That would be an individual calling himself “Dogg” – a snowplow operator in
Boston Lowell, MA.
As you might remember, Massachusetts had a severe snowstorm recently. Recovery from severe snowstorms requires lots of things – one of which is plowing the roads.
“Dogg” was a contract snowplow operator in the area. And he enjoyed his job, too.
He especially enjoyed it when he got to bury cars in snow while plowing. That was apparently his favorite part of the job.
He liked that so much that he made and narrated a video of his work, shot through the windshield of his snowplow truck, while plowing streets in Lowell during and after the recent blizzard. Then he posted his video to YouTube.
Maybe that wasn’t the best idea.
It seems a few people saw his video. Like some folks at a local TV station – which later broadcast “Dogg’s” video. It was then seen by the Lowell city manager, and by his employer – the company that had a contract to plow streets in Lowell.
Did I say “employer”? I should have said “former employer” – because “Dogg” is now unemployed. The company fired him last Friday.
But don’t feel too bad for “Dogg”. In Massachusetts, he may be eligible for unemployment compensation anyway. He can make a decent argument that he was fired for PR reasons and not truly for cause because he was just “doing his job as prescribed” and was being honest about what parts of it he enjoyed most. And Massachusetts also has the reputation of being relatively strict on what they consider a firing “for cause” that disqualifies one from receiving unemployment compensation.
He’s also gotten inquiries from reality show producers in NYC and LA, telling him that they think he’d make a “really good reality show star”.