RIM fires its two drunk executives that caused Air Canada flight u-turn at the North Pole

RIM fires its two drunk executives that caused Air Canada flight u-turn at the North Pole
The two RIM execs - George Campbell and Paul A. Wilson - who got drunk on an Air Canada flight to Beijing have been discharged from the company.

They caused such a stir during flight, that the crew was forced to make a U-turn at the North Pole and bring the plane back to Vancouver where the guys were arrested after being handcuffed by the crew and passengers to their seats. The judge ordered them to pay 35, 878 Canadian dollars each to the airline, and placed them on probation.

Needless to say, RIM was not happy with the developments and issued an official statement condemning the behavior, and saying that it does not comply with the company's integrity, so the execs were fired.

To add insult to injury, RIM's Indonesian exec is also under investigation by local authorities because of the public turmoil caused by a 50% discount offer on new Blackberries that we reported about first, and which sent several people to the hospital. RIM says it is cooperating with the police on the matter and looking at what went wrong with organizing the promotion in the country where Blackberry is the most popular smartphone with almost 10% of RIM's worldwide users.

source: TheGuardian

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15 Comments

1. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

No more rim job for them.

2. linguistisch

Posts: 7; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Wow, where is the editing?!? "They caused such a stir during flight, that the crew was forced to make an U-turn at the North Pole and..." ...during THE flight, that the crew was forced to make A U-turn at... "The judge ordered them to pay 35 878 Canadian dollars each to the airline, and placed them on probation." ..them to pay 35 COMMA 878 Canadian dollars each to... "Needless to say, RIM was not happy with the developments and issued an official statement condoning the behavior, and saying that it does not comply with the company's integrity, so the execs were fired." Rim was not happy, so they condoned the behavior?? Condone- Verb: Accept and allow (behavior that is considered morally wrong or offensive) to continue. Approve or sanction (something), esp. with reluctance. Clearly RIM do not condone the behavior, they fired the two men. "RIM says it is cooperating with the police on the matter and looking what went wrong with organizing the promotion in the country where Blackberry is the most popular smartphone with almost 10% of RIM's worldwide users." ...police on the matter and looking AT what went wrong with organizing the...

5. Daniel.P

Posts: 127; Member since: Jul 14, 2011

Thx, fixed :-)

7. isssak

Posts: 5; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Oh get over it. People are reading it for the content, not the editing you moron.

15. jabrecer

Posts: 26; Member since: Jul 26, 2011

he might be thinking in this word: "condemning" "Needless to say, RIM was not happy with the developments and issued an official statement CONDEMNING the behavior, and saying that it does not comply with the company's integrity, so the execs were fired."

3. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

LoL or better yet.... now there are two open rim jobs.

10. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

it's gonna be 3 sooner or later... lol...

4. GeekMovement unregistered

poor rim..

6. goatah

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 17, 2011

Even better: RIM jobs available after flight.......

8. hepresearch unregistered

As someone who once was responsible for hiring and firing (well, at a public library... for a year), I can say that people who come to work and find stupid ways to pass the time without being productive... such as secretly playing computer games or surfing the internet, or worse, all day... should always be the first to go. If I were in charge at RIM, and I was asked to respond to the decision to discharge these two alcohol-ninjas, I would say GOOD RIDDANCE!

11. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

seconded....

9. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

There was that guy at microsoft who said bad stuff about Nokia Lumia 800 and got fired, now at google . Now RIM's executives are going nuts. Wonder who is next??

12. rendHELL

Posts: 304; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

dont forget to include apple...

13. HTCiscool

Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

RIM: We are firing these 2 executives today *Apple sues* RIM: Why are we getting sued? Apple: You fired these two on a Tuesday RIM: So? Apple: We have a patent for firing execs on Tuesdays Lazaridas: F**k this

14. bvalde09

Posts: 191; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

LOL So True you hit the nail mannnn

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