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(New Zealand Herald)   Was that wrong? Should I have not done that? I tell you I gotta plead ignorance on this rule against sleeping in the ceiling. Because if anyone had said anything at all   (m.nzherald.co.nz) divider line 33
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2014-01-02 11:44:33 AM
Oh, what a feeling!
When we're sleeping in the ceiling.
 
2014-01-02 12:17:40 PM
Lionel Richie very jealous.
 
2014-01-02 12:19:35 PM
And here, ladies and gentlemen of fark, is the ultimate justification for "at will" employment.
 
2014-01-02 12:20:30 PM
Wha? How did he get all the cats out of it?
 
2014-01-02 12:21:07 PM
Go home, Lionel, you're drunk
 
2014-01-02 12:21:16 PM
Ceiling Co-worker is ...zzzzzzzzzz
 
2014-01-02 12:21:47 PM

4.bp.blogspot.com


Psst.  Would somebody come and collect Francis.


His snoring is ruining my cat nap.

 
2014-01-02 12:26:03 PM
Chang?
 
2014-01-02 12:27:04 PM

Sybarite: Oh, what a feeling!
When we're sleeping in the ceiling.



And we're done here.
 
2014-01-02 12:27:53 PM

SpectroBoy: And here, ladies and gentlemen of fark, is the ultimate justification for "at will" employment



www.fullcountbaseballacademy.com
 
2014-01-02 12:29:37 PM
Great, he got fired before he could tell me the punchline to the joke about the naked blonde with a poodle under one arm and a two-foot salami under the other.
 
2014-01-02 12:30:49 PM
~~Well I did what I did and I didn't mean anything
 The sun rise, the drive, the morning
 The smoke stacks, the bold hats, still learning
 And I don't know how I got this far down with the ceiling
 And I don't know how I got this far down with the ceiling
 
2014-01-02 12:31:58 PM
postgradproblems.com
 
2014-01-02 12:35:22 PM
A photo of his boss:
static4.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-01-02 12:40:17 PM
The roof is on fire.
 
2014-01-02 12:40:44 PM
Don't call me Francis
 
2014-01-02 12:43:04 PM
As an employer I am really getting a kick out of....no scratch that, depressed is what I am.
 
2014-01-02 12:50:48 PM
You have a problem with authority, Mr. Anderson.
 
2014-01-02 12:52:24 PM
If his boss didn't want him sleeping in the ceiling then perhaps he should have provided a couch like Google does.
 
2014-01-02 12:54:29 PM
It makes more sense than just pretending to be busy, like most workers do.
 
2014-01-02 12:56:32 PM
See, he just messed. The key is to inform management about what you're doing.

When I was working for a startup webgrocer about 12yr ago, I designed and PM'd the construction of our second datacenter. Well, we had a space under the stairs leading to the NOC that we couldn't think of a use for, so I told management that I was going to spend about $1500 outfitting it as a sensory deprivation nap chamber.   Had it climate controlled, soundproofed, and a good quality hammock installed.  The poor saps who had to work the overnight monitoring gig would go down and catch 20min catnaps twice a shift, all with corporate approval.

Last i heard, it's still getting regular use by the IT staff.
 
2014-01-02 12:58:49 PM

Egoy3k: As an employer I am really getting a kick out of....no scratch that, depressed is what I am.


As long as you're documenting your employees shenanigans and letting them know when they're endangering their employment, you should be okay. It is rather dumb of the employer in this case to have never said anything (or least to have never said it in writing).
 
2014-01-02 12:59:55 PM
And this is why you take things to a real court instead of using idiots at the workmans tribunal

/It will be going to court next anyways...
//Tribunal is always the losers way to fark over the justified boss.
 
2014-01-02 01:02:06 PM
I'm jealous. I can't even open my window a bit without five people yelling "Who's opening the window???" I can't imagine being able to crawl up into the ceiling.
 
2014-01-02 01:06:31 PM
No, the employer just needed to either demonstrate his behaviour was gross misconduct (which it doesn't appear to have been) or give him a formal warning to farking quit being an eejit. Which they didn't do.

In most anglosphere countries, firing this guy legally wasn't difficult. The company was just stupid in how they went about it.
 
2014-01-02 01:07:25 PM

opiumpoopy: No, the employer just needed to either demonstrate his behaviour was gross misconduct (which it doesn't appear to have been) or give him a formal warning to farking quit being an eejit. Which they didn't do.

In most anglosphere countries, firing this guy legally wasn't difficult. The company was just stupid in how they went about it.


I was replying to someone but I forget who. Posting fail
 
2014-01-02 01:09:07 PM

sheep snorter: And this is why you take things to a real court instead of using idiots at the workmans tribunal

/It will be going to court next anyways...
//Tribunal is always the losers way to fark over the justified boss.


In this case the boss was not justified. The boss had no proof of any of the allegations. He had no records of any formal reprimands or any negative reviews. It was simply the boss's word against the employer. A civil court would probably go the same way. On one side you have an employee who has never been reprimanded or given a negative review and on the other side you have an employer would cannot providence any evidence of employee misconduct. The legal burden of proof in a civil case is a preponderance of evidence. The employer had zero evidence.
 
2014-01-02 01:36:42 PM

opiumpoopy: In most anglosphere countries, firing this guy legally wasn't difficult


Ummm it is - in New Zealand - even quitting a job is difficult there.
I quit a job and they forced me to work one more month even though THEY breached the law (they docked my pay to attend the funeral of my father).

// to be fair, they "forced" me to work 30 days with a quad OC-3 under my desk and no chance of being fired
/ dang I used a lot of CDR that month
/ yes it is possible to download too much porn
 
2014-01-02 01:57:05 PM
brokeassstuart.com

Peter Gibbons: The thing is, Bob, it's not that I'm lazy, it's that I just don't care.

Bob Porter: Don't... don't care?

Peter Gibbons: It's a problem of motivation, all right? Now if I work my ass off and Initech ships a few extra units, I don't see another dime, so where's the motivation? And here's something else, Bob: I have eight different bosses right now.

Bob Slydell: I beg your pardon?

Peter Gibbons: Eight bosses.

Bob Slydell: Eight?

Peter Gibbons: Eight, Bob. So that means that when I make a mistake, I have eight different people coming by to tell me about it. That's my only real motivation is not to be hassled, that and the fear of losing my job. But you know, Bob, that will only make someone work just hard enough not to get fired.
 
2014-01-02 01:59:30 PM
CSB:
When I was in the Army I used to sneak in the back of the semi-trailer that held our commo equipment and sleep underneath the A/C unit.  It was loud, but I found it easy to sleep with the constant drone.

Anyways, one day I awoke to a sharp thud on my chest and when I opened my eyes, standing there above me, leaning over from the top of my head, so that he appeared upside down to my just woken brain, was my Commanding Officer. Luckily, he was very cool and only warned me that someone else might catch me sleeping and then I'd really be in trouble, even though he was the highest ranking person on our site.
/CSB
 
2014-01-02 02:13:46 PM

blatz514: [postgradproblems.com image 632x464]


This is what I thought of first too.
 
2014-01-02 04:02:09 PM
Years ago my company sent me and a few other people over to a worksite that we were on the verge of losing the contract for. We were cleaning up the place and "observing" the staff we had there, when we got to the back of the mail sorting area we found a place where two mail racks had been placed so they would for a empty space. Me and another guy I was there with crawled under the racks and found that the people there had put pillows, pictures of their familes and a little night light there. The bosses were pissed, they had all the stuff taken out the shelfs adjusted and 2 people fired.
 
2014-01-02 05:02:46 PM

groppet: Years ago my company sent me and a few other people over to a worksite that we were on the verge of losing the contract for. We were cleaning up the place and "observing" the staff we had there, when we got to the back of the mail sorting area we found a place where two mail racks had been placed so they would for a empty space. Me and another guy I was there with crawled under the racks and found that the people there had put pillows, pictures of their familes and a little night light there. The bosses were pissed, they had all the stuff taken out the shelfs adjusted and 2 people fired.


In a plant that I no longer work at there were two bathrooms located down by the shipping bay for workers at that end of the plant. The bathrooms had 10' ceilings while the rest of the area has a 20' ceiling.  This created small area on top of the bathrooms that was hard to see from the main floor. One day we found two wood pallets nailed together to form a ladder up to that area.  On top of the bathrooms was a queen size bed made out of bubble wrap bound in stretch wrap, complete with bubble wrap pillows.
 
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