When Bruno Alvarado III learned that he was not selected for a supervisory position at the post office, he angrily accosted his superintendent. In a threatening voice, he said, “You didn’t promote because you know I spent five years at the National Mental Hospital.”
Alvarado had been employed as a mail sorter for 10 years. He had performed satisfactorily. Others in his group, however, had more seniority and had shown better leadership qualities over the years. For these reasons, he was sidetracked for the promotion.
The superintendent did not know that Alvarado spent some time in the mental hospital so he called the Personnel Department to verify the truth about it. Apparently, Alvarado failed to provide such information in his employment record.
From the grapevine, the superintendent learned that Alvarado had a gun collection and an extremely violent streak. He has even figured out in two shootouts.
For failing to provide all necessary employment information, the superintendent thought of firing him. Should he or shouldn’t he?