Man fired for ”un-Australian toilet habits”!January 24th, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 24 (ANI): A man has been fired from his job because he uses water instead of toilet paper.
Amador Bernabe, 43, is a machine operator in Townsville on a working visa from the Philippines, the Townsville Bulletin reports.
On Thursday, he claimed that his foreman followed him into the bathrooms questioning his toilet hygiene.
And later, Townsville Engineering Industries (TEI) the organization, Bernabe was employed with, fired him over ”un-Australian toilet habits”.
“I went to go to the toilet and I took a bottle of water when my foreman saw me and he said, ”you can”t bring the water in there”,” News.com.au quoted Bernabe, as saying.
“I said it’’s my personal hygiene. I didn”t break any law, I didn”t break any rules of the company, why can”t I do this, and he said he would report me to the manager, Bernabe said.
Following the incident Bernabe was called to the managers office, after which he was fired.
“He asked me what had happened and I explained to him and he said if I didn”t follow the Australian way I would be immediately terminated and I said ‘’sir, then you better terminate me”, Bernabe said. (ANI)
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