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Fired French waiter isn’t the only rude person around. Can meanness kill?

Amir Erez


Guillaume Rey, a French waiter living in Canada, was recently fired from his job for persistent “aggressive, rude and disrespectful” behavior. He argued his behavior wasn’t out of line – he’s just French. You might say that firing someone for rudeness might seem a bit extreme, but not if you ask W.A. McGriff III Professor of Management Dr. Amir Erez.

Read how Dr. Erez’s research shows that being rude could have worse effects than losing a job – it could kill – in this Chicago Tribune article.