In another case of food industry workers gone bad, a part-time worker at a Pizza Hut branch in Tokyo posted a picture of himself on Twitter with pizza dough covering his face. The picture was taken down in May but re-posted over the weekend, and even if he isn’t an employee anymore, the company will still be finding a way to discipline their ex-worker.
Kentucky Fried Chicken Japan Ltd, which owns the pizza chain, apologized to its customers for the antics of the male college student who worked part-time for them last May. The company contacted him after he uploaded the picture on Sunday, and he admitted taking that photo after he finished his job last May 9 and said he did it out of “carelessness”. KFC Japan assured people that the dough used in the picture was not used to make pizza, and expired on the day it was rolled.
This is not the first case wherein an employee got himself and the company he works for in trouble due to juvenile pranks. Convenience store Lawson Inc had to terminate one of its franchises in Kamobe, Kochi Prefecture when a photo of the owner’s son inside the store’s ice cream freezer was uploaded to Facebook. Meanwhile, Burger King gave a “strict reprimand” to one of its employees when a photo of him lying on a stack of burger buns went viral. Bronco Billy’s Steakhouse also had a similar situation recently, which led to the closure of the establishment and resulted in the owner suing the employee for damages.
[via Japan Times]
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