This classic RHU tale was originally posted on March 06, 2010.
I come to you today not on behalf of a funny story of anything that happened to me at work. No, I come pissed off at the BULLSHIT the company has pulled on my friend.
One of my local friends also works at Disney and has for over 3 years in attractions, to the point where she is now a supervisor, and it had always been a dream of hers to transfer into entertainment someday when the opportunity presented itself.
Well, she doesn't even have the opportunity anymore. She was terminated for an altercation she had with an individual. Now, normally, that seems to be a pretty good reason, especially since it was a physical altercation, but I feel obligated to oblige the details.
Friend A has a boyfriend, and they decided to go to Downtown Disney one night on a date. Now, what she didn't know is that Stalker Bitch happened to be waiting for her/them there. See, stalker bitch is A's boyfriend's ex, and apparently she doesn't take kindly to A being with "her man" or some such retarded nonsense.
So, upon seeing them, Stalker Bitch goes after A. A, being badass, stuffs her shit, defends herself, and slaps stalker bitch before leaving.
If you're wondering what all that has to do with anything, I'll explain. See, Stalker Bitch's mother works at Disney and so Stalker Bitch is well aware that A is a cast member. So what does she do? She lodges a complaint with the company, stating that A punched her (even though she never did), in an off the clock encounter that just happened to occur on Disney property, even though it wasn't even in the park where A works at.
Being wise and merciful, the company decides that this is grounds for termination even though the altercation happened: A) off company time and B) that this person OBVIOUSLY knew the girl... how else would she have known A is a cast member? Most people would call the police to allege assault.
The whole thing stinks of a fucking setup and thankfully, A is working with the union to get reinstated and get her back pay.
I hope she gets her job back, I really do, or that she gets a job at a rival company that will treat her better.