A Sydney advertising copywriter has been made redundant after he refused to participate in a $5 Melbourne Cup workplace sweep.
The 25-year-old man was reportedly approached yesterday afternoon by an obnoxious middle-management type who asked if he would like to “chip in a fiver for the Cup.”
However, the copywriter refused to partake in the innocent workplace tradition, instead launching into a lengthy yet articulate rant on how the Melbourne Cup was in fact “a fucking joke.”
The Public Apology understands that the man is considering making an unfair dismissal claim to the Fair Work Ombudsman.
By Dave Edwards