13 May '11, 6am

Fired For Your Personal Life? A New Law Could Make It Possible #p2 #topprog

Many years ago I took a job selling Jaguars and Porsches. I was doing well. I was second in sales, only to a man who had been with the dealer for many years. All was fine for months as the store was run by the owners son. The owner came back and called me to the office. I thought he was going to welcome and congratulate me on a stellar performance, boy was I wrong. He did welcome me and then said " So what are you going to do about your extra weight?" I almost fell off my chair, how does a person answer that question? He did not give me a chance to answer him when he then informed me that it was unacceptable for me to smoke, on or off hours. I felt like a deer in the headlights. I considered all that he said and was sure, based on what he said, I was destined for him to find a reason to let me go. I beat him to the punch and found another job. For me, I believed that if he...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/civil-rights/blog/fired-for-y...

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