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Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:00 PM

Call Center Manager to Pregnant Employee: We Don’t “Pay You to Pee”




http://wepartypatriots.com/wp/2012/12/04/call-center-manager-to-pregnant-employee-we-dont-pay-you-to-pee/

A lawsuit against National Processing of America — an inbound/outbound call center in Kansas City, KS — claims that the company fired an employee due to her high-risk pregnancy.

April Roller, who had previously been promoted to management in January of 2011, says the company tried to “accommodate” her morning sickness by offering her a larger wastebasket to vomit into. This would limit how frequent her trips to the restroom would be.

RIGHT. MAKE THE PREGNANT LADY PUKE INTO A BASKET IN FRONT OF EVERYBODY.
AND THEN CALMLY SLIDE IT BACK UNDER HER DESK.

Roller also claims that National Processing delayed her family leave paperwork and reprimanded her for wearing the special shoes she needed for her swollen feet. She was eventually demoted and then forced to transfer due to her condition, a transfer she refused:

FULL story at link.

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Reply Call Center Manager to Pregnant Employee: We Don’t “Pay You to Pee” (Original post)
Omaha Steve Dec 2012 OP
SoCalDem Dec 2012 #1
REP Dec 2012 #2
peacebird Dec 2012 #3
malaise Dec 2012 #4
rocktivity Dec 2012 #5
former-republican Dec 2012 #6
rocktivity Dec 2012 #13
KatyaR Dec 2012 #17
white_wolf Dec 2012 #7
former-republican Dec 2012 #9
riqster Dec 2012 #10
former-republican Dec 2012 #11
riqster Dec 2012 #15
Panasonic Dec 2012 #8
Omaha Steve Dec 2012 #18
The Straight Story Dec 2012 #19
HockeyMom Dec 2012 #12
Ilsa Dec 2012 #14
derby378 Dec 2012 #16
Dorian Gray Dec 2012 #20

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:02 PM

1. Employees are cogs-in-the-machine n/t

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:06 PM

2. Try having a non-pregnancy-related disease that necessitates using the bathroom while at work

Same story, even with proper paperwork. ADA only exists for those in wheelchairs in some minds.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:06 PM

3. Good grief. Like vomiting in a trashcan at her desk is not going to be a "distraction" for others...



She is pregnant. The managers need to get a grip. I hope she sues the crap out of them.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:08 PM

4. When did America turn into this place with nasty scumbag employers?

30 Years of Reaganomics is my guess

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:13 PM

5. If her morning sickness is that severe and her pregnancy that high-risk

she should be on sick leave.


rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:19 PM

6. Maybe she has bills to pay , a lot of sick people go to work

 

Not everyone has a state or federal job where they have paid sick days.

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Response to former-republican (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:07 PM

13. Fortunately for her co-workers

what she has isn't contaigous...I think...


rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:43 PM

17. Most women slog through any sickness during pregnancy

so they can save their paid leave time for their maternity leave. If you only get 2 weeks of paid leave a year and you need to take 6-8 weeks or longer, you want to save up as much time as possible, unless you can go on short-term disability.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:23 PM

7. Maybe they should give her maternity leave?

Oh wait that would require their CEO's to lose a few dollars and we can't have that now can we?

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Response to white_wolf (Reply #7)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:27 PM

9. I'm sure she could have had a medical leave if requested but

 

I'm thinking her decisions were based on her personal finances.
It's just the way it is for most private sector workers in the country.

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Response to former-republican (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:36 PM

10. True where I work

Can't keep the roof overhead with 1/2 or no pay.

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Response to riqster (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:50 PM

11. Where I work it's no pay for medical leave. They do offer a insurance plan that will

 

pay you if you are on medical leave . You have to be out at least 7 days before collecting so either way you lose a weeks pay.

It's not a bad deal but some employees can't afford a additional $35.00 a week pay deduction
Our health care premiums went up another $70.00 a month and the deductible went up another $1900.00 this year alone.

Pretty soon we will be looking at our paychecks and it will be nothing but deductions

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Response to former-republican (Reply #11)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:32 PM

15. And the Repubes want to tax those deductions (NT)

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:26 PM

8. Then change the law to fully paid FMLA, and guarantees a job after completion.

 

How many nations in the world pays for their employees to have a child and raise it for at least 6 months?

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 07:13 AM

18. What about smaller companies?


Fewer than 50 employees the company doesn't have to use FMLA.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Reply #18)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 07:24 AM

19. My idea - fewer than 50, it is a write off

or taxpayer subsidized which goes up to, say, 80 employees on a gradually sliding scale (below 50, you pay 10%, then 20%, etc) and drop paid weeks to 6 and 6 unpaid. Or something along those lines

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 06:54 PM

12. Not just pregnant, but ALL women

Decades ago I had a boss complain that I went to the bathroom too much during "my time of the month". I told them well if you want to replace my chair every month because there is menstrual blood all over it because I cannot go to the bathroom, then fine. YOU spend that money for a new chair. They shut up after that.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:20 PM

14. What do her shoes have to do with her

Call center job? Geez, this is enough, I bet, all by itself. Would they fire someone on crutches? For wearing glasses?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Dec 5, 2012, 07:35 PM

16. Can we turn Kansas into a union state?

That would kill that sort of nonsense real quick. Unionize National Processing of America!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 07:51 AM

20. She should have started peeing in that basket

hourly to make everyone uncomfortable.

Sounds like they deserve to be sued.

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