School Secretary Fired for Using City Funds to Buy Fast Food

Expensed meals are happy meals.

Filed under worst ways to get fired: A (former) secretary at a Hell's Kitchen high school got laid off for charging fast food to her city-funded work credit card. This wasn't a sneaky dollar-meal here or there — she spent $765 at McDonald's, where she went up to four times a day. Her personal purchases on the school card added up to over $3,000, and now city officials are fining her $9,000. Yikes. She only admitted to buying food for herself on five occasions (possibly unaware that the charges showed up as Mickey D's, not Per Se). Hope the Chicken McNuggets were worth it: The woman's ineligible for rehire. [NYDN]