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Father of three Keith Fons worked at two stores for eleven years without overtime. Just FIRED

 
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Father of three Keith Fons worked at two stores for eleven years without overtime. Just FIRED
People shouldnt have to work so hard just to barely make it....


Just before Thanksgiving, Subway fired Keith Fons, am Oregon worker who regularly worked 80-hour weeks split between two Subway restaurants in order to support his three children and fiancé, who suffers from multiple sclerosis.

Just days before his firing, a local news outlet, the Oregonian, had done a profile on him and his exhausting hours. Although the profile itself was critical of minimum wage jobs and policy, Fons remained upbeat about working at Subway and about his life in the article.

Matter-of-factly, he told Andrew Theen of the Oregonian, “If I’m home sleeping, I’m not making money.”

Fons coached other employees on cost-saving measures and managed the stores: ordering food, running to the bank, hiring and firing employees, and occasionally making sandwiches during solo shifts and rush hours.

At one point, Fons broke his wrist and was forced to miss some overnight shifts. He worked 179 hours in the following two weeks to make up for it. Because Fons worked at two separate franchise locations, he did not typically pick up any overtime pay despite the grueling demands of his schedule.

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Boo Subway! And boo for keeping Jared the pedophile employed for so long. Your sandwiches suck and so do you!
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Boo Subway! And boo for keeping Jared the pedophile employed for so long. Your sandwiches suck and so do you!
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This guys is upbeat now, but another couple decades of that, and he will be shot. We shouldn't have to live like slaves and have nothing. This is not just a Subway issue, this is across the board business are paying sh*t wages. I am offered way more than what I made in my 20s when I was green, yet everything is triple for me. We truly need someone to make America great again.
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3 kids is his mistake. Not many people can afford 3 kids and a disabled woman.
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I live in Portland where this happened.

The community has stepped in to help.

Gifts bought for his kids, money donated and plenty of job offers are coming his way
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They lost us because of Halal. Will never go back..
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Subway, never again
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I live in Portland where this happened.

The community has stepped in to help.

Gifts bought for his kids, money donated and plenty of job offers are coming his way
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 68745106

Go Portland hf
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3 kids is his mistake. Not many people can afford 3 kids and a disabled woman.
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Think what he could of done if he worked those two jobs for a couple of years and saved before he had 3 kids and a wife. He could have paid for tech education to better himself or even started some kind of a business for himself.

Now he is locked into a life of poverty because of the choices he made.
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I live in Portland where this happened.

The community has stepped in to help.

Gifts bought for his kids, money donated and plenty of job offers are coming his way
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 68745106

Go Portland hf
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Portland may be considered one of the strangest cities in America, but I can say this with confidence.

We take care of our own and our neighbors.
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This is sad, he should sue the owner for all the overtime pay he didnt' get.
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Re: Father of three Keith Fons worked at two stores for eleven years without overtime. Just FIRED
He was making $11.50hr, so his gross income was $47,840 per year. Add his three dependents and a disabled wife and he probably paid no income tax and got money back each year. He was probably on Obamacare and received heavy subsidies for his health insurance also.

And he couldn't make it......
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Re: Father of three Keith Fons worked at two stores for eleven years without overtime. Just FIRED
I live in Portland where this happened.

The community has stepped in to help.

Gifts bought for his kids, money donated and plenty of job offers are coming his way
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 68745106

good to hear. thanks for the update
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This is sad, he should sue the owner for all the overtime pay he didnt' get.
 Quoting: Lisa*Lisa


He can't. The owner the day he fired him came in with a lawyer and a check for 1500$. Upon reciveing the check he had to sign a paper which said he couldn't sue.

Not knowing what to do he signed.
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Re: Father of three Keith Fons worked at two stores for eleven years without overtime. Just FIRED
I live in Portland where this happened.

The community has stepped in to help.

Gifts bought for his kids, money donated and plenty of job offers are coming his way
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 68745106


That's good he is getting some help. You know the old saying "walk a mile in a man's shoes before you start throwing rocks at him."
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yeah, phuck subway....you have to wonder about the thought process which led to his termination.
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Re: Father of three Keith Fons worked at two stores for eleven years without overtime. Just FIRED
How the hell do you break your wrist making a sandwich?
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Re: Father of three Keith Fons worked at two stores for eleven years without overtime. Just FIRED
I live in Portland where this happened.

The community has stepped in to help.

Gifts bought for his kids, money donated and plenty of job offers are coming his way
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 68745106



:circledance: Who says this country isn't filled with great people?
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thanks for the pin
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Re: Father of three Keith Fons worked at two stores for eleven years without overtime. Just FIRED
I live in Portland where this happened.

The community has stepped in to help.

Gifts bought for his kids, money donated and plenty of job offers are coming his way
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 68745106


good old portlandia!
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Boo Subway! And boo for keeping Jared the pedophile employed for so long. Your sandwiches suck and so do you!
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bump

have not been there in years

will never go back
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Re: Father of three Keith Fons worked at two stores for eleven years without overtime. Just FIRED
He was making $11.50hr, so his gross income was $47,840 per year. Add his three dependents and a disabled wife and he probably paid no income tax and got money back each year. He was probably on Obamacare and received heavy subsidies for his health insurance also.

And he couldn't make it......
 Quoting: Copperhead


At least he was working his ass off.
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This is sad, he should sue the owner for all the overtime pay he didnt' get.
 Quoting: Lisa*Lisa


He can't. The owner the day he fired him came in with a lawyer and a check for 1500$. Upon reciveing the check he had to sign a paper which said he couldn't sue.

Not knowing what to do he signed.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 68745106


Poor guy........that sucks!
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3 kids is his mistake. Not many people can afford 3 kids and a disabled woman.
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Think what he could of done if he worked those two jobs for a couple of years and saved before he had 3 kids and a wife. He could have paid for tech education to better himself or even started some kind of a business for himself.

Now he is locked into a life of poverty because of the choices he made.
 Quoting: Copperhead


win
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Re: Father of three Keith Fons worked at two stores for eleven years without overtime. Just FIRED
3 kids is his mistake. Not many people can afford 3 kids and a disabled woman.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 69900908


Think what he could of done if he worked those two jobs for a couple of years and saved before he had 3 kids and a wife. He could have paid for tech education to better himself or even started some kind of a business for himself.

Now he is locked into a life of poverty because of the choices he made.
 Quoting: Copperhead


He obviously loves his kids and wife and this gives him more

happiness than a certificate would

Sometimes having loving human contact is better than

the Beasts $$$ in ones pocket
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Re: Father of three Keith Fons worked at two stores for eleven years without overtime. Just FIRED
I live in Portland where this happened.

The community has stepped in to help.

Gifts bought for his kids, money donated and plenty of job offers are coming his way
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 68745106



:circledance: Who says this country isn't filled with great people?
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You are correct, it is filled with great people. The problem? It is ran by evil. If we all mounted up together--each and every city; hand to hand, brother to brother/sister to sister; united and confident--we could take back this nation and change the world. Instead for various (obvious) reasons, we do not. We are divided and so we fall as a nation together.
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It's normally illegal to try and claim that if you work at two separate locations and they don't each give you at least 40 hours that you're ineligible for overtime. If it's the same business, the 40 hours covers all locations.
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Re: Father of three Keith Fons worked at two stores for eleven years without overtime. Just FIRED
3 kids is his mistake. Not many people can afford 3 kids and a disabled woman.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 69900908


Think what he could of done if he worked those two jobs for a couple of years and saved before he had 3 kids and a wife. He could have paid for tech education to better himself or even started some kind of a business for himself.

Now he is locked into a life of poverty because of the choices he made.
 Quoting: Copperhead





Hey a lot of us are in this position and it has to do with bad parenting. My parents didn't care enough that I earned a trade and told Me the same BS line every other parent tells their children. The world tells kids to get a fucking education and then get a JOB. No one tells the young adults to get a skilled TRADE which can earn You money. If this poor sap would have learned to repair shit He would never be out of a job because shit is always breaking.
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Give the man credit for trying, what a plateful he has.





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