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The $2 million moon

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This post has nothing to do with Neil Armstrong.

Jason Selch expressed dissatisfaction over a co-worker's compensation negotiations by mooning Columbia Management executives in a conference room. For this he was fired after some hemming and hawing, which, because he was terminated for cause, cost Selch a multi-million dollar bonus that would have vested a few months later. Selch sued under his contract, arguing that the termination was not for cause; an Illinois state appellate court has affirmed a trial court grant of summary judgment, making it safe to say that mooning superiors is indeed a firing offense. [Selch v. Columbia Management (Ill. App. 2012); Dealbreaker]

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