Here are two employees who, thankfully, you likely don’t see in your day-to-day work.
Quitting with the devil
We’ll start with the case of Walter Slonopas, who used to work for Contech Casting company in Clarksville, TN.
We say “used to” because he quit his job recently for a particularly interesting reason: He received a W-2 tax form with the number 666 on it.
The reason, as you might surmise: The Book of Revelations in the Bible says that 666 is often associated with the devil, where it is called the “number of the Beast.”
The company countered Slonopas’ complaint by saying no, it was not a vessel for Satan. The number was simply the order in which the form was mailed to employees.
Funny enough, Slonopas has had issues with the number 666 before. He even quit this same job two years ago when he was assigned the number 666 after the company changed its time clock system. He came back after they changed his number.
Say what you want about Walter, but you can’t say he’s not consistent.
Bang and your job is gone
Let’s turn our attention now across the pond to England, where an employee’s rage manifested itself in the cleanest — albeit expensive — way possible.
Edward Sobolewski has admitted that he went on a three-year long campaign of destruction in his company’s office after he was denied a pay increase.
His weapon of choice: a cleaning fluid known as Cillit Bang. (Catchphrase: “Bang and the dirt is gone.”)
The 44-year-old Sobolewski admitted in court to repeatedly spraying his company’s computers with the cleaning fluid, eventually causing nearly $50,000 in damage.
His company only caught him after it put closed-circuit television cameras in the workplace, which caught him spraying Cillit Bang into computer grills and even pouring a container of the liquid into another machine.
Sobolewski was arrested and began serving an eight-month jail sentence earlier this month. He’ll also pay nearly $30,000 for his crimes.
It’s a shame, too: Just think about what would happen if all your employees were this driven.