The global outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas has just released a list of the Most Unbelievable Workplace Events of 2005, including the German company that fired two workers for violating their two-whines-and-youre-out rule.
In Chicago, two Spanish-speaking hairstylists were not only banned from speaking Espanol on their breaks, they had to stare at a sign all day that read: Speaking a language other than English is not only disrespectful, its also prohibited. Theyve since filed a federal lawsuit.
Then there was the woman who got suspended for trying to rescue a squirrel trapped in the ceiling where she worked.
Another lady got the boot for taking a day off to recuperate the day after seeing her husband off to war.
Finally, the weirdest workplace story may be the executive accused of embezzling $237,000 from a heart disease research foundation and spending some of it on a dominatrix.
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