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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
 
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?
 
2013-06-04 12:31:36 PM  
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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.
 
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!
 
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