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    Are these worth firing someone for?

    NSFW : language
    Care about the story or not, the vids are kinda funny, first one anyway.

    Apologies to Best Buy if it turns out this story has been misreported
    . Here we have satire that is legal, was done on personal time, but the employer was identified. That's where similarities to other stories that might sound familiar end.

    I think it's batshit crazy to fire the guy over these vids. Maybe he's a jackass who has been needing a firing for other things, but just taken at face value we have an employee who takes great interest in what they sell, has creativity and vents his frustrations after work. Heck, don't fire him, promote him. After all the news coverage he won't get fired, media changes the outcome here. I'm not so much interested in the outcome as the employer's initial reaction though.

    **Edit : craptastic, the first video is a repost. Didn't see 121Traffic's post. Still got other stuff to discuss and the second vid, so that's fun, right? *doh*

    Worker in trouble for snarky iPhone-Evo video

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. — When Brian Maupin made two snarky online videos poking fun at zealots of the iPhone and the Evo phone, he thought it was just a good way to vent some of the frustrations inherent in selling smart phones.

    His employer, Best Buy, thought otherwise, even though the retailer, which sells both phones, isn't mentioned in either video. The company was mentioned, though, in videos Maupin had made earlier.

    Maupin, who's been selling phones at a Best Buy store in Independence since 2007, said Friday he was suspended from his part-time job after posting two YouTube videos that slam fans of Apple Inc.'s iPhone 4 and HTC Corp.'s Evo 4G.

    Maupin, 25, said he was told Thursday he had a "choice to either quit or the HR people can decide what they want to do." He said he would not quit and was told he could be fired over the matter.

    ...rest at link...

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL7yD-0pqZg]YouTube - iPhone4 vs HTC Evo[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAOtC9QfXac]YouTube - HTC EVO vs iPhone4[/ame]

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