Security Guard Fired for Seeing Ghosts
Posted 10 November 2005 - 07:47 AM
A security firm fires an Iowa man who says he saw an apparition while on the job.
Des Moines Register Internet News
Posted 10 November 2005 - 08:37 AM
Information from: The Des Moines Register
1 hour, 5 minutes ago
DES MOINES, Iowa - A judge ruled that a former security guard who was fired for seeing ghosts cannot be denied unemployment benefits.
According to a court ruling released this week, the former guard's allegation of apparitions does not constitute misconduct.
The issue started on Sept. 11, when Wade Gallegos alerted his supervisor at Neighborhood Patrol of Urbandale that ghosts were haunting a neighborhood he was guarding.
The supervisor arrived at the scene, where Gallegos showed him where the ghosts were still apparently standing.
The supervisor claimed he saw nothing and fired Gallegos five hours later.
The company found no signs of drug use or alcohol.
Neighborhood Patrol challenged Gallegos' application for unemployment benefits, arguing he was guilty of misconduct.
"Such beliefs do render the claimant unfit to act as a security guard," Judge G. Ken Renegar ruled. "The employer cannot have security guards who see ghosts and apparitions and inform the employer, and then the employer sends out the patrol cars."
However, the judge ruled, seeing ghosts is not the type of misconduct that can disqualify Gallegos from receiving benefits.
Posted 10 November 2005 - 08:41 AM
Posted 10 November 2005 - 09:15 AM
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Posted 10 November 2005 - 10:29 AM
Posted 10 November 2005 - 03:23 PM
Posted 10 November 2005 - 10:00 PM
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Posted 12 November 2005 - 03:32 PM
Posted 12 November 2005 - 09:34 PM
It kind of makes me think of the story I read about how a soldier saw the ghost of Ann Boleyn at the Tower of London. He fainted. His superior thought that he was drunk and reprimanded him. Other soldiers came forward and said that they, too had seen ghosts. In the Tower of London - could you imagine?
I've heard about that story, I think the deal with his superiors thinking that was he had been found unconscious. I can't recall if he quit soon after the experience but if I do remember correctly he wasn't fired for it.
Just plain ridiculous the other guy was fired for what he saw. Even if he did get the benefits entitled him there honestly was no bonafide excuse to terminate his employment.
Edited by lulaboo, 12 November 2005 - 09:35 PM.
Posted 13 November 2005 - 11:45 AM
Posted 14 November 2005 - 08:07 AM
Didn't say they fired the guard though!
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Posted 14 November 2005 - 12:07 PM
Man..Glad its not like that where I work...I work in a historical theatre and staff here see lots of stuff......
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