An employee states he was fired from his job at Apple due to a standup routine at the employee talent show which management considered to be “unprofessional”.
I watched the video and aside from a few comments about the “angry American customer” on the other end of the phone line, I was not really able to discern much in the way of unprofessionalism, although I must admit that I couldn’t hear every word.
Was Apple in error for terminating him? I don’t know since there are always two sides to every story. I’ve terminated people in the past and I know that their versions of the story are not the same as the mine (read: company), so I can’t proclaim to know why the decision was made.
If this video was truly the basis for the termination, I’m hard-pressed to understand the decision. However, if he’s referring to his customers as angry Americans (or did he say annoying?), I don’t think he really liked his job that much. And being that he was in customer service, this could have caused management some concern.
Welcome to the nebulous world of HR.