Ok, I'm not certain if PD was committed, but karma certainly made an appearance!
Background- Boss re-writes job description in order to
fire eliminate position held by Super Nice Coworker (SNC) of over 10 years. Boss hires WunderKid (WK)- the best thing to happen since sliced bread, maybe even better than that, to fill the job created by re-written job description. She knows the position was created for her, it's been a huge deal for her to come on staff, publicity sent out, TV appearances. etc..
3 months into WK's job, WK announces she's expecting, and is 3 months along. From then til her leave, she talks bout daycare, how she and her DH are planning for her to work, so of course she'll be back! WK takes maternity leave, has a beautiful healthy baby, Boss is still talking about her like she's the Best Thing Ever and a week before it's time for her to come back, she tells Boss that she's not coming back. Total time employed in the job created for her, including Maternity leave- 10 months. Now Boss has to scramble to find a replacement for the WunderKid, and with the re-written job description, it's going to be pretty hard...
We hear that SNC has new position, it's fabulous, more money, better benefits, it was a blessing in disguise to be fired.