Tuesday, March 4, 2014

This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things...

Sometimes, bad things happen to stupid people. Most often, they deserve it. This is such a story...

Girl costs father $80,000 with 'SUCK IT' Facebook post
The former head of a private preparatory school in Miami, Florida is out an $80,000 discrimination settlement after his daughter boasted about it on Facebook.

Patrick Snay, 69 -- the former head of Guillver Preparatory School -- filed an age discrimination complaint when his 2010-11 contract wasn't renewed.
Okay, for starters, I question whether this is a lawsuit with basis. The school settled, which could indicate it was legit, or it could be that they wanted to avoid a lawsuit and attendant media attention. I'm guessing that the latter is more likely, given what happened next...
But before the ink could dry on the deal, Snay's daughter took to Facebook, boasting, "Mama and Papa Snay won the case against Gulliver. Gulliver is now officially paying for my vacation to Europe this summer. SUCK IT."
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Within a few days, Gulliver Schools sent a letter to Snay's attorneys stating that Snay had broken a confidentiality agreement and that he would not be receiving the $80,000 settlement.
Oopsie...

Now, I don't know. Maybe the lawsuit had merit. Maybe Snay really was fired without cause. Having an idiot for a daughter isn't grounds for termination. But given the tenor of the conversation, I'm inclined to think that, maybe, the school was divesting of what it deemed to be a liability.

Everyone wins here. The school doesn't have to pay in what is most likely a bogus settlement. The girl doesn't get her European vacation (since the school's not paying). And the parents lose $80K because they couldn't help but gloat to their spoiled brat of a daughter. Looks like everyone learns a lesson, don't they?

It kinda makes you wonder what the father's current employer thinks of this whole situation, doesn't it?

That is all.

6 comments:

Ted said...

......"father's current Employer...."

Prep Schools are a tight knit club. After Sueing his previous employer , I'm betting his current employer is Walmart....... Part time.

AndyN said...

While I'm not fond of ambulance chasers, I'm even less fond of a-holes who saddle the world with spoiled a-hole progeny. The icing on this cake would be if the guy's attorney, who was probably working on contingency, was able to go to him and say "I won the case, you still owe me $27k."

Dave H said...

"I won the case, you still owe me $27k."

Now that's justice.

Somebody ejected from a good prep school can find work pretty much anywhere (well, in Chicago or New York) in a public school district. They pay top dollar for people with good looking resumes, with never a background check.

Old NFO said...

Sounds like a LOT of things got blown out of proportion, but one can't help but wonder what the TRUTH is...

TOTWTYTR said...

Much of the time settlements are made because the cost of litigating them plus the potential of losing can cost far more than the settlement.

From what I've seen part of those settlements is prohibiting any party from revealing the terms.

It's going to be pretty awkward around the Thanksgiving table this November.

TinCan Assassin said...

Dude. That was my High School Principal... O.M.G.