It almost feels like fast-food employees are in some kind of secret competition to see who can get fired for the craziest, grossest picture on the Internet.
Consider these two new contenders from a Subway restaurant
in Columbus, Ohio. An anonymous tipster sent The Huffington Post
photos from the two employees’ Instagram and Twitter accounts of sandwich bread they apparently shaped into penis shapes, frozen urine, and, topping them all, one of the men putting his genitals on a loaf of sandwich bread.
The caption on the photo, which has been deleted from Instagram, said, “My name is @ianjett and I will be your sandwich artist today."
The employee in the photo, who HuffPo
names as Ian Jett, says the picture was taken at home, not at work.
"This isn't something I'd ever do at Subway,” Jett said. “It was totally a joke.”
His excuse wasn’t good enough for Subway, apparently. He and the other employee, the one with the frozen pee, who HuffPo
reports is named Cameron Boggs, were fired Monday. Subway’s PR department issued this statement in conjunction with the news, trademark symbol and all:
This isolated incident is not representative of SUBWAY Sandwich Artists™. These actions are not tolerated and the franchisee took immediate action to terminate the two employees involved.
It’s been some kind of summer for employees at fast-food establishments posting pictures of disgusting behavior online. Last month, Taco Bell fired an employee over a photo of him licking a stack of taco shells
. A photo of a Wendy’s employee caught drinking directly out of the Frosty machine
went viral less than two weeks later.
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In a slight twist on things, a Golden Corral employee actually blew the whistle on the management of the restaurant he worked for, posting a video of food being stored by a dumpster