On June 30, a Michigan mother shared screenshots of a conversation between herself and her boss, Dawn, who said the fact that her son was on life support was “no reason” for her to ask for the day off.
In the messages, shared by Crystal Reynolds Fisher, she revealed that she would not be able to come in for her shift at the PS Food Mart until her son was off life support. But the response she received in return was unexpected, to say the least.
“That isn’t how we do things, so I’ll accept that you’re quitting,” Dawn replied.
“Ok so how do we do things when my child is on life support?” Fisher wrote back. “I never said I was quitting so I take it that ur firing me.”
As the messages continued, the manager maintained her position, as she claimed to have “been more than accommodating during this allowing schedule changes and such,” adding “there is no reason you can’t work and I will not tolerate the drama.”
“End of conversation,” she said. “If you aren’t there to work for shit tomorrow then I take that as you’ve quit.”
“Ok this is not a eye doctors app or a dentist app this is my child’s life that we r talking about, he is on life support!!” Fisher replied. “Ok I will be in contact with corporate!!! I never quit my job!!”
The manager turned over the number, just before the exchange ended. As the screenshots went viral, the owner of the company, Fork Oil, posted a message on Facebook announcing the manager’s firing.
“We’d like to follow up on the issue brought to our attention recently recently regarding how an employee 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 that we value as a company. For that we are very sorry,” the company said.
“As a result of this finding, we took quick action and that manager is no longer employed by PS Food Mart. We have also reaffirmed to our employee that she will be able to take all the time off that she needs during this difficult period. We’d like to thank the public for their concern.”