Store Fires Manager After Denying Mother Time Off To Be With Her Son On Life Support

Store Fires Manager After Denying Mother Time Off To Be With Her Son On Life Support

When managing a business, it’s tough finding dedicated workers who you can actually trust and rely on.

Not everyone may take your business as seriously as you and when you’re the boss, it requires you to make tough decisions like having uncomfortable conversations with some employees who aren’t cutting the mustard.

Without going overboard, obviously.

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And while it’s true that human beings can come up with some of the lamest, off-the-wall excuses to get themselves out of just about anything, like this dude who thought he’d “explain” why he has a hickey…

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There are some people, however, with legitimate excuses as to why they can’t make it into work. And, as long as you’re not an overbearing boss, you’ll figure out a way to change schedules around and ensure your business is running.

Unfortunately for Crystal Reynolds Fisher, her boss seemingly wasn’t really that understanding of an individual. She informed her she’d have to miss a shift so she could be with her 18-year-old son who was on life support. Crystal’s Boss, Dawn, really wasn’t feeling that excuse.

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Crystal, who works at a PS Food Mart and Folk Oil Company gas station, had to have her son rushed to the hospital after he suffered a 104-degree fever. She asked her daughter to call out of work for her as she stayed with her son. She recalls hearing her boss on the other side of the line:

“She said ‘can you have somebody cover mom for [Friday], my brother’s really sick, they’re going to have to ventilate him. And the boss, I could hear her over the phone and she told my daughter ‘this ain’t the way we run things, you’re mother needs to be the one calling me.'” Fisher told Fox17.

Fisher learned that her son was suffering from a bacterial infection and was placed on life support. She texted Dawn to let her know of her situation and that she would return to work the second is health began to improve. This was their conversation.

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Immediately, Dawn tries to convince Crystal that her not showing up to work because her son was on life support was tantamount to her “quitting.” Something that Fisher contested. She notified Dawn she would reach out to corporate and inform them of the way she acted.

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Still, Dawn did not relent, thinking she was in the right.

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Frustrated and flustered, Crystal couldn’t believe this response. So she posted the screenshots on her Facebook page and made the post public.

It immediately went viral.

Crystal’s post has been shared over 75,000 times to date, and people reached out to the mom to let her know that what her boss was doing, was in fact, illegal.

In no time, PS Food Mart and Folk Oil learned of Dawn’s behavior and announced that they would be looking into the way she handled her interaction with Crystal.

After conducting their investigation they discovered that Dawn was, in fact, in the wrong, so they announced on their Facebook page that she was fired from the company.

Some people pointed out that there are companies only act in their employees’ best interests when they’re put on the spot, and that they should proactively make sure their employees are taken care of – without a huge social media scandal.

As for Crystal, she only has one message for her former boss: “I pray for you. I pray for you. That’s all I can say.”

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H&M Store In South Africa Trashed Over 'Coolest Monkey' Sweatshirt

But outrage had already gone international. And over the weekend, protesters aligned with South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) political party, which is a “radical, leftist, anti-capitalist and anti-imperialist movement,” according to their website, trashed a store at Sandton City Shopping Centre in Johannesburg.

Images uploaded by shoppers and journalists show protesters outside the store as well as images of the store after it was allegedly trashed by members of the group. 

In a statement to local radio station Jacaranda FM, the EFF’s Donald Mabunda said: 

According to News24 journalist Alex Mitchley, the group gave the store 24 hours to close its doors permanently. The group said they will continue to protest indefinitely if the store fails to do so. 

Mabunda claimed to Jacaranda FM that the store has since been closed adding that they are willing to sleep at the shopping center until they can meet with a H&M representative. 

Sandton City Shopping Centre issued this statement on Twitter: 

The incident was met with both acceptance and outrage online. 

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This Grocery Store Made A Point About Racism By Clearing The Shelves Of Foreign Food

A German supermarket called Edeka turned it’s Hamburg location into a demonstration about the isolating and limiting effects of racism. Metro UKreports that the shelves were cleared of all products and produce that came from foreign countries, which left things sadly bare.

They then placed signs in those empty spaces that read things like “this shelf is quite boring without diversity”and “our selection knows borders today,” all pointing to how people’s everyday lives are influenced in ways they don’t recognize by people outside of their culture:

The salad bar was empty, sadly. Though they did okay in the beer department; it is Germany, after all. Though, not so much with wine.

Bored Pandashared a statement from an Edeka spokesperson about the stunt, who said, “Edeka stands for diversity, and we produce a wide range of food in our assortment, which is produced in the different regions of Germany. But it is together with products from other countries that we create the unique diversity that our customers value.”

Variety is the spice of life, people.

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Facebook Is Swooning Over This Lowe's Store That Hired A Veteran And His Service Dog

The worst part about having a pet is that you have to leave them for the day while you leave for work.

However, this Army veteran won’t have to worry about that, because he was just offered a job, and so was his service dog.

This retired veteran was struggling to find a job that would hire both him and his dog, and luckily,  this Lowe’s located in Abilene, Texas, obliged him.

A customer, Judy Rose, snapped a photo of the two employees rocking their Lowe’s vests and commending Lowe’s for bringing the both of them on board.

Her post blew up, racking over 52,000 shares on Facebook, with tons of people applauding Lowe’s for their consideration.

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And it looks like the awesome gesture is proving to be quite the marketing tool for the retailer.

I mean it’s a simple choice for me. “Hey honey, which hardware store should we go to? The one without the adorable golden retriever? Or the one without? Yeah, thought so.”

A no-brainer. (h/t bigcountryhomepage)

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This Beaver Ruthlessly Trashed A Store Selling Fake Christmas Trees

I’m not going to pretend I know what this beaver was thinking when he broke into a store but I’m going to anyway, because it’s fun.

Charlie the beaver bust into a dollar store in Charlotte Hall, Maryland, because he heard a terrible rumor: they were selling fake trees.

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Being a beaver, he saw that as a personal affront. It’s like inviting your Italian friend over for a “traditional meal like Nonna used to make” for him to later on discover that you used canned sauce in the plate of spaghetti and meatballs in front of him. It’s downright unforgivable.

Upon breaking into the store, old Charlie was first horrified, then angered to discover that the rumors were actually 100% true.

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Nothing could sate his wood-lust as he absolutely decimated all of the displays that stood in his path.

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Authorities were quick to point out Charlie didn’t go berserk until after he noticed the trees were fake. Coincidence? I think not.

He was ultimately caught and put in the care of a wildlife rehabilitator.

But fake trees should be on guard: there’s a beaver out there who’s had it up to here with your deception. You never know which fake piece of wood’s going to be next on the receiving end of Charlie’s wrath.

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This Grocery Store Trolled A Woman After She Went On A Hilarious Rant About Vegan Cheese

In case you haven’t seen the YouTube videos of their meltdowns, here’s an important fact to remember: vegans don’t eat cheese. So, in order to accommodate a variety of diets, the UK-based supermarket chain Sainsbury’s began carrying a line of coconut milk-based vegan cheese. 

It sounds a little gross, but no big deal, right? WRONG. 

One woman was NOT about to be duped by manipulative marketing techniques calling vegan cheese “cheese,” so she took to the chain’s Facebook page to speak her mind. 

Get ready:

CHEESE.

If you’re going to be a vegan don’t call your vegan cheese BECAUSE IT’S NOT CHEESE!!!!! As a real cheese fan myself it’s really annoyed me that Sainsbury’s have brought out a “Vegan Cheese” made with COCONUTS. CHEESE IS NOT MADE WITH COCONUTS. Call it Gary or something don’t call it Cheese because IT’S NOT CHEESE!!!!!! Just to recap, in case you have forgotten — cheese is a delicious food made mostly from the milk of cows but also other animals including sheep, goats, buffalo, reindeer, camels and yaks. Around 4000 years ago people have started to breed animals and process their milk. That’s when the cheese was born. So Sainburys can F off. Go enjoy your cheese less life. Don’t try to make up a substitute cheese and call it cheese because it’s not and you’ve decided your way of life. It’s ridiculous that they’ve used the word cheese!!! Don’t come to my Cheese and Wine Parties if you’re going to eat COCONUT CHEESE. (If you’re allergic to cheese I feel for you) If you’re a Vegan because you’ve chosen to be and not that you’re allergic I’m not interested in your views about vegan cheese or that ‘eating products from animals is bad.’

TBH, we sort of agree a little because NOTHING RUINS WINE AND CHEESE PARTIES LIKE VEGANS WITH THEIR FAKE COCONUT CHEESE. Cheese which we will now refer to only as “Gary or something.”

Attention all vegans: go enjoy your cheeseless life. You and your substitutes are dead to us. Your beliefs are invalid and no one likes you

Sainsbury’s, our new favorite UK-based supermarket chain, decided to take their dissatisfied customer’s concerns seriously and announced their new line of Gary. 

Quality customer service is not dead. 

Now the whole Gary thing is catching on everywhere… Because vegans, despite being no fun at wine and cheese parties, actually have a sense of humor. 

So, we hope everyone will oblige and accept the name change. Besides, “cheese” was sooo 2015. 

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