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(Tennessean)   Family Dollar offers worker -- who was fired for taking time off to pickup siblings from Katrina's aftermath -- her job back. Newspaper credits Fark for motivating Family Dollar   (tennessean.com) divider line 126
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2005-09-16 08:19:54 AM
A better solution would be for Family Dollar to fire the asshat manager of that store, promote her to his place, and make a sizable donation to the Red Cross.
 
2005-09-16 08:40:48 AM
I'll pay her $7.10/hr to clean my house.
 
2005-09-16 08:42:10 AM
Go us!
 
2005-09-16 08:43:43 AM
I'll pay her $7.10 to write a better headline.
 
2005-09-16 08:43:57 AM
I'll pay her $7.25/hr to clean... (Bidding War)
 
2005-09-16 08:48:00 AM
Now if that other company that we all wrote to yesterday will give the woman back HER job - the one that was fired because she had to keep her granddaughter while her daughter and son in law were in N.O. unable to leave, so she missed 4 days of work - what a bunch of asshats run that company
 
2005-09-16 08:49:25 AM
Her bosses later found fault with her leaving work on a Thursday afternoon although she did not leave town until the following day.
Yeah, I'd find fault with this, too.
 
2005-09-16 09:05:29 AM
i bet there were more of us glad she got fired for jerkin-off for 24 hours than not.

personally, i woulda fired her...and then kicked her dog
 
2005-09-16 09:09:44 AM
stevarooni: Yeah, I'd find fault with this, too.

She could have waited until after work, sure. But you have to give people a little leeway when their only thoughts are for their family in danger.

I'm betting that the store fired her because this happened in the early days before the magnitude of the disaster sunk in. Either that, or the store really is run by a bunch of morans.
 
2005-09-16 09:12:25 AM
Fark - making a difference every day.

Sometimes, it's even a good difference.
 
2005-09-16 09:14:39 AM
steevarooni

If I'm not mistaken, she got someone to cover for her and then this article said she used that time to locate her family before she left.
 
2005-09-16 09:43:41 AM
Do newspapers not capitalize websites anymore? It's Fark.com, not fark.com.
 
2005-09-16 10:01:21 AM
Behold!
 
2005-09-16 11:36:21 AM
Heh. It wasn't just FARK, either. A few days ago, Olbermann on MSNBC named the woman who is the Family Dollar spokesperson as "The Worst Person in The World". Of course, I believe Olbermann reads FARK, too, as he's mentioned it before on his show, so who knows. :)
 
2005-09-16 02:04:55 PM
Maybe Fark can hire her for $8 as a mod...
 
2005-09-16 02:05:02 PM
$8.00 / hr cash here!
 
2005-09-16 02:05:12 PM
His noodleness heard our prayers.
 
2005-09-16 02:05:43 PM
OneHandFapping
Do newspapers not capitalize websites anymore? It's Fark.com, not fark.com.

I noticed that too. In their defense though, at least you can just copy and paste it, put it in the window, press go, or enter, and you'll be in Farkistan.

It always cracks me up when someone tries to give me a URL over the phone and they say, "Ok, got a pen? It's h-t-t-p, slash slash"....
 
2005-09-16 02:05:47 PM
Behold the Power of Fark!
 
2005-09-16 02:07:11 PM
$8.01 / hr and tree fiddy in stock options!
 
2005-09-16 02:07:12 PM
She's thinking of not accepting the offer of re-employment.

I'm sure they will be devastated.
 
2005-09-16 02:08:06 PM
I will give her everything I own if she can get "Rum and Coca-Cola" from playing over and over in my head.

/Both motha' and daughtah!
Working for the Family Dollah!
 
2005-09-16 02:08:47 PM
The company offered to reinstate her as an assistant to the assistant manager and to compensate her for the work she missed.

assistant to the traveling secretary?
 
2005-09-16 02:09:17 PM
I'd tell em to go fark themselves. No way would I go back to working for such a shiatty employer.
 
2005-09-16 02:09:48 PM
Alright $9 / hr if she can clean AND babysit.
 
2005-09-16 02:09:56 PM
And here's a "flying fickle finger of fate" award to all the a$$hats who thought she should have been fired...You farkers know who you are. Ya joiks....
 
2005-09-16 02:10:02 PM
Finally - the Drudge/Drew connection is revealed!



Whose next you might ask??
 
2005-09-16 02:10:05 PM
It always cracks me up when someone tries to give me a URL over the phone and they say, "Ok, got a pen? It's h-t-t-p, slash slash"...

You forgot colon.
 
2005-09-16 02:10:36 PM
Behold...the power of FARK

/cheese-old
/fark-new
 
2005-09-16 02:11:06 PM
His divine noddleness should strike that asshat of a retail loser manager down with a crusty breadstick.
 
2005-09-16 02:11:36 PM
2005-09-16 02:08:06 PM brap

It's "Working for the Yankee dolla"

I thin'
 
2005-09-16 02:12:38 PM
doombat

Now don't go startin' w' tree-fiddy! You gotta start lower and bid up to tree-fiddy.
 
2005-09-16 02:12:49 PM
i'll pay her 7.10 to unpile that makeup around her eyes.
 
2005-09-16 02:12:58 PM
Popular news Web sites fark.com

Woot!111!eleventy@#!@(*&$(*@$%^!_(.Y.)!!@!
 
2005-09-16 02:14:22 PM
If you ever go down Trinidad
They make you feel so very glad
Calypso sing and make up rhyme
Guarantee you one real good fine time

Drinkin' rum and Coca-Cola
Go down Point Koomahnah
Both mother and daughter
Workin' for the (Family)Yankee dollar
 
2005-09-16 02:15:21 PM
Why not the 'hero' tag for US?

Never met the Family Dollar chain and hope I never do.
 
2005-09-16 02:15:30 PM
I'D MAKE HER HOLLA FOR A DOLLA!

/like to find me a dolla-ho, from the dolla-sto!
 
2005-09-16 02:15:37 PM
2005-09-16 02:11:36 PM Kurst_Putz
"It's "Working for the Yankee dolla"

Sorry, though I majored in Andrews Sistersese, I haven't had much practical use for it outside of the occassional USO show.
 
2005-09-16 02:16:09 PM
"issued a statement calling the matter an "isolated incident" that "does not reflect the true spirit" of the company,"

That statement is right up there with:

1. The check is in the mail.
2. I promise I won't cum in your mouth.
 
2005-09-16 02:16:48 PM
Popular news Web sites fark.com

WTF?

It's not news...

/you know the rest
 
2005-09-16 02:18:30 PM
Fark and Drudge linked together??? Ewww, I feel so dirty now.

/Off to wash myself
//Glad she got her job back
///Family Dollar obviously run by total asshats
////slashy slashy
 
2005-09-16 02:18:37 PM
Why would you want to go back? Maybe a small lawsuit for lost wages and then like a month of pay would be good. Or they could pay her in cases of expired candy.
 
2005-09-16 02:18:38 PM
Fark
/teh new hottness
 
2005-09-16 02:18:47 PM
does this mean we control the world?


excellent
 
2005-09-16 02:19:01 PM
...The company offered to reinstate her as an assistant to the assistant manager and to compensate her for the work she missed....

Under Assistant West Coast Promo Man unavailable for comment.


But he's sharp. Really, really sharp.
 
2005-09-16 02:19:50 PM
That's pretty cool. I posted a link to the Family Dollar comment page on their web site...wondering how many people from Fark went on and let 'em have it.
 
2005-09-16 02:20:00 PM
Go_Nadz: "issued a statement calling the matter an "isolated incident" that "does not reflect the true spirit" of the company,"

That statement is right up there with:

1. The check is in the mail.
2. I promise I won't cum in your mouth.


I just laughed out loud uncontrollably and scared the fark out of my coworkers.
 
2005-09-16 02:20:21 PM
They don't call it retail hell for nuthin'.
 
2005-09-16 02:20:34 PM
Still don't think she should have gotten her job back. Didn't she leave work mid-shift Thursday afternoon and not leave to pick up her siblings until Friday afternoon?
 
2005-09-16 02:20:53 PM
why would you go back?!
 
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