Was Firing The Manager The Correct Thing To Do?
The cost of gasoline (and many other products as well) is the big news these days as you know. To say no one is happy about it is an understatement. And we don't see prices dropping any time soon. It cost me $100 dollars to fill the gas tank in my van from almost empty. A year ago the cost was $65 dollars. Just think of how many fast-food burgers I could buy with that extra $35 dollars.
But, that's not the reason for this article. I ran across an article from WPIX-TV 11 in New York City, about a manager of a gas station who had been recently fired after making a mistake setting the price of premium gas incorrectly.
The gas station is located in Rancho Cordova, California. According to the WPIX-TV 11 report, one of the managers on duty was "changing the cost of gas quickly while a coworker was clocking in, and instead of setting the price to $6.99, he erroneously made it 69 cents."
Human mistake, right? Sure, but apparently the wrong price wasn't corrected right away and several motorists took advantage of the very inexpensive gas, which cost the gas station about $20,000 dollar in lost revenue.
That's a lot of money. And WPIX-TV11 reports that the manager ended up getting fired. A GoFundMe account was set up to help the former manager try to pay back the gas station the amount lost.
My question to you is, should this manager have been fired for this mistake, or since he is making efforts to pay the lost amount back, should he have been allowed to keep his job? I'd be interested in your answer. Let me know on the 99.1 The Whale Facebook page.
via WPIX-TV 11