Man smashed window in anger after being told he couldn’t have a job

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A man who lost his temper and broke a window after a company told him they had no jobs for him has been given a conditional discharge.

Jamie McIntyre, 32, of Wydney Street, Boston, appeared before District Judge John Stobart at Boston Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday, and pleaded guilty to the charge of criminal damage to property.

Prosecuting Rebecca Ritson said McIntyre had been to the Pinguin Foods, on Marsh Lane, Boston, in relation to ‘getting a job with that company’ and had filled out an application form.

However, he was then told there were no jobs and lost his temper.

During his outburst he then managed to damage a window, which cost £191.35 to repair.

When asked if he had anything to say, McIntyre, who was not represented, said there was nothing except that he had ‘lost his temper’.

He said he had been job hunting and had been ‘promised a job by the company’.

He said: “I’d been biking down there for a month, they’d promised me a job.”

He said he had turned down two other job offers because he believed he had potential employment lined up.

However, when he went to apply for the job he said the company had turned around and told him the induction had taken place the previous day.

“I just lost my temper. For them to turn around and say the induction was yesterday and we didn’t bother to call and tell you.”

Mr Stobart warned McIntyre about his future behaviour.

He gave McIntyre a 12 month conditional discharge and ordered him to pay compensation of £191.35 and a £15 victim surcharge.