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Inside the chaotic aftermath of the McDonald’s CEO’s shocking termination and his replacement’s quest to win over workers

“According to another McDonald’s employee, Kempczinski emphasized that he had respect for everyone on his team” writes Kate Taylor for businessinsider.com. In conversations with ten current and former McDonald’s corporate employees and franchisees, insiders repeatedly emphasized shock over Easterbrook’s termination.Less than 24 hours later, McDonald’s employees were hit with news of another sudden departure.Current and former McDonald’s corporate staffers said that the identity of the woman with whom Easterbrook was involved remains unknown internally. Source: businessinsider.com

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John Carmack is no longer a full-time employee at Oculus

“John Carmack is still with Oculus, but only on a consultant level After help revolutionizing virtual reality as we know it today, John Carmack is stepping back to focus on AI. Today John Carmack announced he’ll no longer be a full-time employee at Oculus, and is instead moving to a consultant Chief Technology Officer position” reports tweaktown.com. In this role Carmack will still have a say in future Oculus VR technology development, but he won’t be as hands-on as before.I will still have a voice in the development work, but…

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Basketball club employee accused of sexually assaulting teen player to remain jailed

“He added that the child pornography charge alone puts the community at risk” writes Nj Advance Media for nj.com. He suggested some of the offenses — including the child pornography charge — should be considered special circumstances, because of the consensual, “lengthy dating relationship” between his client and the victim.Pinto was arrested Nov. 6 and charged with sexual assault, endangering the welfare of a child and possession of child pornography, among other offenses.Pinto had been an employee at US Hoops since 2010, the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office said. Source: nj.com

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Waffle House customers jumped into action to help an overwhelmed cook after finding out he was working alone

“Customers at an Alabama Waffle House jumped into action to help an overwhelmed employee after learning he was trying to serve nearly 30 people on his own” writes Kelly Mclaughlin for businessinsider.com. Crispo then jumped in to help the employee, who has only been publicly named as “Ben.”. As he waited for a waffle, however, he saw a customer step behind the food counter to help the employee out. Source: businessinsider.com

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An Apple employee ‘helped’ a customer by texting himself an intimate photo from her phone

“She said the Apple employee had gone through her device, retrieved a private photo and texted it to himself” writes This Story Was for seattletimes.com. Apple immediately launched an internal investigation and determined that the employee acted far outside the strict privacy guidelines to which we hold all Apple employees.In an email, Apple told The Washington Post “we are grateful to the customer for bringing this deeply concerning situation to our attention. Source: seattletimes.com

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A former WeWork employee is suing over Adam Neumann’s $1.7 billion golden parachute

“A former employee is taking WeWork to court over cofounder Adam Neumann’s reported $1.7 billion golden parachute” writes Finanzen Net Gmbh for businessinsider.com. Neumann’s reported leaving package is “substantially unfair” and would cause “significant damage” to minority shareholders as the value of their stock and stock options has been “eviscerated due to Neumann’s wrongdoing,” the lawsuit claims. Source: businessinsider.com

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SoftBank-backed startup Fair burned through nearly $400 million in 10 months. Insiders reveal how Softbank stepped in and cleaned house in the wake of WeWork.

“Fair employees thought it was for a Series C round of fundraising, but instead some managers told them their projects were frozen” writes Meghan Morris for businessinsider.com. Some employees were also troubled by their personal work for Painter, echoing WeWork employees’ complaints about their work for then-CEO Neumann’s extended family.Multiple Fair employees said they paid vendors personally, since small businesses weren’t getting paid by the company, which Painter denied.Business Insider spoke with Painter as well as 12 current and former Fair employees about what it’s like to be a Softbank-backed…

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Man zip-tied employee while robbing Palatine business: police

“A man has been charged with robbing a business Wednesday in northwest suburban Palatine” writes Abigail Van Buren for suntimes.com. Investigators learned Brackens had entered the business earlier and waited for an employee to arrive, police said.Officers arrived to find Brackens exiting the back door of the business wearing a mask and arrested him after a brief foot chase.He ordered the employee to open the safe and then restrained them with zip-ties. Source: suntimes.com

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A Buffalo Wild Wings employee died after being exposed to a chemical substance in the restaurant

“A Buffalo Wild Wings employee in Burlington, Massachusetts, died Tuesday after being exposed to cleaning chemicals, Burlington Assistant Fire Chief Michael Patterson told CBSN Boston” writes Finanzen Net Gmbh for businessinsider.com. The employee who died was attempting to squeegee the product out of the building when he was overcome by the chemicals, Patterson said.”We are shocked and saddened to learn of this tragic accident at our franchise-owned sports bar and are working closely with our franchisee and the authorities while they conduct an investigation,” A Buffalo Wild Wings representative told…

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