Here's the text of the email that was sent out...
I don't have the time to write what I would like to say but I will just say that I was terminated for having harmless jello wrestling.
I hope all those of you who attended (including everyone from NSF, RPSC, NANA, NASA, SOPP, ANG, PHI, and Kiwi's) had a good time. HR was pressing for names, especially those of Managers, Supervisors, Foremen, Seniors, Leads and all other personnel in a supervisory capacity, but I refuse to cooperate with a company who fucks over it's own employees and goes on a witch hunt over a bit of jello and a lot of fun, so, all of you who were there, your secret is safe with me.
Sam Feola and Raytheon are always demanding your loyalty to RPSC, I guess they haven't learned that loyalty, like respect, has to be earned and that it's a two-way street. You gotta give it to get it and firing loyal, productive employees is not going to inspire loyalty or respect, quite the opposite actually.
During the investigation they were concerned with their PR and being embarrassed in front of the client, I wonder how embarrassed they will be when this story hits the papers in Christchurch, the Denver Post, The Rocky Mountain News, and 9 Wants To Know as well as such awesome forums as Big Dead Place... "How Not To Treat Your Employees: A Study In The Leadership Of Raytheon Polar Services Company"
I will be filing a lawsuit for wrongful termination and anyone who would like to be involved can email me. We all know this is not the first jello wrestling event that has ever happened and no one got fired in the past, even though they stole the jello from the galley and jello still oozes from the walls where the event took place.
No one was injured (5 medevacs from the company sponsored softball game,) no equipment was abused or damaged, no one complained to HR, there was no inappropriate behavior, clothing, or nudity (though the Polar Plunge just hours before the jello event had plenty of nudity but no one got fired or reprimanded for doing that!)
They claim their reason for terminting me was disruptive behavoir, no other qualifiers or explanations. They said I violated Section 17 (no jello wrestling?) but couldn't or wouldn't specify how or in what way I violated it. A couple of palletized, waste mattresses and a food waste bin with some jello in it sitting in a warehouse on a Sunday morning disrupted a tour of the building by the NSF (National Science Foundation). Here's a large, 2 story warehouse full of shelves of parts and a few mattresses on a pallet and a bin of jello disrupted that tour somehow, like they couldn't just walk around it or look over the top of it...
RPSC says the NSF are the ones who are forcing disciplinary action and termination, so beware of the fun nazis.
I had a good time. Did you?
PS - I want to send out a special thanks to all of you who took pictures/videos and put them on the Idrive, Myspace, Facebook, Youtube, or passed around links to photos. Without you, my termination would not have been possible. FUCK YOU VERY MUCH!!!!