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  1. Avatar Will Truman
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    Except that not getting easily fired for pooping in the hallways was a non-monetary part of their compensation. By allowing them to be fired for pooping in the hallways, we are essentially lowering their overall level of compensation. Which means that we would have to pay them more. Which means that taxes would have to go up. How do you like them apples, Mr. Libertarian!

    In other news, it is apparently kosher to cuss out your boss.Report

    • Avatar Glyph in reply to Will Truman
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      How do you like them apples

      I do not like horse hallway apples, Sam-I-Am.Report

    • Avatar Jim Heffman in reply to Will Truman
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      “By allowing them to be fired for pooping in the hallways, we are essentially lowering their overall level of compensation. Which means that we would have to pay them more.”

      Considering that teachers are always bitching about being underpaid, maybe “we’ll pay you more but then we can fire you for pooping in the hallway” is a win-win.

      But then, maybe the teachers would say “you mean that i have such strong job protection that I can poop in the hallway and get away with it? When I look around at the current job environment, maybe I’d prefer to have the lower salary and the increased job protection.”Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Will Truman
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      You know, I honestly don’t think that those cussing out your bosses cases will change a whole lot about workplace dynamics. The actions of the employers were particularly egregious in both cases (to the point where *I* am seeing abuse) and the law does protect the employees when the employers are breaking the laws (state or federal) and calling the employers out on this.

      If I were to compare these cases to anything, I’d compare them to whistleblowing cases.Report

    • Avatar Mad Rocket Scientist in reply to Will Truman
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      I can get being protected from dismissal for swearing at your boss in private, but doing it in public?

      Actually, isn’t that a hostile work environment, if an employee regularly swears & is disrespectful toward others (boss or co-workers)?Report

  2. Avatar Troublesome Frog
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    If I’m reading the article correctly, the problem isn’t that there’s some HR problem with firing the Hallway Pooper. They just don’t know who the Hallway Pooper is.

    Very weird behavior, anyway.Report

  3. Avatar Mike Schilling
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    It doesn’t say that anyone is pooping in the hallway, it says that person or persons perhaps unknown are placing poop in the hallway. No information about where they got it or whose it is.Report

  4. Avatar Glyph
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    Surreptitiously depositing fecal matter in the halls has to take some time away from one’s (assigned) duties. Examine timecards or (other) outputs, to see whose work productivity numbers don’t add up.

    Do that, and mark my words: it’s only a matter of time before the loafer gets pinched.Report

    • Avatar Jim Heffman in reply to Glyph
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      I’m picturing the brash young police lieutenant and the angry black chief.

      “Aaaarrrgh, Murphy! I’ve got orders from downtown to flush this inspection pronto!”
      “Not gonna happen Chief! I’m telling you, there’s some serious shit about to go down here!”
      “Aaaaarrrgh, Murphy! I’ll give you one more chance to get your head out of your ass!”
      “Not gonna happen, Chief! This whole thing stinks to high heaven!”
      “Aaaarrrgh, Murphy! That’s it, you’re in deep shit now! Turn over your badge and gun!”Report

  5. Avatar aaron david
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    I think this might be relevant:

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