Should your employer know about some of the negative things that happen in your personal life?
Winnipeg councillor Ross Eadie doesn’t think so, especially when it comes to drunken escapades that occur off the clock.
Eadie acknowledged that he had wayyyyy too much to drink the past weekend. He started his Friday evening at the King’s Head Pub in Winnipeg’s Exchange District, before shuffling over to Urban Shaman Contemporary Aboriginal Art, where he bumped into a buddy and moved the party to a couple of other bars.
At 2:30 am, his buddy got him into a cab.
That’s the last thing he remembers… until waking up in the drunk tank!
Eadie thought that the experience would end right then and there, but that wasn’t the case.
It turns out that somebody informed the mayor’s office of Eadie’s “adventure”. Reports suggest that it was a police officer.
In response to that, Eadie said “I realize I am a public figure in a political office, but it is troublesome to me that my non-criminal personal activity was directed to the mayor’s office.”
The councillor reveals that since this was made public, he’s received abusive messages and phone calls.He said that he’s learned his lesson to manage his drinking better, especially during the times of the year when he’s more likely to be a little depressed.
Is Eadie right to be angry? Does his employer have a right to know about shenanigans that happen during the off-hours? Does a police officer have the right to tell your employer about an incident that didn’t result in any charges?
Read the whole story HERE via CBC News.