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Despite my animosity toward fairies... [Nov. 16th, 2011|04:48 pm]
This isn't fair: http://arbroath.blogspot.com/2011/11/sugar-plum-fairy-fired-for-cursing.html

She was in the bathroom. In a toilet stall. Taking a drug test. And she accidentally flushed the evidence. And used a bad word.

Okay, I could never pull off Sugar Plum Fairy. And I would like to think I could spend the rest of my life without taking a drug test. (Not because I would fail it. I just think that unless LIVES depend on me, you need to have some kind of evidence that I'm impaired before I start peeing in a cup so you can see what I'm up to on my OWN GODDAMNED TIME.)

But accidentally flushing, and then using a curse word? Oh, my sister!

It's not like she's some noob -- she's been playing this character for years. Everyone loves her. Her behavior has been beyond reproach. She's willing to be drugtested for a FAIRY JOB. And you're going to fire her because in a relatively private place, out of character, she used a curse word?

Shame on you. I'm sorry, but when that bathroom stall door closes, I am in another universe. Whatever noise you hear has nothing to do with me. You will not talk to me, you will not acknowledge that I am on the other side of the stall door. (Unless of course, I call for help. Because that fourth wall comes down in a hurry when there's no toilet paper on the roll.)

But privacy in a bathroom stall...the right to drop character while having a whizz...c'mon, these may not be spelled out in the Constitution...but surely, they're implied, right?

[User Picture]From: ferlonda
2011-11-17 01:10 am (UTC)
Pathetic. Waste. Of. Time.

I'm with you on the bathroom front, by the way.
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[User Picture]From: russell_moore
2011-11-17 06:00 pm (UTC)
this seems like something from a bad comedy rather than real life

I'm guessing maybe, just maybe, someone in that company had a relative who really wanted that particular fairy job, so they were pressed to look for anything in order to open the position

unfair and not nice, but no other explanation makes sense

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[User Picture]From: skivee
2011-11-17 06:19 pm (UTC)

"She's willing to be drugtested for a FAIRY JOB."

When people post the Facebook thingee about drug-testing welfare recipients, I always reply that we are getting much to used to indiscriminate drug testing.
This is a great example of what I was talking about.
I think that it's perfectly reasonable to randomly test people who are in a position of life and death responsibility...pilots, brain surgeons, train conductors, etc.
Clerks, performers, librarians, coffee shop waiters, and the like are tested either for PR or control purposes. It's seldom true that the higher-ups who mandate the tests are subject to them. There also the fact that drug testing firms are notoriously unregulated and unreliable. Lots of folks hove lost their jobs to false positives.
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