Lighter Side: Fired for legally buying drugs

by Caitlin Nobes11 Jul 2014
Washington resident Mike Boyer spent 19 hours camped outside a marijuana dispensary this week to become the first person in the city of Spokane to legally buy pot.

A short time later, he became the first person in Spokane to be fired for legally buying pot.
Boyer was interviewed by a local TV news crew while waiting and appeared on the news wearing a tie-dyed shirt and talking about “rockin’… for about 12 years.” The footage reportedly made him a local star, but his employe, Kodiak Security Services, was less impressed when a client complained.
The termination did not seem to upset Boyer too much. He described it as a “buzzkill” but said he “wasn’t going to let it ruin an awesome day.”
"I'm still number one! I mean, a man can always get a job. But a man can only be the first person to buy recreational cannabis in Spokane once,” he told online news site Vocativ.
He is now hoping to leverage his new-found fame into a new job, posting a resume to Craigslist with the description:
"I lost my job due to the news coverage of me being the FIRST PERSON TO BUY MARIJUANA LEGALLY IN SPOKANE! I regret nothing. But now im jobless and have decided to post my resume here. Thanks for reviewing it."
Would you have fired Boyer under those circumstances? 


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