I Was Fired by Text While on a Plane to See My Dying Great Aunt
I worked for this company for almost 3 years and have missed in the three years 4 days. I often would stay late after everyone....ect...very dedicated employee.
The chain of command is not very distinct, and at one point earlier this year I had spoken to a manager who told me I could leave a couple of hours early on a certain day of the week due to the fact that on the two previous days I worked from 730am until 8pm or 9pm.
About a month in and someone said something about me leaving early, and I tried to explain but no one would listen. No more is said, no write ups , no disciplinary action.
Fast forward 6m On my birthday, well the day before I got news my great aunt is in the hospital dying 4 states away. Knowing I can't afford a ticket. I say a prayer.
At about 2am, my uncle calls. He bought a ticket, said my aunt was asking for me before they put her into an induced coma that she will likely not come out of.
It leaves at 545am. Now I think about work vaguely..and the fleeting thought is that my manager would kill me for texting at this hour. I make a mental note to do it before boarding.
At about 5000ft I recall the mental note. I mentally reschedule it to when I get off the plane.
When I get off the plane I have a text message from the owner terminating me from my position, basically calling me ungrateful and telling me I have been warned repeatedly (lies I'm assuming to cover somebody else's incompetencies as never, even once ever in writing, verbally or by any action has this ever been brought to my attention ).
I now see they are fighting my unemployment. Do you think they will deny benifits?