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Boss Asks Employee To Change The Date Of Putting Down Her Dog So She Can Work, She Hands In Two Weeks’ Notice Instead
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Boss Asks Employee To Change The Date Of Putting Down Her Dog So She Can Work, She Hands In Two Weeks’ Notice Instead

Having a family dog put to sleep is one of the most traumatic experiences a human can go through. Not only is it losing a family member, it shatters your entire world until you rebuild it again.

This is what happened to psychology student Lailette, who worked at a Starbucks coffee chain at the time. “That time that my boss asked me if I could change the day I put my dog to sleep for @Starbucks,” the woman tweeted, sharing a couple of screenshots of her chat with the manager.

It turns out, the manager wanted Lailette to work on the day her family dog, who had been very sick, was scheduled for euthanasia and they made it clear that there was no other option. Scroll down for the whole story below, and share what you think of the whole situation in the comments!

Recently, a Starbucks employee shared how her manager asked her to reschedule the day she was putting down her sick dog because they wanted her to work on that day

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Starbucks has been making controversy now and again, and has been subject to criticism for poorly treating their employees.

Recently, the coffee giant’s employees have unionized in Starbucks United: “We believe that the best way to truly inspire and nourish the human spirit is to organize for greater justice, greater equality, and a greater vision of what life can be for Starbucks workers across the United States and for workers in the coffee and restaurant industry.”

Starbucks’ workers also claim that they “want to be able to be our best selves, and we cannot reach our full potential if we are understaffed, overextended, exhausted, and burned-out.”

However, Starbucks seems far from impressed with the new union. The company even went to lengths to offer the non-unionized workers higher pay and better benefits with hopes to curb the union by making workers more reluctant to unionize. This created an even bigger stir.

Some people put the blame on the author for the whole situation

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Meanwhile, others thought that managers should be more understanding of their team members 

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People also took the opportunity to share similar situations they have experienced

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BakedKahuna
Community Member
1 week ago

Whoa, this makes me so angry! Also the first comments in which people jump on her for being unprofessional and it being her responsibility to find someone to cover her shift. Shouldn't that be the job of a manager? To actually... manage?? Also that lack of empathy is crazy. I also don't understand why it's such a drama if someone has to call out. Are the companies that fragile that they can't survive one shift with one person less? In Germany we only want to know how long someone will be out. No further questions asked. If the employees feel bad about it, we tell them not to worry about it and that we will figure something out. Just because we pay one some bucks for their workforce, doesn't mean we own their soul.

KK
Community Member
1 week ago

I agree. Life happens to the best of us and we have to make do with it. Last-minute stuff happens, and manager def was not accomodating nor understanding here.

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Keith O
Community Member
1 week ago

To the idiots saying you ignored the request for a TWO HOUR shift.....go screw yourselves. No one is obligated on short notice to pick up a shift in the middle of the day like this. This is insane, it's a $10/hour part time c**p job. They don't care about her, would they say the same thing if she messaged and said hey my mom is in the hospital having surgery in three days I won't be there......"Well, you have plenty of time, can't your mom just reschedule her surgery.....", give me a break. Corporate lackeys still exist and are apparently alive and well. When are you gonna learn that companies and jobs don't care about you, good for her for putting in her notice.

JJ
Community Member
1 week ago

From my experience this has to do a lot with the actual manager/boss. I've had bosses/co-workers who didn't have animals and didn't know how close you can be to a pet - they didn't really understand. People with pets most likely knew what it felt like to lose a four-legged family member. But I also guess it's different where I live. You can always call in sick and don't need to tell your boss why, you just have to hand in a doctor's notice after a few days. And yes, psychological reasons are also valid to call in sick.

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BakedKahuna
Community Member
1 week ago

Whoa, this makes me so angry! Also the first comments in which people jump on her for being unprofessional and it being her responsibility to find someone to cover her shift. Shouldn't that be the job of a manager? To actually... manage?? Also that lack of empathy is crazy. I also don't understand why it's such a drama if someone has to call out. Are the companies that fragile that they can't survive one shift with one person less? In Germany we only want to know how long someone will be out. No further questions asked. If the employees feel bad about it, we tell them not to worry about it and that we will figure something out. Just because we pay one some bucks for their workforce, doesn't mean we own their soul.

KK
Community Member
1 week ago

I agree. Life happens to the best of us and we have to make do with it. Last-minute stuff happens, and manager def was not accomodating nor understanding here.

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Keith O
Community Member
1 week ago

To the idiots saying you ignored the request for a TWO HOUR shift.....go screw yourselves. No one is obligated on short notice to pick up a shift in the middle of the day like this. This is insane, it's a $10/hour part time c**p job. They don't care about her, would they say the same thing if she messaged and said hey my mom is in the hospital having surgery in three days I won't be there......"Well, you have plenty of time, can't your mom just reschedule her surgery.....", give me a break. Corporate lackeys still exist and are apparently alive and well. When are you gonna learn that companies and jobs don't care about you, good for her for putting in her notice.

JJ
Community Member
1 week ago

From my experience this has to do a lot with the actual manager/boss. I've had bosses/co-workers who didn't have animals and didn't know how close you can be to a pet - they didn't really understand. People with pets most likely knew what it felt like to lose a four-legged family member. But I also guess it's different where I live. You can always call in sick and don't need to tell your boss why, you just have to hand in a doctor's notice after a few days. And yes, psychological reasons are also valid to call in sick.

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