Comments:McDonald's unfairly dismissed worker for giving a colleague free cheese, says Dutch court
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I don't see how this is materially different from saying that if I take a few coins from the register I should not be fired since they were just spare change. The employee took the cheese which she was only permitted to sell for the given price. That cheese was an item of monetary value, so how would it be different to take from the register an equivalent monetary value? Restaurants face real losses from employees who take products and give them to friends and coworkers. I don't see how the court purports to impose itself on the determination of the company as to what constitutes a significant enough theft to merit termination. 188.8.131.52 (talk) 03:10, 28 January 2010 (UTC)
This once happened to me as well. I wanted pickles on my hamburger but the guy forgot them. When I came back to ask for them again he said I had to speak to the manager. Since the manager was out sick I had to wait in that McDonald's for 3 days until he got back. I lived off of Whoopers and Twinkies the whole time.