Friday, March 3, 2006

Insensitive Employer of the Week

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A company that fired a 13-year employee as his wife lay dying of brain cancer has offered the Pennsylvania  man his job back.

Rug Doctor said the company has offered back pay and no break in seniority to former sales representative Bernard Chippie.

But it's unclear if he will take the carpet-cleaning company up on its offer.

Earlier, Chippie said he notified his employer on Feb. 13 that he would not be able to finish his weekly route because he had just learned his wife had between two days and a week to live. He went to Kathleen Chippie's bedside at a hospice that day.

He said that three days later, his boss demanded that he show up at work the next day. He said he was fired when he said he couldn't.

Three days after that, Kathleen Chippie died at the age of 56.

I think the word "jerks" is just too kind.


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