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Unread 05-23-2012, 04:15 AM
Status: "How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same?" (set 2 days ago)
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Default Fired 2 years short of retirement for finding a gun on the job

This is the most distressing work related article I've seen in a long time. I hope his union can turn this around for this man.

Michigan Worker Fired After Turning In Gun Found On The Job - Careers Articles
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Unread 05-23-2012, 05:01 AM
 
Location: Johnson City, Tn
962 posts, read 477,113 times
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Man. they did not even use Vaseline with him. Hope he gets his job back so he can retire. That is messed up.
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Unread 05-23-2012, 06:14 AM
 
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I'm guessing he's going to win this one.
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Unread 05-23-2012, 07:00 AM
 
Location: where people are either too stupid to leave or too stuck to move
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Originally Posted by BP72 View Post
Man. they did not even use Vaseline with him. Hope he gets his job back so he can retire. That is messed up.
does this mean what i think it means?
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Unread 05-23-2012, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Land Of Moose, Blueberries and Chickadees
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does this mean what i think it means?
Yes. Yes it does.

They were just looking for an excuse. Is he in a "right to fire" or "at will" state?
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Unread 05-23-2012, 11:38 AM
 
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Naturally you reinstate him to his job and reimburse him for any time and pay lost. Then you fire or demote whoever made the decision to fire him in the first place.
He did absolutely the right thing in getitng a gun away from children or thugs who could find it. Even for Detroit which is known for being challenged in all areas, even for them this is just stupid.
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Unread 05-23-2012, 11:48 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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a hardowrking man fired for doing the right thing! Its like a salem witch hunt sometimes where a man or woman will get in trouble for any viable excuse, no matter how big or small or how good his integrity is-and integrity, honesty and simply doing the right thing seems to be out the window nowadays. How screwed up that a persons livlihood gets stomped on at a moments notice like this. I hope he legally tears them a new one for this!
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Unread 05-23-2012, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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This is just wrong. I hope this man gets a bundle of money.
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Unread 05-23-2012, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Carrollton, TX
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All the plausible reasons to cheat this guy out of his retirement were already taken.

Last edited by crankywithakeyboard; 05-23-2012 at 01:07 PM.. Reason: Apparently the phrase "**********" is not appreciated here.
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