Wal-Mart Worker Fired Over Semi-Nude Photo

“Dean L. Wooten, 65, was accused of greeting customers with a computer-generated photo of himself in which he appeared to be naked — except for a carefully placed Wal-Mart bag — and of telling customers that Wal-Mart was cutting costs and the sack was the company’s new uniform.

A supervisor at the Muscatine store where Wooten had worked for seven years told him to knock it off after customers complained. He was fired five days later, in September, after he displayed the photo again.

Wooten’s application for unemployment compensation was rejected by an administrative law judge, who said “a reasonable person would know the act of showing a naked body wearing a Wal-Mart sack would not be good for the employer’s business.”

This made me laugh, another reason not to go to Wal-Mart.

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1 Comment

  1. foxymama January 9, 2005 at 1:56 am

    It was funny and it just served to remind us that they don’t recruit their employees off the Mensa roles… ~;^)

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