Public Opinion Fiasco

Tim Horton’s worker fired after giving a free TimBit to a child.

If you have not heard about this, wow! Can you imagine being fired over a 10 cent item? Now, maybe she had been warned multiple times by the manager to stop the practice, but the news does not suggest this. The aftermath for head office was horrible. “… company officials were tied up in conference calls well into the night last Wednesday to be briefed on the issue and develop a strategy for handling the negative publicity.”

As Grandpa Richard says, we need balance in today’s high pressure world. A government official gets a cushy severance package after padding their expense account. A part time worker gets fired with no severance for stealing a 10 cent item.

Balance and fairness.