A Pennsylvania man gets fired from his job for buying a part for his shotgun from a work computer:
When Jackson was searching the Web for a replacementÂ shotgun stock, supervisorÂ Christie Vazquez — who admitted in a subsequent deposition to being “very anti-gun” and had quarreled with him before about politics — noticed what he was doing. Vazquez said she was scared because it was only a few weeks after theÂ Virginia Tech massacre (seeÂ CBS News video), so she promptly reported her colleague’s Web browsing to Planco’s human resources department. Vazquez also informed the HR department that Jackson owned guns and was a member of theÂ National Rifle Association.
You can guess what happened next: according to court documents, the HR representative,Â Jamie Davis, replied that reporting the visits to Mossberg.com and other sites was “the right thing” to do, and ordered the information technology department to investigate Jackson’s Internet activity. After receiving a list of Web sites visited, Davis recommended that Jackson be placed on leave, which the company authorized. Planco disabled Jackson’s front door and computer access and arranged for undercover police to be at the building the next morning.
This is pretty appalling, and shame on Planco for treating people this way. Add that to the list of companies I will never work for or buy anything from.