-06-04 01:31:16 PM

dittybopper: Michael Douglas got fired?


i.imgur.com

/reused from the previous taco licking thread
 
2013-06-04 01:34:07 PM
Probably explains why I have a 50\50 chance of getting diarrhea anytime I eat there.
 
2013-06-04 01:34:18 PM

TrixieDelite: Oh my GOD! Submitter, you're the taco-licker, aren't you? AREN'T YOU??


That's right. Ladies, EIP.
 
2013-06-04 01:34:37 PM
The Taco licker looks to me like a special needs person (from the picture). Do they fire people with special needs?
 
2013-06-04 01:34:59 PM
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2013-06-04 01:38:52 PM
FTFA:  Taco Bell declined to specify whether the employees behind the photo were fired.

Well did they fire him or not?!

In any case, that was incredibly stupid for him to do that.  You'd think people would know how quickly stuff gets spread around thanks to FB.
 
2013-06-04 01:39:05 PM

Popcorn Johnny: When I was 16, I worked as a prep cook in a restaurant. We used to throw balls of hamburger meat at each other and then peel it off the walls, floor and anywhere else it hit and then made then into patties. Stay home if you want a guarantee that your food hasn't been farked with.


Jesus, most employees that are that unattended just steal money from the register.
 
2013-06-04 01:39:12 PM

Snarky Acronym: You know what would stop this type of behavior?


paying more than a pittance so you have employees that actually care?
 
2013-06-04 01:45:28 PM

Joelogon: TrixieDelite: FTA:  Taco Bell declined to specify whether the employees behind the photo were fired.

Subby, I know you wanted the green, but really?

DanZero: TFA: Taco Bell declined to specify whether the employees behind the photo were fired.

[img.photobucket.com image 387x341]

You know, it is possible to find corroborating information on other web sites.

[i.imgur.com image 529x940]

/stubmitter
//like he wasn't going to get fired?
///deal with it


img713.imageshack.us
 
2013-06-04 01:47:37 PM

Headso: Snarky Acronym: You know what would stop this type of behavior?


paying more than a pittance so you have employees that actually care?

Nobody forced him to take the job.
 
2013-06-04 01:48:29 PM

Headso: Snarky Acronym: You know what would stop this type of behavior?

paying more than a pittance so you have employees that actually care?


Do you think that the kind of immature asshat who would fark with someone's food would become a completely different person for an extra $3/hour?

They might be less of an asshat but they'd still be an asshat. One day they'd get pissy about something and blammo, suddenly the tacos are oddly moist again.
 
2013-06-04 01:57:16 PM

Jument: Headso: Snarky Acronym: You know what would stop this type of behavior?

paying more than a pittance so you have employees that actually care?

Do you think that the kind of immature asshat who would fark with someone's food would become a completely different person for an extra $3/hour?

They might be less of an asshat but they'd still be an asshat. One day they'd get pissy about something and blammo, suddenly the tacos are oddly moist again.


It's not that the asshat would be a completely different person, if you offered more money.  It would mean that you may not have to hire the asshat in the first place. More responsible people would want to take the job at the better hourly rate.
 
2013-06-04 02:02:42 PM

Sagus: Headso: Snarky Acronym: You know what would stop this type of behavior?

paying more than a pittance so you have employees that actually care?

Nobody forced him to take the job.


No doubt, but if you buy a piece of equipment and you purchase the cheapest possible thing it is more likely to break. Taco Bell is "purchasing" the cheapest possible human equipment.
 
2013-06-04 02:02:58 PM

Sagus: Headso: Snarky Acronym: You know what would stop this type of behavior?

paying more than a pittance so you have employees that actually care?

Nobody forced him to take the job.


Yeah, man. Plenty of options out there, especially since the moneybags got skeered of paying for Obamacare for their employees. You can get 40 hours a week for minimum wage, or you can get 20 hours a week at $10/hr with no benefits. Shop closed for xmas? Too bad, you lost a day's pay. You need to travel for a funeral? Too bad, you don't qualify for paid leave. Oh, and by the way, we won't have you slackers  sitting at any time while you're on the clock. On your feet, peons! Put in a good day's work, everything done? Too bad, grab a broom and pretend to work solely for my benefit! If you aren't busy, you better look it, even if I'm the only one watching.

Jobs are everywhere! Why aren't you kids taking them!?
 
2013-06-04 02:03:13 PM
And nothing of value was lost.


Or licked.
 
2013-06-04 02:06:17 PM
"Besides the need for Taco Bell to establish clearer guidelines for its workers, the brand needs to"...

It's a sad day when "don't lick the product" has to be explicitly stated to any service worker.
 
2013-06-04 02:25:19 PM

Daobaz: I got Taco Bell yesterday after learning about this little snafu.

Any media attention is a good promotion, imo. People are now going to Ann's Eatery in droves just to see if it is as volatile as people claim.

But in other news, I think I'm going to open a restaurant Taco Bell, in homage to Demolition Man.


Amy's Baking Company?
 
2013-06-04 02:38:34 PM
I like Taco Bell.
 
2013-06-04 02:41:16 PM
It takes a licking and keeps on ticking!

dougsboomerrants.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-06-04 02:42:23 PM

LoneVVolf: It's a sad day when "don't lick the product" has to be explicitly stated to any service worker.


Yeah.  Usually you only see that sign at strip clubs.
 
2013-06-04 02:42:45 PM
toetag


Any chances criminal charges can be filed?
Tampering with food is a crime so there sure as hell should be. But there's no proof it was a cops taco, so nothing will happen.
 
2013-06-04 02:48:29 PM

Headso: Sagus: Headso: Snarky Acronym: You know what would stop this type of behavior?

paying more than a pittance so you have employees that actually care?

Nobody forced him to take the job.

No doubt, but if you buy a piece of equipment and you purchase the cheapest possible thing it is more likely to break. Taco Bell is "purchasing" the cheapest possible human equipment.


Using that insipid logic, CEOs should be the smartest farking people on the planet.

The problem is that the work itself sucks.
 
2013-06-04 02:57:33 PM
Mentioning that people who are paid better make better employees is insipid logic? are you from the bizarro world where you are actually telling me that it is common sense?
 
2013-06-04 02:58:33 PM
Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness
Yeah, man. Plenty of options out there, especially since the moneybags got skeered of paying for Obamacare for their employees.


Wonder why...
http://www.forbes.com/sites/theapothecary/2013/05/30/rate-shock-in-ca l ifornia-obamacare-to-increase-individual-insurance-premiums-by-64-146/

146% increase in rates.
Nice work dims. Always looking out for "the little guy"
 
2013-06-04 03:03:07 PM

Headso: Mentioning that people who are paid better make better employees is insipid logic? are you from the bizarro world where you are actually telling me that it is common sense?


Who the fark truly decides "Yeah, Taco Bell.  That's where I want to work!"?  You can pay $20/hr there and you'll still get idiots.  Because only idiots do that kind of work.

In'N'Out does well because they have strict, strict controls, and they pay their managers well.  And the manager's supervisors are also paid well, and they make sure that the managers are doing their jobs.

I live in probably the only place in NA where you can work in a gas station and make $15/hr.  And you know what?  They still have total morons manning the tills.
 
d23 [TotalFark]
2013-06-04 03:06:18 PM

Shazam999: Using that insipid logic, CEOs should be the smartest farking people on the planet.


Look at the logic used about CEO pay packages.  This argument is used every day.
 
2013-06-04 03:07:32 PM

Shazam999: Who the fark truly decides "Yeah, Taco Bell. That's where I want to work!"? You can pay $20/hr there and you'll still get idiots. Because only idiots do that kind of work.


You hear that, all you high school and college students? This guy thinks you're idiots.
 
2013-06-04 03:09:00 PM

Shazam999: You can pay $20/hr there and you'll still get idiots.  Because only idiots do that kind of work.


on that basic premise we disagree so I guess that's that...
 
2013-06-04 03:11:42 PM

BKITU: Shazam999: Who the fark truly decides "Yeah, Taco Bell. That's where I want to work!"? You can pay $20/hr there and you'll still get idiots. Because only idiots do that kind of work.

You hear that, all you high school and college students? This guy thinks you're idiots.


I'm fairly certain Taco Bells are manned only by coloured people such as wetbacks.
 
2013-06-04 03:13:31 PM

Headso: Shazam999: You can pay $20/hr there and you'll still get idiots.  Because only idiots do that kind of work.

on that basic premise we disagree so I guess that's that...


Really?  Did you just fall off a turnip truck?

You want a high paying job RIGHT NOW?  Come up here and work on a drilling rig.  You will make over $100K within six months.  Yet the retention rate is awful, with most people quitting on their own after two weeks.

So yeah, you tell me how much they need to pay.
 
2013-06-04 03:14:13 PM

Shazam999: BKITU: Shazam999: Who the fark truly decides "Yeah, Taco Bell. That's where I want to work!"? You can pay $20/hr there and you'll still get idiots. Because only idiots do that kind of work.

You hear that, all you high school and college students? This guy thinks you're idiots.

I'm fairly certain Taco Bells are manned only by coloured people such as wetbacks.


I dunno, man. The last couple of years the fast food workers around here have started looking rather white and middle-aged.
 
2013-06-04 03:21:03 PM

Sagus: Nobody forced him to take the job.


That argument is bullshiat.
Nobody forced *anyone* to take that job or any other.
If you pay shiat for a shiat job, the only people that will bother even applying for your shiat job are shiat employees.  This is reality.  If you don't want shiat employees, you have to pay more than shiat to get them.  Every employer knows this.  Taco Bell knows this.  They have decided that they having shiat employees is ok, since is saves them money.
 
2013-06-04 03:26:38 PM

ReverendJasen: Sagus: Nobody forced him to take the job.

That argument is bullshiat.
Nobody forced *anyone* to take that job or any other.
If you pay shiat for a shiat job, the only people that will bother even applying for your shiat job are shiat employees.  This is reality.  If you don't want shiat employees, you have to pay more than shiat to get them.


That, and even a good employee eventually becomes a shiat employee once the see being a good worker gets them no further than being a shiat one. The same folks that spouted off "you get what you pay for" when we were kids buying cheap shiat with our allowance are the same people that look at you like you're stupid because you won't bust ass for 8 bucks an hour. When your day's pay amounts to a handful of burrito supremes, you're not going to work hard for it.
 
2013-06-04 03:26:52 PM

Shazam999: Come up here and work on a drilling rig. You will make over $100K within six months. Yet the retention rate is awful, with most people quitting on their own after two weeks.

So yeah, you tell me how much they need to pay.


That's an extremely dangerous job with long hours and back-breaking labor.  If they want people to stay, they really do have to pay ridiculous amounts to make it worth it.  And even then the work is so demanding people can't handle it even with the golden paydays.
What does this prove?
 
2013-06-04 03:32:09 PM
imageshack.us
 
2013-06-04 03:41:23 PM

Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: Oh, and by the way, we won't have you slackers  sitting at any time while you're on the clock. On your feet, peons! Put in a good day's work, everything done? Too bad, grab a broom and pretend to work solely for my benefit! If you aren't busy, you better look it, even if I'm the only one watching.

Jobs are everywhere! Why aren't you kids taking them!?


I believe the term my manager used was "If there's time to lean, there's time to clean!"

/McDonald's worker back in the mid '80's.
//Need's m'ore apos'trophe's.
 
2013-06-04 03:44:52 PM

Shazam999: Headso: Shazam999: You can pay $20/hr there and you'll still get idiots.  Because only idiots do that kind of work.

on that basic premise we disagree so I guess that's that...

Really?  Did you just fall off a turnip truck?

You want a high paying job RIGHT NOW?  Come up here and work on a drilling rig.  You will make over $100K within six months.  Yet the retention rate is awful, with most people quitting on their own after two weeks.

So yeah, you tell me how much they need to pay.


That's hard to believe.  There's something else going on that you're not telling us.
 
2013-06-04 03:52:14 PM

Do the needful: Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: Oh, and by the way, we won't have you slackers  sitting at any time while you're on the clock. On your feet, peons! Put in a good day's work, everything done? Too bad, grab a broom and pretend to work solely for my benefit! If you aren't busy, you better look it, even if I'm the only one watching.

Jobs are everywhere! Why aren't you kids taking them!?

I believe the term my manager used was "If there's time to lean, there's time to clean!"

/McDonald's worker back in the mid '80's.
//Need's m'ore apos'trophe's.


Yeah, but you're talking to a guy that once got fired for not looking busy.

You want me to come in, on a Saturday, for a 10-hour shift with no breaks because I'm the only one here, and then demand I pretend to do things I did yesterday  when I was supposed to be doing them?

"You make a lot more than I do, you want someone to fantasize about work that doesn't exist, that's on you."

If I did my job the way it was supposed to be done, there isn't anything for me to do but wait until I'm needed.

I hated that farking job anyway.
 
2013-06-04 03:56:02 PM

fozziewazzi: Shazam999: Headso: Shazam999: You can pay $20/hr there and you'll still get idiots.  Because only idiots do that kind of work.

on that basic premise we disagree so I guess that's that...

Really?  Did you just fall off a turnip truck?

You want a high paying job RIGHT NOW?  Come up here and work on a drilling rig.  You will make over $100K within six months.  Yet the retention rate is awful, with most people quitting on their own after two weeks.

So yeah, you tell me how much they need to pay.

That's hard to believe.  There's something else going on that you're not telling us.


I was watching something about rig workers just the other day. The hours are long, you're away from your family in most cases, you sleep in bunks with other smelly men (and women), run the risk of being maimed or otherwise seriously injured almost constantly... it's kind of like being a pirate back in the day, without the benefit of all the treasure you can carry.

That being said, if it weren't for my family, I'd do it.
 
2013-06-04 04:10:58 PM
Dammit, I was going to use his saliva.
 
2013-06-04 04:19:52 PM
Pickle slicer got fired, too.
 
2013-06-04 04:35:53 PM

oldfarthenry: At least consumers were grossed out BEFORE eating the "food" - and the explosive diarrhea that quickly follows.


I've never gotten the squits from Taco Bell. I mean, chicken, soy, and flour -- not exactly gut-busters. It's actually pretty bland. I think the only time I've ever gotten projectile sharts from Mexican food was in Mexico, but that was my fault because I bought a home-made popsicle from a paletero off the streets. I couldn't scuba dive for 2 days.

Well, I could have, but the mess coming out the back of my wetsuit would've clouded up the Gulf of California.
 
2013-06-04 04:41:48 PM

Diogenes: 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.


Y'all know there was recently a big lawsuit about that, and the filling is, actually, nerly 100% beef, + seasonings?

Not that I care that much, but it irritates me to see people be snarky when they are actually just uninformed and/or stupid.
 
2013-06-04 04:56:47 PM
After all this talk about licking tacos, now I know what the slogan "Think Outside The Box" really meant.
 
2013-06-04 05:59:21 PM

GORDON: Not that I care that much, but it irritates me to see people be snarky when they are actually just uninformed and/or stupid.


don't even think of clicking on the 'politics' tab.
 
2013-06-04 08:52:36 PM

MajorTubeSteak: [imageshack.us image 583x474]


I know people that would actually them up on that offer.  10 cents off for spit, a discount is a discount.

/not me, I quit eating TB a couple years ago
 
2013-06-04 09:22:25 PM
I remember 25+ years ago we stopped off at a Taco Hell outside of O'Hare shuttling cars to the east coast. I got outvoted on the food call. The place had one Caucasian {the manager}  & the rest were Mexicans. I still remember the manager railing on poor Taco Ernie for his lackluster taco making skills. "No Ernie, first the meat, then the cheese!" I had 3 tacos and I felt like I swallowed a bunch of barbed wire by the time we hit Gary Indiana.
/NCSB
 
2013-06-05 09:18:02 AM

lack of warmth: MajorTubeSteak: [imageshack.us image 583x474]

I know people that would actually them up on that offer.  10 cents off for spit, a discount is a discount.

/not me, I quit eating TB a couple years ago


Yikes!
 
2013-06-05 01:35:33 PM

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.


Welcome to Maddonna, can I take your odor.
 
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