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Assistant manager resigns from bakery for tipping cups 'poll' on fate of MH370

Published on Mar 21, 2014 5:04 PM

An assistant manager at a French bakery here has resigned after displaying two tipping cups asking customers to vote on what has happened to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370.

One cup at the Artisan Boulangerie Compagnie's (ABC) Asia Square branch showed the tail of a plane diving downwards. The other showed a jet cruising in the clouds with a caption reading "Still alive!" A sign next to them read: "What happen 2 MH370?"

Facebook user Robert Gaxiola spotted the display and uploaded a photo of it onto his page, asking if other users found it "insensitive or ignorant".

He later shared it on the Facebook page of the bakery, which has five branches in Singapore.

The company said on its Facebook page on Thursday that a staff member had been "terminated" for his "highly insensitive and gross misconduct".

But a check with the company director later revealed that the assistant manager, a man in his 30s who has been with the branch for about four months, had tendered his resignation following the incident.

ABC also apologised unreservedly for the "appalling personal action by our employee at our premises". It is investigating and promised to enforce disciplinary action on those involved.