Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Fired for WHAT!? - 5/16/2012

Welcome to the latest edition of Fired for WHAT!?, the spontaneously appearing segment on Lawffice Space covering the best termination stories from around the web:
  • Making students wear the "Cone of Shame" - Technically, this one is just a suspension... for now. You know those big dog collars? They're like giant cones that keep dogs from licking and picking at their wounds? Yeah, well, apparently some people feel that it's inappropriate for teachers to make high school kids wear them.
  • Mocking university Black Studies programs - The Chronicle of Higher Education fired a blogger. The blogger claims it was because she "suggested that the dissertation topics of the graduate students (in Black Studies programs) mentioned were obscure at best and 'a collection of left-wing victimization claptrap,' at worst." I guess that didn't go over well.
  • Fired for Tweeting - The CFO of Francesca (some kind of clothing store I'm not familiar with) was fired for some inappropriate tweets. One example: "Board meeting. Good numbers=Happy Board"... tweeted 6 days before they released their earnings report.
The fired CFO's Twitter handle is reportedly @theoldcfo. You can follow me at @PhilipMiles, where I will not prematurely tweet earnings, but will use the #Fired4WHAT hashtag.