Friday, August 18, 2006

Postal Worker Gets Stamp Of Disapproval To Greet Returning Iraq War Vet Son

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A postal worker in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin, is at war with her supervisor because he won’t let her take time off to greet her war veteran son returning from Iraq.

Lisa Cutter’s 21-year-old son returns tomorrow (Aug. 19) from a year-long stint in Iraq with the 127th National Guard.

Cutter planned on taking one vacation day to greet him in person, so she was surprised when her supervisor denied the request – and accused her of wanting “special treatment.”

She says she was so shocked that she broke down in tears, then told her boss that she was “removing myself from a threatening situation.”

Cutter visited a doctor who diagnosed her as stressed and prescribed five days off for anxiety.

Adding to her crisis: A local radio station reported the incident and now her boss is threatening to sue for slander – even though he was never identified.

As it stands, Cutter will see her son – but won’t tell him about her hassles because, as she puts it: “He has enough on his mind.”

Postal Service officials are investigating the matter.

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