Saturday, February 14, 2009
Psychiatric Benefits Might be Better
(Not the actual worker. A substiture crazy from a local mental facility.)
Man Hoping to Get Fired Trashes Eatery
Published - Feb 13 2009 07:37PM CST
A restaurant worker was accused of trashing the place in an attempt to get fired and collect unemployment compensation. A criminal complaint filed Thursday said a 35-year-old man showed up at a Qdoba restaurant and started throwing brownies and cookies on the floor.
The man then went into the kitchen and threw pots and pans around, then went into a storage area and threw boxes of hot sauce on the floor.
He then threw the manager to the floor and ordered the manager to fire him. The manager complied, stating, "You're fired you crazy bastard."
Police said the man told them he was trying to get fired and couldn't collect unemployment if he simply quit.
A spokesperson for the state unemployment commission indicated that based on the facts, the worker clearly was fired. "The manager told the worker, 'You're fired.' That's pretty cut and dried."
A spokeswoman for the Better Business Bureau said the entire unemployment commission should be fired. A spokesman for the Head of the Unemployment Commission, who is the Governor's cousin, said it was always easy to second guess but under the Governor's cousin's leadership of 12 weeks some things had been done, such as the purchase of a Humvee to keep the commissioner safe. "Only two years ago an angry unemployed father of 10 threatened to beat the stuffing our of the previous commissioner if he ever saw him in public."