nietoperz wrote:Wait: how could they suspend you for reading a comic book if you were on a break?
Well, it wasn't technically for reading the comic...it was for getting onto Newsarama to talk about it after I had read it.
During my lunch break, I was in my mom's office eating lunch and reading comics. I used to check my email for school purposes and got a notification that someone had responded to a thread on OldRama. One of the HR people in the office caught me reading the Rama and used it to get me suspended in an ill-fated attempt to make my mom, a VP of the company, look bad. It was largely by accident (I didn't mean to click the link) but it was a breach of the computer policy. The HR guy was angling for my mom's job and filed a formal greivance, knowing that she'd have to take action on it and hoping that she'd do something silly. He didn't expect my mom to sign off on the suspension so readily or me to accept it as it so easily.
On a sidenote, he got fired like a month later when he tried to step up his sabotage game and failed.
Snack food manufacturing plant politics are a bitch.