Employee who finds DROID SHADOW in gym gets the ax

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Employee who finds DROID SHADOW in gym gets the ax
Remember that story we reported to you the other day about the Motorola DROID SHADOW being found at a Verizon corporate gym? Well, the you know what has hit the fan and the guy who found the phone has been fired. After the Verizon employee left the phone at the gym, it was discovered by the now unemployed gym worker who found out that the model was an unreleased phone. Smelling some quick riches (and whatever else you smell in a gym locker room), a quick call was made to Gizmodo by a friend of the guy who found the phone. This time, the blog turned down the chance to pay for a scoop and the DROID SHADOW was returned to the Big Red employee who had lost it. After a meeting with Verizon brass, the person who found the device was fired. But here is where the story gets strange-the guy who called Gizmodo is not the same person who found the phone in the gym! The call was made by his friend who says that despite the firing from what was an internship, he is doing fine. As for the DROID SHADOW, it is extremely fast and the guy who tipped off Gizmodo says, "There's no sliding keyboard. It's all touchscreen. The interface is REALLY easy to use and this is the fastest phone I have EVER used."

So let us recap. Dim the lights and here we go. The Verizon employee who leaves behind an unreleased, sizzling hot handset after a relaxing workout is safe. The guy who is the buddy of the person who found the phone calls Gizmodo, sends out pictures and reveals some specs. He too, is safe. The third guy finds the phone, doesn't spread pictures or info about it and he gets fired. We should pass along this tip-if you see a cellphone on the ground that you suspect is an unreleased model, just keep on walking.

Motorola DROID SHADOW Preliminary Specifications

source: Gizmodo


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9 Comments

1. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

screw that if I find a cell phone unreleased I am taking tons of pictures then returning it lol

8. herbiederb

Posts: 275; Member since: Jan 28, 2010

Id do the same except Id have someone I dont like too much to find the phone after me and take the fall when I sell it to Gizmodo for $8500.

2. Galen20K

Posts: 572; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

That's messed up that the person who didn't spread the photo's or info is the one who gets fired. Its just not right and I really think Verizon really needs to reconsider this move. Makes them look bad.

4. tuminatr

Posts: 1116; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

look at what Apple did with the lost Iphone, people who work for Verizon AT&T ans others sign a confidentiality agreement, break it and disciplinary action up to or including termination could occur he knew the risks how do you know this guy has not been caught in the past sending out company secrets, maybe Verizon knows he broke into someones gym locker and stole it, maybe he didn't we will never know

9. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

He took the phone out of the gym after finding it, this in itself justifies firing him.

3. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

That employee knew what would happen if VZW found out any info was leaked. That's why he got the friend to make the call. But it sound like the friend isn't a VZW employee either, and by showing just that one friend, that employee broke the confidentiality agreement that they sign upon joining the company. As soon as I phone the phone and try to return it, you should automatically know you are under a microscope. That not VZW's fault, there's nothing to reconsider. Next time, just remember CYA!

6. pingpong

Posts: 145; Member since: Mar 28, 2010

Totally agree. Don't see why PhoneArena makes it seem like this guy got fired for not doing anything. Sending these pics to your buddy is like sending naked pics of your girlfriend and being surprised when you see it floating around the internet.

5. crappypunk

Posts: 131; Member since: Aug 15, 2009

and apparently he did spread the pictures, because someone else got them, now i'm going to take a nap

7. dyster

Posts: 63; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

I always thought it would have been a hoot if when Apple called Gizmodo and then Giz said "Return it? No problem. We just got it back yesterday from Nokia". Pants in Cupertino would have been soiled!

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