A video of a Wingstop employee screaming angrily as she got fired from her job has gone viral on TikTok, with netizens springing to her defense despite lacking knowledge of the full story.
TikTok users have given their verdict on a heated verbal confrontation between a Wingstop employee and her manager after she got laid off. TikToker @421speed shared a clip of the incident on the platform, drawing sympathizers to the angry employee.
The video showed the African-American employee screaming as she protested an undisclosed offense, saying it wasn't funny as she walked out of the establishment.
Photo of a worker yelling at boss | Photo: tiktok.com/421speed
The manager stood behind the counter, reciprocating her verbal attack by screaming at her to leave. As the exchange progressed, the shift lead asked the employee to get a real job before repeating continuously that she was fired.
The employee didn't seem eager to let her grievance go as she stood at the doorstep of the restaurant, still shouting back at the male shift lead, who was eager to drown her voice with his.
At some point, the shift lead told the employee she had no proof, also calling her a liar as she kept on screaming, "this isn't funny," and "you ruin it," with obvious pain in her voice.
Inside view of a restaurant | Photo: TikTok / 421speed
When the manager pointed out that the raging employee was being funny because he had never been convicted before, she scoffed in disbelief before chipping in: "Erica said the same thing about you."
"I can hear the hurt in her voice."
In response, the shift lead said, "that's funny," adding that he and Erica never talked. As the exchange continued, a masked woman, who appeared to be Erica, pulled the employee away, and the two women exited the property.
Worker walking away angrily from a restaurant | Photo: TikTok / 421speed
As soon as they left, the manager stopped screaming before turning to the person behind the camera and demanding for him to stop recording.
Although the context of the argument is unclear from the video, many TikTokers seem to be on the employee's side, referencing the hurt in her voice as proof that she was terribly wronged by the shift lead. One comment read:
"He's definitely guilty of whatever she's saying. I can hear the hurt in her voice."
Another agreed, adding that the manager implicated himself already by getting so loud in an attempt to mask her voice so the people around would not hear her truth.
Woman standing by the door while yelling | Photo: TikTok / 421speed
However, some users insisted judging the shift lead based on the video was irrational, as there was definitely more to consider than the reaction of both parties and the sounds of their voices.
Many users explained that more evidence of the man's guilt was not required in such a situation, as his insistence that the employee had no proof already ratted him out. One wrote: "I don't even need the full story. Anytime someone asks to stop being recorded 9/10, they're in the wrong."
Others insisted that both parties were just as guilty, given that they handled the situation in an unprofessional manner. One person shared: "It's unprofessional of both of them! She should [have] just left and talked to a higher manager or the owner later. He needs to be fired for continuing."
A user's comment on the viral post | Photo: TikTok / 421speed
Addressing comments from netizens demanding for the shift lead to be fired, Wingstop confirmed that they already laid him off, as the establishment didn't condone such behaviors.
However, the restaurant failed to respond to comments demanding to know the fate of the employee and whether her job was restored or not.
The restaurant has also withheld comments regarding the context of the verbal confrontation despite several news outlets reaching out to them.
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