Thursday, November 10, 2005

He shoulda called Ghostbusters

You have to feel sorry for this man, although at least he's getting his unemployment benefit.

DES MOINES, Iowa - A judge ruled that a former security guard who was fired for seeing ghosts cannot be denied unemployment benefits.

According to a court ruling released this week, the former guard's allegation of apparitions does not constitute misconduct.

The issue started on Sept. 11, when Wade Gallegos alerted his supervisor at Neighborhood Patrol of Urbandale that ghosts were haunting a neighborhood he was guarding.

The supervisor arrived at the scene, where Gallegos showed him where the ghosts were still apparently standing.

The supervisor claimed he saw nothing and fired Gallegos five hours later.

For those of you who are skeptical and cruel, there was this:
The company found no signs of drug use or alcohol.

His employer sought to deny him benefits, alleging that seeing ghosts is "misconduct."
The judge, while agreeing that his paranormal eyesight rendered him less than suitable for a security guard, did not feel that it constituted misconduct.


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