Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Fired for What!? - Shark Attack, Racy Photos, and Bonus Buzzfeed

Welcome to another installment of Fired for What!?
  • First up, a man terminated for saving children from a shark attack with his bare hands. That sounds like a good thing, right? Apparently not if you're vacationing on the beach while on sick leave. This is kind of a tricky issue though . . . because he was on sick leave for the express purpose of relaxing to alleviate stress. That sounds pretty consistent with a beach vacation to me, but I'm not the guy's boss.
  • Second, is a Houston police Sergeant who was demoted for posting "racy photographs" online. She put some modelling shots on the Internet and the powers that be demoted her. There's a video of some discussion on the issue at the link (fast forward to about 2:25).
  • Finally a bonus link to Buzzfeed's 24 People Daring Their Bosses to Fire Them (possibly NSFW - some profanity).