|Good food Bayou. The New Orleans based Popeye's is doing damage control after one of its franchises fired a pregnant woman after she was told to payback the loot a robber stole.|
Popeye's Chicken & Biscuits are company owned and franchised. The one that fired a woman out of the canon after an armed robbery was franchised. The controversy in suburban Houston managed to make the news.
A pregnant woman was told to pay up the loot after she was robbed at gunpoint at a Channelview Popeye's. According to her, her managers wanted her to fork up the $$$ after she was held up.
She refused and a few days later, she got fired out the cannon. Now she's telling her story to the junk food media and the public is none too happy about it.
Yeah, I understand that no one wants to be a part of an armed robbery. The victims are usually traumatized once they see the silver revolver in their face.
Yeah, companies may have the right to fire you based on work performance.
Obviously, most employers that have register operators tell them to keep it short. Because if you have more than $200 in your register, you're inviting yourself to an armed robbery.
Register operators are often naive on the rule. Say it was a busy day, they were holding a whole lot of $5s and $10s in their register but eliminated the larger denominations. Rather than keep it low, they keep enough of the smaller bills. So if you have over $200 in smaller bills, you're still giving an opportunity to a robber. You could get fired for it.
|Marissa Holcomb got fired out the cannon after she got the silver in her face. Her bosses wanted her to payback the loot and she refused to comply.|
It's not fair but it's a part of the economic food chain in capitalism.
Marissa Holcomb was the evening manager at Popeye's when the sliver was pointed in her face during a busy March 31 sales period.
Holcomb, who is a mother of three with a fourth child on the way, had a meeting with Z & H Foods owner Amin Dhanani on Wednesday, a day after our original story aired of her firing.
"He just apologized and pretty much offered me if I wanted to go back to his business and work there again," she said.
Dhanani argued she was fired because she broke policy multiple times by leaving too much money in the register.
Holcomb argued it was a busy Tuesday when they offer a 2-piece chicken meal for $1.19 and she moved money as fast as she could.
The unidentified robber got away with nearly $400.
Will Marisa take the job back?
Of course, this controversy managed to put Popeye's in a negative light. Usually most companies don't like the negative publicity coming from the social media when it comes to a social ill (i.e women, minorities and the disabled).