Sweden: Factory Worker Sacked For Rolling Up His Pants

Via The Local:

A 59-year-old man who worked for more than 30 years at a packaging plant in southern Sweden has been fired for rolling his pants up while on the job.

“I’m never setting my foot in there again. I’ve been forced out”, Anders Sjöblom told the Aftonbladet newspaper.

Sjöblom’s bitterness comes after being unceremoniously sacked from his job at a packaging plant located in Skene in southern Sweden run by forestry giant Stora Enso where he has worked since 1974.

The reason: he liked to work with his pant-legs rolled up.

For most of Sjöblom’s career with Stora Enso, the practice of rolling up his pants to let a little fresh air flow over his calves wasn’t seen as a problem.

“It’s warm. And it’s much easier to climb up and down on the annoying stairs where I work”, he told the Dagens Arbete newspaper in September.

However, long pants rolled up to just below the knee were not acceptable, Sjöblom learned.

“I was so pissed off. At some point, someone has to take a stand”.

“It feels great to stand up for what you believe in”, he said.

Thumbs up for Anders Sjöblom.

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