mcloudyn.png
Saturday August 13th, 2022 4:55AM

Applebee's franchisee worker fired over leaked email

By The Associated Press

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Applebee's has confirmed that an employee of a Missouri-based franchisee has been fired after sending an email speculating that high gas prices and the end of pandemic stimulus money would force employees to work longer hours for lower pay.

“This is the opinion of an individual, not Applebee’s,” Kevin Carrol, Applebee’s chief operations officer, said in a statement, adding that the franchisee terminated the midlevel worker. The employee didn't work directly for Applebee’s.

Issues arose after someone shared the email last month with Jake Holcomb, who was the manager of an Applebee’s restaurant in Lawrence, Kansas. He quit soon after he read the email, which said: “As inflation continues to climb and gas prices continue to go up that means more hours employees will need to work to maintain their current level of living.”

Holcomb said he printed a couple dozen copies and left them where servers could find them, the Springfield News-Leader reported.

“Then, I gave everyone in the restaurant their food for free and we just left; we didn’t even close the store,” he said, adding that he also shared the email with a friend who posted a screenshot to Reddit on March 21.

The restaurant remained closed the next day and the email began circulating widely online.

  • Associated Categories: U.S. News, Associated Press (AP), AP National News, Top U.S. News short headlines, AP Business, AP Business - Economy, AP Business - Industries, AP Business - Utilities
© Copyright 2022 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
National park battlefield irises may mark razed Black homes
Nearly 60 years ago, a historic Black community founded as a home for people emancipated after the Civil War was demolished for a national park commemorating both the Battle of New Orleans and Civil War casualties
4:25PM ( 1 hour ago )
Missouri regulates boarding schools after abuse allegations
Fifteen years after Maggie Drew was first sent to Circle of Hope Girls' Ranch in southwestern Missouri, she says she still bears psychological scars and physical pain from abuse
4:10PM ( 1 hour ago )
Tribes seek more inclusion, action from US officials
U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland vowed on her first day on the job to ensure Native American tribes have opportunities to speak with her and the agencies she oversees
3:03PM ( 2 hours ago )
U.S. News
Ukrainian forces retake areas near Kyiv amid fear of traps
Ukrainian troops are moving cautiously to retake territory north of the country’s capital as Russian forces retreat from the area
5:44PM ( 13 minutes ago )
Angels cut OF Justin Upton, still owe $19.5 million
The Los Angeles Angels have designated Justin Upton for assignment despite owing the slugging outfielder $19.5 million this season
5:24PM ( 34 minutes ago )
Ramadan kicks off in much of Middle East amid soaring prices
The Muslim holy month of Ramadan — when the faithful fast from dawn to dusk — has begun in much of the Middle East, where Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has sent energy and food prices soaring
5:17PM ( 41 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Russian space chief: Sanctions could imperil space station
The head of Russia’s space program says the future of the International Space Station hangs in the balance after the United States, the European Union and Canadian space agencies missed a deadline to meet Russian demands for lifting sanctions on Russian enterprises and hardware
2:39PM ( 3 hours ago )
Live updates | 208 detained in anti-war protests in Russia
A Russian group that monitors political arrests says 208 people have been detained in demonstrations held across the country protesting Russia’s military operation in Ukraine
2:00PM ( 3 hours ago )
Macron holds 1st big rally; Rivals stir up 'McKinsey Affair'
French President Emmanuel Macron held his first big rally Saturday in his race for reelection, promising the French more “progress” and “solidarity” over the next five years
1:38PM ( 4 hours ago )
AP Business
EXPLAINER: 5 key takeaways from the March jobs report
Solid hiring, strong wage gains and sharp price increases are drawing more Americans into the workforce
9:04AM ( 8 hours ago )
EXPLAINER: What's next for Europe's natural gas during war?
Russian President Vladimir Putin is demanding payment in rubles for natural gas — or else
3:08AM ( 14 hours ago )
New vehicles must average 40 mpg by 2026, up from 28 mpg
New vehicles sold in the U.S. will have to average at least 40 miles per gallon of gasoline in 2026 under new rules unveiled by the government
5:11PM ( 1 day ago )
AP Business - Economy
Live updates | Ukrainian journalist killed in combat zone
A prominent Ukrainian photojournalist who went missing last month in a combat zone near the capital has been found dead
10:27AM ( 7 hours ago )
Live updates | Ex-ICC prosecutor: Putin is "a war criminal'
The former chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court has called for an international arrest warrant to be issued for Russian President Vladimir Putin
9:09AM ( 8 hours ago )
Fossil fuel backers overshadow climate change talks in Dubai
A flurry of summits this week across Dubai all focused in one way or another on climate change, or at least acknowledgement that the global energy transition is needed to keep temperatures from rising
12:37AM ( 17 hours ago )
AP Business - Industries
New vehicles must average 40 mpg by 2026, up from 24 mpg
New vehicles sold in the U.S. will have to travel an average of at least 40 miles per gallon of gasoline in 2026 under new rules unveiled by the government
9:48AM ( 1 day ago )
Mine accident in central Serbia kills 8, injures 18
Serbian authorities say an accident in a mine in central Serbia has killed 8 people and wounded 18 others
9:43AM ( 1 day ago )
Live updates | UN atomic energy chief to visit Chernobyl
The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency says that Russian forces’ departure from the decommissioned Chernobyl power plant is “a step in the right direction.”
9:36AM ( 1 day ago )
AP Business - Utilities
National park battlefield irises may mark razed Black homes
Nearly 60 years ago, a historic Black community founded as a home for people emancipated after the Civil War was demolished for a national park commemorating both the Battle of New Orleans and Civil War casualties
4:25PM ( 1 hour ago )
Missouri regulates boarding schools after abuse allegations
Fifteen years after Maggie Drew was first sent to Circle of Hope Girls' Ranch in southwestern Missouri, she says she still bears psychological scars and physical pain from abuse
4:10PM ( 1 hour ago )
Tribes seek more inclusion, action from US officials
U.S. Interior Secretary Deb Haaland vowed on her first day on the job to ensure Native American tribes have opportunities to speak with her and the agencies she oversees
3:03PM ( 2 hours ago )
Iris on national park battlefield may mark razed Black homes
Nearly 60 years ago, a historic Black community founded as a home for people emancipated after the Civil War was demolished for a national park commemorating both the Battle of New Orleans and Civil War casualties
2:54PM ( 3 hours ago )
Lawyers hope new evidence can stop Texas woman's execution
Lawyers for a Texas woman who's denied she fatally beat her 2-year-old daughter are hopeful new evidence will stop her execution
2:18PM ( 3 hours ago )