FW Wendy's Dir. fired; $21K missing

FW Wendy's Dir. fired; $21K missing

There are 36 comments on the WANE Fort Wayne story from Sep 20, 2008, titled FW Wendy's Dir. fired; $21K missing. In it, WANE Fort Wayne reports that:

According to a Wendy's press release, on Monday, September 8th Michael Jettinghoff, Director of Operations for Wendy's of Fort Wayne was terminated by Franchise owner Bob Foxx.

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#1 Sep 20, 2008
It's sad that a Director of a Business has to do something like this. We look up to people like this. I believe that he and his wife should both be prosecuted for their involvement in this matter!!!

Warsaw, IN

#3 Sep 20, 2008
i know mike, he would not do this he is the most honest man i know, i also know his wife, i believe mike is just a scape goat for someone else

Dickinson, TX

#5 Sep 20, 2008
That just is really sick! People have no respect. I hope they know what goes around comes around. To use a foundation to steal is just the straw that breaks the camels back

Dickinson, TX

#6 Sep 20, 2008
Btw. No matter who you think you know, you can never say what someone will and will not do. If they didn't do it who did? They were in charge of handling the money. They wouldn't have fired him without cause. I hope they both get time that is just sick.

United States

#7 Sep 20, 2008
Not only is it true that we can never really know another person, it is also true that, when we point a finger, there are three more pointing back at us.

None of us are privy to all the information in this situation. I trust that......those that are......shall respond accordingly and justice will be served.

Glendale Heights, IL

#8 Sep 20, 2008
Deb wrote:
Not only is it true that we can never really know another person, it is also true that, when we point a finger, there are three more pointing back at us.
None of us are privy to all the information in this situation. I trust that......those that are......shall respond accordingly and justice will be served.
You've made the most sense so far, but like most posts on here, everyone is guilty and never proven innocent.

Schererville, IN

#9 Sep 21, 2008
How do we know it wasn't someone else, outside of Jettinghoff's control? Just curious, since they are cash boxes with no counter to tell how much went in.
Renee Carper

United States

#10 Sep 21, 2008
The information in this article is not factual. It is pure libel!! Mike Jettinghoff never spoke to the police department on Septembeer 6th, he wasn't even in Fort Wayne that day. Mike Jettinghoff is still employed by Wendy's of Fort Wayne. The innaccuracies even include the misspelling of Bob Fox's name. Please check your fact, as this article is not factual.
melissa salway

United States

#11 Sep 21, 2008
ok, this information from the article, is false and to whomever started this vicious rumor, you have no idea how many lives you've impacted and what you've done. people who truely know mike jettinghoff know this is not factual. mike poors his heart and soul into the Dave Thomas Found. for Adoption and would never stoop to that level. For someone to make this claim is absolutely ridicules. Mike Jettinghoff is one of the most
giving, thoughtful, loving, nonselfish person i know. PEOPLE DO NEED TO GET THEIR FACTS STRAIGHT AS THIS ARTICLE IS FALSE.
Justice has been served

League City, TX

#12 Sep 21, 2008
I know Mike Jettinghoff from Wendy's and he is a horrible belittling person. He treats his employees like dirt,Jettinghoff would often call his employees and managers "Low Hanging Fruit." If you knew the fast food industy you know that the managers (at least at my store) bust their ass off for the customers and their employees. The nerve of this man is sickening, he would often bring in his wife who would critizize the employees and managers. I can recall one time were Jettinghoffs WIFE named off three or four "violations" while she was demanding her food. What a pompus bitch. You do not know this man, I have had first hand exp. and he is arrogant and belittling. I can see Jettinghoff do this and I know he did it. Justice has been served and what goes around comes around! Only somone who is beyond "low hanging fruit" could steal from a great foundation like this. This not only looks bad on him but on Wendys, which I take offence too, The DTAF is a great cause and Wendys is a great restaurant. Dont drop the soap Mike! JUSTICE!!
H Schuchhardt

Osceola, IN

#13 Sep 21, 2008
Isn't it sad that all of the negative responses to this slanderous reporting won't sign their names to the blog? Mr. Jettinghoff has been very dedicated to both his employer and the Foundation for which it supports. The news station which reported this slanderous information did not follow the first rule of journalism;Check your source and your facts! For those of you responding with shameful comments and "name-calling"...cle an up your act! You will get much further in life. In the end, Mr. Jettinghoff's fine reputation will be restored.
melissa salway

United States

#14 Sep 21, 2008
to the person who calls themself, "justice has been served". what are you talking about, "Low Hanging Fruit"? are you an animal? are you hungry? don't you think the nerve of you is sickening? its one thing to bash a co-worker because you have your own issues that you certainly dont know how to handle, but to bring his wife in this, is a whole new ball game. thats sickening! the comment you made about his wife making, "3 or 4 violations while demanding her food", well good for her. we need more people like that. and do you even know what "pompus" means? you have no right to tell me i dont know this man, you sure have NO CLUE WHO HE IS! Another comment you make is "this not only looks bad on him but on wendy's, then you said you take offense to it", which in my opinion, you just like to make ignorant comments. michael jettinghoff loves this foundation and has given his time and effort to it. to hear people that hide their names when writng a blog is the most SICKENING, DIRTIEST PERSON I'VE HEARD OF. where's your justice???

Indianapolis, IN

#15 Sep 21, 2008
I have worked for Wendys and Mike for a number of years. While it is unclear what happened to the money or if he took it, he has got to be one of the most negative and arrogant people I know. Part of it is because he has to do his job and I understand that, but most of the time he very condescending. He has no grasp on how to motivate his employees and managers to impove their quality of work. All he does is focus on the negative side of things and takes it to the tenth degree. He makes his them resent him and not want to improve. I honestly would not be surprised if he did thake the money.

Indianapolis, IN

#16 Sep 21, 2008
**(previous post typo)**

should be "He makes them resent him and not want to improve."
Justice has been served

League City, TX

#17 Sep 21, 2008
Melissa you think a man who treats his employees like worthless animals is a loving, thoughtful, giving person?! Are you nuts!? Sticking up for a man like this really says alot about your character MELISSA. You must be just like him. Why are you in awe of this man? From your above statements you would think he is a Martyr or something. Do you have any comprehension of what "low hanging fruit" means? Am I hungry... Am I an animal... what the hell does that mean? Ill briefly explain it for you MELISSA, "Low hanging fruit" is a derogatory arrogant statment meaning that the hard work employees and managers put in is insufficiant, in other words were the lowest form of a human and worker or the "lowest hanging" fruit on the vine. Its funny MELISSA that Employee agrees with me, hmm its almost like we know what an arrogant man he is. Who the hell is he to you? Lets not be ignorant MELISSA "we need more people like that" is what you said after I wrote about how is wife WHO DOES NOT WORK THEIR! Is giving employees SHIT! Yes she is extremely POMPUS.

(Pompus)*Adjective*-characteri zed by exaggerated stateliness; pretentious, as in speech or manner; self-important

Sound familiar MELISSA? And no these articles are not FALSE, cmon pull your head out MELISSA do you think that Jettinghoff would resign for no reason?! What planet are you from? If you were innocent would you not fight like hell for your job?! There was enough evidence for him to resign,join the rest of the world MELISSA and get off your high horse. And my name is Mel Gibson whats it to you? ARE YOU AN ANIMAL MELISSA? ARE YOU HUNGRY? I hear Wendys has a good selection of food, maybe try a jr. bacon....

United States

#18 Sep 22, 2008
It has been reported that the original news story was not factual. Someone using Kent Brown's identification (probably a disgruntal employee) sent in that news release, when it's not even true. Mike resigned that's true, but maybe because after 31 years he was offered something better somewhere else that Wendys of Fort Wayne can't give him.

Fort Wayne, IN

#19 Sep 22, 2008
That's what is wrong with our society. Everyone tends to believe what they read, whether it is the truth or not. Everyone who knows the Jettinghoff family knows that they could and would never do such a thing. Mike and his wife have both put their heart and soul into the Dave Thomas Foundation. For someone to say that they are steeling is obsurd! Instead of making accusations against others, you should make sure that the information you are giving is true instead of spreading lies!!
Marie Russell

Indianapolis, IN

#20 Sep 22, 2008
The article about Mike Jettinghoff shows us how
unprofessional and irrespnsible the news media can be. Shame on you WANE TV!! You did not even call Mike before you ruined his name.
Where are your ethics ???

Cicero, IL

#21 Sep 22, 2008
Shame on all of you for passing judgement. I personally know both Mike and his wife and I know that Mike would never do this. He is a very professional man and takes his job seriously. He would never steal from the foundation or anyone. As for his wife being pompus - you don't even know her!Know your facts before you speak.
get a life

United States

#22 Sep 22, 2008
im not the type to pass judgment or write things on the internet but this has gone to far.... ive been reading these comments from all sorts of people and its bothersome. have you been listening to the new??? they have been saying its not true and the facts are not right. and to the people saying he got fired, thats not factual. this is a man that is trying to ruin other people because of his own problems. and to be honest the person named (justice has been served), you have a lot of anger in your heart towards people and you actually sound like you would be the one to have caused all of this problem, you are the one people should be afraid of. you just sound like a measly, unliked person that works at wendy's and jsut wants to cause problems. the news channels 15 and 21 should be disgusted in themselves for airing this before going to the source. this has to come to an end of all you people that think they know the truth. i hate hearing stuff like this, thats whats wrong with society,its obvious, it is a person that has nothing better to do with his/her life.

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