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SCI Man who used potato chip bag to skip work for years has been fired
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    Man who used potato chip bag to skip work for years has been fired

    http://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/20...een-fired.html


    Man who used potato chip bag to skip work for years has been fired
    By Elizabeth Licata |
    The Daily Meal


    An electrician outsmarted his employers with a potato chip bag — or so he thought

    An Australian electrician was fired recently for using a potato chip bag to ditch work and play golf, and he actually got away with it for two years before he was caught.


    According to Yahoo News Australia, 60-year-old Tom Colella was a senior union delegate and had worked as an electrician for the same company for 20 years. Then one day his employers got an anonymous tip saying Colella had actually been playing golf while he was supposed to be at work at least 140 times during the past two years. Somehow, nobody had noticed his absence.

    Like other employees at his company, Colella had a personal digital assistant that tracked his assigned and completed job tasks and also had a GPS that monitored his location. Colella allegedly hid his PDA in an empty foil potato chip bag and sealed it up, which blocked the GPS signal and hid his location from his employers
    Colella initially claimed the PDA had a glitch, but Australia’s Fair Work Commission, a workplace tribunal, declared there was no reasonable explanation for his potato chip bag trick other than trying to sneak out of work. He was reportedly golfing during work for at least 21 days during the month of April.

    "Mr. Colella appears to have been deliberately mischievous in acting in this manner," said tribunal commissioner Bernie Riordan.

    Colella allegedly used his chip bag to hide his location, but he was still able to update his job information as though he were completing assigned tasks. Somehow, nobody noticed what was going on.

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    Ingenious!
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    It's a funny thing; was he actually getting the tasks done? More than once I've seen places where you've got more time in a day than tasks to do, but you're still expected to be there for the "whole time". We'd probably have 15-hour full-time work weeks in a lot of jobs if it weren't for all the stupid meetings and such.

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    He should have let the chips fall where they may. Now his chips are down.
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    Foiled again!

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    I know a guy that got an old lead vest from the dentist. He puts it over the antenna on his phone company truck.

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    He tried the bag trick until he was sacked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DHR43 View Post
    He should have let the chips fall where they may. Now his chips are down.
    Now he has a chip on his shoulder.

    Rumor has it that his son is a chip off of the old block

    At least he will have time to practice his chip shot

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    dup, but I'll leave it for now. Too funny.

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    me thinks he pizzed off the WRONG woman ....
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    The gift that never stops giving.

    Especially during "crunch" time . . . .
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    Told you it worked!
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    probably just got Lay-z.

    Then afterwards he was a littly salty.
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    One of those Chinese chips with a back door.
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    When it came crunch time, his alibi crumbled.

    A trail of crumbs lead to his demise.

    His farraday cage was not fair, nor was it only a day.
    If I was born in Kenya, I'd be President by now.

    *My fingers are slysdexic. Damn.*
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    Had a boss who would check in, using his key card, open office, put coat on chair, then leave, key card not needed to leave. After end of shift, he would call someone on swing, tell them he forgot to lock office. Another employee finally dropped a dime on him. He had been seen at a casino, and he only carded in once during the day, despite having to go out to smoke. Last I heard he got another job, locked himself in his office and played video poker while the assistant did all his boss work.
    If you see some dude missing a fingertip and talking a smooth line, PM me.
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    He should get a mulligan for ingenuity.
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    Employees noticed something veeeery suspicious in Colella's office.

    They saw that smiley face on the potato chip bag never seemed to change for over two years. Surely, he would have finished that bag by now, they thought!
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    I always heard that " they " could " hear you ", if you did not take the battery out of your phone.

    Is that true. If so, could you prevent them by putting your phone in a foil bag ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoDandy View Post
    I always heard that " they " could " hear you ", if you did not take the battery out of your phone.

    Is that true. If so, could you prevent them by putting your phone in a foil bag ?
    good question. AND could those court ordered to wear an ankle bracelet just put their foot in a chip bag or wrap foil around it to prevent it reporting their location?
    There are no “secular” places, discussions, or anything else where God’s word does not have authority and the right to be heard. To claim there are is akin to a 3 year old saying “shut up and get out of here, this is none of your business” to their mother or father .

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    Anti Static foil bags hard drives come in does the same thing....no signal

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    Now that the cat is out of the bag, he is really teed off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TammyinWI View Post
    Now that the cat is out of the bag, he is really teed off.
    Ba Da Bump!
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    Howdy, Folks!

    Sorta like Joseph Mitchell, although Joe went into his office at The New Yorker and closed the door for over 3 decades, only leaving for lunch. Didn't write anything, and as I understood it, slept on the couch in his office - oh, and got paid.

    Good work if one can get it...

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    Hmmm. Wonder if that would keep people from setting off the anti-theft devices?

    Not that I plan to but I did find out once they hide those chips in the damndest spots-set off the alarm of a pair of Sunglasses that got missed at checkoutt when bags were being loaded as things were taken out.

    Watch a Youtube channel where a Kanuck takes apart tools and such to determine the quality of the build-in more than one he found anti-theft chips built into the things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ainitfunny View Post
    good question. AND could those court ordered to wear an ankle bracelet just put their foot in a chip bag or wrap foil around it to prevent it reporting their location?
    Another good question .

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