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Woman Says Marlins Fired Her For Bringing Child To Work

Insubordination Cited In Exit Interview

 

POSTED: 11:46 am EDT May 5, 2005

UPDATED: 1:58 pm EDT May 5, 2005

 

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- A South Florida woman says that she was fired from her job with the Florida Marlins after bringing her daughter to work on national Bring Your Child To Work Day.

 

"I took a picture with my mom at the Pro Player Stadium. It was a great day," said 11-year-old Brooke Hernandez.

 

For Brooke, a visit to Dolphins Stadium was an experience she won't soon forget.

 

But it wasn't the baseball diamond where the Marlins play that left the lasting impression. Rather, it was the consequences her mother faced for allowing her daughter to participate.

 

"She got fired," Brooke said.

 

After 12 years with the Marlins as an accountant, Nancy Hernandez was given her walking papers Tuesday morning after bringing Brooke to work last Thursday.

 

"It made me feel sad," Hernandez said. "It made me feel mad. You know, I have been working there for 12 and a half years. I love everyone that I work with. I give 110 percent."

 

But Hernandez's exemplary performance was not enough to keep her from being called out.

 

Employees at Dolphins Stadium acknowledge the national program, allowing workers and their children to participate. But an e-mail from the Marlins human resources director stated, "We will not be participating in the program this year."

 

"Nowhere in this e-mail has anybody told me that we were forbidden or I would be fired for that," Hernandez said.

 

But she was fired and paperwork from her exit interview cited, "Violation of a clearly stated company decision, insubordination, not saying the truth."

 

Sporting her 2000 World Series ring, Hernandez said in her 10 years she has had many wonderful experiences and memories with the Marlins but that's now all in the past.

 

"This was a lifestyle for my family and my kids," Hernandez said. "They love the Marlins and love going to the games but this will all end now."

 

Hernandez said she is still in shock and not sure whether she will take legal action.

 

A representative from the Marlins organization told NBC 6's Sharon Lawson they will not be commenting on the issue because it is an internal matter.

c/o NBC6

 

This is an interesting case. It would be very cruel to fire this woman just for bringining her daughter to work. I wonder if there is another side of the story. Im gonnal follow up on this.

 

P.S. It says she was sporting her 2000 World Series ring. Wo0t!? :mischief2

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If you look at the storie and click storie in pictures it shows the ring I cannot tell it looks like the 1997 WS ring cannot tell. Take a look click on the original link.

 

Sporting her 2000 World Series ring, Hernandez said in her 10 years she has had many wonderful experiences and memories with the Marlins but that's now all in the past.

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If you look at the storie and click storie in pictures it shows the ring I cannot tell it looks like the 1997 WS ring cannot tell. Take a look click on the original link.

 

Sporting her 2000 World Series ring, Hernandez said in her 10 years she has had many wonderful experiences and memories with the Marlins but that's now all in the past.

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pic of her ring

def. the 2003 world series ring

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Excuse me, but what part of "We will not be participating in the program this year." didn't she understand? That "bring your child to work" is a bunch of baloney. All it does is provide an employee a day to screw off with their kid. The people who don't bring their child end up doing all the work.

There is probably alot more to this story.

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Excuse me, but what part of "We will not be participating in the program this year." didn't she understand? That "bring your child to work" is a bunch of baloney. All it does is provide an employee a day to screw off with their kid. The people who don't bring their child end up doing all the work.

There is probably alot more to this story.

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I do agree that she was wrong in blatantly violating the stated company policy however I do take issue with your gross generalization regarding "bring your child to work" day. I brought my son to work and had a very enjoyable and productive day.

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if i were the boss.....i'd fire an employee just because i felt like firing them

 

that were fun.

 

but in this case where is paul harvey to tell us...the rest of the story.

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That's disgusting. I hope this comment was made in jest.

 

Anybody who truly believes this is a first-rate jerk.

 

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John Henry is too cheap to spend that much money on a WS ring (See: Boston WS 2004 Ring). Anyways, this lady had to do something else that got her fired. They are just not going to fire you for bringing your child to work on a day where most companies participate in this event.

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Excuse me, but what part of "We will not be participating in the program this year." didn't she understand? That "bring your child to work" is a bunch of baloney. All it does is provide an employee a day to screw off with their kid. The people who don't bring their child end up doing all the work.

There is probably alot more to this story.

 

That's what I thought when I read it too. Something tells me the organzation told them flat out 'no kids' and she decided to be a rogue about it.

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No employee of 12 years gets for bringing their child to work, even if she did violate the policy. There has got to be much more to this story than what this women is saying.

 

Also, it says she was fired for "Violation of a clearly stated company decision, insubordination, not saying the truth."

 

So this women obviously lied about something serious enough to get her fired, this whole take your kid to work day is nothing more than a load of crap.

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if i were the boss.....i'd fire an employee just because i felt like firing them

 

that were fun.

 

but in this case where is paul harvey to tell us...the rest of the story.

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That's disgusting. I hope this comment was made in jest.

 

Anybody who truly believes this is a first-rate jerk.

 

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made what in jest?

 

the firing part? I'd fire a person just because. Beauty of doing business in a right to work state.

 

I dont recall where I actually said this was truth, I figured my Paul Harvey comment would give that away.

 

My comment was simply an off the wall comment on being a boss and firing an employee for no reason.

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