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(CNN)   Food snatching cafeteria worker sent back to Lunch Lady Land   (cnn.com) divider line 24
    More: Followup, Lunch Lady Land, Utah, paid leave, cafeteria, KSL  
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2014-02-01 09:43:45 AM
7 votes:
Her daughter, Sophia Isom, recounted how she was met by a district nutrition manager who confiscated her school lunch and threw it away, the station reported.

Wait.  So the school threw out the food anyway, which means they lost/spent the money on the food anyway? So the net effect was the kid didn't eat their meal (I see they got fruit and milk, so not completely hungry), and the school can't charge the parents for the meal?  Farking brilliant.

All this served to do was embarrass some kids and cost the school money.  They should be fired.
2014-02-01 09:07:30 AM
6 votes:
Authoritarians need someone to push around.
2014-02-01 09:18:33 AM
5 votes:

2wolves: Authoritarians need someone to push around.


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Yup.  As a kid I remember certain faculty and staff who would look for any pretense to jump on a kid's shiat.   Everyone working in school where minors are present needs to pass a very thorough psyche exam, and not just a criminal background check.
2014-02-01 09:08:19 AM
4 votes:
"Paid leave". How is that a consequence?
2014-02-01 09:50:10 AM
3 votes:

baconbeard: "Paid leave". How is that a consequence?


If it's like the local school board here, after 6-8 months leave they'll end up in some sort of district or school-wide "supervisor" position.  Or what we call "screw up, move up".
2014-02-01 01:39:35 PM
2 votes:

BullBearMS: threw it away.


That's the part that bothered the most too.

What purpose did that serve other than to humiliate & embarrass the students?
2014-02-01 09:33:12 AM
2 votes:
Fark psychopaths and ideologues: you don't have a conscience and are incapable of reason means you don't keep your job.
2014-02-01 09:20:22 AM
2 votes:

Interceptor1: Maybe they should spend a bit more time figuring out why the kids account was empty? Parents need to be responsible too you know.


For some, it was probably just bad luck. If the school failed to alert the parents, many probably didn't notice.
2014-02-01 03:18:27 PM
1 votes:

Bathia_Mapes: BullBearMS: threw it away.

That's the part that bothered the most too.

What purpose did that serve other than to humiliate & embarrass the students?


Food safety. The same thing happens at McDonald's if you take up a hamburger with a pickle on it that was supposed to not have a pickle on it. It doesn't get returned to inventory to be given to somebody else who wanted a pickle. I agree though, that what should have happened is the kid keeps the food and the account goes ever further negative. They are then marked to not be able to even get the food the next time until the account is paid up.

Additionally, as somebody up thread noted, these are not poor kids. If they were, they would have been Free/Reduced kids and the government pays for them. Having worked at one of the major POS and menu planning vendors(pretty much the inventor) in the country AND having dealt directly with hundreds of K-12 districts acrossed the country, I can say from first hand knowledge that most don't allow negative balances on free/reduced kids. The full price kids usually are allowed as the food service directors know they will eventually get that money from those parents at the end of the year. If it is allowed to get that far. At any rate, any district that participates in the free/reduced program has to provide an alternate meal. These morans made the mistake of saying "no lunch for you" when they should have said "here's the lunch you will be getting because your parents haven't paid the bill on what you have already eaten instead of the lunch that YOU wanted." The bottom line is that we want to feed kids and if we just allowed non-poor parents to bilk the system, it jeopardizes that mission because here's a secret. The money that government pays the school to cover the free/reduced kids doesn't cover it. The schools NEED full price kids to keep afloat. It's why you will find that many food service directors are having a hard time with the new rules about the content of the meals. It's making it hard for them to compete for those food dollars from the full kids in the face of the alternatives by making them desirable.
2014-02-01 12:16:53 PM
1 votes:

addy2: KidneyStone: ChubbyTiger: Interceptor1: Maybe they should spend a bit more time figuring out why the kids account was empty? Parents need to be responsible too you know.

For some, it was probably just bad luck. If the school failed to alert the parents, many probably didn't notice.

Horseshiat. The systems send multiple alerts to parents. It's almost impossible not to know the account is low.

Oh the outrage over this.

They are actually checking to see that there notification protocols were followed. It appears they may not have been. But then, I'm sure you also read that.


I doubt a place that would throw out food in front of a kid would manage to send out notifications.
2014-02-01 12:04:26 PM
1 votes:

KidneyStone: ChubbyTiger: Interceptor1: Maybe they should spend a bit more time figuring out why the kids account was empty? Parents need to be responsible too you know.

For some, it was probably just bad luck. If the school failed to alert the parents, many probably didn't notice.

Horseshiat. The systems send multiple alerts to parents. It's almost impossible not to know the account is low.

Oh the outrage over this.


They are actually checking to see that there notification protocols were followed. It appears they may not have been. But then, I'm sure you also read that.
2014-02-01 10:59:34 AM
1 votes:

HAMMERTOE: Once again, it's okay to snatch money from the hands of people that earn it, but snatch away somebody's hand-out that they may or may not be entitled to, and you've committed a grievous offense.

Does this mean that I can walk into any cafeteria, put food on my tray, and walk away with it, and if anybody takes it from me, they've trampled upon my "civil rights"?


Absolutely.  You're entitled to everything you've ever wanted, and nobody should stop you from taking it.  You go out and do anything your precious heart desires, and I assure you, the outrage over any consequences will take care of any trouble you get into.
2014-02-01 10:50:40 AM
1 votes:
My kid's school has been using the lunchprepay.com website for a couple of years now. I get an email whenever the balance gets below $10 and it reminds me to add money. Very convenient, since the school cashier was NEVER in her office during her farking office hours in order to take payments. The website charges a convenience fee (about a dollar) to use the service, but it is completely worth it to not have to deal with the nonexistent school cashier.
2014-02-01 10:35:28 AM
1 votes:
Really, the only part of this that outrages me is that they took the food away from the kids and then threw it away.

If the alternative is throwing food away, then let the kid eat the food and call the parents to let them know they need to send money.

What the hell happened to sending the kid to school with lunch money every day? We didn't need lunch accounts back in the get off my lawn days.
2014-02-01 10:24:23 AM
1 votes:
As a parent, I can assure you that is the child's job to not inform the parent when their school lunch account goes negative.  When the child is given payment to increase the balance, odds are that at least a week will pass before the child actually remembers to put the money into the account.

These are simple rules, and we've followed them for decades.
2014-02-01 10:05:36 AM
1 votes:

Son of Thunder: Fissile: 2wolves: Authoritarians need someone to push around.

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Yup.  As a kid I remember certain faculty and staff who would look for any pretense to jump on a kid's shiat.   Everyone working in school where minors are present needs to pass a very thorough psyche exam, and not just a criminal background check.

Step 1: physiological arousal test to screen out pedos
Step 2: Altemeyer's authoritarianism scale
Step 3: Hare psychopathy checklist
Step 4: narcissistic personality inventory


But how would they get future managers?  All these are qualifications for that job.
2014-02-01 10:01:16 AM
1 votes:

2wolves: Authoritarians need someone to push around.


baconbeard: "Paid leave". How is that a consequence?


Both of these.
2014-02-01 09:37:52 AM
1 votes:

Fissile: 2wolves: Authoritarians need someone to push around.

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Yup.  As a kid I remember certain faculty and staff who would look for any pretense to jump on a kid's shiat.   Everyone working in school where minors are present needs to pass a very thorough psyche exam, and not just a criminal background check.


Step 1: physiological arousal test to screen out pedos
Step 2: Altemeyer's authoritarianism scale
Step 3: Hare psychopathy checklist
Step 4: narcissistic personality inventory
2014-02-01 09:34:22 AM
1 votes:
State Sen. Todd Weiler, a Republican, posted a tweet about his visit: "Best nugget of the Uintah school lunch story: 5th grader were particularly horrified that food was being discarded in 'pizza day'!"

Oh, HELL NO! Even as terrible as school pizza can be, that was the day we all looked forward to. It was probably the least disgusting thing they served. With as nasty as my school could get, whoever took the lunches would have been lucky to just get slashed tires. You do NOT fark with the pizza
2014-02-01 09:32:53 AM
1 votes:
I'll bet that school runs all the kids through rigorous "anti-bullying" programs. A shame the adults are exempt.
2014-02-01 09:32:06 AM
1 votes:
Ooh a paid vacation. Harsh!
2014-02-01 09:22:51 AM
1 votes:
Democrats and Republicans can still come together for a photo op.
2014-02-01 09:18:57 AM
1 votes:
So, they get a farking PAID VACATION?! WTF?
2014-02-01 09:12:06 AM
1 votes:
It seems to me that they're being punished(?) for getting caught, not for taking the food away.
 
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