David Steward was fired for doing something that thousands of people have done before him- posting a Dilbert comic on a bulletin board at his company. Dilbert creator Scott Adams is now trying to find the former security supervisor a job.
The offending comic
According to this article, “casino managers were not amused. By reviewing surveillance tapes, they determined that Steward was responsible for posting the cartoon. They fired him and accused him of not being a “team player.””
Steward later claimed that he was just trying to lighten up the tense atmosphere at work after the employees found out via the media that the casino was in danger of closing and that many of them would be laid off. If you read the article's comments, more of the context becomes clear as Steward himself intervenes.
Scott to the rescue
Recently, Scott Adams has been making fun of the whole story with cartoons about his character Wally getting fired for “also” comparing managers to drunken lemurs.
Today, Scott took things one step further by posting David Steward's resume on his well-trafficked blog. Maybe a lucky Vegas casino will try to cash in and everyone will come out winners.
What do you think?
After trying to claim unemployment benefits, the casino sued Steward but he later won. The labor court judge “sided with Steward and said his actions represented an error in judgment, not intentional misbehavior.”
Did the casino overreact in firing David Steward after what he did?
Did David Steward insult his bosses or make colleagues laugh too hard?
Should Scott Adams stop making fun of employers for fear of causing more firings?