FutureSDPDcop From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1294 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1948 times:
I was suspended in 6th grade for name calling. Had 2 days off. Been suspended from jobs mostly for bad attitude. My all time favorite from my last suspension.... I was dispatching for a tow company and i sent a text message over the computer to one of the drivers about another driver whos wife worked in the office with me. 3 days off for saying "Trina and her trailer trash boyfriend." 8 page suspension report in my file!!!
Zarniwoop From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1908 times:
I got banned from accessing the computer at school.
My friend claimed he had the teachers passwords so we were joking about trying to hack into the network (like we would know how to do that aged 12) and apparantley the deputy headmaster over heard us, thought we were serious and banned us from the comuters for a year.......
LTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13881 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1901 times:
I never got suspended from either school or work. However, I did get detention once in 9th grade. I had to come on a saturday and stay there until around 11 or 12, because on a day the prior week, our entire class was skipping class from 12 to 2 pm, except for one of the teacher's pets. And I did get warnings at school many times.
At work, I only got a "probation" once, because of an attitude problem I had and because I was in a slump, which made me work sloppy. This implied that my access priviledges were limited and my status as my boss's backup suspended for a month. I never called in late or sick though (though at one point, I came to work with a borderline bronchitis and once with a close to 40°C fever), and since I have started working for my call centre in 2003, I've had a more than perfect attendance as in latenesses and absenteeism. I came out of that probation better than ever, and I'm now in a programme for backup team managers, which will greatly increase chances of promotion.
Noelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1896 times:
In Year 9 at school I was hit around the head out of the blue with someone's football boots (bloody hurt). I complained to the staff and after investigation the guy claimed I made a racist comment to him that provoked him.
I was suspended from school for one week without question purely on the basis of his allegation, and nothing at all happened to him.
Just goes to show what state this country is in when just pulling the racism card can get you off the hook!
Well at least I got a week off school, and am now in a good job - would love to see what that tosser's up to nowadays.
RichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1874 times:
Quoting Zarniwoop (Reply 7): My friend claimed he had the teachers passwords so we were joking about trying to hack into the network (like we would know how to do that aged 12) and apparantley the deputy headmaster over heard us, thought we were serious and banned us from the comuters for a year.......
I also got banned from using the Schools computers without supervision, but mine was more understandable
The network admin was off for the week, on an overseas holiday, and some teachers (including the headteacher) wanted access to some data on the network server but couldnt access it because they didnt know any of the passwords required.
Overhearing this, I wander over (15 years old at the time) and offer some assistance in the matter. Of course they didnt think I, a mere child, could do anything but 5 minutes later, I had given the headteachers account full systemwide permissions and she had her data.
I was told never to do it again, and that I couldnt use anything connected to the schools network without having a teacher supervise me at all times. What a reward!
Kay From France, joined Mar 2002, 1884 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1868 times:
was suspended when i was 8 for beating up my best friend. I remember being dragged to the director's office, then sent home. My parents were invited for discussions and I remember the look on their face when they came back.
was suspended at 10 with a whole bunch of friends, but I only remember the letter, not the reason.
was suspended at 17 when most of the class decided to go for a ski trip instead of school. All the students were suspended.
LH526 From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 2385 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1856 times:
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I got suspended from Frankfurt airport! Wanted to give me parents a unexpected welcome at the baggage claim I sneaked in ... to early unfortunately walking around rather suspiciously between the empty baggage belts. I got approached and was asked to leave. Amateur ... would do it a different way nowadays: Sneak in when the passengers come .. go with the flow!
Trittst im Morgenrot daher, seh ich dich im Strahlenmeer ...
A guy from the other team had the ball and was running towards our goal, I followed him and when we reached the penalty area I jumped into his legs and broke his shinbone. The referee gave me directly the red card and I think I made it even worse when I called him a "blind idiot" (there was absolutely nothing to discuss, I was 110% guilty). Then the referee grabbed my arm and told me to cool down, that was making me even more angry and I tried to hustle him. All my team mates and even my coach came and tried to settle the dispute. When I went off the field I spit on the guy with the broken shinbone and called him a sissy.
Later I realized that I went completely overboard and visited the guy in hospital to apologize, then I drove to the referee's home and apologize there as well.
Edit: I have to say that it was a pretty important game at the end of the season and we needed ever point to ascend to the league above. Normally I don't play in such a style.
Aleksandar From Serbia, joined Jul 2000, 3240 posts, RR: 32
Reply 21, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1767 times:
There isn't such punishment in schools here, but I was almost expelled twice. The first time, I provoked the reaction when I went from class to class in my high-school asking everyone to come out and boycott classes. It was in 1991 and it was a month after huge demonstrations against Milosevic when one teenager, only few weeks older than me, was shot by the police (today, some refer to this case as the first death in more than a decade long conflict). The parliament was deciding whether to accept the resignation of the interior minister and there were rumors that he will be acquitted, which was unacceptable. I was already in non-government organization and it was decided that we should all go out in front of the parliament building and demand that resignation. Unfortunately, my schoolmates were not interested in that. Many went out of the school just to cut classes and later on, they all blamed me. For the next month or so, I was attacked by the school principle, all the teachers and some other school mates and only after the intervention of some opposition figures, they let me be (with worse mark in behaviour possible that drastically reduced my overall score in that school year).
Part two came a year later and I had no idea how school principle was vindictive. I was senior than and I caught pneumonia which was quite serious and I had to be out from school for two weeks. If someone has such a long absence it is demanded that he brings a written explanation from his doctor, which I did. What I didn't know that principle, in my case, demanded that the document should be given to my professors and principle by my mother. The problem was that my mother got sick and spent few months in and out of hospital. It started with swallen knee doctors needed six months to find out that is was ostheoporosis. I tried to explain that she can't make it to school and teachers and principles saw it as a perfect opportunity to get rid of me. With such a long absence without reasons for them aknowledged it meant automatic expulsion. So, it took few months of negotiations and some really ugly things that principle did to me simply because she could and wanted to.
So, fifteen years later I would still do exactly the same thing as I did. Despite all the problems and stresses I had, I have no regrets.