Skip to comments.Lawsuit: Man fired for not wearing "666" sticker
Posted on 11/19/2011 12:14:24 PM PST by thackney
A Georgia factory worker claims in a federal lawsuit that he was fired after he refused to wear a 666 sticker he feared would doom him to eternal damnation.
Billy E. Hyatt claims he was fired from Pliant Corp., a plastics factory in northern Georgia near Dalton, after he refused to wear a sticker proclaiming that his factory had been accident-free for 666 days. That number is considered the "mark of the beast" in the Bible's Book of Revelation describing the apocalypse.
Hyatt, who said he's a devout Christian, had worked for the north Georgia plastics company since June 2007 and like other employees wore stickers each day that proclaimed how long the factory had gone without an accident.
But he grew nervous in early 2009 as the number of accident-free days crept into the 600s. As the company's safety calendar approached day 666, Hyatt said he approached a manager and explained that wearing it would force him "to accept the mark of the beast and to be condemned to hell." He said the manager assured him he wouldn't have to wear the number.
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Doesn’t ring true. The only reason they fired him is because on one day, and with a reasonable explanation, he refused to wear a sticker?
those would sell well on Ebay.
take the day off??
I heard good advice from preacher about not being superstitious about 666. He said he’d be glad to accept a donation to his ministry for $666.
Firing him was really dumb, even if one of the managers didn’t say it was OK, earlier. How to make your company unpopular in one easy lesson. And for what?
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6, uh... what was that number again?
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I refused to wear an EARTH DAY button years ago. Nothing was done about it.
I once had time card number 665 and they apparently skipped 666 because the next hire had card number 667.
He WAS non com pliant.
Years ago a guy in Michigan sued ( and won ) the state over being required to wear a hunting license ‘back tag’ while hunting. He argued that it was like the Nazis putting a tattoo on Jews.
Today what was once common in many states, wearing a hunting ‘back tag’ isn't required in any state I know of.
In Michigan at least, you can't be required to accept a license plate for your car with the number 666 in it anywhere.
The guy wins big on this one.
I always wondered what that scene was really all about.
Why didn’t they wait another day and use 667 stickers?
What possessed these people to celebrate that particular day?
The sticker actually said 999. All it takes is a change of point of view
The boss was likely some godless liberal Ahole that liked throwing his weight around.
Wait...there's a factory in Georgia?
I thought nothing was manufactured in the US anymore.
Dalton IS the buckle of the bible belt. I did 15 years there.
A jury would be on his side.
Would he prefer a severance with pension for not doing as directed?
Quit then for crying out loud!
No friggin wonder attorneys run the country these days.
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