Making Mistakes

chefI was reading about that veteran denied an advertised promotion because he was black. A facebook friend noted today the restaurant head was relieved of his job by national management. I’m skeptical this is a productive act.

An attorney was quoted:

Mr. Walker (the veteran) was not interested in seeing the young man fired. He felt that he had made a mistake to the extent that he could own up to it. … The end result doesn’t have to be hostility. If it could be a benefit to the Dallas community, that would be an end goal for us.

Maybe the manager could not own up to that mistake. That might be a reason to get rid of him. Running a restaurant is a business of service. One has to be able to serve people–all people. An alternative might be to ask the guy to spend a few weeks in the kitchen or bussing tables, maybe even at full salary.

What is missing in the young man’s life is an attitude of service. Seems like there’s too much of a sense of entitlement. But I do think a person should be able to count on a job. Flashing the pink slip is too much of a Republican act for my taste.

About catholicsensibility

Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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