Worker Sacked After Using A Twisties Packet To Ditch Work
Some days you wake up and just don’t want to go to work.
Most people would just chuck a sickie but one WA sparky came up with a sneaky way to actually avoid working while at work.
I mean, it cost him his job, but it was still sneaky AF.
The Fair Work Commission found that Tom Colella was fairly dismissed from his job after he used a packet of Twisties to mask his work devices GPS.
The Commission heard that Colella was using the foil packet to act as a “Faraday cage” - it kept the device inside the packet, which effectively blocked electromagnetic fields and kept his location hidden.
It’s alleged that Colella used this trick to play up to 140 games of golf while on the clock, although this can’t be proved.
He was employed by Water Corporation WA contractor Aroona Alliance for 20 years before an anonymous tip-off claimed he had been sneaking off to play gold during his hours.
However, Aroona Alliance did find that
The simple scheme was
Colella, who was also a senior delegate at the Electrical Trades Union, argued that his PDA had suffered a “glitch” and that he had phone records to back up his claim that he was unfairly dismissed.
However, commissioner Bernie Riordan said the electrician had been “deliberate in trying to hide his whereabouts and deceive his employer”.
The commissioner also said, “I can find no plausible explanation as to why