Virgin IT dept shocked by donkey-shagging Taliban
Four battle airline in porn spam-shot sack rumpus
Four Virgin Atlantic employees at Gatwick airport were sacked after a video purportedly showing a member of the Taliban having sex with a donkey was emailed to the airline's entire IT department.
The vid, called “What the Taliban do when they are not making improvised explosive devices", according to the Sunday Mirror, was accidently distributed by "turnaround co-ordinator" David Armstrong.
Bosses sacked him and three others and warned them they "may have been in breach of the Obscene Publications Act".
The quartet are due before an employment tribunal today where they will claim unfair dismissal on the grounds that "more senior Virgin staff regularly sent pornography to the airline’s staff".
A Virgin Atlantic spokeswoman confirmed: “The claimants were dismissed for serious breaches of company IT policy.”
A Gatwick source protested to the Mirror: “To sack these people was way over the top.” ®
... the donkey was a member of His Butt to Rear.
Do not cross the BOFH
I can't wait for the email logs and backups to come out, and some senior person wailing "But I hit delete! Why is the mail still there?!".
Let's hope those senior people have given the BOFH proper incentives for making sure the mail doesn't come to light.
I saw this video at least a year ago, maybe 2, and it was on YouTube at the time. I was emailed the link by (surprise, surprise) a soldier friend of mine who had just returned from Afganistan.
I'm not sure if it's still on YouTube, but it certainly wasn't graphic, being shot at night using night vision at quite a long range. Basically it was funny, and certainly not obscene - how anyone could get fired for receiving this by email beggars belief.