Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Four women fired for gossipping

Hahaha, I love these stories! Most of the time, women are untouchable at work - they can say whatever they want, they can openly flaunt their tits and bits, they can come late and leave early, and while its not like they get the run of the place while the bosses sit bound to their desks, women do get more leeway than men. And that's just the single women. The mothers are worse.

But anyway, here's the story - Idle Chatter Cost Four Seasoned Employees Their Jobs.

Four town employees with 46 years of service between them were fired, in part for gossiping and discussing rumors of an improper relationship between the town administrator and another employee that Hooksett residents now agree were not true.

The administrator complained, and after an investigation the town council fired the women, finding, "Gossip, whispering, and an unfriendly environment are causing poor morale and interfering with the efficient performance of town business."

"When I was given my termination papers, I just looked at the gentlemen that were present in the room and I said, 'You've got to be kidding!'" said fired worker Sandy Piper, who insisted her comments weren't out of line. "We discussed it on a lunch break, and then it ended."

I just wonder about this part:
Lawyers for the Town Council of Hooksett told ABC News they have "no comment" at this time, but there could be a decision this week on whether to reinstate some or all of the women.

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