Wal Mart employees refuse to make a cake for Cop's retirement

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  1. Stevennix2001 profile image87
    Stevennix2001posted 2 years ago

    According to Fox News, three Wal Mart employees have refused to make a cake for a cop's retirement, as they found the notion offensive.  Needless to say, the manager had to bake the cake for the cop, but the cake came back with frosting on it saying "Black Lives Matter" on it.    The manager  did apologize to the customer who ordered the cake about this, and it's led to some people calling for the employees to be fired. 

    Here's a link to the fox news video on youtube if anyone cares to watch:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW9NqH4e3RY

    Anyways, what are your thoughts on this?  And what do you think about the employees involved?  Did they do the right thing?  Or not?

    1. PrettyPanther profile image85
      PrettyPantherposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      They should be fired. They are obligated to serve the public regardless of their personal feelings. They can act on their principles but must realize there will be consequences to their actions.

      1. Credence2 profile image80
        Credence2posted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Panther, that was my first thought as well, great minds think alike!!

        1. PrettyPanther profile image85
          PrettyPantherposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Right on!

      2. wilderness profile image98
        wildernessposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        On this one we can agree.  Not only did they discriminate against someone (though not a legally protected class), they also refused to perform their job.  Any employer has a perfect right to fire them and should do so without further ado.

    2. Credence2 profile image80
      Credence2posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      The employees should be fired for allowing their personal feeling to interfere with their job.

      1. colorfulone profile image86
        colorfuloneposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Oh wait, those employees could have children at home.  I think they should be given a chance to do their jobs...after being informed of store policy...then if they refuse, then maybe send them packing or demote them.  Sometimes its only a matter of a teaching moment.  I do think they acted stupid and hatefully unkind.

        1. Credence2 profile image80
          Credence2posted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Not this time, Colorfulone, some disciplinary act against the employee is appropriate up to and including termination. Those employees should thought of the consequences of their act, prior to its commission.

    3. IslandBites profile image87
      IslandBitesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      She asked for a cake with the American flag in black and white with a blue stripe added in. One of the employees told the woman “the design could be perceived as racist and nobody feels comfortable decorating the cake,” When she asked for a simpler cake, with just one blue line on a chocolate background, the employee said she didn’t “feel comfortable” with that design either. She went to another bakery.

      After the post went viral, the Walmart manager apologized and offered to make the cake (plus some freebies). They, in fact, made the cake.Btw, it was not "Black lives matter" but "Blue lives matter". She is now complaining the cake is ugly. (It is LOL).

      I don't think the employee should be fired. But I do think if she didn't feel comfortable, should have asked another employee to make the cake for the customer. Plus, she should be disciplined. If it happens again, then she should be fired.

      1. Stevennix2001 profile image87
        Stevennix2001posted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah sorry typo.  I was in a hurry, when I posted this.

        1. Jean Bakula profile image97
          Jean Bakulaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          New employees get all the required info when they are hired. Bakeries have been in the news for refusing to bake cakes for other reasons too. If it offends their religion in particular. I think they should get a different job then. The business is losing money on one or two people's personal views.

  2. FitnezzJim profile image84
    FitnezzJimposted 2 years ago

    I partially agree with you, Credence.  I would offer than an additional thing to take into consideration is whether or not these employees had prior conflicts with management.  If any do, then by all means, termination is appropriate.  Hopefully there will be one among the group who has no prior offenses, and can be informed of the organizations policy.  With someone else being terminated in front of them, it should be easy to help them understand why store policy matters.  Who knows, if they learn that lesson well, they may end up running the company some day.

    And, for Stevennix2001, please take a second look at the video.  The frosting actually says "Blue Lives Matter".

    1. wilderness profile image98
      wildernessposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Any employee that thinks their personal political stance takes priority over management's policy concerning the job they are paying that employee to do, is not an employee that needs to be kept on.

    2. Stevennix2001 profile image87
      Stevennix2001posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah sorry.  I was on my way out the door when I posted that op, and didn't realize the typo.  My apologies.

  3. TorontoCaricature profile image61
    TorontoCaricatureposted 2 years ago

    publicity stunt, lol. I couldn't give a crap. I have more realistic bigger picture outrage that unarmed people getting shot by police in the USA gets no overwhelming political energy to outrightly destroy this atrocious shameful activity amongst police forces.

  4. profile image0
    ahorsebackposted 2 years ago

    People are becoming ideology morons  , half wits of low information activists .   I  can't wait until  this era of P.C. intelligence has evolved !

 
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