June 24, 2016 12:00 am -


The 17-year-old Kansas City teen lost her job within an hour.

WDAF-TV reported that Jensen Walcott and her friend, 17-year-old Jake Reed, were hired on the same day at a local Pizza Studio franchise.

When Walcott shared the news with Reed, she said, she learned that he would be paid $8.25 an hour, while she was hired for $8 an hour for the same position even though both had the same amount of experience. She then called Legends and asked to speak to a manager about the discrepancy.

“I was like maybe when I’m on hold right now, she will just offer me 8.25 and everything is gonna be good,” Walcott recalled. “She didn’t do that.”

Instead, she said, the manager fired both her and Reed for discussing their salaries, saying it was a violation of company policy.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.