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Worker fired for using forklift on candy machine
kcci dot com ^ | 2-2014

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.


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KEYWORDS: candymachine; forklift; stuckcandy
Who hasn't wanted to do this before?
1 posted on 02/20/2014 7:44:08 PM PST by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

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.


2 posted on 02/20/2014 7:46:48 PM PST by freedom462
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To: doug from upland

Vending machines are for suckers.

These idiots don’t know that stores sell that crap for a fraction of the price of those machines?


3 posted on 02/20/2014 7:47:03 PM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: doug from upland

4 posted on 02/20/2014 7:47:09 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: doug from upland

if the forking machine lifted you it only seems fair you forklift it


5 posted on 02/20/2014 7:47:33 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: doug from upland
OMG -- before I was done reading the article, I thought exactly the same thing!!
6 posted on 02/20/2014 7:49:26 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: doug from upland

Gives a whole new meaning to candy crush.......


7 posted on 02/20/2014 7:51:21 PM PST by Toespi
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To: doug from upland

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.


8 posted on 02/20/2014 7:51:50 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: ClearCase_guy

Another story had it as a Twix.


9 posted on 02/20/2014 7:54:45 PM PST by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: doug from upland

In my opinion the forklift operator showed entirely too much restraint in dealing with the vending machine.


10 posted on 02/20/2014 7:56:00 PM PST by House Atreides
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To: doug from upland; Slings and Arrows; Daffynition
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.

Tough machine. Must have made a racket with all the banging and clanking, not about to give up the goodies. "FMCDH"

11 posted on 02/20/2014 7:56:07 PM PST by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: doug from upland

Was his name “Klaus” by any chance?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JGCUQDUcrE


12 posted on 02/20/2014 7:56:33 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: doug from upland; Larry Lucido; Gamecock
I pulled the lever but the Clark Bar didn't come out!

So I decided to put on my sweater!

I have assembled a candy bar lineup.


13 posted on 02/20/2014 8:01:42 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: House Atreides

lol


14 posted on 02/20/2014 8:08:19 PM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: dfwgator

LOL!


15 posted on 02/20/2014 8:08:55 PM PST by digger48
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To: doug from upland

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.


16 posted on 02/20/2014 8:14:12 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: doug from upland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4nrOgPqf5U


17 posted on 02/20/2014 8:22:54 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: ClearCase_guy; Ezekiel

18 posted on 02/20/2014 8:23:36 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: doug from upland

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.


19 posted on 02/20/2014 8:39:26 PM PST by slouper
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To: doug from upland

Good fir him!!!!! (Any chance this might work on washDC too?)


20 posted on 02/20/2014 8:39:37 PM PST by faithhopecharity
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To: Ezekiel
This story reminds me of the great Seinfeld epiode with the candybar

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHbYOwkJPpA


21 posted on 02/20/2014 8:50:38 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: slouper

Leo Getz — They “bleep” you at the drive thru -—
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWfaiTLPUKQ


22 posted on 02/21/2014 5:46:50 AM PST by doug from upland (Obama and the leftists - destroying our country one day at a time)
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To: doug from upland

23 posted on 02/21/2014 6:39:03 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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