I would suggest that we stop hinting at what might have happened. None of us knows, and if anyone thinks they do know, they have no right to be discussing it with customers, especially if they are a manager. Likewise, it doesn't help to hint at information known but not shared here.
I for one seldom believe anything told to me in a pub, whether by a manager or not.
My concern is for the family, who may well have to spend Christmas in a hostel or B&B, because of Humphrey Smith's inane policies.
What annoys me on this forum is people who shed crocodile tears for sacked managers. However
these tears only last until the cheap beer in there glass is gone and they go back to the bar for more to further line Mr Smiths pocket.
Feel genuinely sorry for the family as i also live in a house that is tied to my job.
Moonchild, i hope you continue to post on this forum