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    Wal-Mart Greeter Fired

    Rolling back bad taste


    A 65-year-old Wal-Mart greeter has been fired for greeting customers with a computer-generated photograph of himself wearing nothing but a Wal-Mart sack.

    Dean Wooten was fired in September from his job as a greeter at the Muscatine Wal-Mart store where he had worked for seven years, state records show. He was accused of greeting customers with a picture of himself in which he appeared to be naked except for the carefully placed sack.

    Wooten allegedly told customers that Wal-Mart was cutting back on expenses and that the sack represented the new employee uniform.

    After some customers complained, a supervisor told Wooten not to display the picture. Five days later, after more customers complained, Wooten admitted he had brought the picture back to work and had been showing it again to customers. He was fired that day.

    Wooten applied for unemployment benefits but was denied by Administrative Law Judge Susan Brightman, who ruled that "a reasonable person would know the act of showing a naked body wearing a Wal-Mart sack would not be good for the employer's business."

    Wooten said he thought customers would find the photo amusing. It wasn't intended to be critical of Wal-Mart, he said.

    http://desmoinesregister.com/apps/pb...0357/1001/NEWS

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    Priceless~!!! (I'm glad they didn't show a pic of the evidence though)!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeana (DP)
    Priceless~!!! (I'm glad they didn't show a pic of the evidence though)!
    Pic

    Here ya go, Jeana!

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    ahhh my eyes my eyes! hehehe. He is creative we must admit.

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    HaHaHa!!! NOT as bad as I thought it was going to be, but he don't look very happy!!!

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    I think it's cute!!

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    I think that's quite creative. GOODNESS, made him sound like he had nothing but a tiny little area covering his male presence.

    GOOD FOR YOU GUY. too bad you lost your job.

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    He had the right idea, but was sharing it with the wrong people. Better to have got a picture and posted it in the employees' lunch area.
    This is my opinion, and change is good.

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    test test test

    So often times it happens that we live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key. ...Eagles, "Already Gone"

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    Quote Originally Posted by poco
    test test test
    poco's cat, you fell off the wagon. that's not even 2 weeks kitty.


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    so sad. Finally an employee with a sense of humor and they sack him. Do you think the customers would have complained and he'd have been fired if he had the body of say...... BRAD PITT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CJ78
    so sad. Finally an employee with a sense of humor and they sack him. Do you think the customers would have complained and he'd have been fired if he had the body of say...... BRAD PITT.
    ...they 'sack him'......Ha! You're clever!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kgeaux
    ...they 'sack him'......Ha! You're clever!
    It's so obvious.... he sacked himself.