Comment: I fired a guy last week for weed

(See in situ)

I fired a guy last week for weed

Nice guy. 50 years old. Smart. Experienced. He was stoned out of his mind, and I'd have just sent him home for the afternoon plus a warning, except he doubled down and lied repeatedly about it.

Back in the day, I smoked bushels of weed and did every other drug in a quest for life experiences.

If I got caught by the boss for being high, I'd expect to be fired.

Weed slows your thinking and adversely affects short term memory. The guy was useless while stoned.

The great majority of human workers totally suck. If it isn't dope or booze, it is stealing, or lying or cheating, or harassing. I work every day trying to replace the stealing, sex harassing, lying, chronically late sick worker, with a machine or system or outside purchase.

There is a lot of work available. It's just that employers like me just can't stand to hire another bottom dweller.

"Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of liberty" TJ