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New York McDonald’s Manager Buys Food for Firefighters; Terminated Next Day
Fox News Examiner on Top Right News ^ | February 21, 2014 | Kevin Fobbs

Posted on 02/27/2014 9:25:57 PM PST by AuditTheFed

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by Susan Frommer | Top Right News

Kindness and consideration is something to be admired especially when helping firefighters who have spent hours in subzero weather battling a local fire.  So when McDonald’s Manager Heather Levia saw a way to help them by donating food and paying for it out of her own pocket for them, being fired never occurred to her.  But that is exactly what followed for the New York former manager at an Olean, NY McDonalds, according to Fox 44.

Total disbelief is one of the motions that had to have come across the young woman’s face when her immediate bosses at the fast food restaurant sent her packing for her kind gesture.  All she did was take their order of 25 breakfast sandwiches and hash browns, and then promptly took $83 out and pay for their order herself.
This selfless act was not welcomed by management and instead she was treated with utter contempt and even claimed that that was not the policy of the restaurant or of the corporation.  This of course seemed a bit odd to Levia, since, “she claims they regularly give free meals to police officers who stop by.

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: firefighters; food; heatherlevia; mcdonalds; ny; wtf

1 posted on 02/27/2014 9:25:57 PM PST by AuditTheFed
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To: AuditTheFed

I’m guessing there’s more to the story.


2 posted on 02/27/2014 9:34:47 PM PST by bramps (Go West America!)
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To: AuditTheFed

I respect those who honor our police and firefighters. McDonalds should make this right.


3 posted on 02/27/2014 9:36:29 PM PST by montag813
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To: montag813

I respect McDonald’s right to run their business as they see fit.


4 posted on 02/27/2014 9:46:48 PM PST by Half Vast Conspiracy (The bill was the subject of a truly awe-inspiring tsunami of poorly informed indignation. Rich Lowry)
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To: AuditTheFed

“Fire department pensions near $90,000, data show”

Members of the city’s Bravest who retired in 2010 received an average pension of $89,177, according to figures released Thursday by a conservative think tank.


5 posted on 02/27/2014 9:47:09 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: AuditTheFed

Fired?! You fire an american beauty like her over a little power struggle? This girl has the looks and a kind heart. This is the sort of eight year employee who should be in public relations not on unemployment. Think outside of the burger box, Mc D.


6 posted on 02/27/2014 9:49:04 PM PST by lee martell
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To: AuditTheFed

If she paid for the food herself, what business is it of McDonalds?

I hope the managers are publicly humiliated over this.


7 posted on 02/27/2014 9:50:06 PM PST by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: bramps

“I’m guessing there’s more to the story.”
__________________________________________
I agree. Something must be missing here.
If the story is indeed fact, what grounds did they have to fire her?


8 posted on 02/27/2014 9:50:08 PM PST by AlexW
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To: bramps

I agree....gotta be more to it or she will be receiving a nice settlement int he near future.


9 posted on 02/27/2014 9:54:18 PM PST by superfries
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To: AuditTheFed

Yeh — old news:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3125183/posts

and she ain’t no Joan of Arc either.


10 posted on 02/27/2014 9:54:38 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

I agree with you...but if the story is true...the decisions they made will cost the dearly in the form of a huge settlement.....McDonald’s has shareholders...not sure if they will agree with you.


11 posted on 02/27/2014 9:56:28 PM PST by superfries
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To: AuditTheFed

days gone by i was a swing manager at a mickey dees and every three or four days (my) regulars got it for free

put it on the managers waste sheet

get a plate throw on pie add some soft serve ice cream on top

other people would ask i dint see that on the menu

yeah huh

i didnt see you yesterday either

the owner caught me one day suggesting ( to a customer) their hot mustard sauce on a Mc Chicken. He pulled me into the office and said that int a menu item. But I like the way you think.

glad to see corporate america has got the look that kills...themselves


12 posted on 02/27/2014 10:06:26 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: AuditTheFed

nice gesture but I want to tell her that those firemen make several times more than she makes and they should have refused the free food.....


13 posted on 02/27/2014 10:07:07 PM PST by cherry
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

“I respect McDonald’s right to run their business as they see fit.”

Me too, and also the right of people who think it was a low life move to spread the story so people know not to do business with them.


14 posted on 02/27/2014 10:11:11 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: cherry

have you ever heard of Jesus Christ


15 posted on 02/27/2014 10:13:34 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

Back in high school, I ended up as crew chief (I don’t know why, but I always thought I was the only kid who didn;t smoke pot during breaks) and you are right, the waste sheet for one night is enough to feed an orphanage. McD’s lost an effective manager and she didn’t belong in that ungrateful environment.


16 posted on 02/27/2014 10:15:06 PM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: AuditTheFed

Not buying her story.


17 posted on 02/27/2014 10:16:41 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: AuditTheFed

I hope she lands a better job.


18 posted on 02/27/2014 10:19:37 PM PST by boycott
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To: Vendome
Not buying her story.

live in her world that day

post a vanity

19 posted on 02/27/2014 10:28:56 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Vendome

Not buying her story?

Take a look at some other photos of Heather.

You might be moved to give her the benefit of the doubt.

https://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0LEV1y4MBBTiHMAQidXNyoA?p=+heather+levia&fr=ytff1-&fr2=piv-web


20 posted on 02/27/2014 10:47:38 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: AuditTheFed

I’ll bet this young woman has job offers pouring in. Hats off to her.

FUMcD’s


21 posted on 02/27/2014 11:22:31 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: bramps

My understanding is that she got other employees to chip in on the meals and that is what got her canned.

Even though she probably wouldn’t have revenged upon employees who refused to chip in, it would have been viewed as an abuse of employees to use her position to push them into,it.


22 posted on 02/27/2014 11:22:57 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: cherry
If they refused the food, then what?

She gets the bill, the food goes to waste, and they go hungry.

Her gesture of appreciation is refused.

That just isn't a good deal all around.

This was done of her volition, it isn't like the firefighters pulled up and demanded it.

Having been a firefighter (volunteer), and in the midst of a working fire gratefully received a cup of coffee and a sandwich from someone who appreciated what we were doing, her actions would have been welcomed by firefighters all over the country. Community support of that nature is not something any emergency response personnel want to squelch, because it leaves bad feelings among the people you are there to serve.

23 posted on 02/27/2014 11:30:46 PM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: bramps

Yea, that was a dainty explanation they gave for exactly how she paid for it.

“She immediately took $83 from her pay ..... “.

Sounds like she may have adjusted her time card or something dumbish like that.

I sounds like it isn’t a matter of her just surreptitiously paying for it with her own money and got caught some how.


24 posted on 02/28/2014 12:36:55 AM PST by Usagi_yo (Standardization is an Evolutionary dead end.)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

Why do they care who pays?


25 posted on 02/28/2014 12:45:36 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: bramps

There is. She asked to do this and was told no. So she did it anyway. The problem with disobedience on even positive things, it makes you wonder what other issues she dismisses from her bosses.


26 posted on 02/28/2014 4:13:16 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: AuditTheFed

Not only not guilty but put the judge in jail!


27 posted on 02/28/2014 4:21:25 AM PST by UnbelievingScumOnTheOtherSide (HELL, NO! BE UNGOVERNABLE!)
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To: Half Vast Conspiracy

“I respect McDonald’s right to run their business as they see fit.”.......

And I, have the right to choose where I eat my food. You can rest assured, it will NOT be at a McDonalds.

The woman paid for the meals for those firemen herself, did she not, or did I get that wrong?


28 posted on 02/28/2014 4:25:12 AM PST by DaveA37
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To: superfries
I agree....gotta be more to it or she will be receiving a nice settlement in the near future.

In New York as in most states, an employer can generally fire an "employee at will" (meaning an employee who is not covered by an employment contract or collective bargaining agreement) at any time, for any reason, or for no reason at all, provided the employer is not discriminating against the employee because of race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender, disability, or queerness, or as punishment for whistle-blowing or filing a worker's compensation case. I wouldn't bet on a big payday -- at least not based upon what we know so-far.

29 posted on 02/28/2014 4:33:07 AM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: lee martell

There was another picture of her on the old thread (this is not a new story) and she looked like she can go from zero to *itch in about two seconds. Goes to show you can’t tell diddly from a picture.


30 posted on 02/28/2014 5:03:33 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: lee martell

31 posted on 02/28/2014 5:05:50 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: bramps

I’m guessing there’s more to the story.

^^^
Same here. And it does not help when the source quoted contains sentences with whoppers like this:

Total disbelief is one of the motions that had to have come across the young woman’s face....

***
What!!!???


32 posted on 02/28/2014 5:06:11 AM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: AuditTheFed

Sounds like she should work for Chick-Fil-A where managers are encouraged to do such acts with company food.


33 posted on 02/28/2014 6:44:10 AM PST by The Truth Will Make You Free
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To: The Truth Will Make You Free
I don't know if it's typical but i just wanted to grab a cup of coffee recently from Chick fil A and it was free. (I ended up buying fries because it seemed like the right thing to do. My stomach didn't complain).
34 posted on 02/28/2014 7:39:16 AM PST by bramps (Go West America!)
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To: shibumi

I want to buy her story but, it ain’t passing the smell test.

She can afford $83 bucks for a spur of the moment charity and McD’s fired her for paying for that charity out of her own pocket?

Seems retarded on McD’s part for EEOC issues and PR.

If someone wants to pay for something at my company, what I do care?

They worked for the money and are free adults. They may do whatever they wish with the fruits of their labor and it would goash for me to inject myself into their affairs.

That first oily down hairdo did her no favors, though is well improved in subsequent photos.

I’d hit that and then hire her....


35 posted on 02/28/2014 8:50:59 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Vendome

“Gauche.”

(It’s Frog Talk for “left.”)


36 posted on 02/28/2014 8:54:43 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: bigheadfred

I worked at McD’s and Taco Bell while in college.

Where should I start?

I actually only have one recollection of being treated like crap by a superior, who was really a very small man.

After we went through our challenge he learned just how small he was too and admitted it.

I liked working as a the maintenance man because I worked in the wee hours of the morning.

This meant I had free access to the fridge and freezer.

Ain’t nothing like a Canadian Bacon, 1/4 pounder and egg Scramble with red potatoes I brought in myself.

And then there is the grilled cheese sandwich with tomato and Canadian Bacon.

Dang....now I’m hungry....


37 posted on 02/28/2014 8:55:53 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: shibumi

I was going to look that up but, I have another raging headache.

Fell asleep without putting my night guard in mouth.

Stupid too.

I specifically put it on my bed so I wouldn’t forget.

Maybe I’ll go to the Unghhhhh!!! Thread.

Two days in a row! Yeah!!!


38 posted on 02/28/2014 8:57:57 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: Vendome

you tell me whats on the menu you tell me your hungry and there is no invite WTF (Wheres The Fries)


39 posted on 02/28/2014 9:02:29 AM PST by bigheadfred
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To: fortheDeclaration
Why do they care who pays?

Because this shift manager was told no by the store manager AND corporate. Then, she took a collection amongst workers on her shift to pay the second bill.

McDonalds has every interesting in making sure that shift managers are not taking collections from workers to pay food bills.

40 posted on 02/28/2014 12:33:13 PM PST by Half Vast Conspiracy (The bill was the subject of a truly awe-inspiring tsunami of poorly informed indignation. Rich Lowry)
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