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Do you think a mistake on the first day should lead to you being fired?


If it was your first day on the job and you had a slip of the tongue, do you think you'd understand your boss' need to fire you? A newsreader was recently fired for dropping the f-bomb on the air and it was his first day. Do you think the supervisor was justified or just trying to be politically correct.

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Keith Abt (FatFreddysCat) says

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    Alecia Murphy 3 years ago

    Hi FatFreddys Cat,

    I forgot about our friends at the FCC. Hopefully if he can get another job he'll be better prepared.


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Levertis Steele says

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    Alecia Murphy 3 years ago

    Hi Levertis Steele,

    Interesting point you make about experienced cussers. I don't so I'm always intrigued at any point when someone curses in public. But you're right it probably would've happened again.

    Hopefully he can learn from this.

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Stephanie Henkel says

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    Alecia Murphy 3 years ago

    From your perspective it makes sense. Especially since this is a job where you show your face to the public. The same goes for anyone in customer service.

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Glimmer Twin Fan says

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    Alecia Murphy 3 years ago

    Excellent point. I think it should be on a case by case basis. Some people reveal themselves to be unqualified early while others manage to mask it.

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lburmaster says

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    Alecia Murphy 3 years ago

    Thanks for sharing your answer, iburmaster.

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ketage says

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    Alecia Murphy 3 years ago

    Interesting ketage. I think being an employer makes you see things a little differently than just being the employee.

    I think you're definitely right that everyone does make mistakes the first day.

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wvugirl2007 says

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    Alecia Murphy 3 years ago

    Yeah television news is definitely a politically correct arena and I imagine they still have to fight for viewers tooth and nail.

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Dianna Mendez (teaches12345) says

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    Alecia Murphy 3 years ago

    Great point teaches12345, he really should've thought before he spoke. Thank you so much for coming by and answering!

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Tim Mitchell (tsmog) says

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    Alecia Murphy 3 years ago

    Interesting response, tsmog, thanks for sharing.


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nanderson500 says

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stanwshura says

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    Alecia Murphy 3 years ago

    It's hard to cover an on-camera F-bomb. Otherwise, I'd say give him a chance if it was stuttering or mispronunciation. Hopefully he learned his lesson.

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    Alecia Murphy 3 years ago

    I know exactly what you mean. I did broadcasting in high school and so many of the kids doing it had no presence. He was one of them. Maybe he should just produce or direct where you can say those words and not get fired.

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