A boss has been slammed for their response to a woman missing work for a family emergency.
The woman had to take time off work because her sister was dying.
But it seems that her boss was only concerned about her missing work and people are not happy about it…
Hillary Zinks had the awful encounter with her boss after her sister fell ill.
Zink’s worked 2 jobs at the time, as a makeup and effects artist in the film industry, and as a waitress at a local resort for a side job.
She received a call while working on set informing her that her sister had been declared brain dead.
Speaking with BuzzFeed, Zink’s explained that her sister “was completely unresponsive and the nurses were looking for next of kin to make decisions on her behalf if need be.”
“I was broken-hearted, frozen. I didn’t even have time to register all of this before deciding to leave to be with her,” she said.
In a TikTok video, which has since gone viral, Zinks explained to viewers that when she told her boss on set that her sister was dying, she was immediately told to go home as there’s no job “worth missing life over.”
“To have someone with her experience in film and life tell me to ‘never let a job get in the way of life’ and ‘do whatever I need to do’ was exactly what I needed to hear,” she told BuzzFeed.
However, when she told her boss at her waitressing job, it was a completely different reaction…
Zinks began driving to see her sister when she messaged her boss at the waitressing job to inform them that she won’t be in at the weekend, but when they responded it was “inhumane.”
Her boss at the waitressing job responded saying that they were “sorry” about the what Zinks was experiencing, but questioned why she was informing them “2 hours prior to your shift.”
The boss then continued to make Zinks feel bad by saying they only had “2 scheduled staff members for the shift,” but they will make it work as they “always do.”
Zinks told the outlet that she spent the drive to the hospital “angry and upset”. She soon realized that her boss’ behavior was “unacceptable,” so when she arrived at the hospital, she did something about it…
Zinks messaged her boss informing her that she quits her job while attaching a picture of her sister flipping them off.
She explained to the outlet that she decided to share her story as “we don’t need to work for people who barely see us as humans with emotions and families.”
“I hope that anyone who has that type of experience has the means and courage to quit. I hope any managers that would have done something similar would now take a step back and learn from her mistakes,” she said.
What do you think of the her response?