Mangers at Southern Cross Austereo were disappointed to discover that the former DJ had over-reacted to a harmless comedic "slight of hand". Despite previously enjoying the "coin behind the ear routine", Ms. Grieg entered a heightened state of agitation when a colleague grabbed her nose between their fingers.
The complaint lodged with Fair Work Australia alleges that the co-worker, as part of an elaborate prank, pretended to "steal" the DJ's nose. Despite making it clear that no actual "nasal removal" had occurred, the radio station was forced to concede that Ms.Greig had suffered severe psychological trauma from the incident.
Ms Greig's lawyer, Steven Lewis, says her employer "failed to provide a safe workplace". A spokesmen for "2Day FM" confirmed that DJs were left unsupervised as they phoned in humorous "bomb threats" to the police or side-splitting "nursery infernos" to the fireservice. Health and safety officers reported that there was no clear risk assessment of what happens when the brain connects to the mouth.
"We like to raise a smile. It's about not taking things too seriously. Frankly we are saddened that Mel seems to have lost her sense of humour," said the radio spokesmen. "At 2Day FM we're at the cutting edge of comedy. What could be more amusing than attaching a rape victim to a lie detector? Comedy gold. Chris Lilley eat your heart out! Cheer up for goodness sake. Jeez, it's not like anyone died or something."