Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Truth About Jenelle & Her "Plagiarizing" Employee

For those who don't know the whole story, let me start at the beginning . Jenelle had a friend named Sarah, who would run her facebook fan page. She was a nice girl and always spoke very well of Jenelle. I sat down with Sarah to get her side of this whole silly story today and here it goes. 

Jenelle has an online job posting news about herself and other teen moms on the website Sulia.com.
I'm not entirely sure why but Jenelle's schedule didn't allow her to post as much as she needed to on the site so she secretly hired Sarah to do all of her work for her. In return she told Sarah that she would pay her for her time and effort. 


Things started out well enough, Sarah posted all during the week (more than what was required as well), then Jenelle would get paid by Sulia. When the time came for Jenelle to pay Sarah (the one doing all the work....) she for one reason or another couldn't do it. She promised Sarah $300 per week and then changed her mind and offered her $200 a week. 

Jenelle kept promising payment so Sarah being her friend figured she would eventually get paid and continued working for her. After over a month of receiving no pay, and Jenelle avoiding her phone calls Sarah started to get careless with her posts. She started to do a lot of copying and pasting of articles. Sarah not being a professional writer didn't realize how seriously the other writers on the site would take this.

Jenelle ended up getting into a bit of trouble for posts Sarah did in her last week of posting. (Some of the said "plagiarized" posts were actually posted by Jenelle...) She immediately told everyone that it was someone else posting and that she "fired" Sarah. Now she is using the excuse of plagiarism as her reason for not paying her. Which is not the truth at all. Jenelle had already owed Sarah quite a bit of money before any of that happened. When you don't pay an employee... chances are they aren't going to take their job seriously and will be really really unhappy about it...

By my calculations (even if you deduct the last week or so that Sarah posted...) Jenelle owes Sarah around $800. Which she has no intention of paying at all. So now Jenelle has lost yet another friend in another huge public falling out. 

Teen Mom 2 Episode 8 Season 3 Recap

Teen Mom 2 Episode 8 Season 3
"Caught in the Middle"

Leah decides to tell Jeremy about Corey wanting to get back together. He is of course less than thrilled by the news and tells her that it's her choice. He tells her that he's now nervous to leave during the week knowing that Corey still has feelings for her. His job requires him to be gone for most of the week. 
Leah goes to Corey's so that they can talk about it. Corey tells her that he wants to get back together but he also kind of gives the impression that if they did try to work on things that he wouldn't want a full blown relationship right away. Sadly he doesn't have his mind completely made up and it doesn't look like Leah is willing to throw away what she has with Jeremy if Corey isn't sure about what he wants. 

Kail heads out to Texas to meet up with the family she has out there. She really just needs a change of scenery for a while. So while she is in Austin she decides to make it a mission to ride a bull, which is hilarious. She meets up with her half sister who she only met one other time. She is nervous about it but everything goes well. Kailyn and her sister look so much a like! Oddly both of their families kept the fact that they were sisters from them for most of their lives!

Chels is still working on that darn GED and also decides it's time to start potty training Aubree so she goes to buy a potty. She makes a potty chart and everything. She can't quite shake the thoughts of what it would be like if Adam was there doing these things with her. Which always confuses me because even when he is there he doesn't seem to really be involved anyway. Aubree resists the potty as a lot of young ones do! 

Jenelle is realizing that moving in with someone you have dated for a only a week probably wasn't the best idea. He is starting to get on her nerves and it's difficult to deal with since she stopped taking her meds for a while. She decides to take Jace to the pumpkin patch and prove her responsibility. She really hopes her mom will let her take Jace over night... but Barbara needs time to think about it. This results in a bit of an argument as usual and Jenelle leaves without saying goodbye to her son. When it's time for another family outing Jenelle decides not to go because she doesn't feel well... and her mood swings are back. She literally lays in bed and cries that she doesn't "feel good." Meanwhile Barbara is upset that yet again they are disappointing Jace.