I'm sure all of us have in some way cheated our employer - printing personal documents from work, or finding a pen at home - and I don't think they are firing offences. But this is a restaurant. I loathe Tims, but to me if I saw an employee handing out free food I would worry they were doing it all the time. I just think there's probably more to the story than this little media sob story.
Tim Hortons rehires fired woman
LONDON, Ont. — A Tim Hortons employee fired Wednesday for giving a free Timbit to the child of a regular customer has been rehired.
Nicole Lilliman, 27, a single mother of four in London, Ont., was reinstated Thursday after intervention by the chain's head office.
In a terse press release, the company blamed an overzealous manager for the firing, which threatened to become a public relations nightmare as the story gained traction in the media Thursday.
"Unfortunately the action of the manager of this location was not appropriate nor grounds for dismissal. With an apology from management, Ms. Lilliman has been rehired by the franchisee," it states.