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  •  My letter to Chartwells (12+ / 0-)

    To Karen Dittrich of Chartwells School Dining,

    I read about your firing of cafeteria worker Diane Brame for the infraction of feeding a hungry child, and while I understand that what she did was against policy, I must question whether demoting and moving or firing her were the only possible options. What she did was not to her own benefit and done out of compassion - is this the only solution anybody at your company could possibly come up with?

    I have a  few more questions:

    Is it true that she was not given a chance to repay the full cost of those meals and be allowed to keep her job?

    Did the person who offered Ms. Brame the option of a transfer and demotion as the only way of remaining employed know that she was a widow without a car and therefore could not possibly take that option? If the person who gave her that option did not, when they found out was any other option offered?

    Have you or anyone with your company checked to see if the hungry child has had ay help with the paperwork so that they could afford to buy meals in the future?

    I look forward to the answer to these questions.

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