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(Yahoo)   And the actual, retail price of a former "Price is Right" model's pregnancy discrimination suit against the show IS: $776,944.00   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 69
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2012-11-21 10:39:20 AM
Before appeals, submitter, before appeals.
 
2012-11-21 10:41:01 AM
If I'm not mistaken, the models on TPIR are independent contractors who are literally hired show to show. At least, that's how it was when Barker was host; I don't know if that's still the case. If it is, this verdict is exceptionally peculiar.

I'm surprised she didn't simply get some lovely parting gifts, like a Cuisinart food processor and a generous supply of Rice-O-Roni ("...with more than a dozen flavors Rice-O-Roni is the perfect side dish to any meal and something your family will love! Rice-O-Roni - it's the San Francisco Treat!!!").
 
2012-11-21 10:43:19 AM

tnpir: If I'm not mistaken, the models on TPIR are independent contractors who are literally hired show to show.


I believe I read somewhere that it was a week to week contract.
 
2012-11-21 10:51:14 AM
I BID ONE DOLLAR!

/what?
 
2012-11-21 11:16:53 AM
That's like Vanna White money right there!
 
2012-11-21 11:19:20 AM
Did she have a Barker Babe?
 
2012-11-21 11:20:12 AM
She should've waited until the second Showcase. There's always a car in the second Showcase
 
2012-11-21 11:20:33 AM
Considering the way Drew dresses and the fact that he's a soccer fan I'm surprised they have female models.
 
2012-11-21 11:21:07 AM
Yeah, well I've never seen a showcase model bigger than a size 6(if that) on there. I'm going to go ahead and say a lot of people could sue them.
 
2012-11-21 11:21:12 AM
She should have been spayed or neutered.
 
2012-11-21 11:22:27 AM
The last time I watched TPIR, there was a pregnant model showing the showcase.
 
2012-11-21 11:23:52 AM

octopied: Yeah, well I've never seen a showcase model bigger than a size 6(if that) on there. I'm going to go ahead and say a lot of people could sue them.


Well they did just hire the first male showcase model, so there's that

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2012-11-21 11:27:10 AM
 
2012-11-21 11:27:40 AM
Good (although 700K may be a bit high), I know people that got let go after leave. Non modeling sure. But the point of maternity leave isn't so they replace you with a cheaper person.
 
2012-11-21 11:29:13 AM

basemetal: Before appeals, submitter, before appeals.


Yeah but she also gets a round two for punitives, and if the case is as blatant as the TFA suggests I'd say she's got a 50-50 shot of winning some big ones
 
2012-11-21 11:30:20 AM

probesport: She should have been spayed or neutered.


Came for that comment.
 
2012-11-21 11:32:09 AM
There's nothing in that article about evidence that supports the assertion that she wasn't picked up again because she was pregnant. Did I miss something?
 
2012-11-21 11:32:11 AM
She named the baby Plinko.
 
2012-11-21 11:32:17 AM

Magorn: basemetal: Before appeals, submitter, before appeals.

Yeah but she also gets a round two for punitives, and if the case is as blatant as the TFA suggests I'd say she's got a 50-50 shot of winning some big ones


And if she comes within $1,000 dollars of the actual settlement price, she wins both showcases.
 
2012-11-21 11:34:40 AM

basemetal: Before appeals, submitter, before appeals.


yes, but if she guesses the total dollar value of the settlement within 100$ she gets both.
 
2012-11-21 11:34:52 AM
 
2012-11-21 11:35:45 AM
day late dollar short

/shakes tiny impotent fist of rage at eyeballkid
 
2012-11-21 11:37:15 AM

scottydoesntknow: She should've waited until the second Showcase. There's always a car in the second Showcase


Cue "Splendido" and the brand new dining room group!

/NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
 
2012-11-21 11:37:43 AM

busy chillin': seems fitting


Oh shiat...soda everywhere.
 
2012-11-21 11:38:12 AM

scottydoesntknow: octopied: Yeah, well I've never seen a showcase model bigger than a size 6(if that) on there. I'm going to go ahead and say a lot of people could sue them.

Well they did just hire the first male showcase model, so there's that


Hello. Maybe it's time to start watching TPIR again.

A 41-yo model? Post-partem? Honey, it's time to learn a trade. Maybe an exciting career in electronics or HVAC.
 
2012-11-21 11:39:55 AM
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2012-11-21 11:40:21 AM

IlGreven: scottydoesntknow: She should've waited until the second Showcase. There's always a car in the second Showcase

Cue "Splendido" and the brand new dining room group!

/NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


You gotta love the look on peoples faces when they pass up the camper, jet ski, and vacation package, and end up with the Nothing But Furniture Showcase
 
2012-11-21 11:40:38 AM

D Ray Morton: Come on down!


i'll one up ya

pixels maybe NSFW
 
2012-11-21 11:42:47 AM

fozziewazzi: There's nothing in that article about evidence that supports the assertion that she wasn't picked up again because she was pregnant. Did I miss something?


Nothing in the article; however, if she was an employee and a job wasn't held for her after a valid maternity (or other medical) leave, the case is pretty clear.

It would be nice to know the salient details like her employment status before the leave, how long she was absent from work, etc. But that would be responsible journalism, and too much to hope for.
 
2012-11-21 11:44:18 AM

octopied: Yeah, well I've never seen a showcase model bigger than a size 6(if that) on there. I'm going to go ahead and say a lot of people could sue them.


Fortunately, being a fatty isn't a protected class in the modeling industry.
 
2012-11-21 11:47:37 AM

Moopy Mac: octopied: Yeah, well I've never seen a showcase model bigger than a size 6(if that) on there. I'm going to go ahead and say a lot of people could sue them.

Fortunately, being a fatty isn't a protected class in the modeling industry.


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2012-11-21 11:49:26 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I BID ONE DOLLAR!

/what?


2 dollars, Bob! Ha Haaaaaaa!
 
2012-11-21 11:49:39 AM
Since the article and thread is lacking pics of Brandi, here's a crappy one:

hutchinj.com
 
2012-11-21 11:50:26 AM

VvonderJesus: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I BID ONE DOLLAR!

/what?

2 dollars, Bob! Ha Haaaaaaa!


You always gotta love the moran that bids $1 at the very beginning.

/seen that happen once...
 
2012-11-21 11:52:36 AM
I would have knocked her up and treated her like crap for a lot less than that
 
2012-11-21 11:54:33 AM

VvonderJesus: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I BID ONE DOLLAR!

/what?

2 dollars, Bob! Ha Haaaaaaa!


$3.. screw you!
 
2012-11-21 11:56:20 AM

Moopy Mac: Fortunately, being a fatty isn't a protected class in the modeling industry.


we have a broad base of support.
 
2012-11-21 11:57:43 AM

hp6sa: fozziewazzi: There's nothing in that article about evidence that supports the assertion that she wasn't picked up again because she was pregnant. Did I miss something?

Nothing in the article; however, if she was an employee and a job wasn't held for her after a valid maternity (or other medical) leave, the case is pretty clear.

It would be nice to know the salient details like her employment status before the leave, how long she was absent from work, etc. But that would be responsible journalism, and too much to hope for.


Right something's missing here. It has to be more than they just didn't bring her back. There must have been something different about her employment status that made them think they didn't have to bring her back.
 
2012-11-21 11:58:00 AM

PsyLord: VvonderJesus: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I BID ONE DOLLAR!

/what?

2 dollars, Bob! Ha Haaaaaaa!

You always gotta love the moran that bids $1 at the very beginning.

/seen that happen once...


What I "love" is the stupid f*cking college kid that thinks bidding "420" is the height of cleverness. Especially when they do it more than once.
 
2012-11-21 12:00:18 PM

spman: IlGreven: scottydoesntknow: She should've waited until the second Showcase. There's always a car in the second Showcase

Cue "Splendido" and the brand new dining room group!

/NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

You gotta love the look on peoples faces when they pass up the camper, jet ski, and vacation package, and end up with the Nothing But Furniture Showcase


I am always confused by the people who pass up on the ones where it is an awesome vacation or group of vactions to awesome places and then up with a showcase where it is like a home theater and a mid level sedan. I mean most of the vacations they offer are the kind of things that I know I would probably never be able to afford. I mean trip to Fiji or Paris or something and a stay in a 5 star hotel, awesome once in a lifetime thing that is way better then the usual vacations I take. A new living room set and a honda civic? Nice but the kind of thing that is maybe a little bit better then the furniture or cars I would be buying when it is time to buy a new sofa or car.
 
2012-11-21 12:00:34 PM

PsyLord: VvonderJesus: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I BID ONE DOLLAR!

/what?

2 dollars, Bob! Ha Haaaaaaa!

You always gotta love the moran that bids $1 at the very beginning.

/seen that happen once...


I love when someone will bid $400 and next dipshiat bids $399.
 
2012-11-21 12:00:43 PM

tnpir: PsyLord: VvonderJesus: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I BID ONE DOLLAR!

/what?

2 dollars, Bob! Ha Haaaaaaa!

You always gotta love the moran that bids $1 at the very beginning.

/seen that happen once...

What I "love" is the stupid f*cking college kid that thinks bidding "420" is the height of cleverness. Especially when they do it more than once.


I've only ever seen it happen once, and it happened on 4/20, and the guy eventually won (I think it was after the 3rd or 4th one).
 
2012-11-21 12:02:51 PM
Dude....wait...what?

www.slate.com
 
2012-11-21 12:05:18 PM

mechgreg: spman: IlGreven: scottydoesntknow: She should've waited until the second Showcase. There's always a car in the second Showcase

Cue "Splendido" and the brand new dining room group!

/NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

You gotta love the look on peoples faces when they pass up the camper, jet ski, and vacation package, and end up with the Nothing But Furniture Showcase

I am always confused by the people who pass up on the ones where it is an awesome vacation or group of vactions to awesome places and then up with a showcase where it is like a home theater and a mid level sedan. I mean most of the vacations they offer are the kind of things that I know I would probably never be able to afford. I mean trip to Fiji or Paris or something and a stay in a 5 star hotel, awesome once in a lifetime thing that is way better then the usual vacations I take. A new living room set and a honda civic? Nice but the kind of thing that is maybe a little bit better then the furniture or cars I would be buying when it is time to buy a new sofa or car.


Do they do anything beyond the airfare and hotel (like a spending allowance)? Those vacations can still cost A LOT of money, and unless you hit $1.00 on the big wheel twice, you probably still couldn't afford to do very much once there (of course this depends on the person and what they already have saved).
 
2012-11-21 12:08:23 PM

scottydoesntknow: tnpir: PsyLord: VvonderJesus: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I BID ONE DOLLAR!

/what?

2 dollars, Bob! Ha Haaaaaaa!

You always gotta love the moran that bids $1 at the very beginning.

/seen that happen once...

What I "love" is the stupid f*cking college kid that thinks bidding "420" is the height of cleverness. Especially when they do it more than once.

I've only ever seen it happen once, and it happened on 4/20, and the guy eventually won (I think it was after the 3rd or 4th one).


There was a guy on Jeopardy! monday that risked 3000 every time he got a Daily Double. I must have missed the memo on the importance of the number.
 
2012-11-21 12:11:14 PM

scottydoesntknow: mechgreg: spman: IlGreven: scottydoesntknow: She should've waited until the second Showcase. There's always a car in the second Showcase

Cue "Splendido" and the brand new dining room group!

/NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

You gotta love the look on peoples faces when they pass up the camper, jet ski, and vacation package, and end up with the Nothing But Furniture Showcase

I am always confused by the people who pass up on the ones where it is an awesome vacation or group of vactions to awesome places and then up with a showcase where it is like a home theater and a mid level sedan. I mean most of the vacations they offer are the kind of things that I know I would probably never be able to afford. I mean trip to Fiji or Paris or something and a stay in a 5 star hotel, awesome once in a lifetime thing that is way better then the usual vacations I take. A new living room set and a honda civic? Nice but the kind of thing that is maybe a little bit better then the furniture or cars I would be buying when it is time to buy a new sofa or car.

Do they do anything beyond the airfare and hotel (like a spending allowance)? Those vacations can still cost A LOT of money, and unless you hit $1.00 on the big wheel twice, you probably still couldn't afford to do very much once there (of course this depends on the person and what they already have saved).


Sometimes cash along with it, sometimes activities and/or meals are included. Even if they didn't include anything, unless you get a showcase that is just 3 vacations you still get a bunch of other stuff with it. Sell the handbags or the cell phone or the computer you get and use that money for spending money on your trip. It is just interesting to me how many people who go on the price is right (and I used to watch it a lot last year since my 1 year old really got into it) and aren't really interested in travelling and seeing the world at all. I know if it was me I would much rather have an amazing vacation than an ok car (since I already have an ok car). The best are the people who you know are from places that probably aren't near water who end up winning really expensive boats. To me that would be the worst prize of all.

Also on an unrelated note some of the models they currently have working on the show are probably some of the hottest women on TV.
 
2012-11-21 12:23:06 PM
The price is wrong, biatch!.
 
2012-11-21 12:27:42 PM
TFA is ludicrous. It refers to Drew Carey as a comedian.
 
2012-11-21 12:38:33 PM
She was paid to be a hot model. Her body went all funhouse mirror. She no longer fills the requirements for the job.

And, if it's a weekly contract, they could have let her go for any reason.
 
2012-11-21 12:40:45 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I BID ONE DOLLAR!

/what?


Two dollars!

/being a contestant on TPIR is on my bucket list
 
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