Fair dismissal or not?

#1
WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Unfair Dismissal? Is this justified ?

A press article in a local newspaper reads as follows;

A 38yr old shelf stacker from the Wythenshawe Tescos in Greater Manchester, was sacked from his job today, following an incident with an Eastern European customer.

The Eastern European man approached the assistant as he was stocking up in the wines and spirits section and asked if he could recommend a good Port ?

The assistant replied, "Yes, Dover, now **** off back home!"
 
#2
OldRedCap said:
WHAT DO YOU THINK?


The Eastern European man approached the assistant as he was stocking up in the wines and spirits section and asked if he could recommend a good Port ?

The assistant replied, "Yes, Dover, now * off back home!"
Aw, fer crissakes................'coffee-to-keyboard-via-nose' time - again!!!!!
 
#3
Cant decide.........but its funny as feck
 

Fang_Farrier

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#4
Swearing at a customer can not be condoned!

If he had just said Dover, then fair enough, that was wit and not grounds for dismissal.
 
#5
Provided Tesco followed correct disciplinary procedure (which is pretty certain with a company that size) then not too much doubt it was justified. In the climate we're living in, the man's lucky he didn't find himself in court on a racial abuse charge.

Said in humour or not, it's a pretty fcuking stupid thing to say nowadays and, apart from damage to their reputation etc, that level of idiocy must surely call into question his ability to put the beans on the right shelf.

Or had he been living in a cave the past 10 years or so?
 
#6
Bloke I know works for the Australian Immigration Service. Some years ago, a south-east asian type who was already in Australia on an expired visa applied for immigration. He was turned down and so he appealed, and appealed, and appealed... Eventually the final appeal failed and he was told he've have to be on the next flight out.

He turned up at the office and in desperation sought an interview to breathe life into his hopeless case. Says to the bloke 'What are my options?'

Deadpan, bloke replies; 'Smoking or non-smoking'


Edited for banana-fingered spelling
 
#8
Provided Tesco followed correct disciplinary procedure (which is pretty certain with a company that size) then not too much doubt it was justified. In the climate we're living in, the man's lucky he didn't find himself in court on a racial abuse charge.

Said in humour or not, it's a pretty fcuking stupid thing to say nowadays and, apart from damage to their reputation etc, that level of idiocy must surely call into question his ability to put the beans on the right shelf.

Or had he been living in a cave the past 10 years or so?
 
#9
Loretta said:
Provided Tesco followed correct disciplinary procedure (which is pretty certain with a company that size) then not too much doubt it was justified. In the climate we're living in, the man's lucky he didn't find himself in court on a racial abuse charge.

Said in humour or not, it's a pretty fcuking stupid thing to say nowadays and, apart from damage to their reputation etc, that level of idiocy must surely call into question his ability to put the beans on the right shelf.

Or had he been living in a cave the past 10 years or so?
I agree entirley with Loretta.
I don't even find his comment funny.
 
#10
zemla said:
I agree entirley with Loretta.
I don't even find his comment funny.
I thought it was hilarious. Probably enough to get him sacked but funny as fcuk at the same time.

And if "Zemla" and "Loretta" disagree, I'll just have to go back to seeking advice from "Trinny" and "Susannah"
 
#14
tricam said:
Funny answer but yeah completely unacceptable thing to say to a customer (both the language and the idea)...

Tricam
Not as if Tesco will miss one customer, is it? To suggest this chap is thick was mentioned in his job title! :lol:

I still think it was funny :wink:
 
#15
zemla said:
Loretta said:
Provided Tesco followed correct disciplinary procedure (which is pretty certain with a company that size) then not too much doubt it was justified. In the climate we're living in, the man's lucky he didn't find himself in court on a racial abuse charge.

Said in humour or not, it's a pretty fcuking stupid thing to say nowadays and, apart from damage to their reputation etc, that level of idiocy must surely call into question his ability to put the beans on the right shelf.

Or had he been living in a cave the past 10 years or so?
I agree entirley with Loretta.
I don't even find his comment funny.
What? Are you for real - it's bleedin' hilarious.
 

DieHard

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#16
Maybe not too clever , but funny as fcuk.
Its lifted my spirits up.
 
#17
Why do I hear bells ringing oh yes isn't this story very similar to the old joke about a Japanese tourist asking for directions and being told You found Pearl Harbour easy enough now feck off. I'd love to see a link to the news paper report but I wont hold my breath.
 
#18
shortfuse said:
oh dear ... another bunch of new members who dont find squaddie humour funny ....

...
They've probably come for the robust intellectually stimulating debates and refreshing lack of cheap personal abuse, unlike so many other sites. You knob.
 
#19
zemla said:
Loretta said:
Provided Tesco followed correct disciplinary procedure (which is pretty certain with a company that size) then not too much doubt it was justified. In the climate we're living in, the man's lucky he didn't find himself in court on a racial abuse charge.

Said in humour or not, it's a pretty fcuking stupid thing to say nowadays and, apart from damage to their reputation etc, that level of idiocy must surely call into question his ability to put the beans on the right shelf.

Or had he been living in a cave the past 10 years or so?
I agree entirley with Loretta.
I don't even find his comment funny.
pair of humourless foreign ******* probably. Are the pair of you German by any chance?
 
#20
Lairdx said:
pair of humourless foreign fuckwits probably. Are the pair of you German by any chance?
Then don't mention the war!
Tesco,every little helps.
 

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