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Ex-Apple Employee’s Firing Makes For Great YouTube Video March 1, 2007

Posted by tkcollier in Business, Humor, Streamingvideo, Technology, Video.

InformationWeek Weblog: Ex-Apple Employee’s Firing Makes For Great YouTube Video

Some say that revenge is best when it is served cold, but for former Apple Inc. call center employee Erik Ott, revenge may be best served about a million times a day on YouTube.

Ott, who moonlights as a poet with the handle “Big Poppa E,” was fired from the computer company’s Canadian customer service call center back in November 2005, two days after delivering an ode to the hilarious — and fictitious — life of a call center employee.

The 6 minute and 43 second video entitled “why i got fired from apple computer” features Ott in character complaining about rude Americans, overly polite Canadians, and a FedEx delivery woman with eyes the color of chocolate pudding whom he pines about while the customer is left on hold.
The video isn’t new. The file has been seen in rotation in various forms since late in 2005. Ott said he tucked the video deep in a corner of his site to show to friends but someone got hold of and posted it on Google Video in 2005. It has since made the rounds on Digg last year and currently started playing on YouTube on Friday as a Featured Video.


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