Kopitiam employee sacked for washing uniform in food stall sink

Food court chain Kopitiam has fired an employee who washed her uniform in a food stall sink after it was closed for the day.
Food court chain Kopitiam has fired an employee who washed her uniform in a food stall sink after it was closed for the day.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE- A Kopitiam employee who washed her uniform in a food stall sink, after the food court had closed for the day, has been sacked.

A spokesman for the food court chain, which operates more than 50 food courts in Singapore, told The Straits Times that the staff worked at the Changi General Hospital outlet.

She had previously been issued a verbal warning for soaking her clothes in a container, then leaving it in a food stall sink, after business hours.

But she was caught repeating the mistake in a five-minute video that was submitted to evening daily Shin Min.

The spokesman said that the employee had already been comprehensively briefed on the "do's and dont's" that include "no washing of personal items inside stalls".

The employee flouted the rules as she found it convenient to wash her uniform in the sink, the spokesman told The Straits Times on Thursday.

"We do not condone repeated lapses, especially pertaining to hygiene," he added.

 

The incident is the latest in a series involving Kopitiam staff.

Late last month, a food court employee caught on camera using a fruit knife to scrape dead skin off her hand was sacked.

In June , a video of one of its employees washing her shoes in a sink at its National University Hospital outlet went viral, and she too was later fired.

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