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HR Assistant Fired For Questioning Fairness Of Her Salary Versus The CEO's On Facebook

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Until recently, Stephanie Bon, pictured, was working as an HR assistant for Lloyds, making £7/hour. The Chief Executive officer of the bank, António Horta-Osório, makes £4,000/hour (or £13.5million annually). Is this pay disparity fair? Stephanie didn't think so!

Miss Bon went on Facebook and posted: "LBG's new CEO gets £4,000 an hour. I get £7. That's fair."

"I was at my friend's having coffee and it was on the news," she said. "I went on Facebook and within a couple of hours something else came up so I changed my status." Miss Bon was working in the Colchester branch of Halifax - part of the publicly-owned banking giant - when she made the online comments. "I went to lunch and when I came back, one of my friends there was saying: 'They're talking about you with Facebook last night'."

She argued that she had not revealed anything confidential but her bosses were in no mood for forgiveness. She said: "My team leader asked me why I was writing things like that. Then my manager came in and said she was disappointed in me. She said I was putting the company down. But I did not write anything that was controversial. Defiant Miss Bon added, "I can't believe I have been treated so appallingly for what essentially amounts to a chat with my mates outside work."

Yeah and you want to know something else? Sorry, but she's not sorry! Bon's got a voice and she will be heard, snitching Facebook friends be damned. "If I have got an opinion, I write it because I don't expect my friends to grass me up."

[Daily Mail via Heidi Moore]


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