Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Walmart Madness #94! Pregnant Worker Fired For Drinking Water

<--- What a prego may look like.  (that one is quads)  :)

In 2007 the 18-year-old Walmart employee was fired from her job, stocking shelves in the infants department, for drinking from a water bottle.

 According to her worker orientation meeting, as noted by the Washington Post, employees were allowed to drink on the job so long as it is only water.



Her supervisor, however, changed the rules and said she needed a doctor’s note in order to hydrate, even when she was visibly pregnant.

Myers reportedly thought it was, “silly to need a note for that,” but still went and brought a doctor’s note anyway. However, her supervisor changed the rules again and told her drinking fountains were enough. By now, however, Myers had a urinary tract infection (common during pregnancy) and needed to hydrate more regularly. She was given a choice: either the water goes or you do. Myers left and sued.

Read the whole story at OPPOSINGVIEWS

4 comments:

Laury Coenen said...

Any excuse to fire someone, eh?

Thought you might find this one interesting as well: http://austriantimes.at/news/Around_the_World/2013-06-20/49261/Slim_Pills_Boiled_Girl_to_Death

David said...

Thanks Laury, I'm deffo gonna use that!

Laury Coenen said...

You're welcome :)
If I see any more I'll let you know, I usually spot some weird ones in the Dutch news.

David said...

And I thank you! I am always liking new sources. It is easy to find them, but finding the ones every other strange news source has already posted is a challenge. I do pride myself on posting some stories days ahead of big news companies at times though. :)