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Sweets are supposed to be sweet.
An Indiana candy store recently went viral after its owner used a post on Facebook about Settings to seemingly resolve some of the problems he was having with previous employees. In the Post, he reportedly attributed one of the negative behaviors primarily to girls, leading some social media users to respond with allegations of sexism.
The Facebook page for Good’s Candy Shop in Anderson has apparently been deleted. Prior to the dismantling, the owner announced how the business was being hired for various positions including ice cream cake decorator and customer service, reports the New York Post.
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According to the news agency, after explaining that the store’s motto was “work hard, be nice,” the shopkeeper continued the post by complaining about the different types of people he was dealing with as an employee.
He reportedly complained about whimpers, complainers and lazy workers while creating nicknames for other types of workers like Roamer, Hider and Controller.
However, the post took an unexpected turn when it began to describe a type of worker the owner calls a splinter. Apparently the owner uses this nickname for the type of worker trying to split people up.
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According to the news agency, he then stated that the behavior was mainly observed in young girls who were taught by their mothers to behave in this way. Later in the post, he reportedly said boys were more likely to challenge it.
Users on Facebook reportedly responded by calling the post, and the owner of the shop, sexist. Several users have reportedly commented that the owner didn’t come across as a good boss for work. According to the New York Post, at least one response accused him of being a “troll who hates women.”
The New York Post reports that online critics called the post “sexist”.
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Store owner Randy Good responded to the backlash by apologizing for the language used in some of the responses on the store’s Facebook page, the Herald Bulletin reports. He also reportedly said that he thought the job was benign and that everyone else had experienced the behaviors he complained about.
Fox News tried soliciting Good’s Candy Shop for comment but did not get an immediate response.