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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Hi FatFreddys Cat,
I forgot about our friends at the FCC. Hopefully if he can get another job he'll be better prepared.
I dunno, I feel for the guy, but if he can't handle the pressure of appearing on live TV in North Dakota (!!), what chance does he have anywhere else? Haha.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yeah television news is definitely a politically correct arena and I imagine they still have to fight for viewers tooth and nail.
Great point teaches12345, he really should've thought before he spoke. Thank you so much for coming by and answering!
Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
Thanks for sharing your answer, iburmaster.
Thanks for responding.
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.
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.
Thanks for your response!
Thanks for sharing kristykmr1993.