HR Strange But True!
December 03, 2003

George Pavlovsky wants his job back. After all, he merely got drunk, walked into his office with a sawed-off shotgun, and asked to see his bosses.

The incident cost Pavlovsky his job as a tree pruner for the city of Moncton in New Brunswick, Canada, as well as a two-year prison sentence.

Nevertheless, Pavlovsky went to his union to protest the firing, and members agreed that they should help him try to get his job back-once he finishes his stretch, of course.

Steven MacKinnon, spokesman for the city of Moncton, said he was stunned that Pavlovsky would challenge the firing. Many of Pavlovsky's co-workers are shaken by the thought of him returning to work, MacKinnon said, adding: "We're going to contest this vigorously."

In the incident that led to his firing, Pavlovsky was reported to have been angry about being passed over for a promotion, according to the Reuters news agency. It took about 15 minutes to arrest him, and no one was injured.

Source: Reuters, via Yahoo!

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