Worst Employees of 2007

Posted on December 12, 2007

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By Rachel Zupek, CareerBuilder.com writer

They cheated, stole, scammed and assaulted. They lied, got arrested, used illegal drugs and committed lewd acts. No one is perfect – workers included – but even knowing that, you’ll be surprised at what you’re about to read. Here are some of the crazy stunts employees pulled throughout the year to make our list, “Worst Employees of 2007.”
This year’s most awful employees…

Sell drugs at work
The founder of a California pot-lacing food factory was arrested on drug charges for conspiring to manufacture and distribute marijuana. He originally said he made his products for medical marijuana clubs in the state. The founder and three of his employees allegedly produced such marijuana-laced products as cookies, barbecue sauce, honey and soda. During an investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration seized pot-laced candy bars called Buddafingas and Stoners, which were wrapped in packages similar to Butterfingers and Snickers. (Source: The Associated Press, MSNBC.com)

Use drugs at work
An ambulance driver in West Virginia faces an impaired driving charge after he ran two red lights with a patient in the back of the ambulance. The driver allegedly forgot to turn on the lights and sirens of the ambulance, then failed a field sobriety test after he was pulled over. He went to jail on a charge of driving under the influence of a controlled substance, according to police authorities. (Source: The Associated Press, MSNBC.com)

Counterfeit DVDs
An employee at a Baltimore elections warehouse was charged with the possession, manufacturing and distribution of 415 illegally copied movie DVDs, including such recent releases as “Shrek the Third,” “The Nanny Diaries” and “3:10 to Yuma.” Authorities found the counterfeit DVDs at the elections warehouse and in the employee’s car and home. (Source: The Baltimore Sun)
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