Missing MH370: Worker quits over poll on jet's fate

Robert Gaxiola found this display of tipping cups to be "grossly insensitive".

SINGAPORE - A poll on the fate of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has cost an assistant manager at a French bakery in Singapore his job.

The 35-year-old who came up with the idea for the poll as a quirky way to collect tips resigned last Friday after receiving flak from patrons.

The display was put up at the Asia Square branch of the Artisan Boulangerie Compagnie (ABC) on Wednesday morning and taken down a day later, the company said.

Beside a sign which read "What happen 2 MH370?" were two plastic cups for tips (above). One cup had a picture of a tail of a plane diving downwards. The other showed a jet cruising in the clouds with a caption reading "Still alive!"

Mr Robert Gaxiola, who was buying coffee there on his way to work on Thursday morning, took a picture and uploaded it to his Facebook page before sharing it on ABC's Facebook site.

The company, which has five branches here and was set up here last year, apologised on its Facebook page for the "appalling personal action by our employee at our premises".

It did not give the assistant manager's name, but said he had worked at the branch for about four months, and had tendered his resignation.

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