Fire Chief Canned After Using Inappropriate Emoji
A fire chief in Arkansas was only on the job for about 10 months before he was fired.
Allen Hicks, the now former fire chief of Marked Tree, Arkansas was terminated for using “inappropriate emojis.” It’s a bit of a complicated story, but apparently, he “accidentally” used a middle-finger emoji instead of a thumbs-up emoji in reacting to a social media post.
This isn’t the first time Hicks has been fire chief. He was fired from the position a few years ago and then rehired in March. He claims small-town politics are at play. However, the mayor says the issue is not political but policy violations.