Sunday, July 29, 2007

38,000 Text Messages Get a Bus Driver Fired ...

Cell Phone A Polish bus driver was fired, because he used his company cell phone to send 38,000 text messages. The reason? A contest ... he hoped to win 100,000-zloty ($36,000). Instead, he racked up 94,000 zlotys ($34,000) in text message charges.

I guess in Poland you can't get an unlimited SMS-message account for a reasonable fee ... otherwise to me it would be: why didn't you use your own phone? And he's lucky they don't seem to be asking for him to pay for it ... even if he had won he would only have had a profit of about 6,000 zlotys ($2,000) if they had forced him to pay for it.

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26 comments:

sumvision cyclone said...

That was very stupid of him. I can not see anyone that much of SMS. Rarely text. It is much easier to call the person. Text messaging takes too long to me. If I wanted to send text messages to people and then use AIM or Yahoo Messenger, because at least you can write what you mean in a timely manner instead.

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He's a government employee so spending $34,000 for the chance to win $36,000 makes perfect sense to him.

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he's lucky they don't seem to be asking for him to pay for it

Amy Laurent said...

Its really great that he hoped to win 100,000-zloty ($36,000).

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This is such a stupid thing that driver had done, by doing this he also lost his job.

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Its all depend on the company rules or as per company norms,if a person cross the limit then company have a right to fire that person..

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In my opinion, He's a government employee so spending $34,000 for the chance to win $36,000 makes perfect sense to him.

Anonymous said...

He should not have used company cell phone to send 38,000 text messages for winning the contest prize..these messages costed $34,000,he's lucky they don't seem to be asking for him to pay for it.SO STUPID OF HIM,EVEN HE DIDN'T WON THAT PRIZE..

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I think that,he should not have used company cell phone to send 38,000 text messages for winning the contest prize..these messages costed $34,000,he's lucky they don't seem to be asking for him to pay for it and stupid too,even he didn't won that contest prize.

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How stupid of him! he's really lucky that they don't seem to be asking for him to pay for it...even if he would have won it would not benefit him more.Atleast he should have did this for a very good deal..

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I think this all depends on company's rules and norms..BTW this is the biggest stupid thing driver had gone through.

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Well It is much easier to call the person. Text messaging takes too long..Thanks

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It all depends on company's rules or as per company's norms, if a person cross the limit then company have right to fire that person..
BTW I think this is the perfect example of crappiest thing that the company can do.

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I think he has done this only to win price money....which I don't think is wrong,and he must not be fired.

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if he would have won it would not benefit him more.Atleast he should have did this for a very good deal..

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It is much easier to call the person. Text messaging takes too long to me.

PetCareRx scam said...

It is much easier to call the person. Text messaging takes too long to me.

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FIRSTLY..nowadays fraudulant activities have increased..so according to me we should never get attracted to such contests or any lottery stuff...so stupid of him...

Christmas Island said...

Fraud is increasing day by day, 38000, really crazy!

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I must say that the driver was very intelligent, bad luck. However, good is always 2 steps ahead of the bad!

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I would say that the person is a big fool, but god also cannot help, as god has only made him.

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This is just and just a cupid act. A great no. of messages gets a bus driver fired, Oh God, help the bus driver!

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This bus driver seems to be really so senseless person...he is lucky that he was not asked for paying it...

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He is made like this and this was all written by the almighty so nothing can be done of those!

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This was a real crap! how can one even think of doing so. Anyways, i love to read about such unique creatures.

Kripalu ji Maharaj said...

This is nothing less than an insane activity! A person, how can believe in those cupid contests!