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(Yahoo)   Judge rules that former security guard who was fired for seeing ghosts cannot be denied unemployment benefits   ( divider line
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4351 clicks; posted to Main » on 10 Nov 2005 at 10:44 AM (11 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2005-11-10 08:54:29 AM  
A silly case, but a just result.
2005-11-10 08:57:27 AM  
Why would he be fired for seeing ghosts?
2005-11-10 09:24:19 AM  
I see unemployed people
2005-11-10 09:28:15 AM  
I'd have gotten away with it, if it wasn't for those meddling kids.
2005-11-10 09:38:41 AM  
A guard that sees ghosts?
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2005-11-10 10:46:11 AM  
Good my plans for "seeing" gnomes here at work can now proceed to phase 1.
2005-11-10 10:47:10 AM  
all i see at work are pricks.:(
2005-11-10 10:47:45 AM  
I dropped a few `evil spirits' in the cubicle next to me. tehehe
/haunter of nostrils
2005-11-10 10:52:37 AM  
In My Time We Called Them *DT's*.
2005-11-10 10:54:19 AM  
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He can make the lots of more money with his dumbtasia.
2005-11-10 10:56:32 AM  
LineNoise wins

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2005-11-10 10:56:52 AM  
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2005-11-10 10:57:02 AM  
PembrokeRiseisPeople [TotalFark]

A silly case, but a just result.

If I thought that unemployment insurance was a good idea, I'd agree that this was a just result.
2005-11-10 10:57:49 AM  
2005-11-10 10:58:40 AM  
2005-11-10 08:57:27 AM ThatDevGuy [TotalFark]

Why would he be fired for seeing ghosts?

It would probably be a reasonable assumption that a ghost wouldn't be interested in stealing the Jones's brand new stereo or BMW, so calling in patrol cars for them would be pretty bad for productivity.
2005-11-10 11:07:10 AM  
Why would he be fired for seeing ghosts

Most employers prefer not to employ the crazy.
2005-11-10 11:07:49 AM  
Isn't it funny how a huge chunk of Americans believe in ghosts, but no one will belive you if you say you saw one?
2005-11-10 11:11:08 AM  
Cause ghosts are invisible. You're supposed to just smell them.
2005-11-10 11:15:54 AM  
If his work was not affected, he should not have been fired IMO.

Reminds me of the Asimov story of two robots sent to do something (long term). Reports came back that they had created a cult religion and techs were dispatched to cure this. When the techs got there, they discovered that in following the religion, the robots were doing everything they were supposed to. So they said there is nothing to fix.

If there was no problem, he didn't need to be fired. Now, if the guy was shooting at the ghosts, that's different.
2005-11-10 11:17:38 AM  
employee: I saw a ghost here yesterday, it was a different one than last week.

employer: Listen, I know you are a good worker, you do your job, but I don't believe in ghosts and you are making me nervous.

employee: but.. but.. I've always been able to see them.

employer: There's no such thing as ghosts. Noone has proven them to exist. in the infamous words of Trump, "You're Fired".

employee: just because YOU don't believe in them doesn't mean they don't exist! They've been talked about, written about as long as print has existed!

employer: don't care, your fired.

I say he deserves it. If you don't want him to talk about it, write up a policy and make him sign it.
2005-11-10 11:21:41 AM  
I know someone that ran a business that had a similar dilema. The business in particular had a showroom and a warehouse. Typically, an employee would need to drive to the warehouse to pick up various items. Well, it turns out this employee claimed that they would be abducted by UFO's if they drove on this warehouse road. The only other viable solution was to use alternate routes which were about a half an hour out of the way.

In the end, my friend had to fire this woman. She attempted to sue for not receiving unemployment benefits. Fortunately she lost as the judge noticed a pattern of this behaviour. Still costly and a hassle for my friend, though.
2005-11-10 11:21:43 AM  
I only came here for the JLo Hewitt pics.
Apparently Farkers are slacking today....
/is truely sad
2005-11-10 11:50:32 AM  
I only came here for the JLo Hewitt pics.

Don't forget Patricia Arquette - the other big-breasted medium
2005-11-10 12:09:35 PM  
I do not see ghosts... but I hunt them.
2005-11-10 12:57:44 PM  
What's the news here? Christians claim to see ghosts all the time. They claim that ghosts talk to them and tell them what to do and they do it, justifying their actions on the claim that the ghost told them to do it.

They don't get fired. And that's not news.
2005-11-10 03:03:08 PM  
I don't see the big deal....I worked at a haunted hospital we azll had to deal with seeing things even the owner
2005-11-10 04:11:46 PM  
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2005-11-10 06:42:42 PM  
Unless you were in the military, it's unlikely that any of you have ever spent a night out, fixedly watching nothing out in the middle of nowhere. No lights, no noise, no nothing.

But let me tell you, when it is pitch black out, the mind does play all sorts of tricks. Over the course of a few nights, at first I saw rabbit-sized hallucinations--which then flew away. They were not hard to deal with. But then they started to get larger. When you are seeing things and they get to be man-sized, you definitely get the willies.

The biggest hallucination was the size of an elephant and about made me poop myself. I swear as it came closer, it blocked out the stars over the horizon. By that point, it even had auditory hallucinations to go with the visual.

That was one long damn night.
2005-11-10 08:24:26 PM  
Umm don't smoke the weed before guard duty. Please.
2005-11-10 09:37:08 PM  
"The employer cannot have security guards who see ghosts and apparitions and inform the employer, and then the employer sends out the patrol cars."

Uhhh, not sure what His Honor was trying to say here, unless it was, "Yes I do enjoy bourbon for lunch."
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