Woman Donates Kidney To Save Dying Son and Gets FIRED For It

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    Sep 15, 2011 12:32 AM GMT
    More compassion and awesomeness from an OBVIOUSLY caring member of the business community.

    http://videocafe.crooksandliars.com/scarce/mother-donates-kidney-son-loses-job

    But at least they made a profit or something!!
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    Sep 15, 2011 1:03 AM GMT
    Thanks Inostrankan, the areticle is very thought-provoking and I used it on this topic about hiring (or not hiring) the unemployed..


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  • barriehomeboy

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    Sep 15, 2011 1:59 AM GMT
    Well getting fired is something that happens when you piss your boss off for 6 months or a year. You don't get fired for giving up a kidney, or giving a TimBit to a dog in a Tim Hortens in Canada. If they fired the bitch, there's more to the story that she isn't talking about.
  • jperfit

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    Sep 15, 2011 2:49 AM GMT
    yeah and i suppose now that she is unemployed she is no longer desirable in the job market
  • swimbikerun

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    Sep 15, 2011 3:34 AM GMT
    barriehomeboy saidWell getting fired is something that happens when you piss your boss off for 6 months or a year. You don't get fired for giving up a kidney, or giving a TimBit to a dog in a Tim Hortens in Canada. If they fired the bitch, there's more to the story that she isn't talking about.
    Wow! The company reversed course. Did you not read the article?
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    Sep 15, 2011 3:52 AM GMT
    wow so cruel ... i hope she will be good !
  • danisnotstr8

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    Sep 15, 2011 4:06 AM GMT
    I believe that a business owner should have a prerequisite: He or she should be compassionate. Life happens to everyone.
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    Sep 15, 2011 4:14 AM GMT
    The reason this story is notable is because it is so rare.
  • JP85257

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    Sep 15, 2011 4:19 AM GMT
    This was BS. There is always room for empathy in cases like this. She was giving her son a kidney not going in to rehab.
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    Sep 15, 2011 6:10 AM GMT
    Mothers! You can't help but love them more and more as time passes.
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    Sep 15, 2011 8:51 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidThat woman's boss is a fucking cunt.


    I couldn't agree more! AT last someone speaks my language. I want to marry you and have your babies..............oh tooooooooooooo far!! icon_redface.gificon_redface.gificon_redface.gificon_redface.gif
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    Sep 15, 2011 9:04 AM GMT
    Glad the woman's situation has gotten better....

    Seriously companies can be such bitches at times.
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    Sep 15, 2011 9:19 AM GMT
    Karma. Gotta believe in karma in situations like this. Down the road this woman's boss is going to need some understanding and compassion (we all do at one time or another). Unfortunately, we won't be able to see what happens...
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    Sep 15, 2011 9:57 AM GMT
    swimbikerun said
    barriehomeboy saidWell getting fired is something that happens when you piss your boss off for 6 months or a year. You don't get fired for giving up a kidney, or giving a TimBit to a dog in a Tim Hortens in Canada. If they fired the bitch, there's more to the story that she isn't talking about.
    Wow! The company reversed course. Did you not read the article?

    Judge first. Read later.
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    Sep 15, 2011 11:12 AM GMT
    JackNWNJ saidThe reason this story is notable is because it is so rare.


    Lol.... I was waiting for you to somehow, even if indirectly, not criticize her boss' actions........ sad.

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    Sep 15, 2011 11:20 AM GMT
    swimbikerun said
    barriehomeboy saidWell getting fired is something that happens when you piss your boss off for 6 months or a year. You don't get fired for giving up a kidney, or giving a TimBit to a dog in a Tim Hortens in Canada. If they fired the bitch, there's more to the story that she isn't talking about.
    Wow! The company reversed course. Did you not read the article?

    Not really relevant. The company almost certainly reversed course because of bad publicity. But I agree, if they fired her there were almost certainly other issues and the not showing up to work was just an excuse to comply with labor laws, almost certainly.
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    Sep 15, 2011 11:30 AM GMT
    Would be hilarious if the guy gets kidney failure and no one in the company takes leave to help him.
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    Sep 15, 2011 12:03 PM GMT
    I am kind of on the fence here with this one......I see both sides of the issue.
    However, we don't know what position this woman held there.
    Could have been in an office or production position that if left open too long, could really cause work back up. (From the looks and sound of her, she was probably in production or assembly. Could be wrong.) Either way, if she took too long it could have been causing a logistical problem.
    When you hire someone, or promote from within there is so much cost involved. So there may not have been a place for her return due to budgetary constraints. Plus I'm sure the company had to pay a huge chunk of that operation through insurance too.

    The company was short-sided thinking that this would not become a P.R. nitemare for them! icon_rolleyes.gif
    They should have planned for this.
    I would have most assuredly replaced her. But I would have either offered her a pay off, say a year's salary or give her a lesser paying position with the flexibility of allowing her to seek employment elsewhere before this blew up in their faces

    We all have to remember that it's a business. It's sole function is to generate profits. Not serve as a charity.

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    Sep 15, 2011 1:46 PM GMT
    swimbikerun said
    barriehomeboy saidWell getting fired is something that happens when you piss your boss off for 6 months or a year. You don't get fired for giving up a kidney, or giving a TimBit to a dog in a Tim Hortens in Canada. If they fired the bitch, there's more to the story that she isn't talking about.
    Wow! The company reversed course. Did you not read the article?



    To a certain degree, in a cover-your-ass move...

    "Fox 29 asked Berry if the Aviation Institute Of Maintenance would pay Rendon until she can reapply, and then decide if they would give her the job back after it received her application.

    "Yes, that's what the letter states,” Berry said."

    So she'll reapply and if they like they can reject her application and the money ends.
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    JackNWNJ saidThe reason this story is notable is because it is so rare.


    Lol.... I was waiting for you to somehow, even if indirectly, not criticize her boss' actions........ sad.



    I didn't say her boss isn't an asshole.
  • Lincsbear

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    Sep 15, 2011 1:58 PM GMT
    I loved the point when the company lawyer disputed the offer was tantamount to giving her the job back! Simply according to the company`s rules and regulations....
    So many companies seem to run on amoral legalese.
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    Sep 15, 2011 2:04 PM GMT
    musclefetish1 saidI am kind of on the fence here with this one......I see both sides of the issue.
    However, we don't know what position this woman held there.
    Could have been in an office or production position that if left open too long, could really cause work back up. (From the looks and sound of her, she was probably in production or assembly. Could be wrong.) Either way, if she took too long it could have been causing a logistical problem.
    When you hire someone, or promote from within there is so much cost involved. So there may not have been a place for her return due to budgetary constraints. Plus I'm sure the company had to pay a huge chunk of that operation through insurance too.

    The company was short-sided thinking that this would not become a P.R. nitemare for them! icon_rolleyes.gif
    They should have planned for this.
    I would have most assuredly replaced her. But I would have either offered her a pay off, say a year's salary or give her a lesser paying position with the flexibility of allowing her to seek employment elsewhere before this blew up in their faces

    We all have to remember that it's a business. It's sole function is to generate profits. Not serve as a charity.

    Tristan





    I agree that we may not know the whole story and there are surely two sides to it. It's easy to jump to the woman's defense because she had done something so selfless by donating her kidney -- which is all wonderful and everything -- but perhaps she wasn't all that great of an employee either. We don't know that side. How long had she worked there? What did she do there at the company? How much time total had she missed work that year vs. how long is a company suppose to put running the business on the back-burner to accommodate any employee whose personal problems (sad and unfair as they may be) are preventing them from doing the job they were hired to do. I think we really need to know the entire story before we can really fairly paint the employer as a heartless villain in the whole thing.
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    Sep 15, 2011 2:08 PM GMT
    Lincsbear saidI loved the point when the company lawyer disputed the offer was tantamount to giving her the job back! Simply according to the company`s rules and regulations....
    So many companies seem to run on amoral legalese.


    No, on the contrary - that's my point, that this is an aberration. How often do you hear about companies who do the right thing? Rarely - not because they don't exist, but because bad news and scandals make good copy.
  • Lincsbear

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    Sep 15, 2011 2:11 PM GMT
    Not in my experience,Jack.I`ve personally seen many companies,especially larger ones, do exactly this,even if the outcomes aren`t so dramatic.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 15, 2011 2:12 PM GMT
    JackNWNJ saidHow often do you hear about companies who do the right thing? Rarely - not because they don't exist, but because bad news and scandals make good copy.



    Really GOOD point. I'm also not saying that in this case the company did not act heartlessly and with an utter lack of compassion in firing this woman -- but, again, we don't know the whole story. Had the company gone above and beyond what a company would have to do, running the business while saving the woman's job for when we was healthy enough to return, sending her flowers, helping her in a host of other ways, we would have never heard a word about it.