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  •  Also fix the title. She wasn't fired. She was (6+ / 0-)

    suspended with full pay.

    Tracy B Ann - technically that is my signature. If I had Bill Gates money, I'd buy Detroit.

    by ZenTrainer on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 09:25:46 AM PDT

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    •  "Full pay" is not full pay. (11+ / 0-)

      In Tennessee, full pay for this server would be the Federal "tipped minimum wage" of $2.13/hour. The FLSA also says that the employer must bring that up the the federal minimum wage ($7.25) if tips don't actually come in. I'm sure the fine folks at Red Lobster will get right on that, and of course you can't actually live on $7.25/hr anyway.

      •  She was not suspended at all. AT. ALL. (0+ / 0-)

        Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

        by Wisper on Tue Sep 10, 2013 at 12:14:15 PM PDT

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        •  That is not true, according to Red Lobster. (1+ / 0-)
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          From the HuffPost article:

          Red Lobster spokesman Mike Bernstein told The Huffington Post in an email that the company has temporarily suspended Jenkins with pay as a result of the incident, which he said is "standard procedure" when an employee violates a company policy (in this case, publicly posting a receipt.) But Bernstein emphasized that Jenkins has not missed a single day of work because of her suspension and is still scheduled to work this week as usual.
          "Has temporarily suspended" is unambiguous. "Has not missed a single day of work" presumably means she wasn't scheduled to work in the first place. "Still scheduled to work" means "but she hasn't yet".

          See how that works? Presumably Red Lobster management and/or the local owner is scrambling like crazy deciding whether it is better for profits to support the racists or Ms. Jenkins.


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