16 February 2007

TGIS: Thank God It's Schadenfreude! (102)

This week's joy in the misfortune of others comes courtesy of the New York Daily News (from February 14; link good at time of posting):
And the moral of the story is: If you're ripping off your own record label for $20,000 worth of pilfered CDs, don't make your interns do all the work selling it on eBay - they might rat you out.

That was the fate of one hapless Jive Records executive assistant who was recently canned for his inventive side business.

"He was selling pre-release Justin Timberlake albums for $50 a pop," laughs our snitch. "And he was using the Jive mailroom to send them out."

But the interns didn't love having to do the shipping themselves.

"They sent an E-mail to Jive president Barry Weiss from an anonymous E-mail account, InternsArePeopleToo@[redact- ed], and copied every vice president to tell them they were 'fired up.' "

The executive assistant, however, was just fired.

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