Boss Tells Woman With Son on Life Support to Come to Work or Quit

A Michigan woman shared the text exchange between her and her boss which revealed that her boss essentially fired the woman for asking for time off to deal with her son who was on life support.

Crystal Reynolds Fisher took to Facebook to share screenshots of text messages between herself and her boss, named Dawn. The texts show that Crystal told Dawn she would not be able to come into work at the PS Food Mart until her son was off of life support.

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


“Ok so how do we do things when my child is on life support?” Reynolds Fisher wrote back. “I never said I was quitting so I take it that ur [sic] firing me?”

Reynolds Fisher tried to reason with Dawn, but the manager was not having it, and wrote back, “I will not get into with you on here but I’ve been more than accommodating during this allowing schedule changes and such. There is no reason you can’t work and I will not tolerate drama.”

“End of conversation,” she continued. “If you aren’t there to work your shift tomorrow then I take that as you’ve quit.”

Reynolds Fisher then texted back, “Ok this is not a [sic] eye doctors app or a dentist app this is my child’s life that we r [sic] talking about, he is on life support!!!”

She also informed Dawn that she was contacting corporate about this exchange.

You can see the whole thing here:

PS Food Mart corporate issued a response on Facebook.

“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,” it read. “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.”

It continued: “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. Folk Oil Company.”

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