Saturday, June 30, 2007

Children Don't Want Their Parents To Get Fired!

Very eye-opening blog post about the workforce today!

Especially moving is the story of a woman whose son got hit by a car but the son didn't tell her because he didn't want her to miss work and get fired. But after the mother found out that her son was hit by a car she wanted to go home to take him to the hospital. Her boss told her if she left then she was fired. She left, got fired but found out that her son had a broken arm!

It's very hard keeping a job now-a-days simply because you just can't be prepared for every emergency that might come up. Things like a sick child, car accident or any number of other emergencies that can come up can make taking too many sick or personal days off a prelude to losing one's job. When I was a cashier I think we had something like 5 sick/personal days a year!

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