Short Handyman Assaulted by Porn and Midget Jokes

Short Handyman Assaulted by Porn and Midget Jokes

Handymen in New York have the toughest jobs. We can't imagine what it's like to have to fix the sink of the crazy cat lady or repair the ceiling of those obnoxious NYU tenants. We're sure that most of the time, people don't even bother to say a simple "thanks!" So we feel extra bad for this handyman who claims that his boss bullied him on the job. Juan Pablo Pichardo, standing five feet tall (my mom's height!), says that his boss Moises Guimet discriminated against him because of his diminutive stature. Pichardo worked at a luxury building on the Upper East Side, where Guimet allegedly called Pichardo a midget and loved to smack him on the head. How rude!

The New York Daily News has more:

Guimet, who did not return calls, also is accused of superimposing a picture of Pichardo's head onto a photo of a baby's body and displaying porn that insulted the handyman's Christian faith.

The Daily News story was pretty condescending to his case though, with some punny lines that tabloid writers are probably contractually obligated to use. For instance: "A diminutive handyman at a Manhattan building has huge problems with the boss who belittled him as a 'midget.'" Or, "The supervisor, Moises Guimet, was a big meanie, the suit charges, who delighted in smacking Pichardo on the head."

"Belittled," really? Calling the offending boss a "big meanie?" Let's allow Pichardo to keep some of his dignity, folks!

[Mtanzer]


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