Posts tagged "fired"

Worst Motel Owner Ever Tells Employee To Talk To A Reporter, Then Fires Her For Doing Exactly That

Last month, the Washington Post wrote a story about the debate over raising the minimum wage in America, focusing specifically on how, despite bold headlines on both sides of the cause, for the average worker the relief would be welcome, but it wouldn’t be life-changing. One such employee was Shanna Tippen, a Days Inn employee, who…

Beejoli Shah / March 30, 2015

True Story: I Got Fired

I got fired on a Friday, just before lunchtime. No one stood over me as I gathered my coffee mug and my photos, I wasn’t escorted out of the door. I said two goodbyes, covertly, outside the office building. The actual firing was all done over the phone and they told me I didn’t have…

Anonymous / May 23, 2014

8 Famous Women Allegedly Fired For Getting Pregnant

Hilary Duff is pregnant—which is awesome. [My inner-Cathy disagrees! — Editor] However, her pregnancy might have cost her a plum role in an indie flick. Hilary had been set to play bankrobber Bonnie Parker in “The Story of Bonnie and Clyde,” a re-imagining of the classic outlaw tale. This would have been a big deal, considering that the role…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / August 24, 2011

Don’t Hate Them Cause They’re Beautiful!

“She’s too sexy for her job, too sexy for her job, so sexy…” Yes, I changed the lyrics, but the message still fits. Recently-fired UK prison officer Amitjo Kajila wants payback. The 22-year-old is demanding reparations from Justice Secretary Jack Straw after he allegedly fired her for…being too pretty. Officers said the size 4 Kajila…

Daniela Guernica / July 17, 2009