Man Drives Pregnant Wife To Hospital And Is Fired For Missing Work
When all the doors appear shut in your life, remember that God always leaves the best door open. All it takes is to hold on tight to that faith and wait for the perfect door to open.
The incident that took place in the life of Lamar Austin is a perfect example to depict this truth. He was fired right when he needed a job the most. But then God had other plans for him, better ones.
When a baby is born, it calls for a celebration. A baby is definitely the biggest blessing from the Heaven above. The baby and the mother both need all the love and care in the world.
They both deserve to be pampered by their loved ones. That is one of the reasons why several places encourage and offer paternity leaves so that the father can also bond with his newborn and be there for his wife when she needs him the most.
But that is not a luxury that every employee enjoys. Lamar Austin was recently blessed with a baby boy. He was serving his probation period in his new job as a security guard.
The rules were strict in his organization and not being at work even for a day increased the risks of him losing his job. Before the birth of his son, for one of the doctor’s appointments, Austin had missed his shift.
He also knew that he would be missing one or more shifts when his wife went into labor. But this was definitely going to put his job in a risk.
Things unfolded just the way he had feared. He missed a shift and took his wife to the hospital when she went into labor. But then her labor was long and he had to extend his leave.
He nervously informed his boss about his leave extension and his boss informed him, “You’re forcing my hand if you aren’t in work by 8 tomorrow, we are going to terminate you” But Austin knew that he had to be with his wife.
So he got the dreaded message stating that he had been fired. Legally, what the company did to Austin was not wrong. But sometimes it is not just about the law but also about the humanitarian aspect taking into account the welfare of the employees.
The local community empathized with Austin and extended their support. Later, he was also offered an apprenticeship at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Council.
The business manager, Denis Beaudoin said, “I know how valuable family time is, and if you’re union member we incorporate that, we understand that, and we don’t penalize you for that”.
There were also fundraisers organized to help the couple and they received a lot of support from people all around them. Compassion does have a beautiful effect on every man’s life.
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