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(Palm Beach Post)   Name the fastest way to get fired from your job after 10 years: a) show up to work drunk, b) steal company funds, or c) inform your employer you have just been approved for a life-saving kidney transplant   ( palmbeachpost.com) divider line
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2012-09-26 12:13:01 AM  
Hey now, I showed up for work drunk (well, hungover and residually drunk from three hours prior), breathed scotch fumes all over my boss, told him and his management style to fark themselves in a glorious litany of insults and a tirade of "how I would do things" - and was promoted.

/YMMV, of course
 
2012-09-26 12:22:21 AM  

dickfreckle: Hey now, I showed up for work drunk (well, hungover and residually drunk from three hours prior), breathed scotch fumes all over my boss, told him and his management style to fark themselves in a glorious litany of insults and a tirade of "how I would do things" - and was promoted.

/YMMV, of course


Was this after a hypnosis session where the guy died before he could snap you out of it?
 
2012-09-26 12:24:07 AM  
I hope the his lawyers have a field day with Sysco. Bunch of douchebags took away years of his life by causing him to be booted off the wait list.
 
2012-09-26 12:39:39 AM  
When Cupid lost his job he also lost his insurance and was booted off the transplant list at Shands.

I hate you, world.
 
2012-09-26 12:57:15 AM  

Relatively Obscure: When Cupid lost his job he also lost his insurance and was booted off the transplant list at Shands.

I hate you, world.


Well, he could always just go to the emergency room
 
2012-09-26 01:29:05 AM  
Let me just wax Internet Tough Guy here for a second... hypothetically, let's say there was some kind of guy with superpowers, and he heard about this story, and he decided what he'd do is kill everyone involved in making this decision.

Well, I bet if that happened five or six times, companies might stop doing it.
 
2012-09-26 01:33:52 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Relatively Obscure: When Cupid lost his job he also lost his insurance and was booted off the transplant list at Shands.

I hate you, world.

Well, he could always just go to the emergency room


Yeah, this almost as much of an indictment of our healthcare system as it is of Sysco.
 
2012-09-26 02:49:50 AM  

James F. Campbell: Let me just wax Internet Tough Guy here for a second... hypothetically, let's say there was some kind of guy with superpowers, and he heard about this story, and he decided what he'd do is kill everyone involved in making this decision.

Well, I bet if that happened five or six times, companies might stop doing it.


If anyone asks, I was hanging out with you tomorrow night.
 
2012-09-26 04:30:46 AM  
Yay right to work states!
They can't have an employee that is absent and costing the insurance company money.
F*ck sysco anyhow - the stuff they truck into restaurants isn't real food.
 
2012-09-26 05:06:11 AM  

AbbeySomeone: Yay right to work states!
They can't have an employee that is absent and costing the insurance company money.
F*ck sysco anyhow - the stuff they truck into restaurants isn't real food.


Was "right to work" the first time conservative politicians used a name almost ironically? Like the "Family," "Liberty," and "Constitution" I'm always b*tching about?

/and you're totally right about Sysco
 
2012-09-26 05:14:36 AM  

dickfreckle: Was "right to work" the first time conservative politicians used a name almost ironically? Like the "Family," "Liberty," and "Constitution" I'm always b*tching about?


You forgot Patriot, Freedom, and Defense.
 
2012-09-26 05:24:21 AM  

RedPhoenix122: dickfreckle: Was "right to work" the first time conservative politicians used a name almost ironically? Like the "Family," "Liberty," and "Constitution" I'm always b*tching about?

You forgot Patriot, Freedom, and Defense.


Damn, it's not like me to forget "Freedomtm" After all, that's why I hate America.
 
2012-09-26 05:30:06 AM  

dickfreckle: RedPhoenix122: dickfreckle: Was "right to work" the first time conservative politicians used a name almost ironically? Like the "Family," "Liberty," and "Constitution" I'm always b*tching about?

You forgot Patriot, Freedom, and Defense.

Damn, it's not like me to forget "Freedomtm" After all, that's why I hate America.


"Security" purposes. My fav.
 
2012-09-26 06:31:33 AM  

RedPhoenix122: dickfreckle: Was "right to work" the first time conservative politicians used a name almost ironically? Like the "Family," "Liberty," and "Constitution" I'm always b*tching about?

You forgot Patriot, Freedom, and Defense.


Orwellian language. Doubleplusgood.
 
2012-09-26 06:36:19 AM  
"That's not a slow, painful, lingering death, son. That's FREEDOM!
 
2012-09-26 06:41:14 AM  
Gosh it would be nice if one party could just control all of the branches of gov't and get rid of stupid laws like this. I mean, the guy is obviously just using his disease as an excuse for not working as hard as he should. Why should some other well qualified individual not have a chance at this job when this guy will obviously be incapable of performing his duties for some time? Plus he's the wrong color for night work, I mean, it's night when he's working and he's supposed to be the manager. How can he manage if people can't find him in the dark? Hopefully you've read this far before banging out some spittle flecked response. I hope the people who made this decision lose their shirts over this.
 
2012-09-26 06:42:23 AM  

James F. Campbell: Let me just wax Internet Tough Guy here for a second... hypothetically, let's say there was some kind of guy with superpowers, and he heard about this story, and he decided what he'd do is kill everyone involved in making this decision.

Well, I bet if that happened five or six times, companies might stop doing it.


Seriously, why is it always that when someone goes nuts they always go after a bus full of kids, people in a theater, or blow up a kitten factory. They always go after an innocent group who had fark all to do whatever beef they had with the world instead of going after some evil farkers who they had a legitimate understandable grudge with. Why are the people who are honestly getting a raw deal always so god dammed civilized?
 
2012-09-26 06:43:49 AM  

dickfreckle: AbbeySomeone: Yay right to work states!
They can't have an employee that is absent and costing the insurance company money.
F*ck sysco anyhow - the stuff they truck into restaurants isn't real food.

Was "right to work" the first time conservative politicians used a name almost ironically? Like the "Family," "Liberty," and "Constitution" I'm always b*tching about?

/and you're totally right about Sysco


Except this wouldn't be right to work, this would be "at will employment" and every state would allow a company to downsize if they are actually eliminating a position.
 
2012-09-26 06:44:10 AM  

AbbeySomeone: Yay right to work states!


you're thinking "at will" employment. Right to work means someone can't be compelled to join a union as a condition of employment.
 
2012-09-26 06:44:58 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Relatively Obscure: When Cupid lost his job he also lost his insurance and was booted off the transplant list at Shands.

I hate you, world.

Well, he could always just go to the emergency room


Yea, stop complaining. Rush Limbaugh told me that nobody is refused medical care in this country. What's the problem?
 
2012-09-26 06:45:52 AM  
At a local hospital, one of the leads in the lab had worked there for 12 years and was a quasi supervisor. She loaned some money to an employee and the employee was supposed to pay back in installments but she never made any. Long story short, the lead lady beat her up in the hospital parking lot and got fired. Now she's not getting money from two places...
 
2012-09-26 06:46:35 AM  

Relatively Obscure: When Cupid lost his job he also lost his insurance and was booted off the transplant list at Shands.

I hate you, world.


This should raise a red flag on his story, he had the option to keep cobra but switched to his wife's plan. I would think if I had something as important as a kidney transplant scheduled I would check coverage before switching plans.
 
2012-09-26 06:48:57 AM  
I'm pretty sure that's illegal.
*reads article*
Yep.
 
2012-09-26 06:49:26 AM  

JonZoidberg: Now she's not getting money from two places...


Her hoohoo and her starfish?
 
2012-09-26 06:52:48 AM  

James F. Campbell: Let me just wax Internet Tough Guy here for a second... hypothetically, let's say there was some kind of guy with superpowers, and he heard about this story, and he decided what he'd do is kill everyone involved in making this decision.

Well, I bet if that happened five or six times, companies might stop doing it.


You don't need super powers, just add criminal sanctions to the civil ones already in place for ADA And EEOC, then actually enforce them, a few execs in club fed will do wonders for compliance.

/yea I know, the chance of either party doing that is the same as Natassja Kinski asking to be my sex slave...
 
2012-09-26 06:52:55 AM  
Medicare is available for dialysis patients 6 months after they start dialysis, three months if they participate in a home dialysis program. Medicare will pay for a transplant secondary to any other insurance, or as primary if other insurance is lost. He was obliviously fired for being Black, which is perfectly legal.
 
2012-09-26 06:54:30 AM  

dickfreckle: Hey now, I showed up for work drunk (well, hungover and residually drunk from three hours prior), breathed scotch fumes all over my boss, told him and his management style to fark themselves in a glorious litany of insults and a tirade of "how I would do things" - and was promoted.

/YMMV, of course


Years ago, I'd been working for a company about that many years and I always had a beer or two when we went out for company lunches. None of the managers ever said a word about it. The owner once gave me a beer out of the management fridge on my birthday so I drank it at my desk while I wrapped up the day's work. That was the stuff of legends, apparently. After the company closed, a bunch of people asked me if it was true. Didn't seem like such a big deal at the time.
 
2012-09-26 07:03:08 AM  
In the old days there was a cultural ethics about that kind of thing. Of course its been replaced with cartel style management where any weakness means you have to go. Companys are set up as dictatorships like stalins russia. They can't send you to Siberia they just fire you. Expect more of this as time goes on.
 
2012-09-26 07:03:35 AM  
Came for a Stanley reference. Leaving disappointed.


/did I stutter?
 
2012-09-26 07:05:46 AM  
The company says that this was part of a planned downsizing. That's an easy one then: prove it. If it was planed, then there is a long trail of documentation. If not, I think the company paying all the medical bills, and ten years severance pay sound fair to me.
 
2012-09-26 07:06:52 AM  

jtown: dickfreckle: Hey now, I showed up for work drunk (well, hungover and residually drunk from three hours prior), breathed scotch fumes all over my boss, told him and his management style to fark themselves in a glorious litany of insults and a tirade of "how I would do things" - and was promoted.

/YMMV, of course

Years ago, I'd been working for a company about that many years and I always had a beer or two when we went out for company lunches. None of the managers ever said a word about it. The owner once gave me a beer out of the management fridge on my birthday so I drank it at my desk while I wrapped up the day's work. That was the stuff of legends, apparently. After the company closed, a bunch of people asked me if it was true. Didn't seem like such a big deal at the time.


At my old job I had a credenza with various cordials for VIPs, I knew when it was going to be a bad day when my boss would stamp in, push aside the brandy and Cognac, and fill her coffee cup with the emergency bottle of wild turkey I kept back there
 
2012-09-26 07:07:44 AM  
The geniuses in Human Resources strike again.
 
2012-09-26 07:09:26 AM  

Tainted1: James F. Campbell: Let me just wax Internet Tough Guy here for a second... hypothetically, let's say there was some kind of guy with superpowers, and he heard about this story, and he decided what he'd do is kill everyone involved in making this decision.

Well, I bet if that happened five or six times, companies might stop doing it.

Seriously, why is it always that when someone goes nuts they always go after a bus full of kids, people in a theater, or blow up a kitten factory. They always go after an innocent group who had fark all to do whatever beef they had with the world instead of going after some evil farkers who they had a legitimate understandable grudge with. Why are the people who are honestly getting a raw deal always so god dammed civilized?


I'm actually hoping I get terminally ill/bankrupt/something then I will have nothing to live for.
 
2012-09-26 07:11:03 AM  
JOB CREATORS

WORLDS BEST HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

SOCIALISM

OBBAAMMMAAAAA
 
2012-09-26 07:12:06 AM  

JWideman: I'm pretty sure that's illegal.
*reads article*
Yep.


Don't confuse "illegal" and "morally wrong."
If it isn't explicitly prohibited by law, it's anything goes.
 
2012-09-26 07:12:26 AM  

Pribar: jtown: dickfreckle: Hey now, I showed up for work drunk (well, hungover and residually drunk from three hours prior), breathed scotch fumes all over my boss, told him and his management style to fark themselves in a glorious litany of insults and a tirade of "how I would do things" - and was promoted.

/YMMV, of course

Years ago, I'd been working for a company about that many years and I always had a beer or two when we went out for company lunches. None of the managers ever said a word about it. The owner once gave me a beer out of the management fridge on my birthday so I drank it at my desk while I wrapped up the day's work. That was the stuff of legends, apparently. After the company closed, a bunch of people asked me if it was true. Didn't seem like such a big deal at the time.

At my old job I had a credenza with various cordials for VIPs, I knew when it was going to be a bad day when my boss would stamp in, push aside the brandy and Cognac, and fill her coffee cup with the emergency bottle of wild turkey I kept back there


There's a free bar at my office, open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings.
 
2012-09-26 07:12:43 AM  
I wouldn't have told em shiat, just schedule my vacation time during surgery, or at least call in til insurance cleared the bill.
 
2012-09-26 07:13:54 AM  

BigBooper: If not, I think the company paying all the medical bills, and ten years severance pay sound fair to me.


What is this "severance pay" of which you speak?
No contract, no pay-pay.
 
2012-09-26 07:16:03 AM  
The problem with employer-provided health insurance is that it's in their best interest to get rid of anyone who needs it.
 
2012-09-26 07:16:25 AM  

AbbeySomeone: Yay right to work states!
They can't have an employee that is absent and costing the insurance company money.
F*ck sysco anyhow - the stuff they truck into restaurants isn't real food.


Nothing to do with right to work and more to do with at will. The article is totally one sided and it should be relatively easy to decide. The company just has to show they were planning to cut the position before he told them about the transplant, his lawyers will most likely subpoena documentation beyond that but so long as none of it mentions his medical issues the company is probably OK.
 
2012-09-26 07:17:12 AM  
So this is kind of awsome... If I get sick I am guaranteed a job for the rest of my life! No matter what happens to the company financially, or how badly I screw up, or how many days I miss. They have to keep paying for me and my insurance! Woohoo!

/amidoingitright?
 
2012-09-26 07:18:50 AM  
Remember kids, you're a fungible cog and nothing more. Just be glad your betters haven't found a way to replace you with a robot yet.

So what are we going to do now that we have more people than jobs? Every outcome I see aside from laughably fantastical Star Trek style utopias is pretty grim.
 
2012-09-26 07:19:04 AM  
my job was eliminated too cause i was being treated for psychosis. downsizing
yeah right
 
2012-09-26 07:19:05 AM  
Does Sysco have a life insurance policy on this guy, with the company being the sole recipient of any claims?
 
2012-09-26 07:20:46 AM  

Lt_Ryan: AbbeySomeone: Yay right to work states!
They can't have an employee that is absent and costing the insurance company money.
F*ck sysco anyhow - the stuff they truck into restaurants isn't real food.

Nothing to do with right to work and more to do with at will. The article is totally one sided and it should be relatively easy to decide. The company just has to show they were planning to cut the position before he told them about the transplant, his lawyers will most likely subpoena documentation beyond that but so long as none of it mentions his medical issues the company is probably OK.


TFA said that only 4 other people were laid off for 'financial' reasons, and those months before he was 'downsized'.

I'm not saying the article is true, but if it is, Sysco is gonna be regretting that one
 
2012-09-26 07:22:06 AM  

WhyteRaven74: Right to work means someone can't be compelled to join a union as a condition of employment.


Right to work is what you need if your car breaks down.
 
2012-09-26 07:22:21 AM  

The All-Powerful Atheismo: JonZoidberg: Now she's not getting money from two places...

Her hoohoo and her starfish?


This is why I love FARK.
 
2012-09-26 07:22:57 AM  

6655321: Does Sysco have a life insurance policy on this guy, with the company being the sole recipient of any claims?


I wouldn't be surprised, and that makes me sad.

It's also 100% legal.
 
2012-09-26 07:25:14 AM  

JonZoidberg: At a local hospital, one of the leads in the lab had worked there for 12 years and was a quasi supervisor. She loaned some money to an employee and the employee was supposed to pay back in installments but she never made any. Long story short, the lead lady beat her up in the hospital parking lot and got fired. Now she's not getting money from two places...


csb
 
2012-09-26 07:25:39 AM  

fusillade762: MaudlinMutantMollusk: Relatively Obscure: When Cupid lost his job he also lost his insurance and was booted off the transplant list at Shands.

I hate you, world.

Well, he could always just go to the emergency room

Yeah, this almost IS as much of an indictment of our healthcare system as it is of Sysco.


THIS.
 
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