E-mails get Hydro worker fired
A labour arbitrator has upheld the firing of a Hydro Quebec customer service rep who whiled away hours on the job sending e-mails to friends. Records showed she'd send out dozens each day.
In some of the e-mails, the woman would include screen shots of client listings - occasionally those of celebrities, sometimes people with unusual names she'd make fun of.
In defending her actions, the woman blamed Hydro for the situation, saying the job didn't keep her busy enough and showing initiative wasn't rewarded within the utility's bureaucracy.