U Wisconsin fires prof for truancy

by E Wayne Ross on February 13, 2009

Chicago Tribune: U Wisconsin fires prof for truancy

MADISON, Wis. – An accounting professor fired for not showing up for a job at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire said Thursday his absence was the result of eye surgery and he planned to work there.

Philip Siegel said he gave up a job at Florida Atlantic University and moved near Eau Claire for the position last summer. He said he had a university office and computer, published papers under the school’s name and went to a national conference for accountants before his contract started in August.