I got caught smoking pot at work.
- Actually I was live on the air at the time, working the graveyard shift for a local radio station.
I firmly maintain that it is not my fault. I even tried to get a lawyer to represent me in a wrongful termination suit, but none of them were interested. If you look at it from my point of view it was just a dumb mistake, certainly not big enough to warrant me getting fired. The night in question we were in the middle of a 24 hour long “dazed and confused” marathon, playing a lot of songs from the 60s and 70s about drugs. Since we were highlighting music about cannabis, I didn’t think it would be a big deal for me to actually get high on the air. If anything, the sounds of me inhaling cannabis should have added to the authenticity of the music! It’s not like I even broke the law, because I have a prescription for medical cannabis that I get filled at the dispensary every week. Even though it wasn’t illegal it was a violation of company policy. Specifically, that I smoked cannabis in the facility, because all the radio DJs smoke cannabis at home, and the bosses know this. But when I brought cannabis into the business to smoke, that was a rule violation that could not be overlooked, so they fired me the next day. If I had it to do over again, I would have made a different choice, but for now all I can do is look for another job that is cooler about cannabis use.