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Sacked for having a cup of coffee on the job
A cleaner who was sacked because he had a cup of coffee on the job has won an unfair dismissal case in the Fair Work Commission.

In deciding the dismissal was unfair, Fair Work Commission vice president Adam Hatcher quoted the modern philosopher Alain de Botton: "Office civilisation could not be feasible without the hard take-offs and landings effected by coffee and alcohol."

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The part-time cleaner sought the "take-off" of a cup of coffee in a Sydney office block shortly before his evening shift started.

In awarding the cleaner $9187.20 in damages and the right to get his old job back, Mr Hatcher concluded the dismissal was "unjust and unreasonable".
http://www.smh.com.au/business/workplace...p6pu4.html
05-31-2016 05:42 PM
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Good for him. like
05-31-2016 06:44 PM
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RE: Sacked for having a cup of coffee on the job
Let's tell the whole story. He worked for a cleaning service and made himself coffee in the client's employee break room without formal permission from management. The client caught him and complained to the cleaner's employer about the theft and asked the cleaners to be removed.

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06-02-2016 10:15 AM
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RE: Sacked for having a cup of coffee on the job
Perhaps it was the booze flask in his hip pocket?

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06-02-2016 10:40 AM
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(06-02-2016 10:40 AM)justMongo Wrote:  Perhaps it was the booze flask in his hip pocket?

For the "landing" Smile
06-02-2016 05:55 PM
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RE: Sacked for having a cup of coffee on the job
Having worked for a cleaning service, it is a HUGE no-no to partake of ANYTHING belonging to the client. Not even a cup. We could get fired for that and knew it. In some places, we were not even allowed to use the restroom.

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06-02-2016 06:53 PM
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RE: Sacked for having a cup of coffee on the job
is he/she that fatigued (working part-time) that he/she needed to have a coffee break on the bosses time?!!
06-03-2016 01:52 AM
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RE: Sacked for having a cup of coffee on the job
A long long time ago in a world far away when I was around 14. I got a job buffing floors at the emergency room at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base in Northern San Diego County CA.

A Major, in a white navy dress, caught me taking a mint from a bowl at the nurses station, grabbed me by the ear and drug me out the door. I was fired and didn't even get paid for the hours I had worked. I think they still owe me the $1.25 an hour promised me....and my ear still hurts(not really)

No one ever came to my defense. Dont-know
06-03-2016 06:27 AM
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RE: Sacked for having a cup of coffee on the job
(06-03-2016 01:52 AM)Sleeeppp Wrote:  is he/she that fatigued (working part-time) that he/she needed to have a coffee break on the bosses time?!!

The article made it clear that he was drinking the coffee before his shift.

Many jobs specify certain time periods for rest/lunch breaks as well.

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RE: Sacked for having a cup of coffee on the job
Some people need their java before a long day, don't see any harm done, unless they aren't making much money and that ONE cup really broke the bank!

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