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   And the actual, retail price of a former "Price is Right" model's pregnancy discrimination suit against the show IS: $776,944.00

21 Nov 2012 11:18 AM   |   9435 clicks   |   Yahoo
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basemetal    [TotalFark]  
Before appeals, submitter, before appeals.

21 Nov 2012 10:39 AM
tnpir     
If I'm not mistaken, the models on TPIR are independent contractors who are literally hired show to show. At least, that's how it was when Barker was host; I don't know if that's still the case. If it is, this verdict is exceptionally peculiar.

I'm surprised she didn't simply get some lovely parting gifts, like a Cuisinart food processor and a generous supply of Rice-O-Roni ("...with more than a dozen flavors Rice-O-Roni is the perfect side dish to any meal and something your family will love! Rice-O-Roni - it's the San Francisco Treat!!!").

21 Nov 2012 10:41 AM
nekom    [TotalFark]  

tnpir: If I'm not mistaken, the models on TPIR are independent contractors who are literally hired show to show.


I believe I read somewhere that it was a week to week contract.

21 Nov 2012 10:43 AM
MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  
I BID ONE DOLLAR!

/what?

21 Nov 2012 10:51 AM
The Stealth Hippopotamus    [TotalFark]  
That's like Vanna White money right there!

21 Nov 2012 11:16 AM
Leeds     
Did she have a Barker Babe?

21 Nov 2012 11:19 AM
scottydoesntknow    [TotalFark]  
She should've waited until the second Showcase. There's always a car in the second Showcase

21 Nov 2012 11:20 AM
bhcompy     
Considering the way Drew dresses and the fact that he's a soccer fan I'm surprised they have female models.

21 Nov 2012 11:20 AM
octopied     
Yeah, well I've never seen a showcase model bigger than a size 6(if that) on there. I'm going to go ahead and say a lot of people could sue them.

21 Nov 2012 11:21 AM
probesport     
She should have been spayed or neutered.

21 Nov 2012 11:21 AM
jonohull     
The last time I watched TPIR, there was a pregnant model showing the showcase.

21 Nov 2012 11:22 AM
scottydoesntknow    [TotalFark]  

octopied: Yeah, well I've never seen a showcase model bigger than a size 6(if that) on there. I'm going to go ahead and say a lot of people could sue them.


Well they did just hire the first male showcase model, so there's that

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21 Nov 2012 11:23 AM
busy chillin'    [TotalFark]  

21 Nov 2012 11:27 AM
justanotherfarkinfarker     
Good (although 700K may be a bit high), I know people that got let go after leave. Non modeling sure. But the point of maternity leave isn't so they replace you with a cheaper person.

21 Nov 2012 11:27 AM
Magorn    [TotalFark]  

basemetal: Before appeals, submitter, before appeals.


Yeah but she also gets a round two for punitives, and if the case is as blatant as the TFA suggests I'd say she's got a 50-50 shot of winning some big ones

21 Nov 2012 11:29 AM
PsyLord     

probesport: She should have been spayed or neutered.


Came for that comment.

21 Nov 2012 11:30 AM
fozziewazzi     
There's nothing in that article about evidence that supports the assertion that she wasn't picked up again because she was pregnant. Did I miss something?

21 Nov 2012 11:32 AM
uncleacid     
She named the baby Plinko.

21 Nov 2012 11:32 AM
EyeballKid     

Magorn: basemetal: Before appeals, submitter, before appeals.

Yeah but she also gets a round two for punitives, and if the case is as blatant as the TFA suggests I'd say she's got a 50-50 shot of winning some big ones


And if she comes within $1,000 dollars of the actual settlement price, she wins both showcases.

21 Nov 2012 11:32 AM
farbekrieg     

basemetal: Before appeals, submitter, before appeals.


yes, but if she guesses the total dollar value of the settlement within 100$ she gets both.

21 Nov 2012 11:34 AM
D Ray Morton     

21 Nov 2012 11:34 AM
farbekrieg     
day late dollar short

/shakes tiny impotent fist of rage at eyeballkid

21 Nov 2012 11:35 AM
IlGreven     

scottydoesntknow: She should've waited until the second Showcase. There's always a car in the second Showcase


Cue "Splendido" and the brand new dining room group!

/NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

21 Nov 2012 11:37 AM
blatz514    [TotalFark]  

busy chillin': seems fitting


Oh shiat...soda everywhere.

21 Nov 2012 11:37 AM
ecmoRandomNumbers    [TotalFark]  

scottydoesntknow: octopied: Yeah, well I've never seen a showcase model bigger than a size 6(if that) on there. I'm going to go ahead and say a lot of people could sue them.

Well they did just hire the first male showcase model, so there's that


Hello. Maybe it's time to start watching TPIR again.

A 41-yo model? Post-partem? Honey, it's time to learn a trade. Maybe an exciting career in electronics or HVAC.

21 Nov 2012 11:38 AM
snowybunting    [TotalFark]  
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21 Nov 2012 11:39 AM
spman    [TotalFark]  

IlGreven: scottydoesntknow: She should've waited until the second Showcase. There's always a car in the second Showcase

Cue "Splendido" and the brand new dining room group!

/NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


You gotta love the look on peoples faces when they pass up the camper, jet ski, and vacation package, and end up with the Nothing But Furniture Showcase

21 Nov 2012 11:40 AM
blatz514    [TotalFark]  

D Ray Morton: Come on down!


i'll one up ya

pixels maybe NSFW

21 Nov 2012 11:40 AM
hp6sa     

fozziewazzi: There's nothing in that article about evidence that supports the assertion that she wasn't picked up again because she was pregnant. Did I miss something?


Nothing in the article; however, if she was an employee and a job wasn't held for her after a valid maternity (or other medical) leave, the case is pretty clear.

It would be nice to know the salient details like her employment status before the leave, how long she was absent from work, etc. But that would be responsible journalism, and too much to hope for.

21 Nov 2012 11:42 AM
Moopy Mac     

octopied: Yeah, well I've never seen a showcase model bigger than a size 6(if that) on there. I'm going to go ahead and say a lot of people could sue them.


Fortunately, being a fatty isn't a protected class in the modeling industry.

21 Nov 2012 11:44 AM
suthrnrunt     

Moopy Mac: octopied: Yeah, well I've never seen a showcase model bigger than a size 6(if that) on there. I'm going to go ahead and say a lot of people could sue them.

Fortunately, being a fatty isn't a protected class in the modeling industry.


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21 Nov 2012 11:47 AM
VvonderJesus     

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I BID ONE DOLLAR!

/what?


2 dollars, Bob! Ha Haaaaaaa!

21 Nov 2012 11:49 AM
PsyLord     
Since the article and thread is lacking pics of Brandi, here's a crappy one:

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21 Nov 2012 11:49 AM
PsyLord     

VvonderJesus: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I BID ONE DOLLAR!

/what?

2 dollars, Bob! Ha Haaaaaaa!


You always gotta love the moran that bids $1 at the very beginning.

/seen that happen once...

21 Nov 2012 11:50 AM
DownDaRiver     
I would have knocked her up and treated her like crap for a lot less than that

21 Nov 2012 11:52 AM
yves0010     

VvonderJesus: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I BID ONE DOLLAR!

/what?

2 dollars, Bob! Ha Haaaaaaa!


$3.. screw you!

21 Nov 2012 11:54 AM
The Stealth Hippopotamus    [TotalFark]  

Moopy Mac: Fortunately, being a fatty isn't a protected class in the modeling industry.


we have a broad base of support.

21 Nov 2012 11:56 AM
fozziewazzi     

hp6sa: fozziewazzi: There's nothing in that article about evidence that supports the assertion that she wasn't picked up again because she was pregnant. Did I miss something?

Nothing in the article; however, if she was an employee and a job wasn't held for her after a valid maternity (or other medical) leave, the case is pretty clear.

It would be nice to know the salient details like her employment status before the leave, how long she was absent from work, etc. But that would be responsible journalism, and too much to hope for.


Right something's missing here. It has to be more than they just didn't bring her back. There must have been something different about her employment status that made them think they didn't have to bring her back.

21 Nov 2012 11:57 AM
tnpir     

PsyLord: VvonderJesus: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I BID ONE DOLLAR!

/what?

2 dollars, Bob! Ha Haaaaaaa!

You always gotta love the moran that bids $1 at the very beginning.

/seen that happen once...


What I "love" is the stupid f*cking college kid that thinks bidding "420" is the height of cleverness. Especially when they do it more than once.

21 Nov 2012 11:58 AM
mechgreg     

spman: IlGreven: scottydoesntknow: She should've waited until the second Showcase. There's always a car in the second Showcase

Cue "Splendido" and the brand new dining room group!

/NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

You gotta love the look on peoples faces when they pass up the camper, jet ski, and vacation package, and end up with the Nothing But Furniture Showcase


I am always confused by the people who pass up on the ones where it is an awesome vacation or group of vactions to awesome places and then up with a showcase where it is like a home theater and a mid level sedan. I mean most of the vacations they offer are the kind of things that I know I would probably never be able to afford. I mean trip to Fiji or Paris or something and a stay in a 5 star hotel, awesome once in a lifetime thing that is way better then the usual vacations I take. A new living room set and a honda civic? Nice but the kind of thing that is maybe a little bit better then the furniture or cars I would be buying when it is time to buy a new sofa or car.

21 Nov 2012 12:00 PM
blatz514    [TotalFark]  

PsyLord: VvonderJesus: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I BID ONE DOLLAR!

/what?

2 dollars, Bob! Ha Haaaaaaa!

You always gotta love the moran that bids $1 at the very beginning.

/seen that happen once...


I love when someone will bid $400 and next dipshiat bids $399.

21 Nov 2012 12:00 PM
scottydoesntknow    [TotalFark]  

tnpir: PsyLord: VvonderJesus: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I BID ONE DOLLAR!

/what?

2 dollars, Bob! Ha Haaaaaaa!

You always gotta love the moran that bids $1 at the very beginning.

/seen that happen once...

What I "love" is the stupid f*cking college kid that thinks bidding "420" is the height of cleverness. Especially when they do it more than once.


I've only ever seen it happen once, and it happened on 4/20, and the guy eventually won (I think it was after the 3rd or 4th one).

21 Nov 2012 12:00 PM
Hagenhatesyouall     
Dude....wait...what?

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21 Nov 2012 12:02 PM
scottydoesntknow    [TotalFark]  

mechgreg: spman: IlGreven: scottydoesntknow: She should've waited until the second Showcase. There's always a car in the second Showcase

Cue "Splendido" and the brand new dining room group!

/NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

You gotta love the look on peoples faces when they pass up the camper, jet ski, and vacation package, and end up with the Nothing But Furniture Showcase

I am always confused by the people who pass up on the ones where it is an awesome vacation or group of vactions to awesome places and then up with a showcase where it is like a home theater and a mid level sedan. I mean most of the vacations they offer are the kind of things that I know I would probably never be able to afford. I mean trip to Fiji or Paris or something and a stay in a 5 star hotel, awesome once in a lifetime thing that is way better then the usual vacations I take. A new living room set and a honda civic? Nice but the kind of thing that is maybe a little bit better then the furniture or cars I would be buying when it is time to buy a new sofa or car.


Do they do anything beyond the airfare and hotel (like a spending allowance)? Those vacations can still cost A LOT of money, and unless you hit $1.00 on the big wheel twice, you probably still couldn't afford to do very much once there (of course this depends on the person and what they already have saved).

21 Nov 2012 12:05 PM
Vash's Apprentice     

scottydoesntknow: tnpir: PsyLord: VvonderJesus: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I BID ONE DOLLAR!

/what?

2 dollars, Bob! Ha Haaaaaaa!

You always gotta love the moran that bids $1 at the very beginning.

/seen that happen once...

What I "love" is the stupid f*cking college kid that thinks bidding "420" is the height of cleverness. Especially when they do it more than once.

I've only ever seen it happen once, and it happened on 4/20, and the guy eventually won (I think it was after the 3rd or 4th one).


There was a guy on Jeopardy! monday that risked 3000 every time he got a Daily Double. I must have missed the memo on the importance of the number.

21 Nov 2012 12:08 PM
mechgreg     

scottydoesntknow: mechgreg: spman: IlGreven: scottydoesntknow: She should've waited until the second Showcase. There's always a car in the second Showcase

Cue "Splendido" and the brand new dining room group!

/NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

You gotta love the look on peoples faces when they pass up the camper, jet ski, and vacation package, and end up with the Nothing But Furniture Showcase

I am always confused by the people who pass up on the ones where it is an awesome vacation or group of vactions to awesome places and then up with a showcase where it is like a home theater and a mid level sedan. I mean most of the vacations they offer are the kind of things that I know I would probably never be able to afford. I mean trip to Fiji or Paris or something and a stay in a 5 star hotel, awesome once in a lifetime thing that is way better then the usual vacations I take. A new living room set and a honda civic? Nice but the kind of thing that is maybe a little bit better then the furniture or cars I would be buying when it is time to buy a new sofa or car.

Do they do anything beyond the airfare and hotel (like a spending allowance)? Those vacations can still cost A LOT of money, and unless you hit $1.00 on the big wheel twice, you probably still couldn't afford to do very much once there (of course this depends on the person and what they already have saved).


Sometimes cash along with it, sometimes activities and/or meals are included. Even if they didn't include anything, unless you get a showcase that is just 3 vacations you still get a bunch of other stuff with it. Sell the handbags or the cell phone or the computer you get and use that money for spending money on your trip. It is just interesting to me how many people who go on the price is right (and I used to watch it a lot last year since my 1 year old really got into it) and aren't really interested in travelling and seeing the world at all. I know if it was me I would much rather have an amazing vacation than an ok car (since I already have an ok car). The best are the people who you know are from places that probably aren't near water who end up winning really expensive boats. To me that would be the worst prize of all.

Also on an unrelated note some of the models they currently have working on the show are probably some of the hottest women on TV.

21 Nov 2012 12:11 PM
CygnusDarius     
The price is wrong, biatch!.

21 Nov 2012 12:23 PM
sunbyrne     
TFA is ludicrous. It refers to Drew Carey as a comedian.

21 Nov 2012 12:27 PM
FirstNationalBastard    [TotalFark]  
She was paid to be a hot model. Her body went all funhouse mirror. She no longer fills the requirements for the job.

And, if it's a weekly contract, they could have let her go for any reason.

21 Nov 2012 12:38 PM
Crackers Are a Family Food     

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I BID ONE DOLLAR!

/what?


Two dollars!

/being a contestant on TPIR is on my bucket list

21 Nov 2012 12:40 PM
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