(Closed) How low can you get?!

posted 8 years ago in Family
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I am so sorry that your family is going through such a rough time. I hope there is a light at the end of the tunnel soon!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Oh no! That’s awful!

I can completely understand the need for cutbacks in the economy, but you’d think they would just be honest and come out with it. There’s no need for excuses like her cleaning – a simple “you were the last one we hired” would have sufficed I’d like to think.

Best luck to your mom in finding another job!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Well in that case, it sounds like they did her a favor. Now she can go get a job where they treat her right and get paid while she is looking! I hope she finds something awesome!

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Gah. I think it’s a little late in the year to fire someone over the beginning of the year, unless it were conduct based. Shoddy cleaning months ago as an excuse to fire someone is blatantly spineless. I am sorry your family is going through this, and I hope your mom finds something more worthwhile very soon!

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

That’s awful! I immediately thought it sounded like they fired her so they wouldn’t be responsible for any co-dependant medical bills through their insurance (that happened when my aunt got cancer, her husband got fired within a month “coincidentally”), but it sounds like there’s a whole lotta mess going on there! Good riddance for your mom, now she can move on and find a job she really enjoys. I hope your dad is doing well.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My dad was also not asked to return to his teaching position next year. It sucks that schools have to make cutbacks.

I think they should at least have the decency to just give your mom a straight reason why. If they don’t have the budget or she just isn’t what they are looking for then they should just tell her rather than referencing something they should have brought up months ago.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

@bakerella- that’s exactly what I was thinking!  A lot of times insurance companies will start hitting employers with huge bills and then “subtly” hint to them that if they let one particular employee go, all the problems will go away.

I’m so sorry your family is going through this, and I hope your mom can find a new job very quickly.  At least this is the season when teachers are being hired for the fall… Good luck to all of you!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Thats awful and disgusting! It makes me feel really lucky for the NHS, in the UK people moan about it but when you read about things like this it make you really appreciate what we have!!

 

Good luck to you both!

Post # 14
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435 posts
Helper bee

I’m so sorry.  I was also wondering about getting rid of her  so they wouldn’t have to pay the bills.  That might be part of it too.

Sending good thoughts.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

your whole family is better off avoiding that church – perhaps this is for the best. I’m sure that a lot of people will be asking why this happened, which is not good for their church for sure. I wouldn’t want to give them any money after all that! I’m concerned about the insurance piece, too. I wish you and your family the best! 

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