I know there is a recession which is occurring throughout the world, unemployment is rising, and you may need a job. However, if a job opening becomes available at Kobe Bryant's house I would think about how much you value your dignity before accepting it.
Maria Jiminez formerly worked for the Bryant family. She is suing them for wrongful discharge, invasion of privacy, emotional distress and unpaid wages.
Many times you see suits by people in a situation like this and they are just suing because their former employers are rich and they figure they might as well see if they can grab on to the money train. In this case, if the facts are true she would actually collect the unpaid wages.
Anyway, although both Vanessa and Kobe are named in the suit, most of the wrath of Ms. Jiminez seems to be directed at Vanessa. Vanessa as you will recall has basically sold her soul for money at this point, and I think takes out all that frustration on her employees.
Vanessa allegedly “badgered, harassed and humiliated Maria by yelling and screaming at Maria and criticizing her in front of Kobe, the Bryant's children, employees and other people in the household.”
But wait, it gets better. Apparently Maria didn't read the tag on a blouse that said dry clean only and so put it into the wash. The blouse cost $690, and so Vanessa was upset. I can understand that. What no one can understand is that to show Maria how much the blouse cost, and presumably teach her a lesson Vanessa made Maria stick her hand into a bag full of dog crap and retrieve the price tag from the blouse.
Yeah. Sounds like a fun place to work.