Guy Fired For Stealing 2 Cents From Company Gets His Job Back
Now it's hard to comment without knowing the entire story (something reeks of a pension deficit here) but apparently this guy spent 19 years with the same company only to get canned over 2 cents worth of electricity. Call me crazy but that sounds a bit extreme but it isn't fair to compare plugging a Segway in to charge to charging a cell phone in the company socket as the Segway seems a tad... erm... obvious.
A German company that fired a man for the theft of 1.8 euro cents (two U.S. cents) worth of electricity had no grounds for sacking him, a court ruled, dismissing the firm's appeal against his reinstatement.
Network administrator Oliver Beel lost his job after charging his Segway, a two-wheeled electric vehicle, at work in May 2009. After he connected the vehicle to the firm's power source for 1-1/2 hours, his boss asked him to remove it.
Twelve days later Beel found himself without a job.
And he wanted to go back to work? Pffft.