A Wendy’s manager went viral in a video after calling his female co-worker a “bitch” and a “fucking bum,” the man wanted to go out of his way to stop her from making it all the way to the general manager position.
Wendy’s manager fired after calling coworker a “bitch”
The Wendy’s assistant manager who went viral for calling a female co-worker a “bitch” has been fired, TMZ reports.
In a video that gained traction over the weekend, Sophia Cargill, who is a general manager-in-training at a Wendy’s restaurant in Kalamazoo, Michigan; recorded an assistant manager named Michael yelling insults at her.
In the video of the situation, which unfolded nearly two weeks ago, Michael can be heard calling Cargill a “bitch” and saying she is “fucking lazy.”
Upon hearing the insults, the woman tells Michael that her career at Wendy’s will come to an end now that she has recorded her verbal harassment.
Wendy’s worker gets suspended after a manager calls her a “bitch” multiple times
This is a very hostile work environment pic.twitter.com/kBKFglJiE2
— Fifty Shades of Whey (@davenewworld_2) July 31, 2021
On her GoFundMe page, Cargill claimed that Michael verbally harassed her before and did not want her to become general manager. The woman said Michael “gave her a hard time” on multiple occasions while coaching.
“I endured multiple occasions where I reported to the general manager and nothing was done,” she wrote.
Still, after she reported him and the hostile work environment, Cargill was the one who was suspended without pay. Nearly two weeks later, Michael has been fired from the fast food restaurant and Cargill has been reinstated with back pay.
“We do not tolerate harassment in the workplace,” a Wendy’s spokesperson told TMZ. “Upon learning of this situation, we acted immediately following our protocols and suspended those involved to conduct a thorough investigation.”
However, Cargill is unsure if she will return to work at Wendy’s after being “traumatized” by the harassment.
“I’m not sure I want to return to Wendy’s because this problem is systemic,” she wrote on her GoFundMe page, which has currently raised more than $12,000.