Skip to comments.Bank Teller's 'Blessed Day' Leads to Her Firing (US Bank in Walton Kentucky)
Posted on 07/08/2014 3:58:25 AM PDT by xzins
A bank teller in Kentucky claims she was fired from her job for telling customers, "Have a blessed day."
Polly Neace wished customers at U.S. Bank in Walton, Kentucky, well with those words of blessing for more than two years.
She said she never had anyone complain about the saying, which she said she was inspired to adopt when someone said the phrase to her in 2009.
"I mean, in my opinion, I don't think there's any better way to have a blessed day," she explained in an interview with Fox News.
But Neace said she was told she could no longer say the phrase anymore and was later fired after working at the bank for 24 years.
Neace filed a lawsuit against her former employers saying she was discriminated against because of her religious beliefs.
But U.S. Bank disputes that claim.
The bank said that several customers had complained about Neace referencing the religious phrase.
It also claims that Neace asked a customer about taking the Lord's name in vain and proceeded to talk to that customer about salvation.
But Neace said that was an unrelated incident and that the customer didn't complain.
In a statement U.S. Bank said, "We hold our employees to high ethical standards when interacting with customers and co-workers...we believe that this lawsuit is without merit and the fact presented in future legal proceedings will justify our actions."
CBN News reached out to U.S. Bank for comment but our call was not returned at the time this article was published.
Would they fire a Muslim saying something similar, I wonder?
Not unless they wanted their car bombed with them in it.
Teller will be better off not working for that scum company.
US Bank prefers tellers say, “Have a &%# day”.
If a customer came in and said "allah be damned!" to a filthy muzzie, rather than "G** d*****t!" to a Christian, CAIR would be all over it as hate speech and the bank would be suing the customer and freezing their accounts.
Rural Kentucky county and a small town at that? The firing could cost the bank a lot more customers than the two whom the bank said were offended.
I think it is wonderful to hear the blessing.......UNTIL the person writing your paycheck says to stop. Once that happens, you stop. I really don’t have much sympathy for her.
If 10% of the people who have accounts in that bank in that state close their accounts as a result of this incident, it will have a good effect. 40% would be better. But 10% is a reasonable possibility.
Employees at McDonald’s often say have a blessed day where I live. I think it’s sweet. Why wouldn’t someone want to have a blessed day? I have had waiters and waitresses say God bless you. What a sick nation we have become when people can complain about someone telling them to have blessed day and cause someone to lose their job. I am ashamed of what America has become.
Has anyone read Todd Starnes’ book, God Less America? I am reading it now. I am familiar with a lot of the stories but there are so many more that I had never heard about. I believe Christianity will have to fight to survive in America.
That’s the culture down there...as one poster has already pointed out — what about a Moslem wearing full on Islamic grab that belongs in the 7th century Arabia - what happens then...those people are bringing in their religion customs into the work place...
Everyone needs to start complaining about that when a Moslem walks around working at Wal-Mart with a head scarf wrapped around her head...like in Sterling, VA — say you are offended and point it out to ACLU...this “one sided” attack on Christian values has to be countered...
I disagree. We acknowledge our God and live that way. People should get over discriminating against religious people. "Have a blessed day" is not unheard of as a standard farewell.
It used to be that society shunned and ridiculed them, like Miss Gulch in Wizard of Oz. Now for some reason, we have empowered them to destroy the lives of good people.
This is such an odd decision by a management group at a band that I wonder if customers really did complain. I can imagine an atheist/agnostic manager or just a mean sob manager who’s on a power trip being the actual source.
That figures. You usually have the most leftist-leaning opinion in every FR thread you populate. Around 99% on FR realize that this lady did nothing wrong.
This is such an odd decision by a management group at a BANK that I wonder if customers really did complain. I can imagine an atheist/agnostic manager or just a mean sob manager who’s on a power trip being the actual source.
I do wonder then if the one writing the checks would erase GOD's name off of the currency given the customer as not to offend them?
I;m guessing saying “peace be upon you” would be OK.