Upstate New York resident Anthony Mancinelli worked as a barber for 96 years, from the age of 12 until 6 weeks before his death at the age of 108. When he began cutting hair in 1923, he charged 25 cents for his services. Leading up to his death in 2019, he charged $19 for a haircut.
David Edmondson lied on his resume to get a position as a Vice President of Marketing at RadioShack in the 90’s. He worked his way up over 11 years to become CEO and resigned in disgrace after it was revealed his resume was falsified.
In Manhattan, an alcoholic court stenographer repeatedly typed I hate my job instead of documenting speech during cases.
A flight attendant quit his job by telling an unruly passenger “Fuck you”, grabbing beer from the beverage cart, deploying the emergency escape chute and sliding away off into the sunset.
Amateur photographer Marco Sgarbi spent three years as a shepherd in the Tuscan Hills, after quitting his office job at an architecture firm. The village of Radicondoli has around 1,000 inhabitants, who continue the tradition of sheep farming. This is the place, where Sgarbi became a sheep farmer and documented his surroundings.
Sony and other Japanese companies have banishment rooms where they transfer surplus employees and give them menial or useless tasks or even nothing to do until they become depressed or disheartened enough to quit on their own, thus not getting full benefits.
A Bronx bus driver fed up with the daily annoyances and nonsense of it all, William Cimillo, 38, climbed behind the wheel of his bus one morning in 1947 and took a 1,300-mile detour. He said later that he was overcome by “that old spring-time urge.” He started driving, and he didn’t stop until he reached Florida, where he was found two weeks later. During the entire trip, no one ever asked him why he was driving an empty New York bus down the highway.
The bus company filed charges of grand larceny against him, but the public rallied in support of him, feeling that Cimillo simply gave in to that “yearning for escape” that everyone feels at one time or another. So eventually the company forgave him and put him back on the job, on the condition that he was on probation for one year.
Sleeping on the job is acceptable in Japan. It is viewed as exhaustion from working hard. Some people fake it to look committed to their job.
There is a company that gave the homeless jobs by turning them into 4G wireless hotspots.