"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
Here's my takeaway from this "lighthearted" news story: He was reprimanded before and said he planned to buy Gas-X. He apparently didn't. Why didn't he?
And this write-up took five pages, which in itself indicates one of the problems we don't usually speak about. Five pages to ensure that everybody's butt is covered, that the EEOC won't be jumping up anybody's?
stupid, STUPID management
there were so many better ways to deal with this
but management - likely without any medical training - attempts to trump the conclusion of a trained medical practitioner and insist that this is within his personal control
now, just tee it up and give him a medical disability because the government has just documented that his medical circumstance is such that he is unable to perform his job
hell of an expensive solution
hope the manager(s) who authorized this disciplinary action have their own performance ratings adjusted accordingly
That depends bubba, is this guy being an ass and intentionallly breaking wind around his fellow employees to annoy them...he produced a doctors not but his boss's said the medical condition had nothing to do with his flatulence. They have documented times and dates he omitted his foulness...I believe theres more to this than just some poor slob with medically uncontrollable nastiness.
I once had a similar situation with a female officer coming into my office and telling me she had to have a transfer to another partner..
She told me that not only did her partner have bad body odor he farted and laughed and locked the windows....he denied it of course, I couldnt prove it so I separated them and gave him a male partner I knew could kick the **** out of him...that ended the problem.
Liberal point of view: Fart tax.
Conservative point of view: No special rights for loud farters.
Authoritarian point of view: Sentence all farters to three hours in an elevator, together.
Democrat point of view: It's Boehner's fault.
Republican point of view: It's Obama's fault.
Public's point of view: What are those crazy people in Washington doing now? Let's balance the budget and quit regulating farts.
Al Gore's point of view: Greenhouse gasses! OMG, put a catalytic converter in their butts!
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?