Restaurant employee fired for taking a bath in the sink

Elise Solé
A bath of a different kind got this employee fired. Photo: Getty

An employee at a US takeaway joint was captured on video taking a bubble bath in the kitchen restaurant, a gag that got him fired.

Posted on Snapchat and shared Tuesday on Facebook, a Wendy’s worker in Florida, wearing only a pair of shorts, lowered himself into an industrial sink, filled with soap.

“Take a bath…get in there,” the woman filming can be heard saying in the clip, which has since gone viral. “How does it feel?”

“It’s warm. Turn the jets on,” the employee answers.

He asks for a towel and the person filming commands, “Wash your armpits.”

She hands him paper towels and he scrubs his armpits, chest and arms.

“Let’s see those toes,” she says before the video ends.

A Wendy’s spokesperson said in a statement to Yahoo Lifestyle that the incident was being taking seriously.

“Our franchisee is taking this incident seriously and it is obviously totally unacceptable. This was a prank by a person who no longer works at this restaurant, and who clearly did not use good judgement,” the statement read.

A Wendy's employee took a bath in the restaurant's kitchen sink, per a Snapchat video. Photo: Facebook/Haley Leach

Yahoo Lifestyle contacted the woman who filmed the bath and her coworker for comment.

Another Wendy’s employee however did take to Facebook to comment on the incident.

“He was off the clock and the ‘repulsive’ incident was two minutes long,” the comment read. “People have done it before and the only reason it’s a problem now is because old people have access to Facebook.”

The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s hotels and restaurants division investigated and posted its findings on Wednesday.

“Discussed sanitation and safety requirements and the importance of active managerial control at time of the inspection with the facility manager,” the report read.

Haley Leach, the woman who posted the Facebook video said, “The actions in the video were appalling and I felt like the public had the right to know...”, according to The Daytona Beach News-Journal.

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