Thursday, October 12, 2006

Good News, Bad News (?) part two...

Alright, anyone who's already on the bus to hell for being judgemental... even though we all know we're not supposed to be...
::looking left and right guiltily::
here's more about the woman I used to work with...

(I was going to include it in yesterday's post, but thought it wasn't really relevant to the pregnancy issue. But now that I see how many readers were appalled by, um, let's call it, "alternative thinking", I think you may enjoy reading this part, too.)

When I worked with this woman, as you know, she was three times divorced. But there was no alimony or child support.
(What do you mean, why not?)
Because she had such poor judgement in men, she always picked the ones who weren't exactly the responsible, support-paying kind.

So, she was on several different assistance programs. With three children and no husband(s), we can understand this, right?
And she took Wednesday afternoons off to go to the food pantry. It's the one decent thing she chose to do.

Also:
While we worked together, she had arranged with the company to be paid under the table so that she could keep receiving public assistance.
Mm, okay...
Not a choice I would have made, but I'm not a divorced parent with three kids either, so I'll go with this one.
And the company was willing to help her out just this little bit, so hey, that was kinda nice.

But get this:
When the company refused her request for a raise, she got mad and tattled on them to the IRS for not paying her employment taxes!

::slapping forehead::

After they paid their fines, they fired her.

Oh, honey...

6 comments:

Tink said...

And she will continue getting away with it, as you now can't tell prospective employers why she was fired. Just grates in my craw, that people can get away with this. While my daughter cannot get any support at all because she makes too much money as a manager at a restaurant, and while her ex pays child support (and quite happily), the father of her son will not even with a court order. See what you did, lol. Got me up on my soapbox.

Mrs_Who said...

The 'system' sure makes it easy for people to take advantage of it. After reading these two related posts, I've got one brewing on how stupid public assistance can be. Grrrr.

Roses said...

Tink and Mrs_Who: You do get that she wasn't even bright enough to cheat the system. She ratted herself out in her attempt to "get even." I find that very humorous.

Mrs_Who said...

Hmmph...she'll find some way to get back on it. They usually do.

Richmond said...

Oh good grief...

Rave said...

All I can say is....
"People don't know no better. When they know better, they do better."

But yeah- I would be sitting with you on this one- some people just do not have the brains it takes to be dangerous.