Gah. Can't anyone do what they feel is right without being penalized for it these days? A waitress in Arkansas claims she was fired from her job simply because she called the police after seeing a breastfeeding mom drinking alcohol at the restaurant where she worked.
Jackie Conners says she saw Tasha Adams consuming "drink after drink" at Gusano's Pizzeria -- all while breastfeeding her child at the same time. And because Jackie is also a mother, something didn't sit right with her about the whole deal (I wonder why?) -- so she decided turning Tasha in to police was what she needed to do.
Adams wound up being arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a minor.
But just a couple days after that, Jackie no longer had a job.
Check out this video to hear more about what happened from her perspective.
Huh. That must have been a tough spot to be in for sure. On the one hand, it's common knowledge that simultaneous breastfeeding and boozing don't exactly mix -- but it had to be tough for Jackie to call the cops on another mom.
And while the restaurant insists she was not fired because of the call -- it does seem a little fishy that they aren't willing to disclose their reason for cutting Jackie loose. Doesn't the timing of the firing seem a little too convenient for it to be a result of anything other than Tasha being arrested? I know there are two sides to every story ... but ...
It's such a shame that she lost her job, but if what Jackie says is true and Tasha really was sucking back alcoholic beverages while breastfeeding -- I can't say that I blame her for taking matters into her own hands.
I think I'd probably be inclined to speak up and say something if I thought a child (and in particular a baby) were in danger -- even if it meant there might be some sort of consequences afterward.
How about you -- would you call police if you saw a mom drinking and breastfeeding at the same time?
Image via arkansasmatters