Following the Rules

A woman working at a Tim Horton’s in London, Ontario was fired for giving away a “Timbit” — a sixteen-cent ball of fried dough — to a small child because it was “against the rules”, according to Nicole Mitchell, the District Manager.

Someone tried to bring a little kindness into another person’s life and lost her job over it. Over sixteen cents; literally one minute’s work at minimum wage in Ontario.

It’s idiotic adherence to rules like this that burns me up. Rules are meant to serve people, not the other way around.

If sixteen cents are so crucial to the company’s income, then take it out of her paycheque.

Oh, but it’s the principle of the thing, right, Nicole?

UPDATE: She was rehired after all the bad press, lol!

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