Manager fired after telling woman with child on life support to show up to work or quit

Michigan -A distressed mom has revealed shocking text messages that she and her boss exchanged after she told her she wouldn’t be able to make it to work because her son was on life support.

According to a Metro report, Crystal Reynolds Fisher from Michigan in the United State’s,  shared the texts after her son Jason (18) fell ill with potentially life-threatening sepsis – forcing the distraught mom to miss her Saturday shift at a PS Food Mart store.

Crystal texted her manager informing her she won’t be able to make it to work, “I won’t be able to make it to work. I’ll let you know as soon as he gets better,” her manager is only identified as Dawn, on Thursday 28 June.

Dawn then responded: “That isn’t how we do things, so I’ll accept that you’re quitting.”

Crystal replied saying that she’d given due notice about not being able to work on the day in question and wasn’t quitting.

She then asked her manager if she was being fired, to which Dawn replied: “I won’t get into it with you on here but I’ve been more than accommodating during this, allowing schedule changes and such. There’s no reason you can’t work and I won’t tolerate drama.”

So my son is on life support and I tell my boss 48 hours before I am to work again that I will not be able to work until my son is off life support and this is what she tells me!

Posted by Crystal Reynolds Fisher on Saturday, 30 June 2018

People also reported that on Monday Folk Oil Company, which owns PS Food Mart, commented on the incident on their Facebook page.

“We’d like to follow up on the issue brought to our attention recently regarding how an employee’s time-off request was handled by one of our managers.

“We investigated and have found that the situation was handled improperly and without the compassion we value as a company. For that, we’re very sorry.

“As a result of this finding, we took quick action and that manager is no longer employed by PS Food Mart. We’ve also reaffirmed to our employee that she’ll be able to take all the time off she needs during this difficult period. We’d like to thank the public for their concern. Folk Oil Company.”

Photo Credit- Ottawa Valley News

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