Thursday, September 15, 2005

Positronic Industries hates you ...

Electronic parts manufacturer Positronic Industries fired a female employee who missed work to babysit her granddaughter. It's reported that Barbara Roberts was "forced to decide between caring for her 18-month-old granddaughter while the toddler’s parents were stranded in New Orleans or showing up for her job ... (she) chose to be a grandma ... For that, she was fired."

Roberts was actually understanding of the company's position, saying, "Usually you have a certain amount of vacation time, and I had used it up. You're also allowed so many unpaid days off, and I'd used them up, too. Fact is, I missed the allotted time and I got fired."

Positronic Industries President John Gentry and his comrades declined to comment about the situation and added that "the company had made cash donations to relief efforts for Hurricane Katrina victims ..."

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