Employment Lawyers‘ Best Answer: Was I wrongfully terminated? No, you deserved to have been fired.
Our employment attorneys blog about serious problems that arise in the workplace, ranging from race discrimination and age discrimination to sales commission disputes and overtime violations. However, sometime there are stories from the workplace that are just fun to share. No point except that every employee has dreams of going on like that. In this case, Robert McKevitt worked second shift in a warehouse when he decided to take a 15 minute break (which he should be paid for). So, he goes over to the vending machine, puts in his buck, pushes C19, and waits for the Twix bar to drop. The spiral holder starts spinning bring that chocolate, caramel cookie closer … until it stops and dangles on the edge. We’ve all been there. Just like we all have done, Robert banged and shook the machine before relenting to putting in another buck. But nothing came. So this is where Robert diverted from standard vending machine coaxing tactics. He went and got a forklift. Yep, a forklift.
According to documents filed as part of his unemployment appeal, Robert used the forklift to lift the machine and drop it from two feet off the ground. After dropping the machine six times, he dislodged not only the two Twix bars that he paid for, but at least one other. What’s amazing to me is that that after his manager confronted him, it took the employer five full days to fire him.
“That machine was trouble,” Robert explained. “They fired me, and now I hear they have all new vending machines there.” Well, there is that. Of course, a note on the machine or complaint to the boss probably would have been ignored.
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