So at least a dozen workers at a Pei Wei in Chandler (A Phoenix suburb) skip work to go to a protest against SB 1070, the controversial Arizona immigration law.
Thirteen of them showed up the next day and were told they were fired:
"I can understand it because that’s their business and we were supposed to work, but come on, they have to understand us too," said former Pei Wei employee Elizabeth Serafin, who added the employees understood they were taking a risk.
The general manager of Pei Wei in Chandler confirmed Sunday it was simply a business decision, but for the 13 people who took the chance, securing their future was more important than another day of work.
"If we want something to happen, we have to do something," Serafin said.
They got what was coming. You miss work like that, you simply miss work. Heck, I was basically told that if I miss a day in my first month at the new job I’m gone. And I’m fine with that, considering the first month is pretty much all training.
I’m thinking I need to take a trip over to Chandler and spend some money at a Pei Wei…
UPDATE: A protest is being organized against the store that did the firings for this Saturday at 6 PM. Jennifer (my lovely girlfriend) and I plan on going up there about that time, but not to protest. We’re going to have dinner there. I’ll be sure to TwitPic while I’m there, so be sure to watch my Twitter feed on Saturday night. I’ll also post some pics on the blog afterwards.
This is going to be fun…