A City Water Light and Power worker who was fired for doing personal work on city time is back on the job.
An arbitrator has ruled that Matt Winters should be reinstated, but that his return to work is on a… quote… “last-chance basis.”
Winters was dismissed earlier this year for cutting down a tree on private property during work hours.
He was also accused of attempting to intimidate a neighbor who witnessed and photographed the activity.
The State Journal-Register reports that the firing was reduced to a 30-day unpaid suspension.
Winters won’t get back pay but will receive 120 hours of comp time.