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Woman Texts Manager She Can’t Make It To Work Cause Her Son Is On Life Support, Her Response Gets Her Fired
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Woman Texts Manager She Can’t Make It To Work Cause Her Son Is On Life Support, Her Response Gets Her Fired

When a loved one is seriously ill, you would expect a degree of sympathy and understanding from your workplace, wouldn’t you? Sure, your job is important, but nobody would expect you to put it ahead of the lives of your family!

Spare a thought for Crystal Reynolds Fisher, of Albion, Michigan. Her 18-year-old son fell seriously ill with a suspected case of sepsis, so she naturally rushed immediately to the hospital. He was put on life support, and Crystal, terrified of losing her son, texted her boss at a Folk Oil gas station to explain why she wouldn’t be coming into work for a few days.

I think it’s fair to say that she didn’t get the response that she was expecting. Now, we don’t know the other side to the story, for all we know Crystal may have had previous issues with her manager, but that does not excuse the cold and heartless nature of the treatment she received. Crystal posted the text message exchange on Facebook and it soon went viral, with over 71k shares and counting. People expressed their support for Crystal and prayers for her son, while calling for Folk Oil to address the situation with Dawn, the callous manager.

Responding to public pressure, Folk Oil issued this press release: “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. 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.”

So it would appear that Dawn got what her appalling behavior deserved, while Crystal will keep her job. We only hope that her son makes a full recovery and our thoughts are with her at this difficult time.

Scroll down to see the shocking exchange for yourself below, and let us know what you think in the comments.

This is Crystal Reynolds Fisher and her 18-year-old son, who fell seriously ill recently

Image credits: Crystal Reynolds Fisher 

Crystal needed a few days of work, naturally, to deal with the situation

Image credits: Crystal Reynolds Fisher 

Responding to public pressure, Folk Oil issued this press release

People were outraged with the manager’s heartless attitude

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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Flipping heck! Not someone you want as a boss in any job. I do hope her son is recovering well and back on his feet soon. Least she won't have to deal with that person any more.

Dr. Cheri Hayes
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Do people seriously act like this? WTH happened to compassion and heart? Sometimes I hate living on this planet.

Aunt Messy
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They DO act like this. Years ago I had booked off the week between Christmas and New Year's Day in August to fly cross country and see my family. My boss came up to me on the 23rd and informed me that he'd just got an invitation to a ski lodge, so I couldn't go. I said I was going, he said, "If you do you're fired." .... I went upstairs, put my coat on, and headed for the door. .. His father saw me headed out and asked what I was doing, and I told him that I was fired. .... I would have LOVED to be a fly on the wall for the bawling out Sonny Boy got that day. I kept my job out of sheer dumb luck.

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Alicia Hawkins
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a cow. And if the kid had died while his mom was at work? Would the bitch manager have cared then?? This is what happens when money rules the world...People start to care more about making profits than about other human beings. It'd be nice to see a little more compassion in this world...

Echo
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yep and since the invention of the Corporation it has only gotten worse and will continue to do so until we figure out a way to stop making Money, how we exchange human necessities. I mean I like my things and so forth, and I have no clue how we would do it. Or even start to do it. But we have mastered so many things in this world. For us to come up something limits anyone because they have to go do a task to eat. Just seems like a waste of a person. Anyway... maybe after science teaches us more, and our kids figure out how not to be so damn greedy. Then maybe their kids will come up with a way to live and accomplish twice as much as our species has done in a 1000 years in one generation. We shall see. Good luck kiddos.

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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Flipping heck! Not someone you want as a boss in any job. I do hope her son is recovering well and back on his feet soon. Least she won't have to deal with that person any more.

Dr. Cheri Hayes
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Do people seriously act like this? WTH happened to compassion and heart? Sometimes I hate living on this planet.

Aunt Messy
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

They DO act like this. Years ago I had booked off the week between Christmas and New Year's Day in August to fly cross country and see my family. My boss came up to me on the 23rd and informed me that he'd just got an invitation to a ski lodge, so I couldn't go. I said I was going, he said, "If you do you're fired." .... I went upstairs, put my coat on, and headed for the door. .. His father saw me headed out and asked what I was doing, and I told him that I was fired. .... I would have LOVED to be a fly on the wall for the bawling out Sonny Boy got that day. I kept my job out of sheer dumb luck.

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Alicia Hawkins
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4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

What a cow. And if the kid had died while his mom was at work? Would the bitch manager have cared then?? This is what happens when money rules the world...People start to care more about making profits than about other human beings. It'd be nice to see a little more compassion in this world...

Echo
Community Member
4 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yep and since the invention of the Corporation it has only gotten worse and will continue to do so until we figure out a way to stop making Money, how we exchange human necessities. I mean I like my things and so forth, and I have no clue how we would do it. Or even start to do it. But we have mastered so many things in this world. For us to come up something limits anyone because they have to go do a task to eat. Just seems like a waste of a person. Anyway... maybe after science teaches us more, and our kids figure out how not to be so damn greedy. Then maybe their kids will come up with a way to live and accomplish twice as much as our species has done in a 1000 years in one generation. We shall see. Good luck kiddos.

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