Talk about guns, get fired

If you’re a boingboing reader you likely saw this story. Matt’s a local, and apparently was working as an SAP contractor in the area when he got canned because someone heard him talking about target shooting and it made them uncomfortable.

The really funny thing, to the extent that getting fired for thoughtcrime can be funny, is that he’s a contractor for THE NAVY. I don’t think my experience working for a government contractor is unique in that more than 1 in 10 of my cow orkers are former members of the armed forces. Plus a few who were in the Air Force. I kid, I kid!

Seriously, you work for an organization that is involved in the business of war and you’re freaked out by someone talking about target shooting? Worse – you ARE that organization and you kowtow to that?

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Well I used to say something in my profile about not quite being a “tinker, tailor, soldier, or spy” but Tom stole that for our about us page, so I guess I’ll have to find another way to express that I am a man of many interests.

Hmm, guess I just did.

My tastes run the gamut from sophomoric to Shakespeare and in my “professional” life I’ve sold things, served beer, written software, and carried heavy objects… sometimes at the same place. It’s that range of loves and activities that makes it so easy for me to love DC – we’ve got it all.


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