If you are a disgruntled employee fired from a Domino’s Pizza, how do you get even? Well, you should really just walk away, fair and square. But in the case of 24-year-old Jamal Thomas, who’d worked for the chain for two years before being fired this summer, you keep your key and uniform (note to HR: Get the shit back when you fire someone) and visited several stores while wearing it, claiming to be “part of a secret Domino’s team measuring employee satisfaction.”
But this was really just location scouting, because then he set the branch he’d worked at, as well as another, on fire. Using pizza boxes. Which may be the first instance in modern society of pizza boxes being used as revenge. Not to mention, not a good thing for your resume.
Via the Daily News, Thomas was fired for leaving his branch unlocked during a fight in which he claims he was attacked outside the store — his jaw was broken in that incident. That made him angry.
“Domino’s is a terrible place to work,” Thomas seethed, according to court papers. “They didn’t treat me right. They are terrible to the workers. I was punched at work and nobody helped me.”
Domino’s estimated damages and lost business at more than $1 million. Thomas was arrested on Friday and charged with multiple counts of arson, reckless endangerment, and criminal possession of a weapon, among other things. Not to mention, disrespect to pizza.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 14, 2010