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Cops: His Boss Thanked Him With T-Shirt, So He Stole $96K

A tale of an allegedly disgruntled employee in India

(Newser) - It's a pretty extreme case of a disgruntled employee: The Times of India reports 37-year-old Dhan Singh Bisht was arrested last week after allegedly stealing $96,000 from his employer after being miffed about how a previous heroic gesture was rewarded. That employer, Reema Polychem Private Limited in Azadpur,... More »

Fired Dishwasher Kills Chef at Charleston Restaurant: Cops

Hostage situation is now over

(Newser) - A fired dishwasher shot and killed a chef and held one person hostage for about three hours before he was shot by police at a crowded restaurant in a tourist-heavy area of downtown Charleston, South Carolina, on Thursday, authorities and one of the restaurant's owners said. The hostages were... More »

Man Kills Boss, Co-Worker, Himself in Shooting Spree

Was the step-grandfather of Buffalo Bills' CJ Spiller

(Newser) - A Florida man went on a shooting spree at his former workplace today, killing two, injuring two others, and finally killing himself, CNN reports . According to local authorities, Hubert Allen Jr., 72—the step-grandfather of Buffalo Bills running back CJ Spiller—fatally shot his former boss, Marvin Pritchett, 80, and... More »

Disgruntled Employee Dumped $8M in Pricy Wine

Andrea di Gisi poured 16K gallons of wine down drain: police

(Newser) - At least the criminals who stole $18 million in maple syrup were in it for the money. The Italian man who allegedly destroyed nearly $8 million in Brunello di Montalcino wine in early December was just pissed off. Italian police say Andrea di Gisi, a disgruntled employee at the Case... More »

Borders Staff List Ways We Drove 'Em Crazy

Workers displayed 'Things We Never Told You' before shutdown

(Newser) - Ah, the joys of customer service. Before Borders went belly up, employees displayed a list of grievances with us ... the customers. Entertainment Weekly's Shelf Life blog lists the bullet-pointed "Ode to a Bookstore Death":
  • "It confused us when we were asked where the non-fiction section is."
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Whole Foods Worker Quits via Legendary Letter

Former employee none too happy with grocery chain

(Newser) - Resigning by sending an "eviscerating" letter to one's entire company: Not a method Emily Post would approve of, but one gladly scooped up by Gawker —especially since said company is none other than Whole Foods. In a resignation letter that Seth Abramovitch calls "epic," the... More »

Restaurant Workers Sue Mario Batali Over Pay

Lawsuit claims management withheld tips

(Newser) - Celebrity chef Mario Batali faces a lawsuit from 27 employees of his renowned Del Posto restaurant in New York City, the Wall Street Journal reports. The staff claims that tip money and extra income from banquets were never paid. Specifically, the suit claims that Del Posto improperly pooled workers' tips... More »

9 Dead as Worker Storms Conn. Beer Distributor

'Disciplinary problem' Omar Thornton had been asked to resign

(Newser) - A man opened fire in a Connecticut beer distributor this morning, killing at least nine people, including himself, according to the Hartford Courant . Omar Thornton, 34, was an employee who had been asked to resign because he was a "disciplinary problem," a union official said. Other people were... More »

Orlando Shooter's Mom: 'I Am So Sorry'

Suspect's lawyer calls him 'very, very mentally ill'

(Newser) - The lawyer of the man accused of killing one and wounding five during yesterday's shooting spree in Orlando says his client is "very, very mentally ill." He offered few details but said Jason Rodriguez's alleged shooting spree "looks like a classic stress overload" set off by a... More »

Fannie Mae Engineer Indicted for Planting Crippling Code

Trap that could have caused millions in damage found after man was fired but before it activated

(Newser) - A former Fannie Mae contract worker was indicted Tuesday on a count of computer sabotage for planting malicious code that would have crippled the mortgage giant’s network of 4,000 servers for at least a week, Wired reports. Rajendrasinh Babubha Makwana crafted the malware the same day he was... More »

Fired Workers Kill Boss in India

Workers, invited to negotiate, beat Indian chief of Italian manufacturing firm to death

(Newser) - An angry mob of laid-off workers killed their former boss at an Italian manufacturing firm in India yesterday, the Independent reports. Lalit Kishore Choudhary, who oversaw Oerlikon Graziano’s auto-parts business in India, was bludgeoned to death with iron bars as he tried to negotiate with the disgruntled former employees.... More »

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