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Ex-Hotel Worker

I Was Fired for

PRAISING Jennifer Aniston

10/13/2012 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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An ex-employee of a New Mexico hotel claims he was FIRED for talking about Jennifer Aniston to hotel guests while she was staying on the property ... even though all he said was that she's "very sweet."

A man named Terry Siegler says he worked at the Encantado Resort in Santa Fe as a shuttle bus driver -- but as of Monday, he was no longer employed ... because he allegedly violated the hotel's confidentiality policy regarding famous people.

Terry tells us, the alleged violation occurred last week when he was shuttling random hotel guests who had just seen Jennifer Aniston in the hotel spa.

Terry says the guests asked if he had seen Aniston, and he replied yes, telling them Aniston is "very sweet and much more petite than I thought."

According to Terry, the guests then went back to the hotel where they openly yakked about their discussion with him -- and a member of Jen's camp overheard them, believing Terry was divulging information about Aniston to guests.

We're told Aniston's pal reported the incident to hotel management -- which then fired Terry this week, citing the celebrity policy violation.

Terry says it's part of his job to engage guests and be friendly -- claiming, "They brought [Jennifer] up first ... Was I supposed to deny it?"

Terry says he's crushed after losing his $30,000-a-year job, but he's still unsure if he'll sue for wrongful termination.

The GM of the resort tells TMZ, "I cannot confirm anything about our employees but I will say that we have a very strict confidentiality policy and we do enforce those policies."

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OH NO!    

f! that bitch and her better than everyone attitude. You aren't getting any younger -sea hag. It's these guests attitudes that force hotels to treat them like gods. **** THEM.

558 days ago
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just because    

what a creepy pedophile looking guy

558 days ago
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just because    

hey if i move to UK can i say f%^k on tmz and not get banned

558 days ago
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how lame    

Wow her people really thinks she's better than every day folks, eh? She called the paparazzi to photograph her ugly ring but she gets mad at a bus driver for talking about her? Hey, come back down to earth, playdough face. you're famous for being a bad actress and guess what? Your hair isn't even that great... It looks tired and fired like the bus driver.

558 days ago
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It's Dave    

Okay, everyone start putting pressure on Aniston to help get this knucklehead his job back. And Terry, next time someone asks you if you saw a celebrity just say no. And to the hotel chain... you're in violation of the law. You can't just fire someone like this. There has to been previous incidents, warnings had to have been issued, etc..

558 days ago
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seth    

he looks like the sweetest guy in the world. seriously what is wrong with people. he is acting like a f@king human being. jennifer aniston isnt God. He was just stating the obvious. They fire him for that?! Jennifer and her camp" better get him his job back. This fake hollywood bs is garbage. Give the guy his job back. Your not above people mentioning your name! This is planet earth

558 days ago
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Grandma Cracker    

Wow Jen, that is not cool. Must be nice to be so rich you can get real working people fired just to feed your own ego.

558 days ago
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az_barbie66    

1).He knew he shouldnt say anything (even though it was obviously sweet). 2). He sholud of at least had a warning before he lost his job. Jeeze people....with the ecomomy as it is, give the guy a break.

558 days ago
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campy    

You can't discuss anything about a guest with another guest. Wrongful termination my a$$.

558 days ago
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TMZ Superfan    

Dude, do you understand what a CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT is? It means you cannot speak about that topic, period. As for the guy saying "what was I supposed to say?", you were supposed to tell the truth. You should have told the people that you're not allowed to speak about other hotel guests.

558 days ago
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TMZ Superfan    

By reading a lot of the comments in here so far, it's apparent to me that a lot of you have no f-ing clue what a confidentiality agreement is. Half of you people clearly can't read and don't know what you're talking about.

558 days ago
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bart    

Nice job Jennifer. You got that man fired for doing his job. I am sure you and your team are so so special. You make his yearly salary in a few days. I hate celebrities like this and their people that surround them. Do the right thing and get his job back. One other thing she is a crappy actress. Every move she has made lost money.

558 days ago
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burning_plastic    

It doesn't sound like Jennifer Aniston had anything to do with it. The "friend" is probably one of those annoying people that tries to get closer to a celebrity by doing these sorts of things.
What about the privacy of the people to have a conversation about a celebrity that is staying at the same place they are? Too bad for them it was dull as dishwater Jennifer Aniston instead of Lady Gaga and Lindsay Lohan or somebody that might do something. Jennifer plays the type she plays perfectly and she's probably not that in real life but really who cares either way? She see one movie of hers and you've seen them all. I haven't seen any of them but it's pretty much an accepted fact. So she really should be glad that someone cares to talk about her. She could have wound up like Joyce Dewitt. She was on a popular show too, once. She ought to just tell her friend to hit it and quit it and relax and stop trying to get people fired in her name. Why didn't Justin just challenge him to a duel or something?

558 days ago
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ColoradoRob    

Rules are rules. But the Aniston people need to lighten up too, she's not the Queen of Sheba just an actress!

558 days ago
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Shark    

the moron says "what was i supposed to do deny it"? ....uh...no dude...u signed a confidentiality agreement when you got that job...so no you werent supposed to lie nor were you supposed to confirm. You say "I apologize but due to hotel privacy i am not able to discuss guests". there ...is that so hard? u dont even have to lie moron.

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