The Caffeine Addict

Good to the last drop.

No free coffee for me – not yet! June 27, 2005

Filed under: Family,Work — Shannon @ 9:52 pm

I did not hear back from the coffee store. It is always reassuring when you can’t even get a minimum wage job as a college graduate. I am assuming it was because of my availablity. Maybe later I will try again.

I just fought an interesting battle with my employer. As you know I was approved for the Family Leave Act and get paid another 4 weeks. Well, they would not let me take the leave or I would lose my job. After much calling around to the EDD (Employment Development Department) and the EOE (Equal Opportunity Employer) we discovered I was a victim of pregnancy discrimination! I left this information along with the pending claim number on a message to my HR and later heard from the head of HR who is also an attorney that my leave was approved and should I need any extra time just let them know! What a pain in the butt that was!

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3 Responses to “No free coffee for me – not yet!”

  1. Andrea Says:

    I am so glad it finally got taken care of. So are you off once you finish June? It’s funny how people don’t do the right thing unless theay are threatened.

  2. Jason Says:

    Wow, thems is some magic words right there.

  3. Shannon Says:

    I am supposed to finish the schedule which ends on Saturday. I then have until August 3rd for my paid leave. I am unsure if I will return. I don’t know what is happening with Starbucks or what I am going to feel like doing once the middle of July comes.


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