How does the company justify firing an otherwise model employee for a relatively minor infraction? Does anyone else think that maybe the company was reducing it's pension obligations? Or, just cutting it's payroll? A simple written reprimand in the employee's personnel file would have sufficed. If the company was truly worried that an employee was going to "go postal" I'd say they're pretty stupid. They just gave twelve guys a pretty hard push over the edge by firing them. Bastards!