Wisconsin Man Fired For Writing All-Caps E-mail Encouraging Voting
President Barack Obama must bemagic or practicing some strange Kenyan voodoo, because there is suddenly a new job opening in Wisconsin, just like that. Of course, you probably do not want to accept work in Wisconsin, because of all the cheese-flavored oppression being served up there on a daily basis. But just the same, this position is located in the Department of Safety and Professional Services, and you are qualified so long as you promise not to encourage horrible acts of treason like "voting" or "taking advantage of free services." Also, do not use all-caps in your e-mail or you will be FIRED, mister!
This is what happened to troublemaker Chris Larsen, who decided to screw America out of some stolen hard-earned ca$h by telling the entire world about a secret free ID card.
Chris Larsen, a low-level Wisconsin state employee, was fired for the apparent cause of using his work e-mail to mock and disparage state policy to his co-workers, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The policy in question: The state's decision for DMV employees to not tell citizens about the availability of free photo identification to satisfy the state's new Voter-ID law, unless they ask first.
Larsen, a limited-term employee at the state Department of Safety and Professional Services, sent this e-mail Thursday morning to colleagues, encouraging them to tell all their friends about the free ID cards:
"Do you know someone who votes that does not have a State ID that meets requirements to vote? Tell them they can go to the DMV/DOT and get a free ID card. However they must ask for the free ID. a memo was sent out by the 3rd in command of the DMV/DOT. The memo specifically told the employees at the DMV/DOT not to inform individuals that the ID's are free. So if the individuals seeking to get the free ID does not ask for a free ID, they will have to pay for it!!
"Just wanted everyone to be informed!! REMEMBER TO TELL ANYONE YOU KNOW!! ANYONE!! EVEN IF THEY DON'T NEED THE FREE ID, THEY MAY KNOW SOMEONE THAT DOES!! SO TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW!!"
He was subsequently fired for misuse of e-mail.
Who knew the state of Wisconsin was so particular about its e-mail etiquette? True, it does seem a bit harsh for what appears to be a first time offense, but for all we know this lunatic was spewing his crazy talk in Comic Sans. [TPM]