Orlando quit the Alarm One job in 2004, less than a year after she was hired, saying she couldn't bear the humiliation of the company's team-building practices. Sales teams were encouraged to compete, and the losers were forced to eat baby food, wear diapers, or get spanked on the buttocks with an opposing company's metal-poled yard signs. 

Lawyers for the company said Orlando and others took part in the exercises willingly. The practice stopped in 2004, when Orlando sued and another employee said she had been hurt. Orlando, who she saw herself as a mother-figure to others in her team, said she found it degrading to have to turn around, show her backside to a roomful of young men and women and get paddled.

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Did this woman deserve the $1.2 million she got after she was spanked and humiliated at work?
Orlando quit the Alarm One job in 2004, less than a year after she was hired, saying she couldn`t bear the humiliation of the company`s team-building practices. Sales teams were encouraged to compete, and the losers were forced to eat baby food, wear diapers, or get spanked on the buttocks with an opposing company`s metal-poled yard signs.

Lawyers for the company said Orlando and others took part in the exercises willingly. The practice stopped in 2004, when Orlando sued and another employee said she had been hurt. Orlando, who she saw herself as a mother-figure to others in her team, said she found it degrading to have to turn around, show her backside to a roomful of young men and women and get paddled.

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16 yrs ago - Sunday 5/14/06 - 6:38:05 PM EST (GMT-5)
WDF
16 yrs ago - Sunday 5/14/06 - 7:07:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
She agreed to something, realised what she'd done, disagreed and became a millionaire for it. Good ol' America.
16 yrs ago - Sunday 5/14/06 - 7:10:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
Absolutely. It was degrading harrassment.

"...the losers were forced to eat baby food, wear diapers, or get spanked on the buttocks with an opposing company's metal-poled yard signs."

Eh. That sounds like some sort of weird fetish ritual.

16 yrs ago - Sunday 5/14/06 - 8:39:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
I'm confused as to why she did it in the first place if she was uncomfortable and didn't want to.
Looks like she also sued another company for sexual harrasment.
"During the trial, company attorneys revealed that Orlando had sued a previous employer, also claiming that she'd been sexually harassed and forced to quit."

I think she should have gotten something, but 1.2 million seems a little much.

15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 6/2/06 - 1:46:24 AM EST (GMT-5)
I think she should have gotten some money but not that much.
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 6/2/06 - 1:47:08 AM EST (GMT-5)
YES!!!!!

But really no. That greedy bitch.

15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 6/2/06 - 3:28:42 AM EST (GMT-5)
That women didn't deserve to get anything. Why can't people just take responsibility for their actions, choices, and whatnot? Why do people continue to pay people for not taking responsibility for all of those things? What kind of message are we sending out to kids these days? Oh, you don't have to think about the consequences of your actions because someone's always gonna help you clean them up so there are no worries. You'll even get paid. She willingly participated. Didn't she know that there was a chance that she'd lose? Get real. See, that's why I couldn't be a judge. I'd be so tempted to hit some of these idiots that enter my courtroom with the gavel.
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 6/6/06 - 10:20:51 PM EST (GMT-5)
well, seriously, I believe she liked it
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 6/6/06 - 10:26:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
[quote]On 6/2/2006 3:28:42 AM JUSTaGinVA wrote: Why can't people just take responsibility for their actions, choices, and whatnot?

Why do people continue to pay people for not taking responsibility for all of those things? quote]

I'd say the company is having to take responsiblity for a completely irresponsible "team-building practice".

I wonder who thought of this idiotic "team-building practice"?

15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Tuesday 6/6/06 - 10:35:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
she got $1.2 million for being humiliated? are they f*cking serious??

15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 6/19/06 - 3:28:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
On 5/14/2006 7:10:48 PM melLowstar wrote:
Eh. That sounds like some sort of weird fetish ritual.

Yeah..or one of those college things to get into a sorority house...I'd be creped out if I was her. But still. If she didn’t like it, she could have quit..maybe she should have got something, but 1.2 million dollors, I mean, seriously, get real.

15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 6/19/06 - 3:37:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think she should have gotten that much money.
15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 6/19/06 - 3:49:24 PM EST (GMT-5)
There's not enough information in this article to know if she deserved the award. Did she know what would happen to the losers when she agreed to participate in this exercise? If so, too bad, so sad. If not, she was probably entitled to some compensation, but not a million bucks.

Also, I found this blurb from the article interesting:

During the trial, company attorneys revealed that Orlando had sued a previous employer, also claiming that she'd been sexually harassed and forced to quit.

Methinks this woman has a hobby, and it's called sueing the pants off her employers.

15 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 6/19/06 - 6:21:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
not that much money but something i'm sure.
15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Monday 7/3/06 - 9:39:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
humiliate me too, i want some cash as well

but why the hell did she sue them, if you know that this might happen, take responsibility for it. when i'm at a party, drunk and doing stupig/humiliating things, i don't come complaining at the one who threw the party, i know i did it myself, so why blame others

15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Monday 7/3/06 - 7:01:32 PM EST (GMT-5)
"Willingly"...

She didn't deserve a dime.

15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 7/4/06 - 12:48:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
No.
She did it willingly.
15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Tuesday 7/4/06 - 12:52:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
No she did it willingly and so its her own fault... this is nearly as bad at those peopel who sue McDonalds
15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 7/19/06 - 8:20:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
disturbing. all of it. :-0
15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 7/19/06 - 8:20:37 AM EST (GMT-5)
i did it wrong..
15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 7/19/06 - 8:21:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
sweeeet
(it's an o not a zero in case you were wondering)
15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 7/19/06 - 8:23:31 AM EST (GMT-5)
No way. If she had a problem with the team-building exercises (which I do, by the way), she should have complained and/or quit.
15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 7/19/06 - 9:12:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
Hahaha that sounds like an interesting place to work
15 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 7/19/06 - 9:20:15 AM EST (GMT-5)
She shouldn't gotten a dime. If you don't like your work environment, it's a simple thing to just quit.

I don't even think this should be considered a hostile work environment case because she was a willing participant.

15 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Thursday 8/3/06 - 10:21:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
She decided to do it. She wasn't forced and she knew what would happen.

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