Customer Service Worker Fired Over His Online Game About Job

Canada's David Gallant doesn't seem too disappointed

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 30, 2013 5:26 PM CST | Updated Feb 2, 2013 7:00 PM CST

(Newser) – David Gallant aspires to be a game developer, but by day he is a customer service rep for Canada's tax agency. Make that "was" a customer service rep. Gallant got fired after creating an online game about, yes, annoying customers, reports the Toronto Star (and spotted by BoingBoing). The upside: He's getting lots of love on Twitter, and people are going to his site to buy the game, "I Get This Call Every Day." It costs $2, but one person paid $50, just because. Final irony: In the game, the call-center worker usually ends up getting fired. "Blessing in disguise," tweeted Gallant.

David Gallant, in a screen grab from his YouTube video.
David Gallant, in a screen grab from his YouTube video.   (YouTube)
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David Gallant explains his game in a video.   (YouTube)

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