Manager's Response To Mother Taking Time Off For Her Son's Wellbeing Infuriates The Internet

by Hailey

Crystal Reynolds Fisher from Albion, Michigan, requested for time off work after she discovered that her son had to be on life support due to his sepsis.

48 hours before her next shift, she messaged the manager at her gas station job informing her that she would not be able to come in for work until her son was safely off life support. The manager's dry and dismissive replies resulted in a large amount of internet users expressing their frustration in various responses.

What would be your first reaction to this situation or any similar conflicting work/personal life instances?

Here's the original post made on Facebook by Crystal.

Here's the original post made on Facebook by Crystal.

This seems like a completely valid request, right?

This seems like a completely valid request, right?

This immediate, dismissive response was the first red flag.

This immediate, dismissive response was the first red flag.

There's no "drama" here, just a mother asking to have time to make sure her son is alright.

There's no

Here was Crystal's response.

Here was Crystal's response.

She.. just explained why she was unable to work.

She.. just explained why she was unable to work.

Some people need to make more of an effort to be empathetic.

Some people need to make more of an effort to be empathetic.

Wow. It's totally not like people can refill their own gas, right?

Wow. It's totally not like people can refill their own gas, right?

A majority of the responses were sympathetic.

A majority of the responses were sympathetic.

Some businesses are just utterly disgusting.

Some businesses are just utterly disgusting.

Agreed.

Agreed.

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