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  1. TheBhoy

    TheBhoy IncGamers Member

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    i'm about to get sacked....

    My boss caught me with some cannabis the other day and i got suspensed for it and have now been invited for a little chat.....

    It wasn't as if i smoking there or under influence so i dont see what the big deal is but i guess I'm screwed anyway
     
  2. MadMachine

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    I'm sorry, but I think I read this wrong. Your boss GOT YOU some cannabis or CAUGHT YOU WITH some cannabis?

    The prior is a pretty serious violation of Employment Standard Rules, no matter where you are.
     
  3. TheBhoy

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    caught with, oops, and i know it is was stupid but i had left in *** packet from night before and offered him a cig when on a break.

    how dumb?
     
  4. MadMachine

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    I don't think he has any right to fire you though. He didn't catch you using it or even touching it. He may make up something else to dismiss you (suddenly he'll pay attention to how many times you are late a week or otherwise) but if it's simple possession, I think he can only give you a warning.

    If you were half baked and offered him a joint, that's a different story.
     
  5. TheBhoy

    TheBhoy IncGamers Member

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    nah was clean as a whistle but still, have been suspended since saturday and having meeting in hour so best be off.

    will let u know how i got on
     
  6. SaroDarksbane

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    I think being caught with an illegal substance during work hours, on work property, is perfectly acceptable grounds for dismissal.
     
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    If you don't mind me asking, but whats a cannabi?
     
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    Probably not enough to smoke properly.
     
  9. MadMachine

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    Yeah, on second reading through, you're right. Don't know what I was smoking before :wink3: Trying to be a little optomistic, but there are more grounds for dismissal rather than against...
     
  10. Sir EvilFreeSmeg

    Sir EvilFreeSmeg Banned

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    Dumbarse. Keep your reefer at home like a responsible pot smoker. Yeah you're going to get fired and in a bad way too. Try explaining why you lost that job in your next interview.
     
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    Says it all.


    I would say "qft" but thats reserved for EMO's
     
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    Lets not jump to conclusions. Who is to say that this "little chat" won't be about your boss obtaining some cannabi from you for his own personal stash :wink3:
     
  13. MadMachine

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    While the cops listen in from the other room. :wink3:
     
  14. Sokar Rostau

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    When I worked at Delifrance (dunno if you have that in America... it's a cafe-bakery chain), about 10 years ago, I had someone go to the coolroom and not come back for two hours. It was usual for him to be gone for an hour because of the job. When I got over there I found him on his stomach underneath one of the shelves looking for his baggie. He actually told me what he was doing, probably because he knew I smoked. I had no evidence that he had been smoking, but I still fired him on the spot. Had he not been gone for so long I might not have, I don't know. The funny thing is I was angry, not that he had been gone for an hour longer than he should have been, not even that I thought he was stoned, but because (as he claimed) he had spent that extra hour looking for a bag of pot that fell out of his pocket. It wasn't company policy, I just did it.

    A week later I found it and it turned out to be a single gram-size bud. By all appearances nothing had been removed from the bag. I smoked it in the dining room with my girlfriend (who also worked there) and the store manager after we closed that night. I never thought of the irony of us doing that until I read this thread.
     
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    It's good that yoiu explained what it was, because for a second there I thought it was a bad pun having something to do with the French postal service. :laugh:
     
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    I've never heard of Delifrance, either it's a Sydney thing (that's where you are, right Sokar?) or I don't get out enough.
     
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    That would have been DelayFrance.
     
  18. TheBhoy

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    hey,hey

    Kept my job

    Got a final written and ban on any overtime for 6 months which means I cant afford to smoke anyway :wink2:

    Who cares?

    I have some lying around here somewhere..........:smug:

    Thanks guys - what a can of worms i opened...


    BTW, I know what delifrance is, we have several in edinburgh but delayfrance was correct
     
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    Sounds like your boss has partaken in God's miracle herb before. Lucky lucky you
     
  20. Sokar Rostau

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    It was only in Sydney back then, but I don't know about now. When I left there were over 30 stores and many of them were switching from company-run to franchises. I just googled it and it looks like the Australian operation has closed down because Singapore withdrew funding. That's sad to hear. It's a great and unique business. Think McDonalds only with pastries, coffee and french bread rather than burgers, coke and french fries.

    Delifrance was split in two, between the sons of the owner, Delifrance Asia and Delifrance.

    Probably because the bakers are pulling bongs in the coolroom.
     

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