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Gingersnap
08-31-2009, 05:23 PM
Woman Fired For Using Uppercase in Email

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Posted by samzenpus on Monday August 31, @12:49PM
from the don't-type-angry dept.

tomachi writes "An accountant in NZ has been awarded $17,000 NZD for unfair dismissal after her boss fired her without warning for using uppercase letters in a single email to co-workers. The email, which advises her team how to fill out staff claim forms, specifies a time and date highlighted in bold red, and a sentence written in capitals and highlighted in bold blue. It reads: 'To ensure your staff claim is processed and paid, please do follow the below checklist.' Her boss deemed the capital letters too confrontational for her co-workers to read after they woke up from naptime."

Dismissed? I'm surprised people aren't calling for jail time.

Slashdot (http://idle.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=09/08/31/1515239)

bijou
08-31-2009, 05:37 PM
please do follow the below checklist

This deserves life without parole. :mad:

Shannon
08-31-2009, 07:07 PM
Her boss deemed the capital letters too confrontational for her co-workers to read after they woke up from naptime."

Seriously?