Friday Happy Hour: Unusual Reasons to Fire People

Jason English

Every Friday, I post a series of unrelated questions meant to spark conversation in the comments. Answer one, answer all, respond to someone else's reply, whatever you want. Very casual. On to this week's topics of discussion...

1. When I bought John Denver & The Muppets: A Christmas Together on iTunes last weekend, it was the fourth or fifth time I've purchased the album (not counting the record and tape versions my parents owned growing up). No, I'm not collecting them. I've just had a knack for losing that CD every other year—it's my Christmas tradition. Think back on your music-buying career, specifically times you've replaced something that was lost or scratched or stolen. What album have you re-added to your collection more than any other?

2. If Stacy Conradt were working for Fidelity and not mental_floss, her 13-1 record in fantasy football might be grounds for dismissal, not hero-worship. Fidelity put the fear of God into fantasy football players across the country this week by firing four employees for tinkering with their fantasy teams on company time. People lose their jobs all the time, but have you ever worked with a person who got fired for something out of the ordinary?

(By the way, after last night's Colts-Jaguars game, Stacy's leading Brett Savage 47-0 in their first-round playoff matchup.)

3. Anyone have any good podcast recommendations? I'm specifically looking for something history-ish, but all suggestions on all topics are welcome.

That's all for today. Have a great weekend!

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