Ever thought you could be too good-looking for your own good?
Marissa Nelson, 33, didn’t either. Then she was fired from her job in Vancouver, BC as a dental assistant, after 10 years, simply because her boss found her irresistibly attractive – and a threat to his marriage.
“All she ever wanted to do was be a Dental Assistant,” her husband Steve Nelson said.
Their friendship — they would exchange text messages during off hours — went from cordial to just plain disgusting.
Nelson brushed off her boss’ comments for six months, hoping they would stop. They did, but not in a way she would have expected or wanted.
“One day I received a ‘virtual pink slip’, over text message no less. Dr. Knight said I could no longer work in the office because he could no longer focus on his work or his family life when I’m around. He offered me a one month’s pay settlement for 10 years worth of work was a complete joke.”
At that point, the dental assistant who once earned a good salary with benefits by day was scraping by on tips waiting tables at a local sports bar at night. Working nights means she spent much less time with her children.
“I tucked ’em in two nights a week. That’s it,” she said, crying.