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Servers fired over Washington Post chat posting


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Servers fired over Washington Post chat posting

newhavener07 | Jan 27, 2010 09:57 AM

Did anyone follow this issue in Tom Seitsma's chats in the past few weeks? Basically a poster reported that a waitress at a D.C. restaurant called PS 7 had fumbled a few things, then sampled a drink after a diner said it wasn't very good. The restaurant's owner read the post, made an attempt to verify it with no luck, and then summoned all the female waitstaff at the restaurant and told them if no one confessed, they would all be fired. They were all fired.
Wow, does that bring back my waitressing days--being completely at the mercy of managers who can range from tolerable to raving psycho. No due process, no fairness, no recourse. Who says this posting was even true?
Luckily, two of the women had already found new jobs at last report.
It stirred up quite a bit of outrage in the chat--what do D.C. chowhounders think?

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