(Mirror Daily, United States) – Taco Bell has confirmed that one of its employees who added the word “chink” to an Asian Penn student’s receipt lost his job.
The company said that the rest of the staff is being retrained to prevent such accidents from happening again.
Management has reached out and apologized directly to the customer,
a spokesperson for the taco chain said.
The student, Young Lee, who is working to get his PhD in medicine at Penn State University, went to a Taco Bell in Philadelphia last Saturday. After placing the order and getting his receipt he noticed that the cashier typed the word “chink” near his false name.
“Chink” is an insulting term to describe somebody of Chinese descent. The man took to Facebook to tell what happened to him. He explained that he had told the employee to call him Steve to not give his real name.
Firing May Make the Taco Bell Worker More ‘Resentful’
The worker’s supervisor Dontae Freeman, who was not at the joint when the incident happened, said the worker had been fired. He did not offer additional details about the termination.
Lee thinks the termination was not necessary and has expressed concern that the firing may make the former worker more “resentful” instead of being a wake-up call.
The Asian Pacific Student Coalition praised Taco Bell for the decision, noting that the termination of the disruptive employee was a “step,” but called for a “bigger step”. The head of the APSC criticized the company for not penalizing the manager as well.
The student’s original Facebook post clearly states that the manager failed to solve the incident “respectfully and cordially.” APSC encourages Taco Bell and other similar companies to reeducate their staffers about using racist nicknames in the workplace.
The student was happy to learn that the taco chain has decided to reeducate its other employees.
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