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2014-01-22 02:35:45 PM
Technically, he was fired for not returning to work when told to go home and take it off. Not that it matters - it's stupid BS and I have no clue what the thought process of the kid's boss was. I wouldn't have come back that day either. I probably would have had some choice words on my way out too.
 
2014-01-22 02:41:18 PM
Boy, I don't know who will win the game, but it's clear who is winning the PR Bowl.
 
2014-01-22 02:41:41 PM
Your boss gets to set your dress code when you're at work.  Welcome to life.
 
2014-01-22 02:43:27 PM
Hey, the kid's free to not work there, the owner's free to not employ someone he doesn't want to.  Don't want to follow the rules, no matter how arbitrary?  Find another job.  I'm sure the owner's got a stack of applications of people who'd wear whatever they were told to wear if it meant having a job.
 
2014-01-22 02:49:13 PM

jchic: Hey, the kid's free to not work there, the owner's free to not employ someone he doesn't want to.  Don't want to follow the rules, no matter how arbitrary?  Find another job.  I'm sure the owner's got a stack of applications of people who'd wear whatever they were told to wear if it meant having a job.


You should see what he makes them wear for the lingerie bowl
 
2014-01-22 02:59:10 PM
Pretty obvious ploy to try to get Super Bowl tickets from the Broncos.

But there's a decent chance that they go for it anyway. Sometimes I wish I could be a dishonest asshole in real life instead of just being an honest asshole on here; they do tend to get a lot of benefits.
 
2014-01-22 03:01:05 PM

jchic: Hey, the kid's free to not work there, the owner's free to not employ someone he doesn't want to.  Don't want to follow the rules, no matter how arbitrary?  Find another job.  I'm sure the owner's got a stack of applications of people who'd wear whatever they were told to wear if it meant having a job.


People are free not to be assholes too. Just because you CAN do something, doesn't mean you SHOULD.
 
2014-01-22 03:02:40 PM

Shame Us: jchic: Hey, the kid's free to not work there, the owner's free to not employ someone he doesn't want to.  Don't want to follow the rules, no matter how arbitrary?  Find another job.  I'm sure the owner's got a stack of applications of people who'd wear whatever they were told to wear if it meant having a job.

People are free not to be assholes too. Just because you CAN do something, doesn't mean you SHOULD.


Yeah, that kid could have just worn the jersey he was told to and he'd still have a job.
 
2014-01-22 03:02:56 PM
Wentz's father, Randall Wentz, told KUSA that he called Odyssey 1 and asked to speak to the owner. After the call went unreturned, Wentz says, his son decided to stay home.

Maybe the employee should've called instead of sending his daddy after him.

Dumb rule. But even dumber reaction by both parties.
 
2014-01-22 03:04:03 PM

Shame Us: Technically, he was fired for not returning to work when told to go home and take it off. Not that it matters - it's stupid BS and I have no clue what the thought process of the kid's boss was. I wouldn't have come back that day either. I probably would have had some choice words on my way out too.


Boss tells you: "The uniform of the day is ____________"
You ignore boss.
Boss tells you: "Go home and change; you're out of uniform."
You ditch work and leave your co-workers hanging for the whole day.

Normally, I'd chalk it up to being a standard mouthy teenager, but contacting the Denver media afterwards (no way were they scouting the entire nation's entry-level job hirings/firings) and complaining that you were fired for wearing a Broncos jersey?

It's pure manipulation. Not going to hate, but I'm not going to sympathize with him, either.
 
2014-01-22 03:07:23 PM

James!: Shame Us: jchic: Hey, the kid's free to not work there, the owner's free to not employ someone he doesn't want to.  Don't want to follow the rules, no matter how arbitrary?  Find another job.  I'm sure the owner's got a stack of applications of people who'd wear whatever they were told to wear if it meant having a job.

People are free not to be assholes too. Just because you CAN do something, doesn't mean you SHOULD.

Yeah, that kid could have just worn the jersey he was told to and he'd still have a job.


Everything I've read - admittedly this ESPN article is filtered at the office - says that they were just told to wear jerseys that day, not that they were told to wear Seahawks jerseys.
 
2014-01-22 03:07:25 PM
Also, as a business, when you're doing stuff where you do the "wear the local team's jersey" day, it's a gesture toward the community that you're in - "we're a part of this community too and we root for the local team just like you."

No one likes to play up that "hey, we're a bunch of outsiders who all root for different teams that aren't the home team, and we'll be rooting against your team in a couple of weeks" angle. That's bad for business.
 
2014-01-22 03:08:54 PM

Shame Us: James!: Shame Us: jchic: Hey, the kid's free to not work there, the owner's free to not employ someone he doesn't want to.  Don't want to follow the rules, no matter how arbitrary?  Find another job.  I'm sure the owner's got a stack of applications of people who'd wear whatever they were told to wear if it meant having a job.

People are free not to be assholes too. Just because you CAN do something, doesn't mean you SHOULD.

Yeah, that kid could have just worn the jersey he was told to and he'd still have a job.

Everything I've read - admittedly this ESPN article is filtered at the office - says that they were just told to wear jerseys that day, not that they were told to wear Seahawks jerseys.


Then you clearly didn't read the article linked to this thread.
 
2014-01-22 03:09:35 PM

Shame Us: Everything I've read - admittedly this ESPN article is filtered at the office - says that they were just told to wear jerseys that day, not that they were told to wear Seahawks jerseys.


It seems like they've had the policy in place all year. Dude waited until this weekend to pick to wear the Denver jersey? Again, he's angling for free tickets (and possibly even a free trip) to the Super Bowl from the Broncos.
 
2014-01-22 03:10:08 PM

IAmRight: Also, as a business, when you're doing stuff where you do the "wear the local team's jersey" day, it's a gesture toward the community that you're in - "we're a part of this community too and we root for the local team just like you."

No one likes to play up that "hey, we're a bunch of outsiders who all root for different teams that aren't the home team, and we'll be rooting against your team in a couple of weeks" angle. That's bad for business.


To be fair, if I'm reading this right - the games were still happening when this all went down. No one knew who was goign to make the SB.

I'm not saying that the employer doesn;'t have a right to fire the kid, I'm saying that it's a dickmove to have a "Wear a Jersey" day and then go "well, not that one" when the kid gets there.
 
2014-01-22 03:10:56 PM
Odyssey 1 acknowledged it invites employees to wear Seahawks jerseys on Sundays in order to "show support" for the team on game days.

Come on, people.
 
2014-01-22 03:10:59 PM

James!: Shame Us: James!: Shame Us: jchic: Hey, the kid's free to not work there, the owner's free to not employ someone he doesn't want to.  Don't want to follow the rules, no matter how arbitrary?  Find another job.  I'm sure the owner's got a stack of applications of people who'd wear whatever they were told to wear if it meant having a job.

People are free not to be assholes too. Just because you CAN do something, doesn't mean you SHOULD.

Yeah, that kid could have just worn the jersey he was told to and he'd still have a job.

Everything I've read - admittedly this ESPN article is filtered at the office - says that they were just told to wear jerseys that day, not that they were told to wear Seahawks jerseys.

Then you clearly didn't read the article linked to this thread.


That is what I JUST said.
 
2014-01-22 03:12:33 PM
In fairness to me, other news sources say that he was not told that it had to be a Seahawks jersey. Once again, not sying you can;t fire him or even that he should be hired back - just saying it's pretty dickish to send him home for wearing a D. Thomas jersey.
 
2014-01-22 03:15:20 PM
I wear a tie with the colors of the team that is playing against the Patriots that week.  Nobody ever notices.
 
2014-01-22 03:15:26 PM

Shame Us: In fairness to me, other news sources say that he was not told that it had to be a Seahawks jersey. Once again, not sying you can;t fire him or even that he should be hired back - just saying it's pretty dickish to send him home for wearing a D. Thomas jersey.


Management sets the dress code.  That's life.
 
2014-01-22 03:16:46 PM

James!: Shame Us: In fairness to me, other news sources say that he was not told that it had to be a Seahawks jersey. Once again, not sying you can;t fire him or even that he should be hired back - just saying it's pretty dickish to send him home for wearing a D. Thomas jersey.

Management sets the dress code.  That's life.


I am aware of that. I'm not a idiot. I'm saying that his manager was a dick for sending him home, not that he wasn't within his rights.
 
2014-01-22 03:18:52 PM

Shame Us: In fairness to me, other news sources say that he was not told that it had to be a Seahawks jersey. Once again, not sying you can;t fire him or even that he should be hired back - just saying it's pretty dickish to send him home for wearing a D. Thomas jersey.


Other news stories are probably citing only the kid's side of the story, which is pretty clearly BS.

And see above why it's not permitted. Not only is it bad business, it's inviting conflict. And again, by all accounts, it's the first time this year he's worn it despite the Seahawks jerseys having been allowed at least all year. So either a) the kid's just looking to get fired, or b) the kid's looking to get free stuff from the Broncos.

/or c) Why not both?
 
2014-01-22 03:19:12 PM

Shame Us: I'm not a idiot.


???
 
2014-01-22 03:19:33 PM

James!: Odyssey 1 acknowledged it invites employees to wear Seahawks jerseys on Sundays in order to "show support" for the team on game days.

Come on, people.


It would appear that whoever supports the kid hasn't grasped the fact that when you work for someone, when they say "you can't wear that" then YOU CAN'T WEAR THAT!  Just because kid wants to "support his team" doesn't entitle him to break the rules.

Next, kid's overprotective father:  Dude, you son broke the rules.  Calling the boss isn't going to fix it.  Instead you should have a talk with your son about coloring within the lines, instead of taking out his orange marker and drawing all over the wall.

Even Richard Sherman knows to stay within the rules or you get flagged.  Kid...you got ejected.

/Seahawks: 7 Broncos: 0
 
2014-01-22 03:21:11 PM

scottydoesntknow: Shame Us: I'm not a idiot.

???


Goddammit. Should be "not a idot"
 
2014-01-22 03:22:13 PM

Shame Us: James!: Shame Us: In fairness to me, other news sources say that he was not told that it had to be a Seahawks jersey. Once again, not sying you can;t fire him or even that he should be hired back - just saying it's pretty dickish to send him home for wearing a D. Thomas jersey.

Management sets the dress code.  That's life.

I am aware of that. I'm not a idiot. I'm saying that his manager was a dick for sending him home, not that he wasn't within his rights.


Owner: "Listen, snowflake, I don't give two shiats about sportsball.  I want these farking rubes to come in here and get a strong farking hardon about their goddamn sportsball team and associate that farking dick feel with my farking business. When you show up wearing the jersey of the opposing sportsball team after I told you to wear the farking bird one you're farking with my business.  Go home and put on your farking uniform before one of these meathead's cocks deflate."
 
2014-01-22 03:23:11 PM

James!: Shame Us: James!: Shame Us: In fairness to me, other news sources say that he was not told that it had to be a Seahawks jersey. Once again, not sying you can;t fire him or even that he should be hired back - just saying it's pretty dickish to send him home for wearing a D. Thomas jersey.

Management sets the dress code.  That's life.

I am aware of that. I'm not a idiot. I'm saying that his manager was a dick for sending him home, not that he wasn't within his rights.

Owner: "Listen, snowflake, I don't give two shiats about sportsball.  I want these farking rubes to come in here and get a strong farking hardon about their goddamn sportsball team and associate that farking dick feel with my farking business. When you show up wearing the jersey of the opposing sportsball team after I told you to wear the farking bird one you're farking with my business.  Go home and put on your farking uniform before one of these meathead's cocks deflate."


Sounds like a great manager to me.
 
2014-01-22 03:23:12 PM

scottydoesntknow: Shame Us: I'm not a idiot.

???


i80.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-22 03:24:25 PM

Shame Us: I am aware of that. I'm not a idiot. I'm saying that his manager was a dick for sending him home, not that he wasn't within his rights.


He would've been a dick if it had been "wear whatever jersey you want" all year, and he changed it this week.

He would've been a dick if it had been "wear whatever jersey you want" that week, and he changed his mind when someone wore a different jersey.

Let's take the jerseys entirely out of the equation, because, for the sake of this argument, it really doesn't matter what team it belongs to.

If you know that work requires you to either wear a suit and tie, but on casual Friday you can wear a black polo and khakis, and that's the way it's been for a year...then you come in to work one day wearing a white polo and jeans (similar level of dressiness so no one can complain about that part of the analogy)? You're openly trying to get fired. Then, when you're told to change, you just ditch for the rest of the day? You deserve to be fired.

Then, after you get fired, you go to the company that makes the white polos and tell them you were fired for wearing their polo? GTFOH.
 
2014-01-22 03:25:13 PM

Shame Us: James!: Shame Us: James!: Shame Us: In fairness to me, other news sources say that he was not told that it had to be a Seahawks jersey. Once again, not sying you can;t fire him or even that he should be hired back - just saying it's pretty dickish to send him home for wearing a D. Thomas jersey.

Management sets the dress code.  That's life.

I am aware of that. I'm not a idiot. I'm saying that his manager was a dick for sending him home, not that he wasn't within his rights.

Owner: "Listen, snowflake, I don't give two shiats about sportsball.  I want these farking rubes to come in here and get a strong farking hardon about their goddamn sportsball team and associate that farking dick feel with my farking business. When you show up wearing the jersey of the opposing sportsball team after I told you to wear the farking bird one you're farking with my business.  Go home and put on your farking uniform before one of these meathead's cocks deflate."

Sounds like a great manager to me.


Who cares? It's his business, johnny teenager can go bag groceries at the piggly wiggly if he can't follow instructions as simple as "Wear this shirt".
 
2014-01-22 03:25:24 PM

James!: "Listen, snowflake,


Yawn
 
2014-01-22 03:27:45 PM

Gunny Highway: James!: "Listen, snowflake,

Yawn


That shiat was funny, I don't care who you are.
 
2014-01-22 03:28:09 PM

James!: Shame Us: James!: Shame Us: James!: Shame Us: In fairness to me, other news sources say that he was not told that it had to be a Seahawks jersey. Once again, not sying you can;t fire him or even that he should be hired back - just saying it's pretty dickish to send him home for wearing a D. Thomas jersey.

Management sets the dress code.  That's life.

I am aware of that. I'm not a idiot. I'm saying that his manager was a dick for sending him home, not that he wasn't within his rights.

Owner: "Listen, snowflake, I don't give two shiats about sportsball.  I want these farking rubes to come in here and get a strong farking hardon about their goddamn sportsball team and associate that farking dick feel with my farking business. When you show up wearing the jersey of the opposing sportsball team after I told you to wear the farking bird one you're farking with my business.  Go home and put on your farking uniform before one of these meathead's cocks deflate."

Sounds like a great manager to me.

Who cares? It's his business, johnny teenager can go bag groceries at the piggly wiggly if he can't follow instructions as simple as "Wear this shirt".


Of course he can - and will. That doesn't change my opinion that the boss was a dick.

I accept that I'm in the minority here. I understand your point, you understand mine. I think we have a classic "agree to disagree" situation here.
 
2014-01-22 03:28:43 PM

Shame Us: Technically, he was fired for not returning to work when told to go home and take it off.


Sure, if you believe them.

/they do have the more reasonable story
 
2014-01-22 03:30:50 PM

Shame Us: James!: Shame Us: James!: Shame Us: James!: Shame Us: In fairness to me, other news sources say that he was not told that it had to be a Seahawks jersey. Once again, not sying you can;t fire him or even that he should be hired back - just saying it's pretty dickish to send him home for wearing a D. Thomas jersey.

Management sets the dress code.  That's life.

I am aware of that. I'm not a idiot. I'm saying that his manager was a dick for sending him home, not that he wasn't within his rights.

Owner: "Listen, snowflake, I don't give two shiats about sportsball.  I want these farking rubes to come in here and get a strong farking hardon about their goddamn sportsball team and associate that farking dick feel with my farking business. When you show up wearing the jersey of the opposing sportsball team after I told you to wear the farking bird one you're farking with my business.  Go home and put on your farking uniform before one of these meathead's cocks deflate."

Sounds like a great manager to me.

Who cares? It's his business, johnny teenager can go bag groceries at the piggly wiggly if he can't follow instructions as simple as "Wear this shirt".

Of course he can - and will. That doesn't change my opinion that the boss was a dick.

I accept that I'm in the minority here. I understand your point, you understand mine. I think we have a classic "agree to disagree" situation here.


Just be careful out there, the rules apply regardless of a bosses perceived dickishness.
 
2014-01-22 03:32:24 PM
Son, no one gives a damn about what team your favorite is. Seahawks jerseys are allowed on game days because:

a) There aren't any other teams within 500 miles of here. Nearly everyone is a Seahawks fan.
b) While the Seahawks are good, people like being reminded of them and want to associate more with fellow Seahawks fans.
c) Appreciation of that association leads to more repeat business.
d) That, in turn, leads to more money.

Other teams' jerseys are not allowed because:
a) It creates a divisiveness among the staff and the clientele.
b) With some of our dumber customers, it may cause confrontations.
c) Part of the purpose of our normal uniform is that it creates...UNIFORMITY. When people are looking for an employee to help them, it's easier if everyone's dressed similarly.
 
2014-01-22 03:33:05 PM

James!: Shame Us: James!: Shame Us: James!: Shame Us: James!: Shame Us: In fairness to me, other news sources say that he was not told that it had to be a Seahawks jersey. Once again, not sying you can;t fire him or even that he should be hired back - just saying it's pretty dickish to send him home for wearing a D. Thomas jersey.

Management sets the dress code.  That's life.

I am aware of that. I'm not a idiot. I'm saying that his manager was a dick for sending him home, not that he wasn't within his rights.

Owner: "Listen, snowflake, I don't give two shiats about sportsball.  I want these farking rubes to come in here and get a strong farking hardon about their goddamn sportsball team and associate that farking dick feel with my farking business. When you show up wearing the jersey of the opposing sportsball team after I told you to wear the farking bird one you're farking with my business.  Go home and put on your farking uniform before one of these meathead's cocks deflate."

Sounds like a great manager to me.

Who cares? It's his business, johnny teenager can go bag groceries at the piggly wiggly if he can't follow instructions as simple as "Wear this shirt".

Of course he can - and will. That doesn't change my opinion that the boss was a dick.

I accept that I'm in the minority here. I understand your point, you understand mine. I think we have a classic "agree to disagree" situation here.

Just be careful out there, the rules apply regardless of a bosses perceived dickishness.


Yeah - I'm an adult. I've held multiple jobs. I support myself and live a fruitful life. Your condescension is noted, though.
 
2014-01-22 03:34:01 PM

Shame Us: James!: Shame Us: James!: Shame Us: James!: Shame Us: James!: Shame Us: In fairness to me, other news sources say that he was not told that it had to be a Seahawks jersey. Once again, not sying you can;t fire him or even that he should be hired back - just saying it's pretty dickish to send him home for wearing a D. Thomas jersey.

Management sets the dress code.  That's life.

I am aware of that. I'm not a idiot. I'm saying that his manager was a dick for sending him home, not that he wasn't within his rights.

Owner: "Listen, snowflake, I don't give two shiats about sportsball.  I want these farking rubes to come in here and get a strong farking hardon about their goddamn sportsball team and associate that farking dick feel with my farking business. When you show up wearing the jersey of the opposing sportsball team after I told you to wear the farking bird one you're farking with my business.  Go home and put on your farking uniform before one of these meathead's cocks deflate."

Sounds like a great manager to me.

Who cares? It's his business, johnny teenager can go bag groceries at the piggly wiggly if he can't follow instructions as simple as "Wear this shirt".

Of course he can - and will. That doesn't change my opinion that the boss was a dick.

I accept that I'm in the minority here. I understand your point, you understand mine. I think we have a classic "agree to disagree" situation here.

Just be careful out there, the rules apply regardless of a bosses perceived dickishness.

Yeah - I'm an adult. I've held multiple jobs. I support myself and live a fruitful life. Your condescension is noted, though.


Good, I was laying it on pretty thick.
 
2014-01-22 03:34:01 PM

Shame Us: James!: Shame Us: James!: Shame Us: James!: Shame Us: In fairness to me, other news sources say that he was not told that it had to be a Seahawks jersey. Once again, not sying you can;t fire him or even that he should be hired back - just saying it's pretty dickish to send him home for wearing a D. Thomas jersey.

Management sets the dress code.  That's life.

I am aware of that. I'm not a idiot. I'm saying that his manager was a dick for sending him home, not that he wasn't within his rights.

Owner: "Listen, snowflake, I don't give two shiats about sportsball.  I want these farking rubes to come in here and get a strong farking hardon about their goddamn sportsball team and associate that farking dick feel with my farking business. When you show up wearing the jersey of the opposing sportsball team after I told you to wear the farking bird one you're farking with my business.  Go home and put on your farking uniform before one of these meathead's cocks deflate."

Sounds like a great manager to me.

Who cares? It's his business, johnny teenager can go bag groceries at the piggly wiggly if he can't follow instructions as simple as "Wear this shirt".

Of course he can - and will. That doesn't change my opinion that the boss was a dick.

I accept that I'm in the minority here. I understand your point, you understand mine. I think we have a classic "agree to disagree" situation here.


I'm with you. The boss was a dickwad.
 
2014-01-22 03:39:10 PM
I'll be honest - since I couldn't read the article linked here, I was going off other reports that there was no stated "Seahawks only" policy at this place. If the kid knew and chose to push it, that's his business and is a quintessentially 17 year-old thing to do. Still, I think it's on the guy in the position of authority that this ended up in a firing because he couldn't be like "Hey man, our business supports the local teams so if you have a Seahawks jersey I'd like it if you wore that next week or just wore your normal uniform."

Who knows - maybe there were issues with the kid before this or whatever, but we have no idea about that. I still think it's a dickmove to send the kid home.
 
2014-01-22 03:43:34 PM

IAmRight: Son, no one gives a damn about what team your favorite is. Seahawks jerseys are allowed on game days because:

a) There aren't any other teams within 500 miles of here. Nearly everyone is a Seahawks fan.
b) While the Seahawks are good, people like being reminded of them and want to associate more with fellow Seahawks fans.
c) Appreciation of that association leads to more repeat business.
d) That, in turn, leads to more money.

Other teams' jerseys are not allowed because:
a) It creates a divisiveness among the staff and the clientele.
b) With some of our dumber customers, it may cause confrontations.
c) Part of the purpose of our normal uniform is that it creates...UNIFORMITY. When people are looking for an employee to help them, it's easier if everyone's dressed similarly.


I worked somewhere that allowed you to wear Pats gear on Sundays.  One kid would wear Jets gear.  None of the clientele did something hostile.  The back and forth was always playful.  Nobody was confused about who was or was not an employee because of it.
 
2014-01-22 03:45:22 PM

Shame Us: I'll be honest - since I couldn't read the article linked here, I was going off other reports that there was no stated "Seahawks only" policy at this place. If the kid knew and chose to push it, that's his business and is a quintessentially 17 year-old thing to do. Still, I think it's on the guy in the position of authority that this ended up in a firing because he couldn't be like "Hey man, our business supports the local teams so if you have a Seahawks jersey I'd like it if you wore that next week or just wore your normal uniform."

Who knows - maybe there were issues with the kid before this or whatever, but we have no idea about that. I still think it's a dickmove to send the kid home.


If you work at bestbuy and don't turn up in your blue shirt they're going to send you home to get it.  Unless they have spares in the back, but who knows.
 
2014-01-22 03:49:21 PM

James!: Shame Us: I'll be honest - since I couldn't read the article linked here, I was going off other reports that there was no stated "Seahawks only" policy at this place. If the kid knew and chose to push it, that's his business and is a quintessentially 17 year-old thing to do. Still, I think it's on the guy in the position of authority that this ended up in a firing because he couldn't be like "Hey man, our business supports the local teams so if you have a Seahawks jersey I'd like it if you wore that next week or just wore your normal uniform."

Who knows - maybe there were issues with the kid before this or whatever, but we have no idea about that. I still think it's a dickmove to send the kid home.

If you work at bestbuy and don't turn up in your blue shirt they're going to send you home to get it.  Unless they have spares in the back, but who knows.


When I worked at a bigbox store, there were always spares laying around. I've never heard of this place and I'm from Seattle, so who knows what their suituation is. It'd be pretty dumb not to have spares in the back at a place like that. Children's Fun Centers aren;t really known for their lack of random food/drink items to spew all over people - or their lack of kids ready to spew said items.
 
2014-01-22 03:50:43 PM

Shame Us: James!: Shame Us: I'll be honest - since I couldn't read the article linked here, I was going off other reports that there was no stated "Seahawks only" policy at this place. If the kid knew and chose to push it, that's his business and is a quintessentially 17 year-old thing to do. Still, I think it's on the guy in the position of authority that this ended up in a firing because he couldn't be like "Hey man, our business supports the local teams so if you have a Seahawks jersey I'd like it if you wore that next week or just wore your normal uniform."

Who knows - maybe there were issues with the kid before this or whatever, but we have no idea about that. I still think it's a dickmove to send the kid home.

If you work at bestbuy and don't turn up in your blue shirt they're going to send you home to get it.  Unless they have spares in the back, but who knows.

When I worked at a bigbox store, there were always spares laying around. I've never heard of this place and I'm from Seattle, so who knows what their suituation is. It'd be pretty dumb not to have spares in the back at a place like that. Children's Fun Centers aren;t really known for their lack of random food/drink items to spew all over people - or their lack of kids ready to spew said items.


I've never heard of it either, but who the fark cares what happens in Tacoma.
 
2014-01-22 03:52:04 PM

Gunny Highway: I worked somewhere that allowed you to wear Pats gear on Sundays.  One kid would wear Jets gear.  None of the clientele did something hostile.  The back and forth was always playful.  Nobody was confused about who was or was not an employee because of it.


It doesn't change the fact that it's a legitimate reason not to allow something.

Shame Us: Still, I think it's on the guy in the position of authority that this ended up in a firing because he couldn't be like "Hey man, our business supports the local teams so if you have a Seahawks jersey I'd like it if you wore that next week or just wore your normal uniform."


Who says he didn't?

Again...the kid, after an entire season of NOT wearing the Broncos uniform, picked the game before the Super Bowl to suddenly wear it. And then, when he was correctly fired for supposedly doing the quintessential 17-year-old thing (which I'd buy if it weren't for the next step)...WENT TO THE COLORADO PRESS.

/what's great about this whole thing is now no one's going to get to wear jerseys at that place
 
2014-01-22 03:55:21 PM

Shame Us: When I worked at a bigbox store, there were always spares laying around. I've never heard of this place and I'm from Seattle, so who knows what their suituation is. It'd be pretty dumb not to have spares in the back at a place like that. Children's Fun Centers aren;t really known for their lack of random food/drink items to spew all over people - or their lack of kids ready to spew said items.


Yes, billion-dollar, international corporations are likely to have more spare employee clothes stock than a locally owned store.

/have seen people sent home from every single customer service job I worked as a kid for being out of uniform
//as for the food/drink, that's why they all have dark shirts
 
2014-01-22 03:57:59 PM
I just saw a pic from a different article and the dad is wearing a coug sweatshirt. I retract all my previous statements and cordially request that those two be stoned at the city gates.
 
2014-01-22 04:04:40 PM

IAmRight: //as for the food/drink, that's why they all have dark shirts


I've worked service jobs before and was never forced to wear soiled uniforms for the rest of my shift, regardless of whether the stains were readily visible or not.
 
2014-01-22 04:08:40 PM

Shame Us: IAmRight: //as for the food/drink, that's why they all have dark shirts

I've worked service jobs before and was never forced to wear soiled uniforms for the rest of my shift, regardless of whether the stains were readily visible or not.


The color of choice is a weird dark gray.  Covers all stains.
 
2014-01-22 04:31:34 PM
What a Wentz.
 
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