Woman Fired for Writing Romance Novel

| January 31, 2008 | Reply

Here’s a great story that was posted on Donald Trump’s blog today.  It gave me a good laugh.

A woman in Iowa was fired from her job at an industrial equipment manufacturing company for working on a romance novel on company time.

The woman, who had a desk job, began her job in August. After a few weeks, her supervisor noticed that she was typing almost constantly. A computer technician examined the woman’s computer and found what appeared to be a romance novel. It focused on the activities and desires of a teenage temptress.

The company fired the woman, who challenged the decision and wanted unemployment benefits. She claimed that her writing was a way of honing her skills during slow periods at work. That’s a pretty ingenious excuse and maybe she’ll end up being the next J.K. Rowling.

An administrative law judge denied her the unemployment claim, but all is not lost. The woman, who has a journalism degree, says she’ll finish the book now that she has so much free time.

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