Workers File Health and Safety Complaints Against Dick's Drive-In

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1

In Seattle, you can yell "Go eat a bag of Dicks!" at someone and it is only a backhanded insult.

2

Whydjathink they call 'em 'Dicks'? eh?
Better Clean It UP, Saul 'cause most
Dicks are countin' on YOU
so do NOT let 'em Down.

3

Bummer.

5

"This is not, it seems, a great time to be in the hamburger business."

Actually, it is--If you're a national chain.

I do analytic work for a living. Mostly (though not entirely) in the quick service restaurant industry (i.e., fast food) and with the exception of the first few months of the pandemic, their profits have been soaring.

6

Anyone injured on the job should clearly be compensated as any labor laws prescribe. That being said, why is the customer service there so good at Dicks and why do all the employees appear noticeably sharper in every way than any other fast food restaurant. Like straight A student types. How does it attract noticeably more thoughtful and hardworking employees than an average fast food joint? How do they create this vibe? Is it just fun or hip to work there? I think it might have something to do with how they compensate employees.

7

"Handling meat next to cheese" -they are making cheeseburgers for christsakes.

8

Dicks needs to introduce a new burger. Maybe even a veggie burger.

9

Why people believe fast food is a necessity (or their employees essential workers) is beyond me. I thought Dick's took pride in paying good wages and treating their employees well. Guess that was just a bunch of bullshit.

One of the best things that could happen as a result of this shit show we have been in for over a year now is for every fast food place to go out of business, permanently. First, they do not sell food. Secondly, they can't be bothered to treat their employees with basic decency and oh yeah neither can the society at large (fighting against the low wage of $15/hr which won't even make you $30K a year).

Everyone is so sad about the closing of actual restaurants that serve real food, you would think they would shun these garbage dumps during a pandemic and put them out to pasture. But no.

10

"Guess that was just a bunch of bullshit." No. No it wasn't. Despite this recent episode, Dick's has been comparatively progressive to their employees.

11

Anyone can file a health and safety complaint. It doesn't need to be corroborated and does not need evidence. You do not even need to work there. You can choose to remain anonymous. We could make up a complaint about the Stranger and it would have the same weight.

12

@9: You're such a Debbie downer.

13

@12 -- VERY
well-Projected
el Dewdroppings
& if I know you* you're
itchin' for yet another Spankin'.
Ain'tchya?

I find her Delightful.

*xina'll tear you a new one

so's I gotta
ask what was
Wrong with the old one?

14

@12 For the WIN!

15

gosh I Wonder if that wasn't a Rat on my Bun the other day...

speaking of pawning off Non-food as the Real Thing
how 'Bout all them Iowaians? and all their
Gazillions of Gallons of CornSyrup?

look how Obese* America has bacome
can you not see the Profits? We've
Been Farmed, Citizens.

*and Obtuse too

16

@15:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WayenNqD24c

17

You want rat?

This is rat:

https://youtu.be/YzT4uNCtj5I

18

One of my favorite passages from the novel "Fast Food Nation" had to do with "natural" vs. "artificial" flavors and colors.

Consumers assume natural flavors/colors are healthier because "natural." That isn't the case however (from the book):

"A natural flavor is not necessarily healthier or purer than an artificial one. When almond flavor (benzaldehyde) is derived from natural sources, such as peach and apricot pits, it contains traces of hydrogen cyanide, a deadly poison. Benzaldehyde derived through a different process -- by mixing oil of clove and the banana flavor, amyl acetate -- does not contain any cyanide. Nevertheless, it is legally considered an artificial flavor and sells at a much lower price. Natural and artificial flavors are now manufactured at the same chemical plants, places that few people would associate with Mother Nature. Calling any of these flavors "natural" requires a flexible attitude toward the English language and a fair amount of irony."

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@Urg -- "Calling any of these flavors 'natural' requires a flexible attitude toward the English language and a fair amount of irony."

welkome to Korps Amerikkkana where
'flexibility' and Reality seldom meet &
yet Irony is almost Always right
around the next coroner.

'Live Free & Die!'

21

The Break room is packed with exposed faces. Sharing food with bare hands. The offices as well. shoulder to shoulder all day long with others. prepping food, coming in contact with hundreds of other people.
No, its not Dicks.. Its the grocery store where I am a meat cutter.. its not isolated to just Richards..
...Likely a shit ton of employers / work place areas, are in violation..

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@9
..Why do you care if fast food employers treat their people fair if they don't sell food and should all be shut down.?..
Im thinking you may want to take a little break there Chef Ramsey...

23

Remember, the last four letters of "Dick" is "ick" as in icky. These workers should organize with the Teamsters for better pay and working conditions. Nevertheless, the food they serve is ground up lips and assholes. so you have to expect a certain level of malfeasance on the part of management, and a tendency to violate health laws and be dumb sons-of-beaches. The Dick's organization is suffering from Americanism in terms of worker exploitation and unhealthful food product, which the crazy, pretentious white people of Seattle slurp-up with abandon. Sawant for Mayor--Union Yes!