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An employee of Riverside Casino and Golf Resort in Iowa was given his marching orders after getting legless in the casino's hotel and demanding a strumpet be sent to his room. Neil Jorgensen, 62, had been given a night's stay at the hotel as a reward to "mark a year's employment", Fox News reports. Having enjoyed a good nosh-up …

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Dan
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What if...

he wasnt staff, would they have found him a prossie then? Lets face it, a concierge at a Casino/hotel will have seen everything...

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ONE YEAR?

What kind of place gives ANY kind of award for ONE YEAR of service?

My company starts acknowledging you at five years, and then you get, like a box of chocolates.

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Begs the question...

How bad do the working conditions have to be that if anyone manages to stay for a full year they get a reward?

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Heart

His own fault...

should of asked the concierge for a pilow...

(I've seen Hotel Babylon)

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Re: ONE YEAR?

Maybe after 5 years they get you a prostitute?

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Coat

@One Year?

You get a box of chocolates?

I've been here for about 8 years and I'm lucky to get the tools needed to do my job.

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If he was found naked....

....then it is just like Las Vegas as he'd obviously lost his shirt.

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Paris Hilton

@One Year

It must be like McDonalds, if you last out the first day you get a star on your badge - if you last a week you get all 5 stars...

Paris because if she'd been around he wouldn't have needed to ask for a lady of the night...

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Heart

Hotel Babylon

Not something I watch but it sounds like they actually got something right!

A friend once asked the concierge in a large hotel in Birmingham (UK) for an extra pillow (wanting exactly that) and was "rather surprised" by what arrived...

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Happy

That's Generous

My colleague has just completed 10 years of service and our benevolent employers sent him an e-certificate to print out in order to mark this momentous occasion.

He was also given special permission to use the colour printer so I guess they do value him very much.

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Paris Hilton

Where?

In Iowa? Do they even have hookers there?

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Paris Hilton

Lazy worker.

If he's too lazy to find his own female company, how good of a worker is he really?

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Re: That's Generous

"He was also given special permission to use the colour printer so I guess they do value him very much."

It wasn't BAe was it? In my first week at BAe St. Albans I printed out a bit of code that I was to modify and this complete toss-pot came over and said I needed his permission to use the printer for anything more than a couple of pages and this was only a line printer. I didn't make it to the end of the week before I walked out.

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Coat

"Strong performance reviews"

Im hoping he is some sort of entertainer for the casino and not what I first thought at reading that.

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Foxnews..

Foxnews? I guess the guy in question was a 'liberal*' then!

*Whatever they mean by that I'm not to sure, but apparently the liberals are everywhere do naughty things like this!

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Re: One Year

Casino environments tend to have high turnover, so one year is a pretty big mile marker. Also, for a hotel/casino, that's a pretty inexpensive proposition, because unless the hotel's full, the only money they're really paying is for utilities, cleaning costs, etc.

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Local info

I live a few miles up the road from Riverside, and this was easily the funniest story of the week. The casino just opened about a year ago, so I'm not surprised they are rewarding staff that have been there since the beginning.

As for the bloke that questioned whether Iowa even has prostitutes, we aren't that wholesome in middle-America. They just busted a prostitution ring in town last month, and our local bars (and strumpets) can be seen in the latest Girls Gone Wild video.

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IT Angle

"only money they're really paying is for utilities, cleaning costs, etc"

so...

they should have easily been able to stump up a couple of bucks for a woman of pragmatic virtues

IT? becoz, really - this article is pure prurience

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Unhappy

this is a reward?

A casino in IOWA? Hoo-whoooo.

Before I am accused of being anti-Iowan, my reaction would have been the same if it had been in Saskatchewan. Some places just don't have 'sin city' stamped all over them.

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Postitution is illegal in Las Vegas as well

Sorry but prostitution is illegal in Las Vegas. Brothels are legal in the suburbs of Las Vegas and in small communities in Nevada. His argument does not hold water.

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@Name

>>Postitution is illegal in Las Vegas as well

You mean even the street signs & fences are sneaking into the bushes now???

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False Advertising

He should sue for 5 million for false advertising.

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Ahem Clarke county

hookers are illegal nay were in clarke county. So just cause you are out side the city limits does not mean you can get a hooker leagally

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Pirate

Denied unemployment benefits?

So, this guy has been sacked from his job AND the judge denied him unemployment benefits? How then is he supposed to live? His only options, as far as I can see if he can't find another job straight away (and at 62 it's not likely) is to starve to death in the streets or turn to a life of crime. No wonder the US has the crime problems it does - if you create a system that denies a person ANY legitimate income, what the fuck do you expect?

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Anonymous Coward

I see a pattern, but something's missing

a) 60+ years old

b) Naked

c) Drunk

d) Asking for a prossie

Ahh - where's the taser?

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Coat

@Steve Roper

Unfortunately tis the same in what was once "good ol' Blighty".

Well maybe I am generalising a bit as it probably only applies to people outside of London who have lived and worked here for 30 odd years. We don't have judges making the decisions, tis all down to local jobsworths.

My company was different, no bonuses for loyalty, the longer you were there the more noticable the budget costs became. When the highest costs were continuously targeted it was only a matter of time before I became the top target.

Mine's the one with the lock pick training kit and gemmy in one pocket and mugging cudgel in the other.

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Black Helicopters

Pff!

I've been with CSC two years and all they gave me was another set of conflicting management orders, some more inane paperwork and another reduction in self-esteem.

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