May 5, 1995 in Nation/World

Dad Fired On Take Our Daughters To Work Day

Associated Press
 

Marisa Means expected to see how her father made his living on Take Our Daughters to Work Day. Instead, he got fired and the two of them were escorted from the building.

Bill Means, a systems engineering manager for two years at Structural Dynamics Research Corp., was called in to talk with his supervisor the morning of April 27 and unexpectedly fired, said his wife, Daileen Means.

After the meeting, he and Marisa, 8, were escorted from the building, Daileen Means said.

“I just thought that was so unbelievable, that they would do that with our daughter there,” Daileen Means said Thursday from her home in West Chester.

Means was out on a job interview and unavailable for comment, she said.

Company employees had been sent an electronic mail reminder that they were free to bring in their children for the day, company spokesman Donald Newman said.

“The timing of the dismissal of Mr. Means was regrettable,” Newman said. The company makes and sells computer software used in manufacturing.

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