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'Fart' costs bank 100,000 dollars -
Nettavisen - ^ | August 28, 2003 | Hanne Dankertsen

Posted on 08/28/2003 4:57:32 PM PDT by UnklGene

SWEDEN: Fart costs bank 100,000 dollars Hanne Dankertsen 28.08.03 11:16, ny 28.08.03 11:17

A fart was the start of a staff conflict that ended up costing the Swedish national bank NOK 760,000 (USD 100,000) in compensation.

According to computer technician Göran Andervass, 44, a colleague visited his office and let out a big, stinky fart, Aftonbladet reports.

Andervass thought the incident was provoking and shouted at his colleague.

After the fart and the following shouting, Andervass and his colleague were called in to a meeting with their boss in the national bank.

"The boss wanted to know why I had been shouting at my colleague. I explained what it was all about, but my colleague would neither admit nor confirm that he had farted", Andervass told Aftonbladet.

The incident was the beginning of a serious conflict, a long sick notice and exclusion from the office.

Göran Andervass was fired from his job on 20 December 2001. According to the human resource department in the bank, the reason was "personal issues".

The bank thinks Andervass was away sick a lot of the time and that he was not following the rehabilitation plan presented to him by a doctor and the social security office. According to Andervass, there was no such rehabilitation plan.

Göran Andervass sued the national bank, and the court sentenced the bank to pay him NOK 760,000 compensation.


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1 posted on 08/28/2003 4:57:32 PM PDT by UnklGene
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To: UnklGene
That must have been one stinky fart. You can take that to the bank!
2 posted on 08/28/2003 4:59:09 PM PDT by coloradan
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To: UnklGene
Hold muh..! Uhh, never mind....
3 posted on 08/28/2003 4:59:12 PM PDT by AntiGuv ()
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To: Lazamataz
According to computer technician Göran Andervass, 44, a colleague visited his office and let out a big, stinky fart..

Laz - you been to Sweden, lately?

4 posted on 08/28/2003 4:59:54 PM PDT by TomServo ("It says that one time this big lobster came and attacked a lady, but Mr. Ed saved her.")
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To: UnklGene
Sounded like a "brewery horse."
5 posted on 08/28/2003 5:01:20 PM PDT by UnklGene
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To: UnklGene
When I was growing up, a big stinky fart would make my brothers jealous.
6 posted on 08/28/2003 5:01:41 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: annyokie; bedolido; Bloody Sam Roberts; Chad Fairbanks; Charles Henrickson; Constitution Day; ...
Industrial Strength
Humor
No amateurs, please.
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7 posted on 08/28/2003 5:02:35 PM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
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To: martin_fierro
LOL!!! And, here I thought that the only farts I had to worry about in the bank were the ones counting out $1000 in pennies for the teller.
8 posted on 08/28/2003 5:04:06 PM PDT by Paul Atreides (Bringing you quality, non-unnecessarily-excerpted threads since 2002)
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Ping.
9 posted on 08/28/2003 5:05:46 PM PDT by PatrickHenry (Hic amor, haec patria est.)
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To: UnklGene
he was not following the rehabilitation plan presented to him by a doctor

Here's a free rehab plan: stay away from onions and baked beans.
10 posted on 08/28/2003 5:05:55 PM PDT by lelio
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To: UnklGene
the rehabilitation plan presented to him

No more onions, beer, and Swiss chocolate in the same meal?

11 posted on 08/28/2003 5:05:56 PM PDT by RightWhale (Repeal the Law of the Excluded Middle)
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To: coloradan
My dog farts on a regular stinky basis, but I really love him so I give him a pass.


Sparky has farts only a mother could love.
12 posted on 08/28/2003 5:06:01 PM PDT by chicagolady
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To: UnklGene
Nice one, Le Petomaine!
13 posted on 08/28/2003 5:07:45 PM PDT by Physicist (I've heard of someone getting *pissed* off, but farted off?)
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To: UnklGene
Who cut the Herrgardsost?
14 posted on 08/28/2003 5:07:51 PM PDT by The Radical Capitalist
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To: UnklGene
Well, was it bad enough to peel paint off the walls, or to knock a buzzard off of a s**t truck at 1,000 yards?
15 posted on 08/28/2003 5:08:33 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks (My Doc said I'm paranoid, and gave me pills. I don't take them cuz I think he's trying to kill me...)
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To: chicagolady
I really love him so I give him a pass.

That's one way to put it.

16 posted on 08/28/2003 5:08:38 PM PDT by Physicist
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17 posted on 08/28/2003 5:13:15 PM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
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To: UnklGene

18 posted on 08/28/2003 5:16:00 PM PDT by martin_fierro (A v v n c v l v s M a x i m v s)
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To: PatrickHenry
Sounds like the character "The Spleen" out of the film (and comic book) "Mystery Men".....

Newbie super-hero: "And what is your super talent?"

The Spleen: "Pull my finger...."

Rest of the wannabe super-heroes: "Oh, sh*t! Don't do it!" (clothespins are hastily passed out among the super-heroes.)

.... brrrrap!

Seconds later, five people pass out on the other side of the room.....

19 posted on 08/28/2003 5:17:21 PM PDT by longshadow
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To: coloradan
Which is why I always keep one of these handy at work... got a Vegan sitting fairly close...


20 posted on 08/28/2003 5:18:33 PM PDT by Chad Fairbanks (My Doc said I'm paranoid, and gave me pills. I don't take them cuz I think he's trying to kill me...)
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