You know me. I don’t do a regular “Worst Person in the World” segment. But, if I did, today’s worst person in the world would have to be Jacqueline Brucia.
Brucia, CEO of Long Island’s Atlantic Automotive Group, was suffering from kidney failure. She was on the waiting list for a new kidney when Deborah Stevens, one of her employees, volunteered to donate hers.
Stevens did, in fact, have an operation and donate her kidney. And, while it turned out not to be a good match for her boss, Brucia was able to use it to bounce to the top of the list by trading her donated kidney for another one.
And what was her way of saying thank you to Debbie Stevens?
She fired her!
Yes, when Stevens, still having troubles recovering from her surgery, went home from work one day, Brucia called her, chewed her out – and fired her on the spot.
Her message to Deborah Stephens was, in effect: I’ve already got your kidney. Why do I need the rest of you around anymore?
Sounds like what Jacqueline Brucia really needed – was a heart transplant!
That’s my parting shot for today.