Monday, October 24, 2011

The employee fights back

As I commented previously, the spectacle of irate customers jumping over counters at fast-food chains to assault employees, and/or ransacking the restaurant, will end only when the assailants are met with equal or greater opposing force, which police cannot logically provide because they cannot be everywhere at the same time.

The latest scene: Greenwich Village, NYC. Two punk females thought they could assault an employee, a man we should add, without consequences. Except this time Rayon McIntosh fought back. Remember that name, folks. We need more like him. Videos: 1, 2.
It appeared to have started when two female customers argued and yelled obscenities at the cashier when he questioned a $50 bill they gave him.

One of the female customers then slapped the cashier. A woman is then seen jumping over the counter while the other woman goes behind the register.

That’s when the cashier can be seen on the video disappearing into the back of the fast-food restaurant. He comes back with a metal rod and begins hitting the women.
And they deserved every last blow. They started it, he finished it, well I might add. They are NOT victims.

But, hang on, this is America, and a black man having already been assaulted and now under threat laying a beating on two black women is a problem. Outrageously, Rayon "was arrested and charged with two counts of felony assault and criminal possession of a weapon." Apparently, he should have stopped hitting the two females once they were down, even though the videos show they kept trying to get up.

Worse still:
The owner of that McDonald’s said in a statement that she was "disturbed" by what happened and said the cashier is no longer employed there.
The absolutely wrong message being sent to the public and the remaining employees: Defend the business, defend yourself, and you'll at least get fired, if not arrested.

For utter shame.

McIntosh questioned a counterfeit bill. He was doing his job and protecting his employer. His actions prevented possible assaults on other employees. The incapacitated females certainly weren't going to trash her store. This owner should be selling Rayon McIntosh t-shirts at the front of her shop and hoisting a banner across the front of her store saying "Rayon works here." Yet what does she turn around and do? Fire the man who defended himself from further assault and did his job as an employee.

Alas, for every Rayon there's at least one shortsighted owner who don't seem to understand that each time they buckle in the face of the unruly mob they invite further attacks and financial loss. People like this will get what they deserve, just like the two presumptuous black females who thought they could follow unscathed in the footsteps of those who went on similar rampages before them.

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