Man says ice bucket challenge cost him his job - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Man says ice bucket challenge cost him his job

Chris Wooden, former Water and Sewer superintendent Chris Wooden, former Water and Sewer superintendent
AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

An Americus city worker says he was let go because of an ice bucket challenge.

A video shot Tuesday shows former Water Superintendent Chris Wooden and a colleague participating in the ALS ice bucket challenge at the Public Works Department. Wooden recently turned in his resignation. His last day was scheduled for August 29th, but he was let go Wednesday. He says he was told the challenge was a misuse of city equipment, but no one else was disciplined.

"I don't think it should've been something someone got in trouble about,” said Chris Wooden, former Water and Sewer Superintendent. “I think it's something that the city should've embraced and showed that they cared, but instead I was let go.”

The Americus Chief Administrative Officer says Wooden was not let go because of the ice bucket challenge but did not elaborate. Wooden says he has no regrets about the challenge. He worked with the Americus Public Works department for 14 years. He'll go to work for Andersonville Public Works next month.

Copyright 2014 WALB. All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Hot weather can drain life from car batteries

    Hot weather can drain life from car batteries

    Monday, September 25 2017 7:50 AM EDT2017-09-25 11:50:16 GMT
    Car mechanics urge drivers to do routine maintenance under the hood as we go into fall (Source: WALB)Car mechanics urge drivers to do routine maintenance under the hood as we go into fall (Source: WALB)

    Mechanic Tom Gieryic said many people think battery issues arise from cold, frigid weather, but the summer heat can also drain a car battery.

    More >>

    Mechanic Tom Gieryic said many people think battery issues arise from cold, frigid weather, but the summer heat can also drain a car battery.

    More >>
  • Albany State to host open house on October 7

    Albany State to host open house on October 7

    Monday, September 25 2017 7:46 AM EDT2017-09-25 11:46:40 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Albany State University officials are focusing on boosting enrollment numbers by recruiting local students. 

    More >>

    Albany State University officials are focusing on boosting enrollment numbers by recruiting local students. 

    More >>
  • News to know for Monday

    News to know for Monday

    Monday, September 25 2017 4:17 AM EDT2017-09-25 08:17:58 GMT
    Fritz Farm, a wedding venue in Cordele, will host a night of beer, burgers, and brats, called the "Hurricane Hoedown," on September 30. (Source: WALB)Fritz Farm, a wedding venue in Cordele, will host a night of beer, burgers, and brats, called the "Hurricane Hoedown," on September 30. (Source: WALB)

    ‘Hurricane Hoedown’ to help families and first responders affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Albany Utilities is opening a centralized call center, and more.

    More >>

    ‘Hurricane Hoedown’ to help families and first responders affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Albany Utilities is opening a centralized call center, and more.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly