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The babies are fine at Babies “R” Us, expectant moms maybe not so much

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You might have thought it would lend the place a little authenticity, but when fast-track manager Renee Bettis announced she was expecting a baby, she got an unexpected boot out the door.

Bettis joined Babies “R” Us in 2004 and quickly moved through several promotions to become interim manager of the West Palm Beach store, which ranked first in the district in guest services under her management. Then she announced her pregnancy.

The district manager reportedly said he’d “been burned before” by pregnant employees who failed to return after childbirth. He began to accuse her of opening the store late and closing early. She was ultimately fired for taking an extra 10 percent discount on a crib, which she said neither she nor the employee who rang up the purchase noticed, and for giving six sodas from the company fridge to employees who were unloading merchandise.

No word of a lawsuit … yet.  

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