Should this binman have lost his job?


3rd February 2021

A BINMAN in Herefordshire has lost his job, after kicking the head off a child’s snowman.

Nineteen-year-old Callum Woodhouse was caught on a CCTV camera kicking the snowman, while he waited for a bin to empty into his truck.

Mr Woodhouse was later told by Herefordshire Council’s waste contractor that he would not be returning to work for them.

But thousands of people disagreed with the decision to sack him. Many said it seemed unfair and that the snowman would have melted away anyway.

Others feel the company made the right decision and it was mean-spirited of him. What do you think?

Should this binman have lost his job?


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latiosgod7 · 1 month ago

R.I.P snowman

notsniw · 1 month ago

I think he should be fired because that was someone’s property and a child’s own snowman

politics21 · 1 month ago

He shouldn't have kicked the head off a child’s snowman but it's a bit OTT to sack him. He could re-build it but as I said he shouldn't have done it.

ck5 · 1 month ago

If he had tried to go around the snowman but accidentally knocked it over it would have been ok. However since he purposefully kicked the snowman’s head off it’s not. But it’s just a snowman it was always going to melt in the end and it’s not like the snowman is a real person so it’s ridiculous that people are making such a big deal out of it. It’s gone so it’s gone, done. Furthermore it’s a bit extreme that he got sacked. At the most he should have been shouted at.

aann · 1 month ago

I don't think he should have because even tho that was a kid's snowman and he shouldn't have kicked it,it is really too OTT to fire him.

katkid10 · 4 weeks ago

It was a very Scrooge thing to do. Although being sacked is very extreme, it was going to melt anyway but there was not much snow left, and the people/child who made it may have been trying to keep it for as long as possible.

katkid10 · 4 weeks ago

It is also like ruining someone's piece of art. He did not think about what that would do to the person who made it (chain reaction).

quinoa63 · 4 weeks ago

Dis guy is mean

marmoty100 · 4 weeks ago

No, because he lost his job cause he was mean but I don’t think he would have lost his job!

oceangirl · 4 weeks ago

Although he shouldn’t have done it, I don’t think he should have lost his jobs over it.

oceangirl · 4 weeks ago

Although he should have done it, he shouldn’t have lost his job.

oceangirl · 4 weeks ago

Shouldn't sorry

ep-22579 · 4 weeks ago

He definitely shouldn't of kicked the head off,no one should do that,but I'm not sure he should have lost his job. It was bad enough he went viral! Also, I'm sure lots of other people have done that,and they didn't get fired because they didn't get caught on camera. Lesson-just be kind!

ellabeegee · 4 weeks ago

RIP snowman a kid has worked hard to make it only for it to be destroyed by a hateful snowman killer

hxnestly · 4 weeks ago

no ofc he shouldn’t it’s kind of heartless but not worth losing his JOB over

also I think it was my snowman he kicked over I saw someone kicking the head of my snowman and there was a bin lorry 😶
I would have knocked it over anyways it doesn’t matter

hxnestly · 4 weeks ago

also nobody owns snow so it wasn’t the child’s property, notsniw

flutehorse · 4 weeks ago

Destroying the child's snowman is a form of vandalism. The child may have spent time and work on it.

ivansp2011 · 4 weeks ago

They should have fired him as people put loads of effort in building one but it may still be too far.

ivansp2011 · 4 weeks ago

latiosgod7 heheheheh

123emperor · 4 weeks ago

He deserved this punishment since the child probably put loads of effort into building the snowman. After all he was only there to pick up the rubbish.

sushirat1 · 4 weeks ago

Imagine being that little kid who finds his snow man ⛄️ headless! Even though it was mean, it was a bit extreme to sack him! I think he should’ve apologised to the kid and built a new one for him.

toodles · 4 weeks ago

It was not good to kick the head off the snowman but a bit to harsh to sack him. He could have just apologised and mabye gotten no pay for a few weeks.

milkpuddin · 4 weeks ago

no because it would melt anyway or get blown over

dogbro · 4 weeks ago

It was mean of him but it’s isn't too serious of an offence

cloudfloat · 4 weeks ago

He cannot be fired just for that reason. I have a say on both sides though. He should not have kicked the snowman, because it wasn't nice, but he would have been bored, or either way the snowman would have melted anyway. He should be still remaining there at the school because, snow is snow. Later, It turns to molecules anyway.

candyflos · 4 weeks ago

I don’t think he should be fired because snowman do melt and the fun thing is building the snowman. Also so many people kick snowmen over so why should only he be punished even though it was a bit thoughtless of him. To fire him is disproportionate.

afrogem1 · 4 weeks ago

That's so weird though, the snowman would have melted anyway, and they would have taken a picture beforehand, but also the snowman has a life kind of, so he practically killed the snowman, so, R.I.P Mr snowman: 2021-2021

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opalbarnet · 4 weeks ago

i feel sooo sorry for the kid who made it so i said yes he should lose his job. It's just cruel!!!

plane · 4 weeks ago

As much as it is ridiculous,the binman shouldn't have done it. However, it was the child's personal property so he shouldn't have. It was a bit silly to fire him though;think about it-it would have melted in a few hours.

koksmaster · 4 weeks ago

I think he did something wrong but I don’t think it has anything to do with his job

royalrebel · 4 weeks ago

Yes or No I can't make up my mind!!!!

p0l1tics · 4 weeks ago

i hope he found another job

p0l1tics · 4 weeks ago

@notsniw I guess but technically he was allowed to be on the property because he was getting the bins

gelatoni · 4 weeks ago

poor snowman the person would of spent a lot of time on that

R.I .P

tedlog · 4 weeks ago

I think that its the right decision, if that was my snowman I would be most upset. In my opinion he deserves to lose his job. Why? Just why anyway? There's no reason too!? So I think he should be sacked.

freya2909 · 4 weeks ago

I voted no because the snowman would have melted anyway but in fairness he shouldn't have knocked it over

alibali9 · 4 weeks ago

I think YES because he destoryed a child's snowman! It must've taken ages to build. So yes and even if the bin people took long kick in the air, or hold it in. I hold it in, I don't want poeple looking at me like 'What is that person doing?!' So I think yes sack him if you haven't already.

alibali9 · 4 weeks ago

Rest in peace Snowmany

news54321 · 4 weeks ago

The fact that he literally kicked the head off of a child's piece of art shows that he is mean and aggressive, and not somebody who the council should be employing.

luigi55 · 4 weeks ago

He's so mean!!

opalstar · 4 weeks ago

No. I do think it was quite mean to carelessly kick the head off the child's own snowman. But firing him? Isn't that too over the top? We all do something within that area of meanest things we do.
Now he hasn't got a job to live on.

opalstar · 4 weeks ago

R.I.P poor snowman];

skgninja · 3 weeks ago

He was just playing around and its not like he is sooo experienced. He is 19!!! Come on Herefordshire Council’s waste contractor!

spookyboot · 3 weeks ago

i think whatever it is one snowman he probs didnt mean to anyway

spookyboot · 3 weeks ago

poor kid tho

lakeshore · 3 weeks ago

No because it is hard to get jobs and also, anyone who has ever walked past a snowman or a sandcastle has had a urge to kick it.

panda89 · 3 weeks ago

It’s really like the grinch to kick of the head of a child’s snowman- he really shouldn’t of done it. But even tho he shouldn’t of kicked the snowman’s head off, I still think it’s really unfair to sack him.

porkman13 · 3 weeks ago

YES HE SHOULD OF that was mean

mahawela12 · 3 weeks ago

Well, he can't get any money for his family.

historygal · 3 weeks ago

It was a mean thing to do, but I don’t think he should have been fired. Maybe he should have to apologise or get spoken to.

odinseye · 3 weeks ago

How could anyone do that to a snowman?

katkid10 · 3 weeks ago

Hxnestly, you made a good snowman!

mothstar · 3 weeks ago

just think, a child has spent its time building this snowman. it would have broken the child's heart.

spookyboot · 3 weeks ago

poor kid but its just a snowman whats the big deal

lindawalla · 2 weeks ago

I agree with notsnew, that snowman belonged to someone and hey on the funny side what if one day a scientist spills some stuff on snow and then snowmen and women-no sexism here- TAKE OVER THE WORLD. If he wasn’t sacked we may all perish.

ira497 · 2 weeks ago

Bro that is so over the top. I get it’s sad for the kid, but you can’t sack the poor man for something as petty as that?!

cuddle3 · 2 weeks ago

It is someones snowman. Don't kill it

dadoo · 2 weeks ago

That was pretty mean 😢 of the guy to do that and he probably did deserve getting fired but otherwise I think it was pretty silly to fire him

dadoo · 2 weeks ago

I mean firing is a bit extreme but maybe just let him off with a warning ⚠️

ninjahorse · 2 weeks ago

I think he shouldn't have done it, but it seems a bit harsh to fire him - he might of only done it for fun. You never know!

hami · 2 weeks ago

I know that the child worked hard but he shouldn't have been fired. It was wrong to kick a snowman but it was too much to fire him.

applepear · 2 weeks ago

Why should he be allowed to go around destroying people's things? Next he could kick a support pole over and somebody's shed could fall down!

smiles29 · 2 weeks ago

Everyone has a bad day its part of life, but finding ways to deal with that is the important bit. I think its right that he looses his job because that's not the right thing to do to those children. For the company and the council it looks really bad that someone that represents them is doing that. Its the same in any work environment. If you are having a bad day in the office, you don't rip up a picture that your clients children drew. This is no different. He will have learnt his lesson and its nothing serious like a criminal record so it doesn't effect his future life. Apart from a bit of embarrassment!

tennis22 · 1 week ago

Bit excessive to sack him but he shouldn’t have kicked it

asagos · 1 week ago

R.I.P snowman I think yes he shouldn’t of done it but I mean it was quite OTT

pinksquid · 5 days ago

I think that he shouldn’t be fired because the snowman will melt very soon but it is still very rude to. I think he should only get a cut from his pay and that’s it

pinksquid · 5 days ago

I think that he shouldn’t be fired because the snowman will melt very soon but it is still very rude to. I think he should only get a cut from his pay.