The Little BLUE Bottle  

misbhavinsatx 56F
33 posts
2/10/2006 5:09 pm

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The Little BLUE Bottle

You have all heard of " The Little Blue Pill" right? AND we all know how much TROUBLE that Little Blue Pill can cause BUT did you know that a LITTLE BLUE BOTTLE can cause a lot more trouble!!!!!!! Here's my story:
On Monday morning Feb.06 2006 I was gathering the trash in my work area when I seen a LITTLE BLUE BOTTLE in the trash in the office. So being noisy I picked it up and seen it was a SKYY VODKA BOTTLE. First question that came to mind is " Why is there an empty Vodka bottle in the office trash?" NO liquor is allowed anywhere on the porperty, we are an Assisted Living Community as well as a Senior Dat Care Center.....SOOOOOOO I ask a fellow employer what she would think if she had found an empty liquor bottle in her trash? I did not say anything more about THE LITTLE BLUE BOTTLE until the next day when I ask my co-worker "IF she had been drinking at work." she said "no that our Boss had been looking for some keys in her purse and THE LITTLE BLUE BOTTLE had fallen out of her purse" no more was said about it at allto anyone... BUT at 3:00p.m. I get called to the Ass.Excutives office and am told by my Boss that I AM FIRED because I had ask another employee what "she would think if she had found THE LITTLE BLUE BOTTLE in her trash" My now EX Boss says I created a HOSTILE enviroment by asking questions about THE LITTLE BLUE BOTTLE!!!!!! Yea she went on to add doo doo to her reasons for firing me but the main reason was THE LITTLE BLUE BOTTLE!!!!!!!!!!!
No readers of this BLOG please be honest and speak your minds Did I deserve to be fired over my questioning finding THE LITTLE BLUE BOTTLE???? And if any Lawyers read this PLEASE help me, advise me whatever.....I was emplyed thir for 2 years and 5 months minus 2 days! I was never late to work or left work early. I never missed a day of work never called in or took off when sick never! BUT now I am unemployed because of" THE LITTLE BLUE BOTTLE!!!!!!" ~~JAN~~

rm_PurryKitty2 48M/50F
9753 posts
2/10/2006 6:18 pm

I think I may have thrown it back in the trash and just been quiet Sorry sweetie this happened to ya.

Purry {=}


RockPebble 69M
2485 posts
2/10/2006 7:53 pm

I hate lawyers but you need one. Being fired for finding something that nobody was supposed to bring into the building sounds like 'unfair termination' to me.

rm_BackinTX2006 53M
1 post
2/10/2006 9:24 pm

It seems like you would have a case against them, but you will have to get something in writting to support your side. I'm sure the boss didn't write that she fired you for finding her little blue bottle. Will the other employee write a statement?

misbhavinsatx 56F

2/11/2006 8:34 am

purry you jad to have been working in the enviroment I was working in to understand why I didn't ignore THE LITTLE BLUE BOTTLE...but if I had I MIGHT still have my job today only to have her find something else to fire me over later...Now I can move forward. God moves me on when he knows there is no more I can do where I am at.....Thanks for reading my blog and commenting on it.~~JAN~~

champion1979hh 54M
1 post
2/12/2006 5:39 pm

Texas has few rules on firing, unless you work for the government. Sorry this happened, but I don't think you will get much assistance with employment law.

This is an at-will state, so no claim unless you had an employment agreement. File for unemployment and look for a new position. Good luck to you.

corral6411 56M  
12 posts
2/22/2006 9:29 am

hey the guy is right that we are an at will state but if you can get a statement from anyone who witnessed and be willing to back you up you can use the fact you ere unlawfully terminated and if you file with labor board the only thing is that if they find in your favor you do qualify for unemployment but since you said that this is an assisted living and senior Center well things might be in your favor cause they have guidelines that care takers have to adhere too and since alcohol is a big No Noo well than whatever agency Governs might be interested in chatting with your boss especially since the Little blue bottle wasnt yours and there could have possibly been some drinkning going on and you dont know all you did was look and ask ........well i hope this helps you by possibly bring up some other questions the state is who give the permits and approach your boss and ask first cause it will get messy and hey you are just following up on this and its only fair to ask but do file with the .........labor board ........hope i brought up some points

wfewantssxyfem 41M/42F

2/26/2006 10:08 pm

You shouldn't have been fired, PERIOD!!

misbhavinsatx 56F

2/28/2006 3:06 pm

UPDATE: I got my vacation pay then after talking to Texas WORK FORCE they ruled in my favor as well I will get unemployment pay.There is a 3rd battle I'm fighting and that is TO SEE MY EX BOSS FIRED.I found 14 company violations that she committed and can back each and everyone up with proof. But it's time for me to get off my FAT BUTT and move forward by finding another job and applying myself 100% to doing the BEST job I can. Thanks to everyone for reading my blog.

rm_Prizm1963 53M
4 posts
9/4/2006 7:56 am

I hope you found a new job! I know this was blogged in February, but I just read it. Glad everything worked out well for you.


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