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Tuesday, January 11, 2005 4:28 PM
The Big Unit's Gaffe
Kevin Salwen on Life

Let's say it's your first day at a new job, that exciting time when you have nothing but possibility in front of you. You've gotten a big raise to go to this new organization, and you're joining a team that is eager to have you aboard as one of the new leaders. Then, the first thing you do is... get into a shoving match with a client.

Welcome to Randy Johnson's world. On his way to a physical for his new team, the Yankees, the superstar pitcher shoved a cameraman. 'Get out of my face, that's all I ask,' Johnson said. Today, he quickly backpedaled, at a news conference introducing him (more formally, obviously) to the media. 'Obviously I feel very foolish today at such a great moment of my career that I would have to stand before you and apologize for my actions,' he told the media.

How's that for first day on the job?


2 comments

Lee Wilder - 1/13/2005 11:38:29 AM
A great example of the double-standard in our world. If you are a celebrity (a sports/entertainment superstar or someone famous for being famous --think Paris Hilton)you can get away with bad manners and pretension. As a matter of fact, you can be excused for ALMOST everything if your star shines bright enough. But woe to the hapless job applicant or junior account manager with bad manners. One drink too many at the office party and you are history while celebrity bad boys and girls just get more press.
martin - 1/12/2005 4:25:10 PM

I'd hate to have to conduct his exit interview.


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