Seventeen-year-old Jensen Walcott was hired the day after a good friend of hers, 17-year-old Jake Reed at the Pizza Studio in Legends Outlet Mall, in Kansas City, Kansas. She was excited, as was her friend because … they’re friends and they would get to work together!
But soon, that excitement turned to confusion after Jake told her, he was making $8.25 an hour. She was hired for $8 an hour. The two are the same age, have the same amount of experience and were hired for the same position. Jensen thought for sure it was just a mix up and called her new boss, asking why her wage differed from Jake's. The manager put her on hold.
"I was like maybe when I'm on hold right now, she will just offer me 8.25 and everything is gonna be good but... she didn't do that," Jensen said.
The manager got back on the phone and told Jensen she was fired because discussing wages is against its policy.
That’s. Crazy. Both Jensen and Jake were fired within hours of this phone call. According to them there was never any mention of a policy concerning wage discussion. Jensen doesn’t seem to be interested in filing any action. When the news source called corporate representatives about the incident they said they would get back to them—they didn’t.