Pharyngula

Carole Smith is a Wiccan who worked for the TSA at the Albany airport. Her coworkers didn’t much care for working alongside a witch, so they complained.

…her former mentor in on-the-job training, officer Mary Bagnoli, reported that she was afraid of Smith because she was a witch who practiced witchcraft. She accused Smith of following her on the highway one snowy evening after work and casting a spell on the heater of her car, causing it not to work.

Well, now. If I were her supervisor and Mary Bagnoli told me that story, I’d be checking her locker for a bottle of hooch. What else, did someone at work complain that she turned them into a newt?

I am not the supervisor, though. What the TSA did, after hearing this story and struggling with a little workplace drama, was fire Carole Smith. It seems to me, though, that Smith was keeping her batty beliefs out of the workplace, while it was Bagnoli who was engaging in a little ludicrous harassment. Either way, I came away from this story feeling a little less secure.