A Woman Was Fired From Her Job Because Her Kids Were Noisy During Lockdown Calls

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A woman was fired from her job because her children were “too noisy” during her lockdown conference calls.

Keep scrolling to read about this unbelievable story…

It’s that keeping our kids entertained 24.7 is hard.

Or you’re trying to juggle your working life alongside keeping your children out of trouble – lockdown with our little ones is no walk in the park.

They have discovered that it takes a great deal of multitasking to be pleasing both their bosses and their children.

There have been plenty of disastrous, yet hilarious, incidents involving our kids. Take this journalist from the U.K, for example, who was having an important live Zoom meeting with the BBC when her daughter decided to hijack the entire thing with her unicorn painting – which was very cute, we must say!

And people are demanding justice.

Alongside home-schooling and taking care of her 1-year-old and 4-year-old.

And she has been doing her finance job from home since March to try and make ends meet during these difficult times.

But sometimes, the youngsters could be heard talking or crying in the background.

“The first week we were assigned to work from home due to COVID in mid-March, the comments started coming in,” Rios told The New York Post. “He was setting expectations and didn’t want to hear children on calls. He wanted complete silence.”

And even though her clients never had an issue, her boss seemed to be infuriated by the presence of a child. “I continued to be available throughout the whole day. There were late nights so I could meet deadlines. I was a team player, and I did it with two young kids.”

But she claimed her boss continued to schedule appointments for her during lunchtime “when both of my kids were hungry and impatient.” Rios has also spent a lot of money on toys and crafts in a desperate attempt to keep her children quiet and happy, but it has been to little avail.

“We can’t keep accommodating your work schedule,” she recalled her boss saying, “No other account executive on the team has this issue. Your role as an account executive is to be present to our client, so you need to take care of your kid situation.” When she asked if he wanted her to lock her baby in a room, he allegedly responded, “Figure it out,” which she said reduced her to tears.

Her employers, whom she said “have teenage children and stay-at-home wives,” took the liberty of enrolling Rios in time management training, which she considered an insult.

“I thought this would be good, and they are going to figure it out. I wanted to work there.” Instead, they reportedly told her they should part ways because she wasn’t happy. The decision was supposedly made due to financial cut-backs amid the pandemic.

Rios was fired for having noisy children during her conference calls. Disgraceful.

She wrote: “Twenty-eight days ago I finally had enough of the discrimination that my boss was giving me for him not being okay with hearing my kids in the background on calls. “He wanted me to figure out a way to keep the kids quiet. I went to Human Resources with proof of what was going for the last 3 months and 7 days later AFTER that I got fired!”

“They told me that I should be happy that the outcome to my career there could have been worse. I’m crying as I type this… I was told I had a bright future. That I was doing very well in my position!” she wrote. “The last 3 months I have worked around the clock from home while watching my two toddlers. I have met all the deadlines they have asked me for, even the unrealistic ones. The situation that I had endured the last 3 months is beyond stressful. How does a company that says that they understand and will work around the schedule of parents do the complete opposite with their actions?”

“I’m going to fight for every mom that has gone through this! It’s not okay!. IT’S NOT OKAY to have to feel that your boss is making you pick your work over your kids during these times! It’s NOT OKAY!”

“I’m so upset for you that you put in all that dedication for that employer only to have them do that to you. I’m a mom of a 4-year-old and 2-year-old and I too am working from home full time. Your story has reached me here in Canada so I hope you realize how impactful you stepping up and speaking out is,” one of her followers wrote.

And they’re often made to feel bad or guilty for having other responsibilities – which is not okay at all. “There are other mothers out there who are afraid to speak out,” she said. “I just hope we can find justice for myself and any other mom who has been treated this way,” Rios said.

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