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REPORT: Ferry Worker Demoted After Bringing Jello Shots To Work

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(CBS Seattle) — A state ferry worker has been demoted after bringing jello shots to the Clinton Ferry terminal last March, according to KING 5 News.

The employee was celebrating a promotion. KING 5 reported, someone tipped off State Ferry supervisors that two employees were passing out the shots.
WSDOT Human Resources code says workplace rules prohibit the “manufacturing, dispensing, use, possession, distribution, or sale of alcohol, unauthorized prescription drugs, controlled substances, or drug paraphernalia at department facilities.”
“Once WSF management was notified, we immediately investigated the allegations. Upon conclusion of that investigation the promotion offer was withdrawn on the basis that bringing open liqueur to the work place exhibited extremely poor judgment and did not exemplify appropriate supervisor behavior. The employee did not work as a terminal supervisor at any time.  WSF has a zero tolerance policy for alcohol and drugs in the workplace,” WSF spokesperson Marta Coursey told KING 5.
According to KING 5, the demoted employee neither confirmed nor denied he brought the jello shots to work, and would not answer whether he, or any other state employee, consumed them at the terminal while on the clock.

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