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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.

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