A Milton resident posted a video on Facebook of a garbage man taking snow from her front yard and shoveling it into his truck. She was confused by it and thought that perhaps he was clearing her yard, and was impressed by this nice gesture. The truth, however, was then revealed as the video circulated around the internet.
The Miller Waste Systems employee was shoveling snow into the truck to increase the weight of it. Why? Well, the city pays for garbage by weight so this was an attempt to increase profits.
Since this incident, the man has been fired, the city did not pay for the loads of the truck that day, and Miller Waste Systems may now be fined thousands of dollars. It is not clear what kind of individual benefit this would have had for the man who did it.
Was this a firing offence? I suppose so. But you got to give him some credit for creativity!