Let’s call them Religious Hobby Store.
I worked there for six months, without a hitch. I was “promoted” from register to back office for bookkeeping and I was next-in-line for a promotion to full-time.
My manager stepped down and moved back to her home state, and we got a new manager, from North Carolina (I live in the north east).
Within her first week, I told my new manager that I was pregnant, as I was now starting my 2nd trimester. She had her own 10-month-old son. We bonded over motherhood.
I called out for the very first time that Monday. Upon my arrival on Tuesday, I was written up because, according to her, the bookkeeper is never allowed to call out ever, for any reason. I told her that I couldn’t find that in the handbook, which states that “excessive call-outs are reason for write ups,” and that one call-out does not call for that. I wrote this on the write-up.
The next day, I get thirsty on my shift. I go to the break room, buy a bottle of water and sit down momentarily to drink some because my state guarantees pregnant women water breaks.
The assistant manager walks in, sees me, and leaves immediately. I knew right then and there that I was going to be written up. Not even one minute later, “[My name] to the office. [My name] to the office,” the manager says with a harsh tone over the intercom.
A full-blown panic attack washes over me.
The manager then begins to accuse me of stealing time, as I try to choke out that I’m having a panic attack but my state gives women water breaks. She accuses me of yelling at her. I insist I’m not yelling, I’m having a panic attack (which just happens to have me hysterically crying). I explain that I’m usually medicated for anxiety, but now that I’m pregnant, I’m not taking medication. She tells me I’m yelling at her. She writes me up for yelling at her.
The next day, when I arrive at work, I see the district manager, who is from almost 2 hours away, is already at my job at 8 AM.
Well. I’m getting fired today.
Eventually, I’m called into the office where the manager and district manager are waiting. apparently the DM arrived there very early to watch the tapes of me counting money.
Think about that.
He specifically watched weeks of tapes of me counting money, with absolutely no reason for him to do so; there was never missing money. He just drove two hours to review my tapes.
Literally fishing for a reason to fire me.
When he couldn’t find one, he told me at the start of our meeting that I was being fired for stealing time. He accused me of playing on my phone while I was supposed to be counting money, after I was explicitly given permission to listen to audiobooks on my phone while I count the money. He said there are minutes on the tapes that I’m not doing anything. I told him that I’m trying very hard not to vomit, you know, morning sickness and all that. But that the work got done. He told me that I stole time when I was in the back room drinking water. I told him that my state - which is not his state - gives pregnant women water breaks.
He said, “there’s no such thing as water breaks.”
When I tried to defend myself, he cut me off, told me to get out of the building or he would call the police. I said “fine,” and I left.
Within one week of telling them I was pregnant, I got written up 3 times for total bullshit after 6 months of being a stellar employee.
I put in a claim for unemployment that day.
They fought my unemployment and claimed that the meeting with the DM involved me bent over the desk, screaming in the DM’s face, and that’s why I was fired.
I explained that that never happened.
I won unemployment.
Religious Hobby Store filed an appeal.
Despite the burden of proof being on Religious Hobby Store to prove I was screaming in the DM’s face (I wasn’t, so no proof could be procured) they won the appeal and I got my unemployment withheld for six weeks. Over Christmas, too.
TLDR; Religious Hobby Store fires pregnant woman because she’s pregnant.
I LOVED this ls! He was so sweet n talked a lot about stuff he usually doesn't talk about and he was so nice to the watchers (also sepia is my favorite of the filters)
it was really lovely :( he was smiley, and i loved his openness about his creative process and his struggles with writing videos. i loved hearing him discuss the pigeon drama and what living with phil is really like. i loved the openness to potentially doing a video on mental health, and the thought that he’d put into it if he were to go there. there was just a lot that made me smile, and a few points that made me think a lot. if yall have specific things you maybe want to talk about please feel free to send me asks and i’ll try to answer them later, when i’m feeling a bit better <3
06.05.17 || ah this is a bittersweet moment. My final exams of high school are coming up. A part of me is very happy because high school has been a big source of stress for me in many aspects, but another part of me is sad because I’m going to be leaving a lot of amazing teachers and friends. Life seems to be moving so fast lately, but I’m trying to enjoy everything as it comes. I’m really excited for university! A part of me stressed about course registrations and that I might not get the courses I need or that I’ll accidentally not take a course I need and have to retake things but I guess it’s a little early to be worried now. Good luck to everyone else writing exams!!! 🍀💕
Tape 2 -
Side B is for Taylor, Taylor decided because he loves Hannah that he had the
right to take pictures of her in her own room Invading her privacy, affecting her
safety, making her paranoid. He can still be worse and he divulges the photos.
I need to control myself because this show makes me feel sad and make feel all this negative feelings like hate.
Because I don’t know what else to feel when I had to listen to this:
“Nothing anyone did to her was any different
than what happens to every girl at every high school”
“She just wanted attention”
Because even after all this, they can’t understand the effects of bullying and sexual harassment, so they don’t deserve a second chance.
handle it. If I comment on every single thing these idiots say or did I’ll just
repeat bad words. Let’s change:
Clay has always been a passive person, but this is starting to change, he’s starting to confront people, I will not judge him for having released the photo, it was wrong, especially after everything he heard on the tapes, but Clay is a flaws person, and the fears, anger, sadness, but especially the powerless is become unbearable, he’s on a journey of self-knowledge, I only hope he knows what he is doing and whether he will be able to bear the consequences. After all, it’s a butterfly effect.
Walsh is doing an expressional job as a mother trying to make sense of
everything, and it’s hard to watch the people who are left behind, I know that
Hannah was hurt and she just wish the pain was gone, but we don’t usually stop
to think About the people who is left behind. Sherlock (BBC) have a super
interesting quote about that:
you own life. Interesting expression — taking it from who? Once it’s
over, it’s not you who’ll miss it. Your own death is something that happens to
everybody else. Your life is not your own. Keep your hands off it.”
suicide is something that affects not only the victim, but also those who keep
living after the person’s died, Suicide will stop your pain, but, not
everyone else; everyone else will stay here and mourn,
I won't come into your store anymore, but no one else will either.
So I mentioned this story in a previous comment, and it was recommended that I post it here. So here we go…
A couple years back I bought my wife flowers for Valentine’s Day from a national florist that had affiliate florist shops all throughout the country (we’ll call the big company NF for national florist and the local florist LF). So the flowers get delivered, and they look like complete garbage. The arrangement was smaller than advertised, and the flowers were a few days from fresh and wilting. Now, in my opinion, it’s Valentine’s Day, the one day a year a florist NEEDS to be on point. So I call LF to complain. I wanted either a replacement arrangement, or a refund so I could go elsewhere to get decent looking flowers for my wife (the grocery store would have been better honestly).
When I called to complain, the person who answered the phone was very rude right from jump. I have to assume it was a crazy busy day for her, and my arrangement wasn’t the only one that had issues. The woman became very defensive, as if the flowers were a part of her soul and I was personally attacking it. I asked to speak to a manager, she replies “I’m the owner”. We continued to argue for the next couple minutes, when I threatened to stop payment on my CC. She said “alright, I’m going to refund you the money, but you’re NEVER allowed to step into my store again”. And hung up on me.
Alright bitch, I got you.
So I spend the next few hours on the phone with NF, bouncing all over the country from call center to call center moving one rung up the ladder of their corporate structure at a time. Until I get about 4 steps from the top, someone gives me a boost, and I got the actual number of the CEO of NF. I spend about 20 minutes on hold after speaking to the secretary and briefly explaining my situation.
I tell the CEO what happens, and he couldn’t have been nicer. I told him, I had ordered from different NF stores from many different states in the past, and was generally satisfied, and I felt like LF in no way represents the NF brand, and they should lose their affiliation. He did not immediately respond to that request, but said he would investigate the situation, and in the meantime send me flowers from a different florist locally within the NF brand. I received those flowers from a florist an hour away, within 2 hours, and they looked amazing. Better than I could have asked for. About 2 weeks later, I received a letter in the mail (I didn’t go into all this detail in my original comment, but the result is the same) and the letter apologized profusely, and thanked me for bringing this to their attention. Apparently, they keep tapes of the calls made to the florists, they reviewed the tapes and agreed, LF did not represent how NF wants to treat its customers, and LF will no longer be a part of the NF brand. He gave me a $250 gift card to any NF store.
Within 2 years, LF closed because it couldn’t support being an independent florist in this suburb when there was already another florist under the NF brand.
So, sure lady, I won’t step foot in your store again. But neither will anyone else.
Request: Barry overhears you talking with Caitlin one day about how hot Oliver Queen is so he tries to impersonate him. But when that doesn’t work he starts making fun of him and the reader is really confused until Cisco explains it to them.
Everyone's comparing Trump to Richard Nixon and the 'Saturday Night Massacre' — here's what happened then
(The New York Times front page on Oct. 21, 1973Wikimedia Commons) Democratic lawmakers quickly came up with a nickname for President Donald Trump’s unexpected firing of FBI Director James Comey — the “Tuesday Afternoon Massacre.”
The grim-sounding moniker is a reference to the “Saturday Night Massacre” on October 20, 1973, when then-President Richard Nixon fired special prosecutor Archibald Cox amid Cox’s investigation into the Watergate scandal.
Critics of Trump instantly drew parallels between Cox and Comey, who was leading an investigation into possible ties between Trump and Russia.
Here’s what happened during the “Saturday Night Massacre.”
Cox had been appointed by Attorney General Elliot Richardson in May 1973 to investigate the break-in of the Watergate office complex one year earlier.
In July 1973, Cox issued a subpoena to Nixon, asking the president to turn over recordings of conversations between Nixon and White House officials that were taped in the Oval Office.
Nixon demurred, instead offering Cox a compromise in which Sen. John Stennis would review the tapes and issue a summary for Cox’s office.
But when Cox turned down the compromise, the president ordered Richardson, his attorney general, to fire Cox. Richardson refused and resigned in protest, as did Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus. Solicitor General Robert Bork, who was next in line in the Justice Department, followed through with the firing, completing the “massacre.”
The dismissal contributed to the public’s growing distrust in Nixon, and calls to impeach the president immediately intensified. When the Watergate tapes were made public in August of the following year, including one in which Nixon told officials to ask the FBI to stop the investigation, his support all but disappeared. He resigned in disgrace three days later.
For 44 years, the Saturday Night Massacre was the only time a president has fired the person leading an investigation bearing on him, according to The New York Times.
That all changed with Comey’s firing on Tuesday, and for Trump, the Nixonian comparisons may be just beginning.