Two Washington fast food restaurant employees have been fired for trading burgers and fries for a few hits of a customer’s pipe.
What’s even worse, is that they allowed the entire ‘transaction’ to be filmed.
via KOMO News:
Jonah Tacoma, a known marijuana advocate, had a friend film the encounter as they went through the drive-through at Frugals on Pacific Avenue in April.
The video, which was later posted to Youtube, shows Tacoma offering up his pipe to two employees at the drive up window. In the video, two employees take hits from the pipe. A dab is concentrated form of marijuana, also known as hash oil or shatter.
“We were going through the drive-through and when we were done ordering, I offered to pay with a dab instead of cash,” said Tacoma. “She said, ‘Yeah, sure.’ We started filming when we pulled up.”
Tacoma says the employees asked him to hold the video for at least a week if he was going to post it online. He held it for a month and posted it on YouTube May 11. It was only then did the employees get in trouble.
A spokeswoman for the Port Angeles based restaurant chain says a customer called the company and notified them of the video. Once management saw the video, their manager was contacted and both employees seen taking a hit of weed were terminated.
“Frugals has a zero tolerance drug policy in the workplace, and we in no way condone the type of conduct captured,” Laurie Macarty, Financial Manager for Frugals, said in statement to KOMO News.
The statement also reads, “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.”