Burger King employees smash windows after prank call

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by stg58, Apr 9, 2016.


  1. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

    Incredible stupidity.
    No gas smell and the sheep believe an anonymous caller.

    Reminds me of the old harmless call to tobacco shops, Do you have Prince Albert in a can? yes............ well let him out.

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    Coon Rapids Burger King employees smash windows after prank call
    To the frantic manager of a Coon Rapids Burger King Friday night, the choice was act fast or face disaster.

    A caller who said he was a firefighter said there was a gas leak in the building and unless the windows were smashed, a gas buildup in the building would cause an explosion. So the manager and Burger King employees evacuated the restaurant and starting smashing ground floor windows. Every. Single. One.

    Problem was, it was all a hoax. The caller was no firefighter. There was no gas.

    On Saturday morning, all the windows were boarded up at the Burger King at 2025 Northdale Blvd.

    Coon Rapids police received a call about 9:30 p.m. Friday, with the caller reporting that people were breaking the windows of the Burger King, Sgt. Rick Boone said Saturday.
     
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  2. Meat

    Meat Monkey+

    Or calling the bowling alley and asking them if they had 16 pound balls. Click went the phone. Evidently they had heard that one before. Dang it! :D
     
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  3. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    I'll bet their refrigerator was running and no one was there to catch it.
     
  4. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    And those people think they are worth $15 an hour.
     
  5. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Bet the Franchise Owner doesn't think so....
     
  6. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    The buck stops here.
    The manager is at fault, not the employees. Responsible stops with management.
     
  7. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    Doesn't matter who is at fault. IMO they are all idiots, literally from the management all the way to the floor sweeper, they are dumb.
     
  8. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Mangagement says break windows and do it now, you break windows, or look for a new job. The employee who argues that point, is not an employee long. That is not stupidity, that is compliance.
     
  9. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Incredible.
    Q: Doesn't everyone on the planet know that natural gas has a odorant added so it stinks when it leaks?
    A: Seems not --

    And yes, the duty manager was the weak link, the worker bees did the right thing.
     
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  10. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    No. It shows they are stupid because not one person wondered why the fire department was calling and not there. You may blindly follow managements orders but I do not. If a manger says to do something that could be dangerous are you going to do it? If your manager says stick a screw driver in a light socket are you going to worry about being fired and do it even though it is a dumb thing to do? Probably not. You do not get a pass for blindly following orders that are idiotic.
     
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  11. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Moto, the "fire dept" did not call every person in that store. They called the office phone, and would have talked with only two possible people, the shift manager or the store manager. THAT PERSON ONLY made the decision you clear the building and smash windows, and may not have even explained what or why.
    They would not have taken time to fully explain every detail and ask for feedback or questions, they would have issued orders without taking the time to explain.
    "Clear the room, get every body out! " "Mike. Throw That chair through that window, now! Tom, you get that one, now everybody OUT!"
    We have no reason to believe there was any discussion at all.
    I've been a crew chief for construction crews, and pizza shops, and the response would be the same. If I had a problem and started shouting orders and ANYONE questioned my commands. I would mail them thier final check.
    When you believe you are in danger, it's take charge, or follow orders, nothing in between is acceptable.
     
  12. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    As Forrest Gump said "Stupid is as stupid does..."

    @ghrit
    X2, they add Mercaptan to natural gas which smells similar to rotten eggs.
     
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  13. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    Originally, onions were left to rot in the tank when filled, to scent what would otherwise be an odorless gas. The artifical smell is supposed to mimic rotten cabbage or flatulence.
     
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  14. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    @kellory
    That is interesting. When did they switch to Mercaptan?
     
  15. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    The Barrel Blog - The essential perspective on global energy

    www.toxipedia.org/display/toxipedia
    "Natural gas distributors began adding thiols, originally ethanethiol, to natural gas, which is naturally odourless, after the deadly 1937 New London School explosion in New London, Texas. Most gas odourants utilized currently contain mixtures of mercaptans and sulfides, with t-butyl mercaptan as the main odour constituent."
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2016
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  16. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    I worked at a place once that had a toxicologist. I decided to find a safer place to work.
     
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