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  1. weswelker#83

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    YOu missed the biggest suprise in the story. THEY HAD TO CALL THE COPS TO GO TO DUNKIN DONUTS!!!

    You would think at least one of the would have already been there.....
     
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    I imagine the owner of that franchise will be getting a call from the Donut Headquarters. No way a company of that magnitude wants its goodwill damaged by that type of agreement. I would be shocked if that came from a corporate office.
     
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    Tempest in a tea pot. You can't fire anyone for any reason. A contract is not enforceable if it violates the law.
     
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    In Mass an employer can fire anyone at anytime for anything. Even if he or she doesn't like the shirt you're wearing.
    The exception is a disability,or discrimination of some type. Many years ago I was fired for what I thought was no reason,I went to a lawyer,he told me that there was nothing I could do. In Mass thats the way it was,and still is.

    So DD doesn't have to worry about the matter in Mass.
     
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    Or DE

    tenchar
     
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    Flea what the hell does OR DE mean?:confused:
     
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    I would guess Delaware....
     
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    Yes GJ that makes sense thanks.
     
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    If the owner wants to can an employee, they should be able to. Afterall, it's their business. What the owner can't do, is fire via a discriminatory manner as described above. You can't can someone because they are black, because they are baptist, because they are male, etc. BTW, I can't stand Dunkin Donuts. Them and their $3 coffee, plus tip, can go screw themselves.
     
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    How do you feel about Starbucks???
     
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    If my car ever runs out of oil, and I can't find any, anywhere, Starbucks coffee will do. Of course, motor oil costs less. Go figure.
     
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    Wow,
    What a great example of how an advocate group can manipulate the willing media into reporting a bogus, non story. I live in Maine, and as the article correctly points out, Maine is an "at Will" employment state. Now, I can't speak for every employer in the state but I know for a fact that the two Maine employers I have had (neither is Dunkin Donuts) made me sign the exact same statement. The statement is a simple acknowledgement of the STATE law. I am under the impression that the state requires them to do so. Of course, the same statement also states that I can quit at any time and for any reason with no notice to the employer. I am sure that if the reporter had made any attempt at due diligence then she would have known that Dunkin Donuts is far from the only company in the state that does this. But then there wouldn't be a story with the time honored hook of big company screws employees. And of course, the protesters probably knew this as well but also knew that the newspaper wouldn't be able to resist the story so they got to make their point. The sad thing is that this is SOP for the media as everyone on this board knows from following Spygate. By the way, I don’t come at this from any particular political viewpoint as this type of tactic is used by all ideologies.
     
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