Many moons ago, I worked at a women’s magazine (the sadly defunct Jane) that did an annual naked issue. For a prank one year, my editor dared me to go into a conference room, take off my shirt and bra, and then call in another co-worker (a good friend of mine) for a meeting and proceed like it was totally normal that I would be topless, just to see how she would react. The whole thing was completely ridiculous—and ended up being very funny in print because it took her a full minute to say anything. But, uh, I’m glad no one called human resources on us—I could have been fired on the spot. After all, according to the New York Post, a very similar thing just happened to an editor at Brides magazine. After the jump, her side of the story.This unnamed editor had recently gotten a boob job and told two of her friends in the office about it. They asked to see. So she took them in her office and unbuttoned her shirt to reveal a sports bra. “It was within the confines of my office, behind closed doors,” the editor says. “There was no nudity involved. They were personal friends who I had known for years.” But when word of this got out, someone reported her to human resources. Two days later, she was fired. “I was in complete and utter shock,” the editor said.
This editor is, naturally, taking legal action to get her job back. After all, breast implants don’t come cheap.
Now, you know how I feel about plastic surgery. But something about this case, if it happened as the editor says, just seems so wrong to me. Do you think this woman was fired for a good reason, or should this have gotten a finger wagging instead? And, uh, why would someone go to human resources with this rather than just saying, “Hey, I thought that was out of line”? [NY Post]