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Mother wants to report lunchtime supervisor for eating from a serving tray at her daughter’s school

Mother who wants to report a lunchtime supervisor who ate a FISH FINGER from the serving tray at her daughter’s school is slammed by other parents and told to ‘get a grip’

  • Woman, from the UK, took to Mumsnet to ask if she was being unreasonable
  • Anonymous mother was told about incident by her daughter, eight, on Friday 
  • Parents were quick to criticise the mother over her plan to report staff member

A mother has been slammed online after admitting she considered reporting a lunchtime supervisor who ate a fish finger from a serving tray at her daughter’s school. 

The anonymous woman, from the UK, took to Mumsnet to ask other parents whether her desire to report the staff member was unreasonable.

But members of the website were quick to criticise the mother, who was told about the incident by her eight-year-old daughter on Friday, and insisted she ‘get a grip’.

‘OMG how have you given this any headspace? Seriously, who cares?’ wrote one, as another penned: ‘Get a grip. And tell your child to get a matching one.’ 

A mother has been slammed online after admitting she considered reporting a lunchtime supervisor who ate a fish finger from a serving tray at her daughter’s school (stock photo)

The anonymous woman, from the UK, took to Mumsnet (pictured) to ask other parents whether her desire to report the staff member was unreasonable

The anonymous woman, from the UK, took to Mumsnet (pictured) to ask other parents whether her desire to report the staff member was unreasonable

In the post, the mother penned: ‘My daughter, eight, told me that yesterday she saw a lunchtime supervisor take a fish finger off the tray at the serving hatch with her fingers and eat it.’

‘She said no other adults saw, but she has seen this staff member do this before. Would you email school and pass on what my daughter said?’

It continued: ‘A few bits of context: I believe my daughter, she is not likely to have made this up, and the lunchtime supervisor has been working there about 30 years. 

‘She’s very harsh with the kids (based on what daughter has told me) and other parents have said even the staff are a bit scared of her.’

‘The school had an outbreak of norovirus last week so have been very hot on infection control, washing hands etc.’

Other parents were keen to express their disbelief at the mother's willingness to report her daughter's story

Other parents were keen to express their disbelief at the mother’s willingness to report her daughter’s story

She went on to call it ‘unprofessional’ and added that it ‘sets a bad example to the kids,’ before asking forum users whether they’d report it or leave it. 

And other parents were keen to express their disbelief at the mother’s willingness to report her daughter’s story.

‘Unless she picked one up, licked it and put it on someone’s plate, I really wouldn’t bother,’ wrote one, while a second joked: ‘I’d skip the school and go straight to the police to report The Fishfinger Thief!’

A further added: ‘I couldn’t really care about this and I’m surprised an eight-year-old noticed and thought it worth mentioning to you.’ 

 

Following the negative comments, the mother admitted she now understood that the plan to email was 'ridiculous'

Following the negative comments, the mother admitted she now understood that the plan to email was ‘ridiculous’

However, some supported the parent’s stance and wrote that certain schools only cook exact quantities so the lunchtime supervisor would have ‘literally been stealing that fish from a child’s plate.’

Following the negative comments, the mother admitted she now understood that the plan to email was ‘ridiculous’. 

But defending her thoughts, she added: ‘If I had proceeded with my (now I see ridiculous) plan to email the school I would have just passed on what my daughter mentioned. 

‘I wouldn’t have expected them to do anything particular other than “have a word” if they saw fit.’

‘I thought it was inappropriate and a bad example because presumably the kids would be told off if they took a fish finger off the tray with their fingers and ate it without a plate.’

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