Mom Asks off to Be With Son on Life Support, Gets Fired via Text
A Michigan mom, Crystal Fisher, shared a conversation with her boss who she says fired her after she asked for time off to be with her son, who was on life support.
An employee of PS Food Mart, owned by Folk Oil, Fisher sent a text to her boss, identified as Dawn, letting her know why she wouldn't be able to report to work.
Hi Dawn this is Crystal, I'm just letting u know my son is still on life support so until he is out of the bad I will not be able to make it to work, I can let u know as he starts to get better so that way I can return to work with no problems
Her boss responded with a brief text, letting Fisher know exactly how she felt about the situation.
That isn't how we do things, so I'll accept that you're quitting.
Fisher then repeatedly tried to explain the situation, but her boss refused to accept the explanation, telling her she "...will not tolerate drama. End of conversation."
You can view the full exchange below:
Toward the end of the conversation, Fischer let her boss know that she would be contacting corporate about the situation, which she apparently did. In response, Folk Oil not only provided Fisher with "all the time off that she needs during this difficult period," but they also terminated the manager who attempted to fire her.
Read the company's full statement below.