A woman mother of two was fired after donating a kidney to her office manager. It happened on Long Island, where a 47-year-old woman, employed by a group that runs car dealerships, was well served by her superior, a 61-year-old woman desperate for a kidney donor. The woman was fired because she couldn’t be at work after the surgery due to severe pain.
According to Debbie Stevens’ story, the boss, Jackie Burns, told her about her health problems during a visit she made to her old office after moving to Florida.
In the wake of the story, Stevens – as the New York Post reports – offered to donate her kidney in case she couldn’t find a donor. “You never know,” the Burning told her, “I might consider the offer someday. After returning to Long Island and her old job, Stevens talks to Burning, who asks her if her offer is still valid since she has been denied a donor. “Sure” – the woman replies. “He was my boss,” the Post goes on to say, “and I didn’t want him to die. However, Stevens did not turn out to be 100% compatible with the Burn and the best solution at the time was a sort of exchange. That is, Stevens was going to donate her kidney to someone else so that Burns could get on the waiting list. “My kidney ended up in Missouri,” Stevens said, “and she got one from San Francisco. The problems for Stevens started after the surgery, the woman was in pain but was forced by Burns to return to work while her boss was recovering. “Why aren’t you at work – the boss asked – the others will think you have special treatment.” The following days turned out to be hell for Stevens who, after contacting a lawyer about the treatment she received at the office, received a letter of dismissal.