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.
Reuters, via Yahoo!