Employee Got a 30-Day Suspension For Answering Calls in a Fake Robot Voice
I have to say, this is a hilarious reason to get in trouble at work. 67-year-old Ronald Dillon works on the support desk in the IT department at the New York City Health Department. Last year, he stopped answering calls in his normal voice and started answering them in a fake robot voice.
People started complaining, and when he wouldn't stop, he got suspended for 20 days. You'd think that would get him to give it up. But Ronald is really committed to the bit. Earlier this year, he started answering calls in his robot voice again.
He claims it was to hide his thick Brooklyn accent, but no one's buying it. His bosses think he's sick of answering calls because he feels like he should be doing a more important job, and this is just his passive-aggressive protest.
An administrative judge just gave him a 30-day suspension.