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Pizza Wars (Cont)

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by The Wheel, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering whether our resident pizza makers Cliffy & matabele care to comment on this?

    Net manhunt tracks dirty Domino's duo
    Asher Moses
    April 16, 2009 - 11:30AM

    An online manhunt has led to the firing and arrest of two Domino's Pizza employees after they published videos of themselves on the web fouling up customers' food.

    Viewers, disgusted by the vile videos, managed to track down the employees, Kristy and Michael, to a Domino's store in North Carolina in the US.

    Readers of the Consumerist.com website found the location of the store after conducting a Google search on the YouTube username used to post the video clips.

    They informed Domino's headquarters, which promptly fired the two employees and said in a statement that it had filed a criminal complaint against them and there were warrants out for their arrest.

    The company also planned to file a civil lawsuit.

    In a note published later on its website, Domino's said the pair had been "arrested under a felony warrant".

    There were five videos posted to YouTube. Many versions of the clips, which quickly spread virally, have been removed from the site, but they are being republished all over the web.

    In one, Michael farts on a piece of salami before putting it on someone's sandwich, blows his nose in it and puts individual pieces of grated cheese used to make the sandwich up his nose.

    "In about five minutes it'll be sent out on delivery where somebody will be eating these, yes, eating them, and little did they know that cheese was in his nose and that there was some lethal gas that ended up on their salami," Kristy says.

    "Now that's how we roll at Domino's."

    In another, Michael sneezes on cheese sticks as Kristy, who filmed the clips, announces: "That's right, come to our store, we'll give you a lot of love."

    While the antics were going on, the manager was out at the back reading a newspaper, "as always", Kristy says in the clip.

    In another of the videos Michael wipes his backside with a sponge before using it to clean a pot.

    Domino's apologised and said the incidents overshadowed the hard work performed by the 125,000 people who were employed by the company around the world.

    "We thank members of the online community who quickly alerted us and allowed us to take immediate action," Domino's USA president Patrick Doyle announced in a video published on YouTube.

    "Although the individuals in question claim it's a hoax, we are taking this incredibly seriously."

    Doyle said the store in question had been shut down and sanitised "from top to bottom". The company was also re-examining its hiring practices.

    The incident comes after three scantily clad Californian teens were fired from their jobs at KFC late last year for publishing photos of themselves on MySpace bathing in a KFC basin.

    The shift towards publishing our lives on social networking sites has uncovered serious behavioural issues in workplaces and exposed businesses to immense reputational damage.

    A business's reputation can be tarnished as a result of the stupid behaviour of a single rogue employee.

    But it has also given some companies licence to fire people based on seemingly innocuous posts, such as announcing in their Facebook status that they are tired of work.

    Employers are scrambling to get control of what their staff say about their company on the web but this has proven increasingly difficult as most employment contracts and policies were formulated in the days before social networking existed.
     
  2. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure this stuff happens everywhere, everyday, somewhere in takeaway stores across Australia.

    I worked in a butchers when I was a teenager, after hours we would throw tongues, livers, any piece of cow we could find at each other, they would land on the floor etc. Then when we were done being fools, we would throw it all in the mincer.
     
  3. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    And that is why I don't eat sausages.
     
  4. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    What about hamburgers?
     
  5. Nutzcraw

    Nutzcraw Active Member

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    Meh, once you cook it. All the bad **** dies. What's wrong with ya, MB? :)
     
  6. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    Domino's have got nothing on this

    Maid 'poisoned' food with menstrual blood
    From correspondents in Hong Kong
    Agence France-Presse
    April 16, 2009 02:45pm

    AN Indonesian maid has appeared in a Hong Kong court accused of adding menstrual blood to her employer's food in an effort to improve their stormy relationship.
    Indra Ningsih, aged 26, mixed the blood in a pot of vegetables in the belief that the recipe would help ease her difficult work environment, The Standard newspaper reported.

    In some southeast Asian cultures, menstrual blood is thought to have special powers, the paper added.

    The maid has been charged with one count of "administering poison or other destructive or noxious substances with intent to injure'' and has not yet entered a plea.

    The report cited a prosecution statement that said Ms Ningsih's ingredient had been discovered after her female employer, surnamed Mok, peered through the kitchen door and saw the helper acting suspiciously.

    She entered the kitchen and found the accused throwing something into the rubbish bin.

    When she checked the pot, she found a suspicious substance mixed with the vegetables and water, the English-language daily said.

    Ms Mok later discovered a used sanitary napkin in the bin and called the police.

    Ms Ningsih told police Ms Mok had been unhappy with her performance since she was hired last July.
     
  7. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    Thats bloody disgusting.
     
  8. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

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    You didnt do that at the butcher shop Clon?
     
  9. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

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    What about hamburgers?
    [/quote]
    I do most of my cooking at home. For pizzas that includes using lebanese bread as a base and adding tomato paste, cheese and all my favorite toppings. It takes less than 15 minutes plus 10 minutes cooking and is better than any commercial offering, plus you control what you get.

    Food handling is a huge issue in Australia, despite untold laws, regulations and attempts by authorities to educate food suppliers. Check any council web page and they are full of fines, and usually after many unlisted warnings. One thing I do know, and with the exception of hatted restaurants, I cook better than anything home delivered and most places locally that serve meals.

    I will admit that it cost a bit to buy decent cookware and all the different oils, spices and some grow your own herbs and not all people could be bothered doing that. But for pizzas it is dead easy and costs next to nothing.
     
  10. Garts

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    What about hamburgers?
    [/quote]
    I do most of my cooking at home. For pizzas that includes using lebanese bread as a base and adding tomato paste, cheese and all my favorite toppings. It takes less than 15 minutes plus 10 minutes cooking and is better than any commercial offering, plus you control what you get.

    Food handling is a huge issue in Australia, despite untold laws, regulations and attempts by authorities to educate food suppliers. Check any council web page and they are full of fines, and usually after many unlisted warnings. One thing I do know, and with the exception of hatted restaurants, I cook better than anything home delivered and most places locally that serve meals.

    I will admit that it cost a bit to buy decent cookware and all the different oils, spices and some grow your own herbs and not all people could be bothered doing that. But for pizzas it is dead easy and costs next to nothing.
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    Everything is bad if you worry about it concerning food.  I try not to be such a gaylord ( such as you) and eat whatever, it will not kill me, I hope.   :p
     

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