Sure, it’s probably nothing more than a public pissing contest and a case of “hey, look over here!”, but it sure is amusing:
There’s more to the story, but the headline is all that people will remember. They say it happened in Mt. Lebanon, so not sure if it was the Galleria location, or the Greentree one (sometimes surrounding communities pretend to be Mt. Lebanon).
If you stick with the article to the end, it looks like the guy was stretching his time out on disability & got fired for it… then he pulled the “they made me hide the black guy” thing. It sure as hell worked. It may even be true. Doesn’t matter though, because it’s now the main issue.
I do have to say, I’ve never seen a dude working the cash register at any Panera Bread. I don’t think it has as much to do with race as age & gender. The worst (best?) offender of this is Dairy Queen. Not too many dudes work at dairy queen. Then again, probably not many dudes put in an application at DQ.
You already know what I think of Panera Bread.
- Everyone Eats At Panera’s Pay-What-You-Can Cafes (shareable.net)
- Pa. cafe boss: I made black man cashier, got fired (sfgate.com)
- Pa. bakery boss claims firing was race retaliation (seattletimes.nwsource.com)
- OK, maybe I am McDonald’s? (aixelsyd13.wordpress.com)