Contest predicts which employee to be fired next 

Iowa convenience store chain QC Marts held a contest offering a $10 prize to employees who correctly predicted which of their colleagues would be fired next. Employees were told to write the name of the next cashier they thought would be fired, along with the date and their own name on a piece of paper. An unemployment benefits judge ruled that the “egregious and deplorable” contest was sufficiently “good cause” for employees to collect benefits after quitting.

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