White Castle helps cook go for his dream

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  1. Eric

    Eric Per sempre marciamo.

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    Kind of a touching story, really:

    White Castle Boosts Employee's Dream on 'Undercover Boss' (VIDEO) - Inside TV

     
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    Tyrannosaur 100% Sarcastic Saurian

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    Why can't more people be generous like that?

    I hope the Walgreens I work at gets on that show :D 
     
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    That's quite touching. I'm sure the employee was pretty damned happy.
     
  4. smkspy

    smkspy is one nice fucking kitty

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    If we stuck a camera on everyone 24 hours a day, then the world would be a more generous place.
     
  5. Chaos Muffin

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    Story Bro Cool

    I love White Castles.Those chicken rings are awthum
     
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    Yes. Cynical but, Yes.

    I have not had a chance to watch the show yet, but I have a feeling that there will be more of this type of result.
     
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    What a generous boss!

    It's nice to hear such good stories about people being generous and helping others. :) 
     
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    What a farce. Five grand will barely cover a year of college.
     
  9. smkspy

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    Pretty much, it's all just one enormous PR stunt. The boss was confronted with one of his employee's dreams. What else was he suppose to do? It would have been worse PR if the head of White Castle had done the show and not done anything.

    I see everyone congratulating this CEO, but to me, this is just generosity through camera-exposed guilt. It's the equivalent of Celebrity/Politician sex scandal apology. Let's take the cameras off, and then see just how generous these "undercover" bosses will continue to be.
     
  10. Dinobot Nuva

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    I lol'd. I paid for 30 credit hours PLUS text books for under three grand this last year, and that was without any financial aid. This guy will be alright, that's basically two years right there if he buys used books.
     
  11. Aernaroth

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    Only if you broadcast it on national tv.
     
  12. Coeloptera

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    Cameras on them and they give him chump change.

    Yeah, real generous.

    "CYNIC, n.
    A blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be. Hence the custom among the Scythians of plucking out a cynic's eyes to improve his vision." - Ambrose Bierce, from The Devil's Dictionary

    - Coeloptera
     
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    I dig the concept of this show, because I don't think a lot of CEOs are aware of the realities of the jobs their employees do every day. And, as has been pointed out a few times, these are usually the people who are the faces of their company, not the corporate end.

    A while back, a few offices in Regal Entertainment Group theaters had a policy that they had to spend one week working the regular employee's jobs each year, so they knew how their policies would impact the employees. I think it helps a lot, but I don't think it's really common.
     
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    This proves that GD hasn't fully sunk into depression.
     
  15. E.Rabbot

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    There aren't 5000$ to "Help Old People Find Shit on the Shelves" Scholarships.
     
  16. Optimus-JD

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    Oh BS, it's $5000.00 more than he had! Talk crap all you want, when is the last time you gave someone 5 grand for anything? Yes, I know the guy and the company is loaded, but he/they were under no obligation at all.
     
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    I'd love to agree with this but, considering the things I've seen people do on camera and then post on Youtube...
     
  18. Zherbus

    Zherbus In Shogo Hasui, we trust.

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    Bwahahahaha!
     
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    Five thousand dollars is more than what he started the day with. Granted it was PR more than anything else, dude still got 5 G's because of it. That would be the day some rich dude hands me five thousand dollars and I look at him with dissapointment and dissent because it wasn't more.
     
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    These guys are right, $5000 is a pretty good scholarship, even if it only makes a dent in school costs. I mean, how long would you figure it would take him to make that kind of money at White Castle without a CEO giving it to him?
     

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