Guy Fired For Stealing 2 Cents From Company Gets His Job Back

Thursday, September 09, 2010 , 2 Comments

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.

Jr Deputy Accountant

Some say he’s half man half fish, others say he’s more of a seventy/thirty split. Either way he’s a fishy bastard.


Anonymous said...

hahaha "snatch thief" hahaha

when I was a kid, "snatch" was slang for pussy.

I'm pretty sure it still is. This guy's boss is one.