Thursday, February 16, 2017

court favors burger queen

A Canadian court has awarded a former Burger King cook $46,000 ($35,000 USD, £28,000) in damages after she was fired for taking home a fish sandwich, fries and beverage....
At the time of her dismissal, in January 2014, she was earning $21,000 a year and working full-time. Her husband is physically disabled and she also supports an adult daughter with a mental disability. She is the sole earner in her household....
When Ms Ram walked out with a fish sandwich, medium fries and orange soda without paying, Ms Salman reported her to Mr Mohammed. After applying the employee discount, the value of the fries and drink taken by Ms Ram was about 50¢. 
PS. Today was also the day when "Immigrants around the U.S. stayed home from work and school Thursday to demonstrate how important they are to America's economy and way of life, and many businesses closed in solidarity, in a nationwide protest called A Day Without Immigrants."


  1. Spent most of January talking about burgers too, abet they had to call it Veganuary and VeganBurg. Probably not common in Mass, but part of Californian culture it seems.

    Rongxiang, LIN

  2. How petty capitalism can be. I suppose money has always been more important than people to those who have it. But it's wrong.