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originalsmit
SILVER Member since Aug 2003

originalsmit

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Location: nottingham, england. cornwall ...

Total posts: 469
Posted:just a quick post,
the evening post (nottinghams regional newspaper) ran the headline
'JUGGLING BREAD KNIVES GOT ME SACKED'
this guy was on a break in a back room at the ikea store where he works and juggled some reject bread knives to pass the time.
this was then captured on cctv and he was hauled over the coals and fired for it.
an ikea spokesperson said
'juggling 10 inch bread knives is not the norm'
so a word of warning
they are spying on you be, careful where and what you juggle.


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yoni
GOLD Member since Jun 2005

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Location: Bideford and Bath

Total posts: 3099
Posted:****** i better not get kivked out of school for juggling

we shood sue ikea for discrimination


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SNOOPoi


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Location: At the bottom of the garden wi...

Total posts: 3380
Posted:wow. i have to say that was a bit daft. not all people understand the beauty of juggling objects that are potentially dangerous...

wish i could see it though. i have never seen someone juggle knives...


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Sym
BRONZE Member since Sep 2004

Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk

Total posts: 1858
Posted:'juggling 10 inch bread knives is not the norm' - Says who? What is "The Norm" that every keeps talking about? How do you join?

There's too many home fires burning and not enough trees

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blu_valley
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

blu_valley

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Location: Brighton

Total posts: 197
Posted:I think thats a bit out of order really, damn the man! Save the empire!

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Location: At the bottom of the garden wi...

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Posted:apparently lauz is the definition of normal. I'd ask her...

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Xopher (aka Mr. Clean)


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Location: Hoboken, New Jersey, USA

Total posts: 456
Posted:I have to admit I wouldn't be too pleased to see an employee juggling breadknives. Juggling balls, or sticks, or almost anything blunt, would be another story. But he could have cut himself or someone else, even severely, and even if his skills were good enough that there was little or no risk of that, store management couldn't take that risk, and probably would have lost their insurance if they had.

The fact that he was on break means he wasn't goofing off. But he was still engaging in "unsafe behavior" (from their not-unreasonable point of view) on store grounds.

Saying it's not the "norm" is just plain log-stupid, though.


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Sym
BRONZE Member since Sep 2004

Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk

Total posts: 1858
Posted:Sure, it's silly. It is a risk that he took, but fair point, maybe he shouldn't have taken in at work.

But, is it really enough to sack someone?


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.:star:.
SILVER Member since Jan 2005

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Location: Bristol

Total posts: 1785
Posted:here's the article

http://www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/displa...wsNodeId=133945
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he was asked to stop and he didn't, thats why he was fired.


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Mynci
BRONZE Member since Apr 2005

Mynci

Macaque of all trades
Location: wombling free...

Total posts: 8737
Posted:thats awful!! I used to juggle at work constantly and people just grew to accept it

A couple of balls short of a full cascade... or maybe a few cards short of a deck... we'll see how this all fans out.

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Sym
BRONZE Member since Sep 2004

Sym

Geek-enviro-hippy priest
Location: Diss, Norfolk

Total posts: 1858
Posted:Thanks, star.

It looks like he wouldn't have got sacked if he'd just said sorry and stopped, but I guess he kicked up a fuss.

It all seems a bit too much for me, I wouldn't want to work for people who wouldn't let me juggle, but then I wouldn't want to work in many places!


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Noddy


Noddy

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Location: Lake District UK

Total posts: 2865
Posted:i have juggled the knives at work but its abit dangerous so i mainly juggle the leeks

Remember.........YOU LOSE!!!

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Sporky


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Location: Glasgow

Total posts: 663
Posted:Written by: JP Sir Noddy

i have juggled the knives at work but its abit dangerous so i mainly juggle the leeks



So what stops the place where you work from sinking?

spank sorry


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FoxInDocs
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

FoxInDocs

Pooh-Bah
Location: Adelaide, SA

Total posts: 1848
Posted:
hahaha... leeks... why leeks in particular?


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Noddy

Toe Poking Bad Boy
Location: Lake District UK

Total posts: 2865
Posted:they are like clubs (well almost)

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Igirisujin
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

Igirisujin

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Location: Preston

Total posts: 2666
Posted:lol, im not surprised he was sacked, theres a time and a place to juggle knives and at work (brake or no) is not the place, i wouldnt feel comfortable being in a place of wok if someone picked up knives and started juggeling them no matter how good they are at it. Right on bosses glad they sacked him. is he complaining about it or does he see what he did was wrong?

Oh and I think they put its not the norm because juggleing knives at work isnt usuall pactise, so it cant be the norm can it? eating lunch at work is the norm not this thats fore sure (unless you work in a circuss smile)


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