Archive for May, 2008

Feeling The Burn

Posted in Uncategorized on May 16, 2008 by jmoffat

So…I definitely got fired today!

I called in to work and told them that I wasn’t coming in because I got a ticket to Brighton’s graduation. They were having their graduation inside in their gym because it was raining, and each student only gets six tickets per student. Well, I caught some good luck and ended up getting a ticket.

After calling in and telling my manager that I wasn’t going to be able to come in today, he basically told me that he couldn’t let me do that and that I was going to have to come in anyways.

Well, I hung up the phone, considered my options, and then called him back.

I told him that I wasn’t sure if I phrased it like a question the time before, but this time I wasn’t asking if I could go to Brighton’s graduation, I was telling him that I was going to Brighton’s graduation. He asked me to explain why again, so I did, and then he clarified that I wasn’t coming in at all. I said,”No, I’m not coming in at all”. We said our goodbyes.

After I got off the phone, I started playing Guitar Hero. Well, he called me 4 or 5 times while I was playing. I was so in the zone that I wasn’t about to pause my game, so I just let it go to voicemail. Eventually, he left me a voicemail…

He basically said that me missing work for a graduation wasn’t a viable reason to miss work, since I wasn’t sick or I didn’t have a doctor’s note…As a result, I was terminated from Hibbetts Sports, effective immediately.

On the bright side, I start back at the Y in less than 2 weeks, so I am super pumped about that!!
I also got to see a ton of my friends graduate tonight. Stephen, you’re speech was awesome dude! Congrats 08!