Former employees of Fresno Yosemite International airport, California said that they were fired from their jobs after recording TikTok video while being on duty. The viral video which has garnered more than 300,000 views, showed the men dancing at different parts of the airport such as in front of a parked plane, a baggage trolley and somewhere inside the passenger area. According to reports, the employees were fired because their actions and behaviour were deemed inappropriate.
This is why my exiting flights in Fresno are always being delayed pic.twitter.com/XnrI1jimkn— 2am (@revengeloser) February 6, 2020
The incident prompted a few people to criticise the authorities for taking such strict action against the airport employees.
Having fun at work. A little heavy handed to fire them . Wow, poor decision management , very poor.— Janyce Naegle (@jlnaeglern) February 8, 2020
Focus their enthusiasm, dont fire them. Dock them 30 minutes of pay and talk about it. Jeeezz— Dave Bullock (@ChiefDrBull) February 8, 2020
Nobodys aloud to have fun anymore? If they worked for me I'd have no problems...who can say they have fun at work? They tried to and it wasnt hurting anyone and they get canned?!? Ridiculous!— Educating EdM (@EdmEducating) February 8, 2020
While talking to a local media outlet, one of the men from the video, Tommy Chan said that they were done with work and had 30 minutes left for their shift to get over, adding that it was then they decided to make a video. Dannon Kredo also added that they had finished and that is why they decided to make the TikTok video. Kredo further added that they head from their bosses that their video had garnered a lot of hits and that is something they did not like.
Dannon Kredo said he was not confused that why was recording a video such a bad thing because they were promoting the company. According to reports, the four men were contractual employees at the Fresno airport. In a statement, Fresno Yosemite International said that the viral video was filmed during work hours and was unauthorised. The statement further read that the behaviour is a direct reflection of poor judgement by the people in question and that does not showcase the professional conduct expected out of employees working at FAT.