Tuesday, December 27, 2005

The Most Unbelievable Workplace Events Of 2005

CHICAGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – If you thought one company was crazy for banning smoking outside of work, you should hear about a German corporation’s whine-free policy.

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-you’re-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, it’s also prohibited. They’ve 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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