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(Plymouth Herald)   Telling employee she can have your business if she gets 100,000 likes on Facebook = funny. Watching numbers race towards the target, not so much   (plymouthherald.co.uk ) divider line
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2014-04-02 11:50:57 AM  
Hope he never signed anything. Lawsuits have succeeded based on notes on a napkin.
 
2014-04-02 01:23:35 PM  
Well, FARK liberals, here's your big chance to do a little redistribution.  Get the man.
 
2014-04-02 01:25:35 PM  
Employees made up April Fools Day prank. Owner had nothing to do with it. He thinks it's funny, but he's not giving them the shop, *obviously*.
 
2014-04-02 01:25:41 PM  
Mr Watchel said he never agreed to hand over the keys to the shop, and has no plans to do so even if one of the pictures hits the 100,000 mark.

So the article explicitly states that its own headline is an attention-getting lie.
 
2014-04-02 01:27:09 PM  

MooseBayou: Well, FARK liberals, here's your big chance to do a little redistribution.  Get the man.


Dude, turn the knob down from 11 to something around 3 or 4.
 
2014-04-02 01:27:18 PM  

Delta1212: So the article explicitly states that its own headline is an attention-getting lie.


[you don't say!!!.jpg]
 
2014-04-02 01:27:33 PM  
Inane non-story.
 
2014-04-02 01:27:44 PM  
Sell the shop, buy a new Toy Yoda.
 
2014-04-02 01:28:09 PM  
Congratulations, you now own an ass hat store
 
2014-04-02 01:29:11 PM  

Delightful Mister Horse: Sell the shop, buy a new Toy Yoda.


Did that chick win the lawsuit, or was she laughed out of court - can't remember, too lazy to google it.
 
2014-04-02 01:30:57 PM  

The Larch: Delta1212: So the article explicitly states that its own headline is an attention-getting lie.

[you don't say!!!.jpg]


Usually they have the decency to make the headline a question to which the article can provide the answer "No."
 
2014-04-02 01:32:27 PM  
"The legal status of an April Fools gag as a binding contract is unclear, even if shared on Facebook."

Actually, it's very clear.  Unless you're an absolute farkwit like the author.

/Hint: Statute of Frauds
 
2014-04-02 01:33:44 PM  

Saborlas: Hope he never signed anything. Lawsuits have succeeded based on notes on a napkin.


Doubtful, as both parties agree it is nothing more than a joke (April Fool's gag).
Still, trying to recall from a business 101 class I took quite a few years ago, but both parties have to be giving up something of value for it to be a legal contract (Consideration) and I don't think the two employees fall into that category.
 
2014-04-02 01:35:54 PM  
"Mr Watchel said he never agreed to hand over the keys to the shop, and has no plans to do so even if one of the pictures hits the 100,000 mark."

No story here at all.
 
2014-04-02 01:36:41 PM  

Delightful Mister Horse: Sell the shop, buy a new Toy Yoda.


Haha...  That's almost as funny as the Opie and Anthony stunt where they held a contest to win 100 Grand.  When the guy won, he was freaking out on the air.  They interupted him to say, "How are you going to pay off anything with a candy bar?!"

Ouch.

Now.  As far as this goes...  Nice publicity.  Impossible to prove anything in court.  Just posting it on FB doesn't make the verbal contract any more real.  Good luck finding the funds to even try.  So it will remain a good-natured promotion for the store.  And that's about it.
 
2014-04-02 01:40:03 PM  
It's all fun and games until the employees realize the shop's liabilities exceed assets.
 
2014-04-02 01:41:04 PM  
The legal status of an April Fools gag as a binding contract is unclear, even if shared on Facebook.

Oh sweet!  Hey, if one person hits "Smart" for this comment, Drew is going to hand Fark.com over to me.

It remains unclear whether or not this post constitutes a legally binding agreement between me and Drew.
 
2014-04-02 01:41:16 PM  
Maybe when he said he was going to "give her the business", a transfer of ownership wasn't what he had in mind.
 
2014-04-02 01:41:27 PM  

Saners: Saborlas: Hope he never signed anything. Lawsuits have succeeded based on notes on a napkin.

Doubtful, as both parties agree it is nothing more than a joke (April Fool's gag).
Still, trying to recall from a business 101 class I took quite a few years ago, but both parties have to be giving up something of value for it to be a legal contract (Consideration) and I don't think the two employees fall into that category.


  They've given up their dignity.  That has to count for something.
 
2014-04-02 01:43:21 PM  

special20: Delightful Mister Horse: Sell the shop, buy a new Toy Yoda.

Did that chick win the lawsuit, or was she laughed out of court - can't remember, too lazy to google it.


They settled out of court, and she allegedly got her pick of Toyota vehicles.
 
2014-04-02 01:44:40 PM  

special20: Delightful Mister Horse: Sell the shop, buy a new Toy Yoda.

Did that chick win the lawsuit, or was she laughed out of court - can't remember, too lazy to google it.


She eventually settled, out of court, for an "undisclosed amount"....though her attorney said she could "go pick out whatever Toyota she liked now".

/god, that was 12 years ago?
 
2014-04-02 01:45:08 PM  
I hate this stupid story and whoever thought it deserved to be on Fark. Not a problem with it being submitted mind you, but whoever read this and thought, "Ahaha, this is interesting, fun, weird, and quirky. I will approve this and people will enjoy it." is an idiot.
 
2014-04-02 01:52:49 PM  

special20: Delightful Mister Horse: Sell the shop, buy a new Toy Yoda.

Did that chick win the lawsuit, or was she laughed out of court - can't remember, too lazy to google it.


"She's satisfied with it," said the attorney, David Noll. He did say that Berry can now go to a local car dealership and "pick out whatever type of Toyota she wants."

Yup...
 
2014-04-02 01:54:07 PM  
Not legally binding. Next.
 
2014-04-02 02:01:05 PM  
"I'd give my left nut for a beer."
'Here's a beer, hand it over.'
"Dammit!"
 
2014-04-02 02:02:16 PM  
www.newyorker.com

Been there, done that, went to court....
 
2014-04-02 02:18:01 PM  

lennavan: The legal status of an April Fools gag as a binding contract is unclear, even if shared on Facebook.

Oh sweet!  Hey, if one person hits "Smart" for this comment, Drew is going to hand Fark.com over to me.

It remains unclear whether or not this post constitutes a legally binding agreement between me and Drew.


It's only binding if it's on facebook.
 
2014-04-02 02:29:48 PM  
Facebook likes can be click-farmed, so anyone that agrees to such a thing doesn't know much about Facebook likes and business.
 
2014-04-02 02:32:18 PM  

adm_crunch: [www.newyorker.com image 465x344]

Been there, done that, went to court....


Love that case.  It's right up there with "as a matter of law, this house is haunted."
 
2014-04-02 02:49:51 PM  
Appears that boss did not know you can buy 'likes' on fb.

/what's the cost of 1000 likes up to these days?
 
2014-04-02 03:27:45 PM  

MooseBayou: Well, FARK liberals, here's your big chance to do a little redistribution.  Get the man.


Get him here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152017795627797&set=a.10150 2 86242172797.333793.595882796&type=1

As of right now?  "You and 4,371 others like this."
 
2014-04-02 04:17:22 PM  
The girl with the red hair and fat face looks like she farts a lot.


I mean a LOT.
 
2014-04-02 07:13:25 PM  

honk: Maybe when he said he was going to "give her the business", a transfer of ownership wasn't what he had in mind.


He's giving her the business...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D8aAC4jrPM">https://www.youtube.com /watch?v=6D8aAC4jrPM
 
2014-04-02 08:57:00 PM  

tericson: MooseBayou: Well, FARK liberals, here's your big chance to do a little redistribution.  Get the man.

Get him here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152017795627797&set=a.10150 2 86242172797.333793.595882796&type=1

As of right now?  "You and 4,371 others like this."


A million people could like it. Dude still isn't gonna hand over his shop.
 
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