Here's the original post by Reddit user u/Resident_Occasion:
After OP told her boyfriend about the whole situation, his reaction made her doubt how she dealt with the situation.
OP eventually modified the post to include an "Update" with more context about the situation.
Here's how the Reddit community reacted to u/Resident_Occasion's post:
Even Batman couldn't get over his parents' death.
A warning would have been more appropriate.
The work load will pile up after being away for a whole month.
"Workers are still people and not your property..."
They ensured he would take even more time to get over his parents' death.
People won't perform at their best while mourning.
OP should not feel safe in this company because this could happen to her at any time.
They never mentioned that he's underperforming and straight-up fired him.
"Death is incredibly serious and takes time to heal from."
The company made a dumb business decision for both the employee and themselves.
Everyone involved in the decision is an a-hole.
They could have at least given him a second chance to get better.
"Hopefully he’ll have your company and you over a barrel."
The company didn't even try to be understanding of their employee's situation.
It was a major dick move from the company.
We all hope this didn't actually happen.
Some employers are absolute monsters, and they're not even trying to hide it.
OP and the company she works for could have attempted to do the humane thing and give their employee more time to heal. Instead, they picked the easy route by getting rid of him completely, which is absolutely heartless and cruel.
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