Over the last few years, we've all been told that work must be fun.
We should skip along office corridors on our skateboards. We should have a cheer after every meeting.
Indeed, when Mark Hussey -- aka Dogg -- had some fun at work, he was so overcome he actually wanted to tell people about it.
This got him fired.
What could possibly be wrong with showing your enthusiasm for your metier? Well, Dogg drove a snow plow in the city of Lowell, Mass.
As CBS Boston reports, he said this was the best job he ever had. It's just that one of the things that appear to have made it the best job he ever had was that it allowed him to bury parked cars in snow as he rolled along the streets.
Having myself been a garbage man once upon a time, I know that it's amusing to cause people a little turbulence in return for the fact that one gets up early and smells a lot.
In Dogg's case, however, he latched onto the modern notion of gadgetry and public broadcasting.
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He filmed himself and then posted the video of him burying cars to YouTube. As if this wasn't enough, the video included his gleeful laughter as parked cars were consumed by piles of snow after a blizzard.
Sounding like a very drunken captain from "The Deadliest Catch," Dogg explained on the video: "You want to find your car? You better come and see me. I'll tell you.....Maybe. Hahahahahah."
Of course, it went viral. Oh, of course the wrong people saw it. For example, the people who employed him at RSG Contracting.
Despite being fired -- which was reportedly no surprise to him -- it seems as if his broadcasting skills might yet do him (and you) some good.
Dogg told CBS Boston that he'd received three calls from TV producers. Each suggested the very same thing: that he would make an excellent reality show star.
Mightn't this depend, however, on someone employing him again?
Or, in a curious reversal of fortune, might he suddenly become Dogg, the Buried Carhunter?