Skip to comments.Worker fired for using forklift on candy machine
Posted on 02/20/2014 7:44:07 PM PST by doug from upland
MILFORD, Iowa A 27-year-old man has lost his job and Iowa unemployment benefits for using a forklift on a malfunctioning vending machine.
The Des Moines Register says Robert McKevitt had deposited money in a vending machine last fall, but the candy bar he wanted wouldn't fall.
State unemployment records say his banging and rocking the machine didn't work, so McKevitt commandeered a forklift, picked up the machine at least six times and dropped it on the floor at the Polaris Industries' warehouse in Milford. Three candy bars fell.
In a ruling released last month, a judge denied McKevitt's claim for unemployment benefits, saying he'd willfully disregarded his employer's interests.
McKevitt told the Register he never lifted and dropped the machine but did use it to move the machine back in place.
This is very bad news though, he may en d up welfare for the next 50 years or so and live out the rest of his life as an unemployable burden.
Vending machines are for suckers.
These idiots don’t know that stores sell that crap for a fraction of the price of those machines?
if the forking machine lifted you it only seems fair you forklift it
Gives a whole new meaning to candy crush.......
I remember when some vending machines had potato chips etc hanging on spiral spindles. You pushed the button and the spindle turned, allowing the next bag to fall. All you had to do was tip the machine forward and the entire spindle would fall.
I never did it but I saw people do it. I will admit I put pinball machines on my toes and would win a bunch of games then put it back on the floor.
Another story had it as a Twix.
In my opinion the forklift operator showed entirely too much restraint in dealing with the vending machine.
Tough machine. Must have made a racket with all the banging and clanking, not about to give up the goodies. "FMCDH"
Was his name “Klaus” by any chance?
The employer needs to suck it up and have a good laugh with this guy, as I was assured many times today on an earlier thread about this. Those of us who said he should have a little respect for his employer’s property were “pwned” by the funny people.
I applaud this person because it makes me laugh. I do not condone the destruction of private property unless you get home from the drive through and they forgot your onion rings.
Good fir him!!!!! (Any chance this might work on washDC too?)