Iowa man sacked for using forklift on vending machine.....

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  1. DarkFriday

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    Robert McKevitt took matters into his own hands when a vending machine did not deliver the goods


    A man in the US state of Iowa lost his job after using a forklift to dislodge a chocolate bar from a jammed vending machine, according to state records.

    Robert McKevitt, 27, was working at a warehouse in the city of Milford when the incident occurred last autumn.
    Mr McKevitt said he deposited a dollar in the machine, but his Twix bar snagged on a spiral hook.


    He then used an 8,000lb (3,628kg) forklift to shake the machine, according to his employer.


    "That machine was trouble," Mr McKevitt told the Des Moines Register, saying he banged on it with his hands but to no avail.


    "They fired me, and now I hear they have all new vending machines there."


    The former Polaris Industries employee allegedly used the forklift to pick up the vending machine six times and drop it nearly 2ft (61cm) on to a concrete floor.

    Three confectionary bars are said to have fallen out.


    Mr McKevitt acknowledged using the forklift to move the machine, but said he did not lift or drop it.
     
  2. Scott

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    I think his anger runs way deeper than that candy bar.
     
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    "They fired me, and now I hear they have all new vending machines there."
     
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    50 cents ?!?!? that's a great price for a Twix. the vending machines near me all charge $1.25 minimum
     
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    Workplace shooting in 3, 2, 1.......
     
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    I believe it says 50 pence. I think it's a British vending machine. Those vending bastards never give bargains!
     
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    Fucking Obama, man.
     
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    Erbody goin cray.
     
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    Sounds like Peter Griffin.
     
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    the vending machine had it coming :fil:
     
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    I don't see the big deal
     
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    look at those wrappers. looks like another country
     
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    that would be subjective
     
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    Jimmy
     
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    during the Clinton years, they guy would have just kept putting money in until the candy dropped

    then bush happened
     
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    Isn't Real's first name Robert? :bigthink:
     
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    What a fool this guy is.


    I'm referring to him choosing Twix, when he could have had a Snickers.
    Not only is it clearly better tasting and more filling, but it weights more and would not have got stuck, and he would still have his job.

    Maybe he can get a job restocking or moving vending machines.:D
     
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    Congrats on your team winning Gold yesterday!!



    Now I hope you lose today :hat:
    (though I will root for Canada in bronze game)