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  1. Wumpus

    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    A computer engineer who lost his job because he ate two pieces of pepperoni pizza has been named the winner of an offbeat Internet contest that solicited stories about outrageous firings.

    Garrison, who lives in Highlands Ranch, Colorado, said he never thought he would be rewarded for getting fired. Then again, he never dreamed he would be fired after he ate two of the six pieces of pepperoni pizza left over from a company meeting.

    What he didn't know is that several other employees had already worked out a plan to take the leftover pizza home with them.

    When they discovered one-third of the leftover pizza pie had been eaten, the employees reported Garrison to management, ultimately leading to his firing last November -- a month after he ate the food.

    http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/internet/09/05/pizza.firing.ap/index.html
     
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  2. blt2ride

    blt2ride Turbo Monkey

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    I'm thinking that there is more to this story. I would venture to say that he was a bad employee, who they were trying to terminate for a long time. It looks like they finally had a reason--as lame as it was.
     
    #2 -   Sep 6, 2005
  3. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    It's a well known fact that people that live in Highlands Ranch are sloths.


    :D
     
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  4. hooples3

    hooples3 Fuggetaboutit!

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    omg half of my staff here at work would be gone... nothing in the fridge is safe here.. if you leave something for the next day..odds are it will be gone
     
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  5. blt2ride

    blt2ride Turbo Monkey

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    What's even worse, his fellow employees went to management to rat him out for eating the pizza. What kind of grown man or women would take the time to "tell" on someone who had two slices of pizza? Either the employees are 4 years old or no one liked the guy who lost his job...
     
    #5 -   Sep 7, 2005
  6. Crazy Sweeper

    Crazy Sweeper more COWBELL!

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    Obviously you've never been in the military, where somebody would turn in their own mother in order to raise their standing with management.
     
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  7. Crash_Tested

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    someone once dragged their balls across a calzone and then laughed his ass of the next day when it was gone. That pretty much put an end to eating items in the fridge that weren't sealed or you didn't have permission to skarf.
     
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  8. blt2ride

    blt2ride Turbo Monkey

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    To be honest, if one of my employees wasted my time with something like this, I wouldn't be thinking promotion--I would be thinking the opposite!
     
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  9. robdamanii

    robdamanii OMG! <3 Tom Brady!

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    Only mildly offensive.

    If there were curly hairs or testicle cheese left behind, THEN we're getting into offensive.
     
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  10. bluebug32

    bluebug32 Asshat

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    I knew this kid in HS who used to make pizzas at the Pizza Slut and one day he started his shift with a bandaid on his finger and suddenly by the end of the shift there was no more bandaid. How's that for an extra topping!
     
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    ncrider Turbo Monkey

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    Testicle cheese OMG! You've got problems.
     
  12. Jayridesacove

    Jayridesacove Turbo Monkey

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    we need terry tate to regulate on our fridge here.