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Sacked for having a cup of coffee on the job
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I won't take a job unless I can have my thermos of Columbian coffee handy for frequent re-charges.

Likewise, those who I manage are encouraged to partake of caffeinated beverages at every opportunity. Productivity goes up with caffeine, methinks.

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Man, you could not possibly count the number of times that I would have gotten fired for drinking coffee on the job if that was a firing offense anywhere that I worked! I never drank coffee that I was not entitled to, however, unless invited.

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(06-03-2016, 06:27 AM)0rangebear Wrote: A long long time ago in a world far away when I was around 14. I got a job buffing floors at the emergency room at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base in Northern San Diego County CA.

A Major, in a white navy dress, caught me taking a mint from a bowl at the nurses station, grabbed me by the ear and drug me out the door. I was fired and didn't even get paid for the hours I had worked. I think they still owe me the $1.25 an hour promised me....and my ear still hurts(not really)

No one ever came to my defense. Dont-know

... WOW, what would she (assuming the major in the dress was a female Big Grinnie) have done if you had a coffee?
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I don't know if she was a Navy LT Commander or Marine Major but back then the nurses had these white uniforms with funny little hats and she had a Maple leaf on her collar

On thing is for sure, she scared me!
I wasn't about to ask her for some Coffee
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(06-03-2016, 10:53 PM)0rangebear Wrote: she had a Maple leaf on her collar

Those darn Canadians again!
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(06-03-2016, 06:12 PM)Luvmyzzz Wrote: Some people need their java before a long day, don't see any harm done, unless they aren't making much money and that ONE cup really broke the bank!

Whether any harm was done is not relevant, it was theft, it was known in advance to be cause for termination, and it was done without permission - obviously.

I don't have any interesting anecdotal story, but, while I am firmly in favor of workers in almost all cases. I do think this is a "silly" ruling. There are rules and not following the rules should have consequences. If those consequences are known and agreed to before entering in to a working relationship, then I see no excuse for the theft.

Just my humble opinion, and I am sticking to it Smile


BTW EDIT: This is an excellent example of spin, saying they were fired for drinking a cup of coffee leads one to believe they were sitting around drinking coffee instead of working. When the termination was about theft - a completely different spin. If the relating of the story were, "An office cleaner was fired for stealing from the client", would your first impression have been different?
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(06-03-2016, 10:59 PM)chill Wrote:
(06-03-2016, 10:53 PM)0rangebear Wrote: she had a Maple leaf on her collar

Those darn Canadians again!

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(06-04-2016, 05:10 AM)FrankNichols Wrote:
(06-03-2016, 06:12 PM)Luvmyzzz Wrote: Some people need their java before a long day, don't see any harm done, unless they aren't making much money and that ONE cup really broke the bank!

Whether any harm was done is not relevant, it was theft, it was known in advance to be cause for termination, and it was done without permission - obviously.

Just my humble opinion, and I am sticking to it Smile


BTW EDIT: This is an excellent example of spin, saying they were fired for drinking a cup of coffee leads one to believe they were sitting around drinking coffee instead of working. When the termination was about theft - a completely different spin. If the relating of the story were, "An office cleaner was fired for stealing from the client", would your first impression have been different?

If stealing was the catalyst for the firing so be it...my take is IF they are that concerned about the coffee, it should be under LOCK & KEY to begin with. Also note: just sitting around drinking coffee (& not working), as you say is theft in itself... the quote needs to be MORE exact about what was taken without consent

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The cleaner said staff who worked for CMC Markets told him he was welcome to a cup of coffee when he was cleaning.




(06-04-2016, 05:10 AM)FrankNichols Wrote:
(06-03-2016, 06:12 PM)Luvmyzzz Wrote: Some people need their java before a long day, don't see any harm done, unless they aren't making much money and that ONE cup really broke the bank!

Whether any harm was done is not relevant, it was theft, it was known in advance to be cause for termination, and it was done without permission - obviously.

I don't have any interesting anecdotal story, but, while I am firmly in favor of workers in almost all cases. I do think this is a "silly" ruling. There are rules and not following the rules should have consequences. If those consequences are known and agreed to before entering in to a working relationship, then I see no excuse for the theft.

Just my humble opinion, and I am sticking to it Smile


BTW EDIT: This is an excellent example of spin, saying they were fired for drinking a cup of coffee leads one to believe they were sitting around drinking coffee instead of working. When the termination was about theft - a completely different spin. If the relating of the story were, "An office cleaner was fired for stealing from the client", would your first impression have been different?

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(06-03-2016, 10:53 PM)0rangebear Wrote: she had a Maple leaf on her collar

I think Navy. The USMC has not had a white uniform since WWII. And, the USMC uses Navy personnel for medical. (Corpsmen, Nurses, Doctors, et cetera.) And, the Navy LCDR wears the gold OAK leaf.
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