Man Expelled From Geek Squad After Having Sex
A 20-year-old college student from Larchmont, N.Y., was fired from his part-time job with a local Best Buy's troubleshooting Geek Squad after a superior found out that he had had sex, the employee alleges and the store confirms.
Ryan Holksted, a junior at Rochester Institute of Technology, had boasted to his friends about the night he lost his virginity following a wild party at the dorm. When one of his co-workers at the computer help desk told their supervisor, Glenn Mableson, Holksted was immediately fired.
"Having a sex life is a violation of our Geek Squad image," the store said in a statement. "If it gets around that our employees get around, no one will believe they can fix your computer. Everyone knows that only geeks who can't get laid have the time to figure out technical stuff."
Holksted said he tried to convince Mableson that, despite his deflowerment, he was still a geek, engaging him in a legnthy conversation about the similarities between installments of the "Harry Potter" and "Lord of the Rings" franchises, but to no avail. He said he is considering legal action.
Prof. Wallace Sonnenshein of the University of Wisconsin law school said he thought Best Buy was on solid ground. "When he violated that freshman, he also violated his terms of employment," said Sonnenshein. "If he was really a geek, he would have had them memorized."