Mother Fired By Manager By Text For Heartless Reason
Crystal Reynolds Fisher needed to take leave to care for her son whose life was on the line, but her manager dismissed it as "drama".
Crystal Reynolds Fisher's son was fighting for life in hospital after being admitted with a temperature of 40 degrees. He'd been placed on life support as doctors worked frantically to discover the cause of his condition.
Fisher, like any parent, wanted to be with her son as he fought for life so she requested time off work but it seemed her need to take leave wasn't as understandable as most of us would think.
Instead of being met with words of sympathy, Fisher's boss was less than impressed that she needed leave until further notice. Her boss, named Dawn, dismissed Fisher's request for leave calling it "drama".
Dawn also threatened to sack Fisher for taking leave saying if she didn't arrive for work the following day, she would assume she had resigned.
Read the full conversation below.
In the days following this, Fisher uploaded the messages to Facebook and users of the platform were outraged by the injustice and lack of understanding from Dawn. Fisher's post received more than 700, 000 shares.
One group that was particularly shocked with the messages was the corporate office Folk Oil who are in charge the PS Food Mart where Fisher worked. Folk Oil acted swiftly and fired the manager for her heartless response to the genuine needs of her employees.
"We’d like to follow up on the issue brought to our attention 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," Folk Oil Company said in a statement posted to Facebook on Monday.
"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."
Now that Fisher has kept her job and doesn't have to deal with her former manager, she is free to focus on what really matters -- the health of her son.