Is there a bathtub shortage? (Editor’s notes)

Internet immortalizes bad judgement
By Todd Humber
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 01/11/2009

OK, enough already. It may have taken a while to get here, but we’ve finally reached a tipping point. This plea is directed at employees of all ages, with a special emphasis on Generation Y and the Millennials: Please, please, please stop posting photos and videos online of the ridiculous things you do at work and at parties. It’s making you look a tad silly.

The tipping point came last month when three Kentucky Fried Chicken employees in California decided to use a restaurant sink as — wait for it — a bathtub. And, no, they weren’t bathing chickens. They were in the sink themselves, reportedly wearing underwear and swimwear, surrounded by bubbles. And, yes, they decided to capture the moment for posterity and post the pics on MySpace. The employees were suspended and then fired, according to Rick Maynard, a KFC spokesperson.

I was going to give these workers points for originality but then I stumbled across an August news item from Ohio that stated health officials were investigating after (yep, you guessed it) employees at a local Burger King posted a four-minute video on MySpace showing a nude worker taking a bath in a restaurant sink. All the employees involved were fired. (Is there a bathtub shortage in California and Ohio?)