Friday, November 21, 2008

Friday office humor: Worst employees of the year

The candidates were chosen, the votes were tallied and we finally have the results of the Top 10 Worst Employees of 2008. Was there another election more important this year?

If you thought that your manager was the meanest or no one could possibly have more annoying coworkers, Career Builder’s list of this year’s worst employees may prove you wrong.

Take worst employee No. 1, Marie Cooley, for example. Her story:

After seeing an ad in the paper for job that sounded like hers, Cooley thought her company was planning to fire her. For revenge, she attempted to sabotage the business by destroying $2.5 million worth of computer files. Cooley told investigators she went into work over the weekend, got angry, disconnected internal power cables and deleted files from the server. She was arrested and charged with damaging computer equipment.

Or worst employee No. 4, Judge Robert Restaino:

Restaino was hearing domestic violence cases when a cell phone rang in court. After no one owned up to the phone, Restaino "snapped" and jailed all 46 people who were in the courtroom. New York's top court removed him as a city court judge, saying punishing innocent people is "inexcusable."

Or even worst employee No. 7, Robert Irvine:

Irvine embellished and fabricated the more impressive parts of his résumé, including claiming to have cooked for the British royal family; catering to four U.S. presidents; and helping to make Prince Charles and Princess Diana's wedding cake. His contract with the Food Network was terminated.

See? Your coworkers aren’t as bad as you thought. Enjoy your Friday!

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