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McDonald's Employee Fired for Letting Peterson Use the Restroom

Business  (tags: bizarre, safety, off-beat, Mcdonalds, NFL, Adrian Peterson, Mn Vikings, employee, labor, business )

- 2809 days ago -
An assistant manager at McDonald's was fired after allowing Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson to use the bathroom while the restaurant was closed. By Chris Chase


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Carol H (229)
Friday January 14, 2011, 6:08 pm
thanks Dana, noted

linda b (186)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 12:50 pm
I wonder if this was just an ordinary person would they have been allowed in, thank you Dana

Paulina Magdalena (12)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 12:50 pm
whether they are normal? already looking just a trifle to expel a man from work that is sick

. (0)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 12:54 pm
Thanks, noted!

Kelly D (46)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 1:13 pm
what the hell? well thats definetley unfair

patricia lasek (317)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 2:08 pm
She let him in after the place was closed. Wrong! Probably because he's a celebrity. but they did give her the job back again.

Aletta Kraan (146)
Saturday January 15, 2011, 7:17 pm
Guess he had to go !

Theresa C (1)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 2:46 am
Thanks for posting...

Pamela Wetzel (4)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 12:48 pm
Manager was probably just jealous because he wasn't there! Id bet the boss would have done the same thing!

Nancy s (448)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 12:54 pm
McDonald's I'm hating it!

Lisa Z (168)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 1:35 pm
Shared on Facebook!

donald Baumgartner (6)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 2:15 pm
McDonalds is such a FUNNY place to work, they throw away any cooked up left overs they have {i.e, Cheese Burgers, fries, etc.} because if they give it away they can't " write it off".

Paul Elder (3)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 3:31 pm
I think its a good thing. people need to learn that these sports stars are no differant than anyone else and should be treated as such. In fact they are really a drain on our society. Look at all the money that is funneled to them. And a bunch of them are just criminals. All that money could be spent on something worthwhile. Like durable goods made in this country that would put a lot of people to work. But noooooooo. Just give it to these guys. For doing what? Playing football? Hitting a golf ball? Its a crime!

Audrey L (37)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 4:13 pm
I am sure the rules are never to let anyone in after closing for security and safety reasons, I have worked in retail that have those rules.

Richard E Cooley (0)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 4:54 pm
I am sure we don't know the whole story.

Gloria H (88)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 5:52 pm
I have no clue who he is...I probably would have given him some t.p. and told him to go behind the dumpster!

Sheila D (28)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 7:26 pm
So much for hospitality.

Gina A (1)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 11:10 pm

Ronald N (3)
Sunday January 16, 2011, 11:25 pm
Bizzare story. Any avid football fan knows who Adrian Peterson is. The publicity alone is worth letting him use the restroom. Mcdonald's are real dummys for not capitalizing upon it!

Dalia Abuyasin (4)
Monday January 17, 2011, 12:12 am
This is another terrible example of the USA's narrow-mindedness and its' total disregard for people.

Geynell Eskite (68)
Monday January 17, 2011, 2:27 am
Getting her job back at McDonald's was the "silver-lining"? The Viking's organization should have hired her and told McDonalds to shove it. Now THAT'S a silver lining.

Victoria S (19)
Monday January 17, 2011, 3:07 am
What a stupid story, why would anyone get fired for helping someone out (famous or not)

Diane L (110)
Monday January 17, 2011, 3:59 am
I agree about it being a "stuid story"........not worthy of consideration on Care.2. Paulina, what on earth are you trying to say? What's with the remark about "expelling a man from work for being sick?" Read the article!

I agree with McDonald's actually. She may have recognized him, but who cares? He was on FOOT in the first place. If he had to pee, go find a gas station or Seven-Eleven. Rules are rules & they close the lobby after 2:00 A.M. or whatever for a reason.

For whomever it was that said McDonald's wastes food........yes, they do. I worked there for awhile (2nd job) and they tossed everything in the dumpster that was already heated or cooked when they switched from breakfast to lunch, etc. They wouldn't even let me take it home for my dog. Reason was that the Health Dept. would close them down.......they can't control where the food goes, so it COULD have gone to humans who COULD have gotten sick on old food, and they would be held responsible and sued. Big waste, but they do have to obey the law. Seems to me that they could box it all up and have it given to homeless shelters who could sign a "waiver" or something. Sometimes rules need to be jiggled a little for the sake of common sense.

Brenda Towers (0)
Monday January 17, 2011, 8:29 am
What a pathetic response to a basic need!

Ron Gordon (14)
Monday January 17, 2011, 9:52 am
Regarding food being thrown out: This happens in a zillion restaurants, stadiums, etc., all over the country. It may be enough to feed all of the hungry people in the country. There must be some way to deal with the legalities and stop wasting food while people go hungry. It is so absurd...

Diane L (110)
Monday January 17, 2011, 11:18 pm
Brenda, why do you say McDonald's response was "pathetic" and to a "basic need"? Since when are they obligated to open up AFTER HOURS to allow a pedestrian (not even a customer) to use their facilities? They aren't a public restroom......they're a restaurant, and provide those facilities for customers who are using their inside seating during hours they're OPEN for business, which wasn't the case here. The employee recognized this guy as a celebrity and made an exception for him, nothing else.

jane richmond (10)
Sunday April 24, 2011, 11:37 am
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