Late last year Mark Sobieski, a drywall-supplier foreman in Burnaby, B.C., decided it would be hilarious to set fire to a colleague’s vest. He put the fire out, but it soon reignited, burning the hands of a customer who smothered the flames. Sobieski was fired for the safety breach, but was recently reinstated by an arbitrator. No word on whether the arbitrator thought the prank was funny.
Career-limiting move: Setting your co-worker on fire
A prank gone wrong.
FILED UNDER: career-limiting move