Thursday, June 28, 2012

Fired for WHAT!? - 6/28/2012

I thought I'd drop a not-so-serious post here before we get to the traditional week-ending Case of the Week (gee... I wonder what it could possibly be... I have a feeling we'll find out around 10:00 AM at One First Street in DC).

Fired for Letting Students Eat Moose Poop - "Two 8th grade students on a Canadian school trip were fooled into eating moose droppings by a chaperone and the teachers and principal didn't do anything to stop it." Wow. The kids were told that the Moose droppings were chocolate-covered almonds. The principal has reportedly been removed (he was supposed to be their "pal"! - anyone else remember that trick for remembering how to spell principal?)

Fired for Refusing to Charge Cigarettes to EBT Card - An EBT card is an "Electronic Benefit Transfer" card, which is effectively a charge card funded by government assistance. When a young man tried to use it to purchase cigarettes, the clerk said (paraphrasing), "Not on my watch!" Unfortunately, it turns out that people can use these cards (if they're a certain type - "cash cards") to buy things like cigarettes and beer. The clerk was told she had to accept the cards. I saw her on a talk show and she said something to the effect of "I was allowed to bow out gracefully." I'll call it constructive discharge and let her stay in today's Fired for What!? anyway.

If you have a good termination story, let me know. Or, use the hashtag #Fired4What on Twitter.