A bank teller told a customer to have a “blessed day” and then she got fired from her job. According to Mail Online, Polly Neace worked as a bank teller for over two decades. She has been accused of lecturing bank customers about salvation and preaching her beliefs to those who simply want to make a deposit or a withdrawal. At least one customer complained about Neace back in 2011, when this all started. Since then, Neace has lost her job — and is planning to file a lawsuit against the U.S. Bank in Walton, Kentucky.
“I say ‘have a blessed day’ all of the time. I don’t think there’s any better kind of day you can have than a blessed day.”
The bank teller was instructed to refrain from saying, “Have a blessed day” under the Code of Ethics Violation. She complied, but a couple of months later, she got in trouble again. She says that a customer at the drive-thru window said, “God Bless you” to her, and so she responded with “Thank you, God Bless you too.” And then she was fired when she made a joke to a manager saying, “Maybe I should just go back to saying ‘Have a blessed day.'”
Now, Polly Neace says that she’s suing the bank because of “principle.” According to NewsMax, Neace says that she’s always given a well wish of this nature and only got complaints recently (at the time). It’s unclear what she is seeking in the lawsuit, but one can imagine that she wants restitution — perhaps for the years that she hasn’t worked and for the future years that she would have worked at the bank. However, it might not be so easy.
The bank released the following statement:
“At U.S. Bank, we hold our employees to high ethical standards when interacting with customers and co-workers, and take violations of these standards seriously. While we cannot comment provide comment on pending litigation, we believe that this lawsuit is without merit and believe the facts presented in future legal proceedings will justify our actions.”
The bank teller who said, “Have a blessed day” believes she was fired because of religious discrimination. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, “several customers” filed complaints about Polly Neace’s seemingly constant religious chatter. Apparently some people found her ramblings offensive — and that is not surprising. Saying “have a blessed day” and lecturing someone on religion are two completely different things.
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