« on: February 10, 2009, 01:04:34 AM »
The Fun Jell (TM) event was held in the garage supply warehouse, which was K's workcenter. You don't need permission to enter your own workcenter and with the lack of other venues to do anything in, workcenters after-hours are the usual places to hang out and hold events. I didn't hear anything about the IG (there's usually a lot more hullaballoo when the IG office comes to town, lots of cleaning and organizing of buildings,) K's supervisor just said that it was him and two people from the NSF doing walk-throughs. When they walked into the building, there were two pallets of neatly stacked mattresses, one food waste bin full of red Fun Jell(TM), and about 3 bottles and 12 empty cans stashed in corners. No beer or alcohol was provided so there was only what people brought from the Waste Barn workcenter party. Definitely not "half-empty beer bottles and cans everywhere amongst the jello(TM) flingings" because there were no "jello(TM) flingings." The "jello(TM) flingings" were all caught by the plastic that was lining the walls and floors, which had already been properly disposed of the night before. There was a bit of Fun Jell(TM) on the mattresses and, obviously, in the food waste bin. It was "Safety First" all the way, even down to not driving the pickle that night to finish clean-up and move the food waste and mattresses out because everyone had had a drink.
He was fired for disruptive behavior because they had no other legitimate reason to fire him. The real problem was that no one in management or HR could state the real reason he was fired. At the all hands meeting, the area manager said that it was because of the jello wrestling. At the night shift all hands meeting later that same day he stated that it was because K didn't have a party pack. The area manager didn't even have the cohones to tell K in person that he was being fired. We are still trying to figure out how jello wrestling is immoral!?!
The only "rule" K broke that could be sited was that he hosted an unauthorized event. At the most, it should have been a written warning, it didn't warrant termination, especially not to a level 5 employee.