Misbehaving: Bank fires woman who insisted on telling customers ‘Have a blessed day’
A Kentucky woman has filed a lawsuit against U.S. Bank, claiming that the company fired her for saying “Have a blessed day.”
Polly Neace told Fox News on Sunday that she picked up the phrase after somebody told it to her “and I thought, ‘what a wonderful thing to say to somebody.’ In my opinion, I don’t think there’s any better day to have than a blessed day. So I started telling all of the customers [that].”
Neace claimed that several years ago she was confronted by the company and “was told that I was not allowed to tell customers to have a blessed day anymore — that there had been several complaints.” …
Neace was joined on the program with her attorney Jeff Blankenship. “The proof in the record has shown that Polly was discharged because she insisted on the right to say, ‘Have a blessed day.’ After she was initially written up for doing so, she filed a complaint with the Equal Opportunity Commission. … She quit saying it. She quit telling people telling to have a blessed day, but she complained about it a couple months later and said, ‘Well, I might as well go back to saying it.’ The very next day she was terminated,” he said.
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