Two drive-thru workers at fast food restaurant Frugals in Tacoma, WA just got fired after a viral video showed that they’d traded burgers for weed while working.
Let’s just hope those two were planning to quit anyway.
While marijuana is of course now legal in Washington, Frugals’ company policy prohibits getting high on the job. Local cannabis advocate Jonah Tacoma posted the video on YouTube after having a friend shoot it in April. Tacoma told KOMO News,
Tacoma went on to say that the employees in the video asked that he hold off on posting it online for a week. He actually waited longer than that, choosing instead to post it a month later on May 11th. That’s when Frugals management found out about the video after someone saw it online and ratted out the employees.
Laurie Macarty, Frugals Financial Manager, offered this statement to KOMO News:
“Frugals has a zero tolerance drug policy in the workplace, and we in no way condone the type of conduct captured. How very unfortunate that the media has chosen to spotlight and sensationalize this incident, which may only serve to encourage this type of behavior in publicity seeking individuals. The isolated actions of the two terminated employees do not in any way reflect the Frugals crew as a whole.”
While we’re sure everyone has had a few fantasies about quitting unsatisfying jobs in a blaze of glory, we’re pretty sure this isn’t the usual scenario anyone dreams up to get famous. But if that’s how you want to go out, you do you.