Unfortunate news to report!
Because of the continued tough economic conditions and stressful times, we made the decision last month not to produce a 2013 Cranky Pressman promotional wall calendar. This was not a choice taken lightly but one we believed best for all parties.
There are however those who do not respect authority and take matters into their own hands despite potential consequences. Our pressman Jason Vaughn was one such person.
Last week, the aforementioned worker was caught printing the letterpress calendar shown above on company time and without management's knowledge. This is strictly against policy and left no other choice but to immediately terminate his employment.
Apparently, 2013 is the Chinese Year of the Snake. This somehow made it acceptable in Jason's mind to use valuable paper stock and ink materials for his hand-set wood and metal type serpentine creation. He even used a perfectly good sheet of linoleum to carve the slithering varmint. All this could have been better used for a paying customer's project.
It is quite clear the only real snake in this case was Jason himself.
I thought the problem had been adequately dealt with but it turns out not. It seems Jason is so afraid to tell his wife and young daughter that he was fired he's unable to stay at home during working hours. So he has taken to loitering outside our workshop all day.
As you can see in this photograph I shot when arriving to work, Jason is not very accepting of his predicament.
Let us know what you think and get one of the calendars.
Personally, I find it a bit of an inconvenience looking at Jason's pitiful face every day. But did we go to far? Should Jason get his job back?
Share your thoughts in a comment below or on twitter or Facebook. Use either the hashtag #KeepTheSnake or #CanTheSnake All commenters or posting individuals will be thrown into a hat. 15 names will be randomly chosen and given one of the calendars.
Fortunately, we caught Jason in time so quantities are limited. We are however keen to rid the premises of the offending printed items quickly so we all can just get back to work or not. For this reason, please check back here or on your favorite social media outlet Monday Jan. 7th, 2013 at 4pm EST when winners will be announced.
Voting closes at 12 noon EST, Monday Jan. 7th, 2013.