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Eating a FR sandwich cost him his job....

Old 6th Mar 2014, 06:28
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Eating a FR sandwich cost him his job....

Has working for FR really sunk to this level?


I suppose FR's take on this is that there are plenty more fish in the sea when it comes to employing Cabin Crew.
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Old 6th Mar 2014, 07:35
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Two ways of looking at this.

Firstly when I go to work I complete a minimum of eight hours shift in the confines of an office block with very little opportunity to buy food. There is a single vending machine. I either have to bring my own lunch or pay for one from the vending machine. If I did not pay this would be theft.

There is little difference between this and the cabin crew story. If the cabin attendant knew he had to pay it seems he knowingly took something without following correct protocol.

On the other hand one could argue that this is Ryanair and he had limited options on what to eat, and had to consume something to ensure he was fit to complete duties. Maybe instant dismissal was a bit harsh and that a warning would have been more appropriate?
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Old 6th Mar 2014, 07:52
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Much as I despise Ryanair I can see this from the perspective of an employer. An employee at a shop should not help himself to goods and then (if caught) say he was going to pay for it later. On the other hand there probably has to be proof of intent to permanently deprive the owner, for example shoplifters cannot be rightfully charged unless they have actually left the premises without paying for something.

I would say Ryanair's action was unreasonable, but hey ... it's Ryanair. I also think it very likely that there is more to this than we know, and the employee may have breached a condition of his contract.

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Old 6th Mar 2014, 15:37
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It may sound harsh but supermarket employees face exactly the same situation. The company needs to have confidence in your ability to handle goods and cash and if something happens to break this trust they can't employ you anymore. Simple as.
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Old 7th Mar 2014, 05:05
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If I was getting paid 20K Euros for an annual salary as CC, I reckon I'd be glad to get fired - so I could find a job that didn't pay subsistence levels of income.
No wonder the poor bugger didn't pay for the sandwich, he probably didn't have 5.5 Euros to spare. I'll wager the sandwich was actually probably worth about 50 Euro cents.

I wonder what happens to the uneaten sandwiches on Ryanair? Do they keep getting recycled onto flight after flight until they're sold?? - or would they be binned once the flight ended? In that case, he probably consumed a sandwich that was going to be binned anyway.
I'd hazard a guess O'Leary must never use toilet paper personally, because of that old age misers problem.

I've worked for a lot of miserable people, but even the most miserable ones were still willing to, and did, provide me with a decent free feed.
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Old 7th Mar 2014, 07:41
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Sandwiches have a sell by date after which they must be discarded. Consuming one ready for discard would mean doing so at your own risk.

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Old 9th Mar 2014, 04:26
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The real crime is the cost of that sandwich!
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Old 9th Mar 2014, 15:19
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