Spring, Texas – June 3, 2019: The manager of a Spring area Subway is without a job tonight after a text message exchange with an employee turned racist.
Katelyn Simmons, a student at Klein High School dropped off a job application at the Subway located at 15830 Champion Forest Drive.
Simmons’ friend, who is a current employee encouraged her to apply. After Simmons dropped off her application, her friend sent a text message to the manager that said, “Girl brought in her application I’m leaving it on the table for you tomorrow.”
The manager replied, “Ok thanks. How she look?”
The friend then responded, “Black girl long dark hair. Shortish”
The manager’s response is what led to her immediate termination.
The manager replied, “Oh no thanks. I dont want those people in our store lol.”
Katelyn’s mother turned to social media to share a screenshot of the text message conversation and a photo of her daughter. In the Facebook post, she said, “We are typically silent about this stuff but this was pretty blatant and to be sharing this type of hate with other kids is taking it too far.”
Subway released the following statement:
“The manager of this location was immediately terminated for her actions. The Franchise Owner has reached out to the young woman who applied for the position to apologize and encourage her to consider re-applying. The former-manager’s actions do not reflect the openness and values shown by Subway Franchise Owners and their staffs. The Subway brand and its independent Franchise Owners are inclusive and welcome all individuals to be part of the Subway restaurant teams.”