Let’s say you manage a cookie store and you have a teenage boy working for you. A police officer, in uniform, comes through this boy’s line and orders a cookie. The boy, wanting to thank the police officer for his service uses his own money to pay for the cop’s cookie. Do you:
1. Tell your employee how proud you are of his generosity.
2. Ignore this. It’s neither good nor bad.
3. Reprimand the employee for treating customers differently.
4. Suspend the employee and threaten to fire him until the story goes viral.
If you picked number 4, you just might be senior management at Great American Cookies Katy Mills.
According to his mom’s account on Facebook, after he bought the cop a cookie, the next man in line became angry and threatened violence, even trying to come behind the counter. Thankfully, the threat didn’t come to fruition, but the angry customer added another threat: “I will get you fired.”
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