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4 Guys Who Got In Big Trouble At Work Over Women4 Guys Who Got In Big Trouble At Work Over Women
Mike Bowman  

Ever do something at work you regretted later on? Sometimes we act out in the heat of the moment. Perhaps an angry customer gets under your skin and you lash out at him, you get rude with a peer or employee, or you accidentally forward an inappropriate email to the entire department. Everyone has a bad day, and most bad days are forgivable. However, there are some acts that are sure bets for getting fired and / or permanently ruining an otherwise promising career. While you can work your way back from most mistakes, one thing that is usually a sure fire way to get in huge trouble at work is sexual harassment or misconduct. With all the awareness around sexual harassment in the workplace you would think everyone would be on their best behavior, but as we have seen, people continue to get in trouble.

That is one thing that even the best performers can not get away with at work. Even if their indiscretion happened away from work, often times that act follows them to back to their workplace, where the company finds the attention or distraction intolerable. They may have done extraordinarily charitable and generous deeds for others. They may be extremely good at their chosen professions. However, with one act of indiscretion, all past contributions are washed away, and their careers were either ended or permanently damaged. Here are 4 high profile people whose careers were either ended or damaged because of trouble with women at work. Consider their mistakes and how inappropriate behavior can ruin everything you have worked so hard for.

1. President Bill Clinton
In November 1995 President Bill Clinton began a sexual relationship with Monica Lewinsky. About 2 years later this fact became public and when it was discovered that the President lied under oath about the incident, the House Judiciary Committee announced they would consider a resolution to begin an impeachment inquiry against President Clinton.

The President came very close to losing his job as he was impeached by the House of Representatives on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice on December 19, 1998, but acquitted by the Senate on February 12, 1999. The Senate needed 2/3 of its 100 Senators to vote yes, but only 45 voted against the President. However, Clinton's reputation was irreparably damaged.

2. Tiki Barber
In October 2006, Tiki Barber revealed his intention to retire at the end of the season. Once retired it didnít take long for Barber to get a job offer as a correspondent with NBC, where he enjoyed three successful years in broadcasting until trouble arrived in 2010. Based on his acts of "moral indiscretion" with an NBC intern, NBC made the decision to cancel his broadcasting contract. Since then Barber has struggled to find meaningful work.

3. Brett Favre
Right after he announced his return for another season with the Minnesota Vikings in 2010, we discovered that Brett Favre had been texting lewd photographs of himself to cheerleader Jenn Sterger. While the texting and messages may not have occurred while he was at work, some argued that the major distraction of dealing with the media frenzy and personal turmoil, this discovery created, was a major factor in his inability to complete the season; that season became Favre's last in the NFL.

4. Anthony Weiner
On Friday, May 27, 2011, Congressman Anthony Weiner sent a lewd photo of himself to a 21-year-old female college student in Seattle. The incident was discovered and soon more photos were discovered. Weiner initially denied he sent the photos and stated he is the victim of an internet hacker. By June 6 he admitted he had been lying about the incident and apologized for his actions. However, there was such pressure from Congress for his resignation that he was forced to give up his career as a Congressman.
 


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