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Woman fired for singing at work


Do not song
Author: Foolish man
Date: 03-07 06:55 

Hard economic times then is not a good time to sing at work. We sing at work only when life is good to make others happy. To keep your job in this time of hardship, no not sing at work. You can only after work in your kitchen. Ghanaian women like to sing alot. It is nice to sing but not in the white man's work place in Italy.To keep your job there sing in your throat.
Lawyer: How did health aide en
Author: NANA
Date: 03-04 20:14 

Lawyer: How did health aide end up with $1.7M?
Pequannock woman's death raises questions
By Peggy Wright • Daily Record • February 27, 2009

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Buzz up! The lawyer for the estate of a deceased Pequannock woman told a judge Thursday that he wants answers to how a home health aide and her husband obtained at least $1.7 million in cash payouts from the widow in the 22 months before her death.



A resident of the Cedar Crest adult retirement community in Pompton Plains, Barbara Waldman died on Sept. 26, 2008, in her home at the age of 75.

Her death, attributed to an overdose or "multiple drug intoxication," was labeled a suicide by Morris County Deputy Medical Examiner Dr. Carlos Fonseca.

Waldman was depressed, according to some who knew her, over the death on Jan. 19, 2006, of her surgeon husband, Dr. Leonard Waldman.

Her husband's estate had a net worth of $4 million. His widow relocated from their Maplewood condominium to Pequannock after his death but she made another important life change by hiring nurse's aide Leticia Doe Boahene to look after her.

Doe Boahene and her husband, Fred Boahene, of Piscataway, are now the chief targets of a fraud lawsuit filed by Millburn attorney Keith N. Biebelberg, who represents the executor -- attorney Alan M. Stark -- of Barbara Waldman's estate.

At Biebelberg's request, Superior Court Judge Catherine M. Langlois in Morristown on Thursday ordered the Boahenes to provide in 21 days an accounting of monies they say they received from Waldman.

Several other home health aides who were brought in by Doe Boahene to look after Waldman -- including her sister, Angie Johnson of North Brunswick -- also are named in the lawsuit. Their attorneys Thursday said the amounts they received from the widow over 22 months are consistent only with being paid between $30 and $35 an hour.

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The judge ordered that depositions take place and set a date of June 25 for the next conference on the lawsuit.



Biebelberg told Langlois that he believes the Boahenes helped themselves to as much as $3 million from the widow. Fred Boahene had nothing to do with the woman's care but was the recipient of $352,460 in cash from her accounts, court records said. The lawyer alleged that Doe Boahene also freely used Waldman's American Express card, charging $58,000 worth of goods from August 2007 through September 2008, including a $1,425 skirt from Saks Fifth Avenue.

Biebelberg noted the couple and many of the aides are from Ghana, and he said he suspects the money -- including $1.38 million he has documented Doe Boahene as receiving -- has been transferred out of the United States.

"I have a grave concern that money is no longer in the U.S.," Biebelberg said.

The Boahenes just days ago retained attorney Gerald Miller, who unsuccessfully asked for a month or two to compile an accounting. After the hearing, Miller said the Boahenes "vehemently deny" any wrongdoing and that it is possible that Waldman freely gave them money as gifts. The Boahenes were present at the hearing but declined comment.

Biebelberg would not comment on whether he has alerted any law enforcement agency to the suspected thefts. He was also cynical in court Thursday about how Waldman was able to commit suicide, as the medical examiner concluded, when she had 24-hour care from nurses' aides and home health aides who were supposed to supervise her medications.

"In 20 to 22 months they relieved her of between $2 (million) to $3 million dollars and took such good care of her that the woman died of a drug overdose," Biebelberg said.

The autopsy report on the tiny, 95-pound woman showed she had ingested a multitude of drugs that included painkillers, antidepressants and sleeping pills. The drugs included the pain-relievers Meperidine and hydrocodone, the anxiety drug Oxazepam, and the sleeping drug Temazepam.

The lawsuit included dozens of photocopies of checks that Doe Boahene, who also is employed as a nurse's aide at Morristown Memorial Hospital, wrote to herself and her husband. For example, she wrote a $4,500 check payable to herself on Aug. 29, 2008, followed on Sept. 4, 2008, by a check for $3,000 in cash and $5,000 to her husband.
che schifo!!!!
Author: ephia(toronro)
Date: 03-04 13:33 

Italians when are the going to stop being racist....eh....the are racist to other people meanwhile their living in other people landswithout being disturb....goood for you woman...justice is serve..
THIS IS JUST AN ASS HOLE!!
Author: Dr. NANA ANARFI - HARVARD UN.
Date: 03-03 10:40 

The employer was just stupid for
may be the lady, he probably had
in mind to be in love but the lady refused him. Another reason
might be the lady had been on the
job for long time and the job
owner decided or have decided to
get rid of her so as to find some-
one cheaper to replace her. So
that she may lose her benefits.
That employer him/her self needs
to be fired for his/her cruel life style. God Will surely save
the woman and there is going to be a question to the eployer when
our Lord comes.
mmmmmmmmmmmmm
Author: chicago
Date: 03-02 18:56 

abrokyere abrabo
WHY SING ON DUTY?
Author: Nana Ohyeadwira
Date: 03-02 11:51 

It may be true that the employer looked for an excuse to sack her. But do one have to sing on duty? That is indiscipline on duty. I have pity for her, but let not to sing on duty next time. I may sack her as well.
E NO BE EASY O!
Author: 10!
Date: 03-01 13:34 

Because of "noko fio", to quote KSM, a 47 year old Ghanaian woman is hammering in a foreign land. E nye easy.
In Ghana, we work Lotto
Author: Donkor Baginah
Date: 03-01 11:40 

I am sorry for the poor woman who was sacked for singing whilst on duty. This shows that, the Europeans do not joke with their work. There is time to work and time to sing.She should come back home.
In Ghana, some workers work Lotto, and spend less time for the jobs being paid for. We should learn from this episode.
Re: Woman fired for singing at work
Author: Ghana-Son, Obed Komla
Date: 03-01 11:23 

For those of us vested in Ocupational Health and Safety. this act is not strange... industries, Factories are under obligation International Occupational Acts, to do everything possible to reduce NOISE to the minimal..... In fact, only certain "decibels" of "noise" are allowed to effectively do certain specific jobs. In a metal factory where there is more than enough noise already, SINGING could exercibate to above the maximum thresholds allowable for safely delivery of the job and for comfort of other workers. The worker had to be warned and should have gone through "progressive" dicipline regimen, before finally firing her. Perhaps this process was not followed leading to her success....
SINGING IN CHURCH ONLY
Author: OSEI ANACHONDA
Date: 03-01 11:07 

This woman was not hired to a choir in a church. Her colleges are not interested of any song which lyrics are not tasteful but full of insinuation as to promote offensive rancor. Just do your work and shut up if you know that we are in a hard economic times and discipline is all we need to progress.
She is probably an ashanti who is arrogantly singing a twi gospel song.
Let her go back to her home town and she can sing all day without working.
i love abroad.good compensatio
Author: nii
Date: 03-01 08:11 

na waa
Ghanawoman
Author: Kpalogo Boy
Date: 03-01 06:20 

Ghanawoman hammering metal in Italy? Her husband is lucky, I can't get my wife to even take the thrash outside.
TRANQUIL IS CRITICAL FOR FOCUS
Author: ORIGINAL Truthsayer
Date: 03-01 06:02 

TRANQUIL IS CRITICAL FOR CONCENTRATION ON MOST JOBS, SO IF SOMEONE SINGS TO DISTURB AND DISTRACT OTHERS FROM CONCENTRATING THEN IT IS DISRESPECTFUL. MISTAKES CAN BE MADE WHEN THERE IS NO TRANQUIL FOR CONCENTRATION ON THE JOB. IF THE GHANAIAN WAS WARNED BEFORE THE FINAL DISMISSSAL THEN SHE WAS AT FAULT. WE HAVE TO RESPECT EACH OTHER AND COLLEAGUES IN THE OFFICE AND OUTSIDE THE OFFICE. OR THE LADY ALREADY WANTED TO BE SACKED AND COMPENSATED
Back fired. Great news
Author: Mercy Adede Bolus
Date: 03-01 05:52 

We are playing a role in a given area no matter small this may be it is a job and we need to give thanks to God for this test case.
JUSTICE DONE
Author: OTCHERE DARKO
Date: 03-01 04:01 

WHEN JUSTICE WORKS, THE LAW BREAKER PAYS A HEAVY PRICE.
ALWAYS THE POOR WORKER
Author: PATRIOT
Date: 03-01 03:42 

That is how brutal capitalism and the free market system are.It is always the poor worker who bears the brunt.
did her a favor
Author: dan
Date: 03-01 02:08 

it was probably a screwed up slave job anyway that only mexicans would do in america..like they work at all the slaughter houses
SING PRAISES UNTO THE LORD
Author: 10!
Date: 03-01 01:24 

What the hell? Italiano feel say e fit sack my country women just like that.
20yrs pay this women
Author: CHINA LADY
Date: 03-01 01:07 

Woman fired for singing at work
clos your fucking mouth women
Author: gangsta for life
Date: 03-01 00:56 

Singing for what
Mama Mia!
Author: Firi Ha Kor, Firi Me Fie Kor
Date: 03-01 00:24 

good for her; she must sing louder next time to get more compensations.

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