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Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Iron_chet, May 13, 2015.

  1. Iron_chet

    Iron_chet Well-Known Member

    Firing of Shawn Simoes for off-duty 'FHRITP' video reflects employment trend - Business - CBC News

    A reporter confronted a guy who yelled FHRITP after a Toronto FC soccer game. One of the guy's buddies ends up interviewed, comes across as a jack ass and gets canned from his 100K a year job.

    I have to admit that the first time I saw the original FHRITP guy I laughed but do see it as offensive. The Justice Minister has said that this may be a form of assault.

    I don't think the guy should be fired from his job over it as the internet shaming he is enduring is punishment enough. What does SJ.com say? Should he have lost his job.
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Simoes is shown in the video calling his friend's use of FHRITP — a popular trend of heckling female journalists— hilarious before telling the reporter she is lucky they didn't have a vibrator.

    Yeah, I'm OK with him getting fired.
  3. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    It probably needs to be clarified that the group of jackasses did it TO same reporter, who then confronted them.

    Its a new world. We've seen it many time (off the top of my head, this woman comes to mind)

    Apparently the dude was replaceable. Its the new world order. Make a jackass of yourself in public, there can be private repercussions.

    If we can fire the "MASHED POTATOES" guy who screams it after tee shots at PGA events, I'd be a happy man.
    old_tony likes this.
  4. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

  5. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    I still say that unless they're on the job at that time, what people do in their own private time, as long as it's lawful, is not the company's business, barring any agreements in contracts.

    If the company wants to claim that employees are representing them at all times, then they can pay overtime for that time.
  6. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    Good. Glad he was fired.

    This has happened to me three times since the start of the year when I'm working.
  7. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    Did Ray Rice or Greg Hardy get convicted?
  8. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    You keep going to that well, Baron. I'm sure the world is gonna start listening any day now.
    YankeeFan likes this.
  9. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

  10. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    I have a difficult time believing this guy wasn't a complete douche at work as well as when out on the town. They were probably wondering how to get rid of him and he gave them the ammo.
  11. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    He's going to get hired by the Buccaneers.
  12. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Maybe he was intentionally being over the top in an attempt to satirize his long history of misogyny.
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