When I was a kid, I remember thinking how great a job it would be to drive a Frito-Lay truck. You could eat those corn chips all day long. Life seemed so simple then. Yep, those were the days when fun was simple. Eating corn chips. No worries.
From the world of lawsuits comes a story of five Frito-Lay drivers who were fired because they were accused of texting while driving. (Macon.com) Not so simple. Now, they are fighting back. The five drivers have filed suit in a Georgia Federal Court, seeking more than $75,000 in damages and also equitable relief to get their jobs back.
According to the lawsuit, the company illegally accessed their private cell phone records. In addition, they claim that they were not using their phones for texting or personal use. Instead, the phones were being used for the speech-to-text applications that allowed them to talk while driving. The drivers claimed that their actions did not violate any company policy or federal motor carrier regulations.
The drivers’ lawsuit also claims that Frito-Lay ignored their explanations and fired them anyway. Now, they allege that their reputations have been damaged and their future earning capacity impacted. In the article, Frito-Lay had no comment.
DID YOU KNOW that the NBA New Orleans Pelicans have recently changed their mascot to “King Cake Baby”. Yes, I believe it might be the ugliest/scariest mascot in sports!
And for pic o’ day, one of my favorite pictures of encouragement: