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 · 8 months ago

R.I.P snowman

notsniw · 8 months ago

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

politics21 · 8 months 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 · 8 months 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 · 8 months 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 · 8 months 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 · 8 months 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 · 8 months ago

Dis guy is mean

marmoty100 · 8 months ago

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

oceangirl · 8 months ago

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

oceangirl · 8 months ago

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

oceangirl · 8 months ago

Shouldn't sorry

ep-22579 · 8 months 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 · 8 months ago

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

hxnestly · 8 months 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 · 8 months ago

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

flutehorse · 8 months ago

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

ivansp2011 · 8 months ago

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

ivansp2011 · 8 months ago

latiosgod7 heheheheh

123emperor · 8 months 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 · 8 months 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 · 8 months 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 · 8 months ago

no because it would melt anyway or get blown over

dogbro · 8 months ago

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

cloudfloat · 8 months 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 · 8 months 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 · 8 months 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 · 8 months 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 · 8 months 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 · 8 months ago

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

royalrebel · 8 months ago

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

p0l1tics · 8 months ago

i hope he found another job

p0l1tics · 8 months ago

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

gelatoni · 8 months ago

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

R.I .P

tedlog · 8 months 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 · 8 months ago

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

alibali9 · 8 months 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 · 8 months ago

Rest in peace Snowmany

news54321 · 8 months 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 · 8 months ago

He's so mean!!

opalstar · 8 months 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 · 8 months ago

R.I.P poor snowman];

skgninja · 8 months 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 · 8 months ago

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

spookyboot · 8 months ago

poor kid tho

lakeshore · 8 months 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 · 8 months 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 · 8 months ago

YES HE SHOULD OF that was mean

mahawela12 · 8 months ago

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

historygal · 8 months 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 · 8 months ago

How could anyone do that to a snowman?

katkid10 · 8 months ago

Hxnestly, you made a good snowman!

mothstar · 7 months ago

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

spookyboot · 7 months ago

poor kid but its just a snowman whats the big deal

lindawalla · 7 months 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 · 7 months 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 · 7 months ago

It is someones snowman. Don't kill it

dadoo · 7 months 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 · 7 months ago

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

ninjahorse · 7 months 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 · 7 months 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 · 7 months 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 · 7 months 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 · 7 months ago

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

asagos · 7 months ago

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

pinksquid · 7 months 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 · 7 months 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.

scarlet10 · 7 months ago

well if you think about it each month in the world about 1000000000000 snowmen are kicked over and not everyone gets fired.
Also that man could be single or have a family and he could be the only one with the job so your telling me you are putting maybe a whole family endanger just because 1! snowman was kicked over?

scarlet10 · 7 months ago

a snowman only stays for maybe ONE day!!!!!

chocoloco · 7 months ago

RIP :(

isssad · 7 months ago

I don't think he should of been fired because he could of been having a bad day and it would of melted anyway.

codonnell · 7 months ago

I agree that he shouldn't have kicked the snowman and the person who built it was probably very upset but I don't agree that the man should have been sacked. Many people are struggling with money at the moment so a little thing like that shouldn't have got him fired

fishgirl2 · 7 months ago

Sack him it’s really unfair to the child and the snowman ⛄️ ☃️

fishgirl2 · 7 months ago

Hxnestly I’m sorry about ur snowman 🥺😢

cherryx · 6 months ago

He should be punished but not loose his job.

cat55 · 6 months ago

I cannot decide if I would sack the binman. It was really mean though. I hate people being mean. I would never do something like that. I don't want people and children to be sad.

jamiemanga · 6 months ago

I do think a little bit he should not loose his job but i think he should get the sack because it was a child's snowman. If it was and adult he should just get a telling off

janinder · 6 months ago

Mr snowman rest in peace

weirdcat · 6 months ago

It was so mean of him to kick the head off the snowman, but was a bit harsh to sack him.............

ansha007 · 6 months ago

RIP: Mr snowman

ansha007 · 6 months ago

That trash collector is a MEANIE

dottypop1 · 6 months ago

It was unfair for him to lose his job but it was still cruel for him to kick the child's snowmans head off. It would have been better for him to have a warning instead of being sacked. Even though the snow man would have melted the child would have been upset by what he did. (Rip Snowman)

ivansp2011 · 5 months ago

I think not as he is just a snowman and guess what? Snow will come another day. It is too extreme as snow, hmmm, is just formed by clouds and soon it will still melt. Also, he had only destroyed the head not the whole snowman. There should still be some snow left so he can rebuild the snowman

trixx · 5 months ago

He shouldn’t have done it but to sack him was WAY over the top

kelly burns · 5 months ago

If he did not mean to destroy the snowman then that is absoulty fine! But if he just decided to drop kick it and do it on purpose then that's a different story.!

ihorsman · 4 months ago

NO because every one needs a second chance

ebazgo · 4 months ago

Every child's christmas would have been ruined by him >:(

enyu_enbao · 2 months ago

Its quite hard, but if you think, he could repay it somehow by maybe repaying what he did in a way like money 😂.

humbugs · 1 month ago

In my point of view, he should have lost his job because he destroyed a piece of hard work created by a kid.

phoebeh · 1 month ago

Mens rea: guilty mind
Actus reus: guilty act

Mens rea, tick ✅, did it ON PURPOSE
Also, I did think it was mean

The child maybe took ages on that snowman

mwhitty · 3 weeks ago

No it’s going to melt anyway!