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Sunday, October 23, 2016

A Viewer Writes: Weather man being fired 10-19-16

Sounds like the man needs help so get him help, don't fire him. Firing him could do more harm than good, we pray you get him help.

37 comments:

Anonymous said...

One DUI means he needs help? Was there more to this I missed?

Anonymous said...

I agree with this statement. I think he does a great job as a weatherman, is professional and friendly. I would hate to see someone else do the morning weather report. I had a Dui over thirty years ago, I had to tell my employer about it the following Monday and eat crow!! I was able to keep my job and I paid the price with high insurance rates for over ten years, and a high fine, and court costs as well as probation and counseling that I had to attend. I think everyone deserves a second chance.

Zorro said...

Tell him to apply at ECI.....everybody gets to go to Rehab....no questions,no hassles....PRTY ON DUDE....GET STONED....WHOA

Anonymous said...

Zorro..try to not be such a jerk.

Anonymous said...

Firing is not the right thing! What has happened to employee assistance help plans with an employer???

Anonymous said...

11:23 AM I find your statement dubious. 30 years ago a dui was no big deal.

Anonymous said...

Wow, seriously? First they out him on the 6:00 news now they're going to fire him? WBOC must be a great place to work!

Anonymous said...

I have stayed out of this, don't care for him on TV. Seem's like at the end he hauls butt away from Mr. Steve Hammond before a farewell is given.
But, what I want to know is why anyone assumes he will loose the job. Is it a job requirement to operate a motor vehicle to forecast the future temperature?
For instance you will need a license to hold your job if you drive a bus for a living.

Anonymous said...

Mike Phillips got help and got sober the weather man can too.

Anonymous said...

Firing before being found guilty? We are now in a Commonest country?

Anonymous said...

Give his man an opportunity to keep his position...send him to rehab if necessary. One DUI should not cost him his career. Many people have had a single DUI without having a drinking problem!

lmclain said...

We have become SO brainwashed that now we are asked to think that a man "needs help" because of ONE DUI??

The police and our "leaders" have made the standard of DUI so low that a beer will get you arrested. Its all about the money, people.
The SECOND DUI is an indicator one needs help.
NOT the first one.
But then again, I have often underestimated the number of mistake-free, totally perfect, better-than-everyone-else finger pointers who know, without any doubt, EVERYONE ELSE'S faults.
Cheer your greatness.

Anonymous said...

1200 excellent point. We do have a thing called presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law! No repercussions should occur until his guilt is assigned beyond a reasonable doubt.

Anonymous said...

he should not be fired for making a bad choice on his personal time

Anonymous said...

Just so that we can clear the air on this whole situation. The reason the man is getting fired isn't because he just got a DUI it's because he got a DUI in a company vehicle. This is first-hand knowledge. You can't think you're not going to get pulled over just because you're in a Ford escape that says W BOC TV 16 down the side of it. It says down the side DelMarva's news leader. Not Delmar buzz drunk drivers

Anonymous said...

You people are the worst writers i have ever seen. You are adults that can't write a complete sentence. One mistake should not cost him his job.

Anonymous said...

Are you all aware of just how easy it is to test beyond the legal limit? Some people can test positive over the limit with less than one drink. Therefore, the real law is don't drink period and then operate a motor vehicle. It's so easy to get busted for this and yet, everyone wants to slam dunk the guy into rehab? What is your problems? It's not like WBOC pays enough for their anchors to be chauffeured around like CNN, MSNBC or Fox.

Anonymous said...

WBOC doesn't pay enough to pay the salary of a driver!

Anonymous said...

Don't fire him. He made a poor choice.

Anonymous said...

11:39
I was 20 years old, so they threw the book at me because I was just twenty. I also worked as a patrolman for the police department. I was given probation, but has a requirement of my probation, I had to attend alcohol counseling and driver improvement classes even though it was a first offense. I also had to go in the following morning to beg for my job and tell them what had happened. They gave me a chance, I think Brian deserves a second chance.
I was young and stupid, and I paid for my mistake.

Anonymous said...

1209 thanks for filling out the rest of the story's fact chain.

This fact makes a huge difference regarding punitive actions on his employer's lot. See what happens when you only get half-assed facts, you get half-assed comments.

Eureka we have contact.

Anonymous said...

Fire him? So everybody that ever gets a DUI should automatically be fired from their job I guess?

Anonymous said...

1217 after 1209's comment you have no excuse for your ignorance.

Anonymous said...

If he was in a company vehicle.. why on Case Search does it say 01 or 02 Toyota on the vehicle make/model???

Anonymous said...

Stick with brian fire Dan!

Anonymous said...

He can thank M.A.D.D soon there will be no alchol in mouthwash.

Anonymous said...

The commenter was saying please don't fire him. Where has an announcement been made that he was fired?

Anonymous said...

Most National Companies that I worked for could not really fire someone with any substance abuse including drugs but rather they were required by corporate to offer substance abuse treatment. In most cases if completed and that person went back to his or her vice they were then terminated. He for sure should not be fired and if he is then WBOC should be boycotted.

Anonymous said...

He Not being fired
He one of the press WBOC

The press would have you all over TV if you did what he did
but when it's one of them it is swept under the rug

More Favoritism just like Hillary gets a Pass

Anonymous said...

Such an ass wipe thing to say.

Anonymous said...

Just get high. No test for that.

Anonymous said...

One Question

Did D A N say it would be Like This ??????

Anonymous said...

Drunk Dads Against Mad Mothers = DDAMM

Anonymous said...

Yes!

Anonymous said...

Do the right thing fire Dan keep Brian!

Anonymous said...

Hillary has done far worse and look where she is.....

Anonymous said...

No fire Dan!