Facebook Posting Gets Pot-Loving Police Dispatcher Fired

There are so many people whose careers have gone south due to bizarre postings on Facebook that there's even a Facebook page chronicling them. Whether a police dispatcher who stated she was addicted to prescription drugs, cheap booze, and pot on her Facebook page will be permanently added to the unemployed heap is at issue in a lawsuit filed in Wisconsin court.

Dana Kuchler, a dispatcher for the West Allis, Wis., police and fire departments, posted on her personal Facebook page that “she is addicted to vicodin, adderall, quality marijuana, MD 20/20 grape and absinthe,” according to the lawsuit filed last week. Apparently, Kuchler was already on thin ice with the city, having gone through four of the five disciplinary steps required by the collective bargaining agreement with the local clerical union: a verbal warning, written warning, one-day-suspension, and three-day-suspension. When Kuchler then posted that she was an addict on her Facebook page, the city resorted to step number five: dismissal.

Losing your job because you refuse to censor the fact you like MD 20/20 and some good weed? We can see this Kuchler lady becoming a 420 hero already.

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