Fired Tyson Foods manager defends betting on workers as ‘morale boost’

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A manager fired from Tyson Foods for placing bets on which workers would contract the coronavirus defended his actions as a “morale boost.”

“We really want to clear our names,” Don Merschbrock, who worked as a night manager at the Waterloo, Iowa, facility told The Associated Press. “We actually worked very hard and took care of our team members well.”

“It was a group of exhausted supervisors that had worked so hard and so smart to solve many unsolvable problems,” he told the AP. “It was simply something fun, kind of a morale boost for having put forth an incredible effort. There was never any malicious intent. It was never meant to disparage anyone.”

 

The Hill  Submitted by, Plainfield2