Family emergencies while in the work place

United States
December 21, 2006 10:19am CST
When it comes to your loved ones in your family,and you receive a phone call while you are at your work place.You get the news that one of your family members where injured in a wreck or some other accident injury.Would you leave your job or work place to be with the loved one that was injured even though you didnt know how bad the outcome was.Leave to think that phone call,you where only thinking the worst.And then your job or work place wanted to fire you ove the fact. Now the question and your thoughts what is more important at that time when the phone call came to your ear your injured love one or your job at that time.remeber the state of mind you had at that time.Please leave your thought.
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3 responses
• United States
21 Dec 06
I would leave. If it is a good job worth having I am sure that they would understand the need for you to leave. If I was fired...oh well, I can always get another job! Family ALWAYS comes first with me no matter what.
• United States
24 Dec 06
I would have to agree with you for sure on all the above. Thanks for the response!
@design (848)
• Ireland
27 Mar 07
This happened to me nearly 10 years ago, I was a veterinary nurse working in a large animal practice, I had got a phone call saying my brother had fallen off a roof, so I went to the boss, told him what I knew and he said " were too busy to let you go home today" well put it this way he was a hell of a lot busier after I left. Lol.
@cowgirl2701 (2081)
• United States
26 Dec 06
My family is more important than any job. If my job doesn't understand this then it is not worth having. I warn employers up front that if there is a family emergency I am leaving. I was a single mother and my kids come first.