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4th and Long
03-02-2006, 08:06 PM
Man Fired For Taking Off To Be With Dying Wife
Company Offers Job Back After Initially Defending Firing
POSTED: 6:21 am CST March 2, 2006

WINDBER, Pa. -- 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 http://www.rugdoctor.com/ 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.

"I don't think the offer is one of compassion. They're afraid of what I might do (a lawsuit)," he told The Tribune-Democrat.

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.

"There was never a question of where I needed to be," Chippie said.

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. Rug Doctor said earlier this week that it went out of its way to accommodate Chippie. The company said Chippie used all his vacation, sick days and unpaid leave well before Feb. 13.

But Chippie said he had 160 hours of accrued vacation from never taking a full week in 13 years. Now, he's wary of their job offer. But he also said he fears he could lose unemployment benefits if he doesn't take the job back.

Saulbadguy
03-02-2006, 08:12 PM
I like how you used the registered trademark symbol in the thread title. Top shelf thread.

ENDelt260
03-02-2006, 09:05 PM
All it takes is a little alt key and number pad work to make Saul happy.

jspchief
03-02-2006, 09:18 PM
That's ****ing harsh.

The boss that fired him should rot in hell.

listopencil
03-02-2006, 09:23 PM
"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. "

His boss is a piece of shit and should be beaten within inces of his life. Then told that none of his relatives can visit him in the hospital because they can't get the time off from work.

StcChief
03-02-2006, 11:28 PM
The Rugdoctor Product sucks too.

greg63
03-02-2006, 11:59 PM
There's a company with a real heart. :shake:

Count Alex's Wins
03-03-2006, 12:01 AM
All it takes is a little alt key and number pad work to make Saul happy.

Whoa, I never knew you could do it that way.

Is there a key combo for the TM sign?

Kclee
03-03-2006, 08:24 AM
Whoa, I never knew you could do it that way.

Is there a key combo for the TM sign?


How about the LJ sign. <>

Fat Elvis
03-03-2006, 08:37 AM
☺☻♥♦♣B•◘○

Fat Elvis
03-03-2006, 08:37 AM
☺☻♥♦♣B•◘○

I didn't get the TM sign....

KC Jones
03-03-2006, 08:49 AM
© = 0169
™ = 0153
® = 0174

woo woo

I think I'll write a nasty letter to Rug Doctor.

kepp
03-03-2006, 08:50 AM
The Rugdoctor Product sucks too.
Whether it works well or not, I know I'm never gonna rent one again. Sickening.

Inspector
03-03-2006, 09:58 AM
Cross them off my list.

I hope the company goes broke because of this story. I suspect the manager who fired him was doing what he was told to do by his superiors. If not, he was probably fired for making such a stupid decision.

Talk about a rotten PR move....sheesh!

ENDelt260
03-03-2006, 12:46 PM
Whoa, I never knew you could do it that way.

How have you been doing it?

Stinger
03-03-2006, 12:56 PM
Whoa, I never knew you could do it that way.



How have you been doing it?

ROFL ROFL


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Spott
03-03-2006, 07:45 PM
I wonder if his wife would still be alive if she had married a real doctor instead of the Rug Doctor.

Valiant
03-03-2006, 08:27 PM
I wonder if his wife would still be alive if she had married a real doctor instead of the Rug Doctor.



I apprieciate sick humor...