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.