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Cookie Company Faces Backlash After An Employee Shows Outright Disrespect To Servicemember

No matter how you feel about a specific group of people, you cannot let it influence the way you treat them, especially at work. One woman working at an Insomnia Cookies in Fargo let her personal biases slip into into her place of work when she called a police officer a 'pig'.

Elizabeth Nelson entered the Insomnia Cookies located on 412 Broadway shortly after 8:30 on April 12th. She was waiting for her boyfriend to arrive. When he did, he pulled up his police car opposite the Insomnia Cookies. Unaware that the police officer was Nelson's boyfriend, an employee said something similar to "Oh, the pigs just pulled up."

Nelson told the employee it was her boyfriend at which the employee immediately apologized. She immediately left the establishment. Nelson said, "To just say it out loud so disdainful, it's totally hurtful." She posed her story on her Facebook page and emailed Insomnia Cookies' headquarters. They issued her an apology in a statement. It read, "We as a company do not condone this type of speech or behavior from our team members, nor does it reflect Insomnia Cookies' thoughts or sentiments. "We have great respect for our men and women of law enforcement and the job they do to protect us."

However, they said they could not comment on how the employee was reprimanded because it was an internal personnel matter. They did say they would offer additional training to employees to avoid anything like this in the future. Nelson was not impressed with their response. She called it a 'cliche response' and wanted their employees to ride along with police officers to see the impact they have on their community. She added, "Companies have to remember how important social media is."

This is not the first time employees of businesses have gotten in trouble for their anti-police sentiments. Each time the employees are trained to be more cautious of their words but nothing is done to bring both parties together to speak about their biases.

Source: West Fargo Pioneer
Photo: Mad World News

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