Co. offers job back to man fired for being at dying wife's side
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#1 Mar 2, 2006
I am disgusted by this. As if Bernard Chippie grieving the loss of his wife isn't enough, he is unemployed because of it.
My mother was a Hospice patient for 8 months last year before she passed away in November 05. Between hospitals, home, Hospice Palliate care and nursing homes, I was by my mother's side everyday twice a day as needed.
I never thought twice about my employment. Although income was important, it was understood that if my employer didn't work with me on my time off, I would have to re-evaluate my employment.
Bernard Chippie's statement was right on..."There was never a question of where I needed to be,"
Chippie's employer can't take back what he did. Clearly, he found out the legal ramifications and now he's back peddling. My question is...does his employer know what Hospice is? Maybe he should try visiting a hospice unit.
There a ton of jobs out there...Chippie had one wife and he will never get her back.
Reading this article brought tears to my eyes. My heart goes out to Chippie and their family.
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