Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Mother Suspended For Taking Deployed Son’s Call

Teresa Danford, an employee of Crane Interiors in Woodbury, Tenn., was suspended for three days without pay for answering her son’s phone call. Her managers informed her that she would be fired if it happened again. Danford’s son, Lance Cpl. Mark Rhyne, was deployed to Afghanistan seven months ago. “You don’t want to miss a word, because truthfully that might be the last time you hear from them,” Danford said. When a manager informed Danford that she would be penalized for breaking the cell phone rule, Danford said she explained the situation. “I said you are aware that my son is serving in Afghanistan and he can only call me when that satellite phone gets to his unit, and he looked me straight in the eyes and said yes.” Crane general manager Chris Anderson says the company has apologized to Danford.  More…

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