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Fired for being a single mom

I was fired the afternoon of Monday September 28th from my job as a barista at Parkers Fine coffee and Tea located at 510 se Morrison. Parker ( the owner) informed me that she "never wanted a single mother working there". She went on to say I was a moron and she could not stand me. I am a college educated mother of two recently divorced working for minimum wage as it's the only job I have been able to find in months. Because I was employed there I can not report her to the BBB for unfair employment practices. I am stuck. No job, no unemployment benefits and no where to turn.

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tigger1 says ... on Wednesday, Dec 30 at 8:13 AM

I'm on the verge of being fired, my baby came down with swine flu and had to stay home with him. I gave my employer the doctors note. I work anywhere from 5am to 10:30pm an have a hard time with daycare for those hours. I have been with this job 3 yr

bintheirdunthat says ... on Thursday, Oct 22 at 3:22 PM

Work is difficult to find, even harder if you are a single parent. More than one kid? They'll pass back and forth everything going around. I can relate but at the same time your employer needs consistantcy from his employees. Double edged sword.

Tell all.... says ... on Tuesday, Sep 29 at 6:52 PM

What were you fired for..nothing? Is your old boss a jerk or did you do something? Because you were employed there why does that prohibit you from reporting your boss? Is the BBB the correct agency to even report your boss to -maybe another agency

Suggestion says ... on Tuesday, Sep 29 at 6:15 PM

Next time, be a Bikini Barista.

had that happen says ... on Tuesday, Sep 29 at 5:18 PM

i had something similar when i was burned at work-they wouldn't let me leave for treatment and made me stay for rest of shift i called osha..they took over from there and i was compensated nicely

Question says ... on Tuesday, Sep 29 at 4:17 PM

Did you take a lot of time off "for your child"?

Word gets around says ... on Tuesday, Sep 29 at 4:15 PM

Yep. Word gets around. Watch Parker's patrons leave in droves, loss of business, etc.

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