When Crystal Reynolds Fisher texted her manager she wasn’t going to be able to make it into work, she didn’t think anything bad would happen from it. She especially didn’t think the reason she wasn’t able to attend work would be in question.
Fisher’s 18-year-son was rushed to the hospital after he became ill, to the point of having to be put on life-support. She had to stay at the hospital while her son stayed in another room.
She told WWMT what happened:
“They wouldn’t let me in the room. I didn’t know what was going on, how my son was or nothing. Finally, a doctor came out and said they had to put him on life-support.”
So she texted her manager at the PS Food Mart in Albion, Michigan. she wouldn’t be able to come into work due to the dire situation she was in.
Let’s take a second and think what her manager’s response might be. Check your pulse real quick, make sure you are a breathing human. Okay you did that? Now think if someone contacted you with this news of their son. You might have an initial response in your head right? Okay now lets see if you have a similar response to the manager.
“That isn’t how we do things, so I’ll accept that you’re quitting.”
That was my reaction, and I have a feeling that you had the same one my fellow human. It’s like she is talking to a two-year old about putting the dishes in the oven to clean them. It’s safe to say when Fisher posted this on Facebook it went properly viral.
Their conversation continued and Dawn replied:
This supposed real person named Dawn, called someone being on life support as “drama.” Fisher said she was going to contact corporate and Dawn was ever so helpful by giving her the number…
Here’s what she posted on Facebook:
People were just as outraged as she was calling the manager a few different choice words. Some commented included:
“Fuming reading this how rude. Where’s the compassion, heartless b****”
“I’m hoping the best for you and family! So amazed you kept your cool while dealing with such a heartless soul!”
“This happens way too often, same thing happened to me when my dad was on life support. People need to get a grip, family comes first… always!”
Good thing karma prevailed in this story, because PS Food Mart responded quickly and made sure the problem was rectified fast.
Their post 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.
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.”
According to WWMT, Fisher only had one thing to say to her former boss:
“I pray for you, I pray for you. That’s all I can say.”
And we are doing the same for you and your family!