PS: Yes, Birgette blew the coworker (-5) and then advertised it on Facebook (-5), but at least she’s not FB friends with the boss who fired her (+1). Kudos also for not mentioning said coworker by name (+1). Moving on: Why do you suppose smartass Jenn can’t work (-8)? Illegal alien? Sick? Is she under 10 years of age? Lastly: Brigette can spell (+1), Jenn barely so (-1).
Tally: Brigette: -7; Jenn: -9.
I think I just mathematically proved that Jenn is lamer than Brigette. QED.
Jonas, Carmen: Well yes maybe it’s not the best thing to do on your break but I still think actually FIRING someone over something like that is a bit overreacting. I mean a tell-off would have been sufficient. It’s not like she stole something or broke the law (that I know of, you yanks do have the strangest of laws). You’re just moralist prudes.
sarcasticmeow, you forgot to give Jenn -10 for wanting to remain friends with someone that would blow a coworker in a K-mart break room. I think that’s the most serious offense of all. Oh wait, -20 to Jenn for RELATING herself to Bridgette rather than being a TRUE friend and calling her the idiot she is.
You’ve never been in charge of employees have you? Even if they did this during their break time and not on the clock, it is not acceptable behavior. You can’t have your employees screwing like rabbits at work (even at fucking kmart) and expect to them to be good employees.
@HappyNat: “… and expect to them to be good employees.” And why is that? Cause people who like sex are bad? I mean seriously, it probably made them happy, and employees that are happy might just do a better job than the ones who are unhappy.
And yes of course I have to be a slut, whore, lazy, and whatever to still think that it would be sufficient to just tell an employee to stop having sex in the break room and not just fire him/her. But then I live in a country where healthcare is provided for anyone, where workers actually have some basic rights, where everyone gets at least 5 weeks vacation, where homosexuals can marry, where people don’t have guns and no one is the worse for it, and where it’s not okay to video tape people without them knowing it. But hey, if I grew up in a semi-fascist country I’m sure I would agree fully with you!
@Jane’s Mom: Totes, mommy. It bums me out when peeps somehow mistake Lamebook for the comments section of the New York Times opinion section. PS: Are you, by any chance, the mom of THAT Jane after which seminal LA alterna-rock band Jane’s Addiction was named? If so, I have some questions I’ve been meaning to ask you since the early ’90s..
Suede dude shut the fuck this has nothing to do with the fucking country. Some whore from K-Mart blew some guy in the break room. Something tells me that this kind of act is covered in their policy that this might equal termination. Shut the fuck up and get over it, she could have blown the fucker everyday all day but her dumbass didn’t think about the fact that a giant corporation like K-mart, JUST MIGHT have cameras!? Her fucking fault. It’s only illegal/wrong IF you get caught.
I never said sex was bad. I love kinky, casual sex with multiple people. The more the better, but not at work. I’ve managed people and it is hard enough without them thinking about getting blown during their break.
Have sex in your free time. It may make those having sex happy, but it may also distract them from doing their jobs, or offend fellow employees/customers, and it could stain their blue jackets. And most of all they are at work. They are being paid to do a job and are on company property. They can blow each after work in the parking lot if they want.
And right we are a semi-fascist country. Right. Get off you prissy liberal high horse. Just because the USA is backwards in little ares like “humans rights” and “decency toward all people” you think you are so great. Well where would you be without Paris Hilton, Britney, and Oprah! Take that liberal surrender monkey.
I agree. My country (America) is very backwards in those unnecessary areas like human rights & health care. But we are the best country. Just ask any American. And it’s better to be Fascist than Socialist like those damn Nazis were. And if we weren’t allowed to have guns, how would we defend ourselves from our government (who has tanks and missiles) in case they tried to establish marshal law?
Jesus Christ I hate when you fucking retards get in wankfests about how the UK is so holy and perfect and wonderful (because you have some pathetic insecurity issues and burst into tears whenever someone spells “color” without a “u”). You always find some way to tie everything into how the US is evil and terrible and we’re all required by law to wear chastity belts and shoot at kittens, when in reality everything you know about the US comes from conversations with your drunken bar buddy who once saw a documentary on the Phelps family. Last year I met a Brit who honestly thought that Bush was worshipped in the US, and had no idea that half the populace had voted against him twice and hated him. Was that you or is that kind of ignorance the norm?
And then Americans come in to announce that at least we’re not Nazi Germany, therefore we’re the best country in the world. Yeah, that makes sense.
Stop embarrassing your respective countries, please.
The UK blows.. brush your teeth, take a shower, drink your beer cold, stop eating haggas, and stop giving us shit celebrities like Bono and Simon Cowell. Also, nice job Bridgette! Let us know where your next job is at. My best 2 suggestions would be 1) strip club where you can have a break room where this is allowed or 2) standing on a corner with a man who has a feather sticking out of his hat slappin your ass tellin you to get his money bitch!
Suede, you are not to say whether or not the decision was right. It is not your business nor the employees, so they really have no argument. Wage workers in a business can be fired for any reason at anytime. When they agree to work there, they sign a paper saying just that.
The boss didn’t even have to explain why he/she fired her, but he/she did.
So, in that respect, you are wrong. This isn’t an issue about a semi-fascist country or morals. This is a question about a contract SHE signed.
@Canaduck “I met a Brit who honestly thought that Bush was worshipped in the US, and had no idea that half the populace had voted against him twice and hated him”
That’s not the problem, mate. The problem is Europeans find it hard to imagine a country were half the population would vote *for* him. It’s not a big deal, you’re just looking at it the wrong way around. And it doesn’t really matter that much anymore anyway.
@suede: The manager of the K-Mart pretty much had to fire the employees. Here’s why:
The break room, while not a “public” area of the store, is not a private area. Other employees use the same area. If a third employee walked in while that activity was going on, that third employee might have been offended and would possibly have grounds for a lawsuit against K-Mart for creating a hostile work environment, a variant of a sexual harassment case.
Therefore K-Mart’s manager MUST adhere to a zero tolerance policy for something like this, to reduce the company’s risk exposure. If the manager doesn’t fire them this time, and another co-worker walks in on them the next time they do it, the potential for lawsuit goes up. The plaintiff would argue that by NOT firing these employees, the manager knowingly contributed to a hostile work environment. The manager would almost certainly lose his/her job over the incident as well.
You can argue all day about whether everybody is a prude. It doesn’t matter. What matters here is the proper reaction on the part of the manager to the risk of a lawsuit, and firing the offenders is the proper reaction to minimize that risk.
you guys are so uptight that you found a way to make these comments lame themselves. and for suede, i thought you were just being funny. the funniest part about this link is that you weren’t. i say we post the comments you guys made as another link of lamebook.
Contrary to what some folks may think, the majority of businesses generally frown on employees sucking dick on the premises during company time. That’s what your car and the parking lot are for. Also, most women (at least those who aren’t total skanks) normally don’t casually mention how they were just fired for blowing guys at work. Unless they’re giant hosebags like Brigette.
@Suede, ignore the people who are attacking your comments.
It was obvious from the way you described your country that you do not live in the UK.
It was obvious you were commenting on the fact she was fired, as opposed to being disciplined(she may be an idiot and not know this kind of thing is frowned upon in the workplace, even at break time) and NOT saying that it was acceptable to engage in sexual behaviour at work
Although Sparky’s comment does explain why it had to happen, it is sad that in America its so easy to sue anyone if you get the opportunity (‘i saw someone getting a BJ and now i cant work and support my family and am emotionally damaged forever’)
So many of their employee rights have been taken away, in the form of signing your rights away in a contract like Sparky mentioned, so that the company is protected
I love the drama in the comment threads. Way better then the whore getting canned. It is weird that I agree with Suede AND Canaduck, and yet, Team America!?!?! Is there a category for a socialist-fascist? Cause I’m pretty sure I’m both…. I want free healthcare, and I wanna water board the terrorist too! That’s freedom right there. Should I ever strap a bomb to myself and walk into a crowded place, I would totally expect to get the board.
She’s a skank pure and simple. Boss was right to fire her. And please, not all Brits are so ignorant they don’t know what’s going on in other countries. A lot of us are very well informed, so don’t go tarring us all with the same brush when one or two jackasses come on this site spouting bullshit. That is all.