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Employee is asked to work on his wedding day and planned honeymoon, sparking debate

The man was informed that he would need to come in on the weekend and half of the week after which was his wedding day and scheduled honeymoon.

Employee is asked to work on his wedding day and planned honeymoon, sparking debate
Representative Cover Image Source: Pexels | Sora Shimazaki | Reddit | u/BlazingWasian757

A wedding is a special day for a couple and they prepare for it for months. This special time should be free of any work responsibilities that allow the bride and groom to focus on celeberations. However, this is what happened to this man who was looking forward to celebrating on his wedding day. His friend, u/BlazingWasian757 took to Reddit to share the ordeal his friend went through. He shared that his friend was forced to work on his wedding day and during his honeymoon. They asked people on the internet what could be done in such circumstances as quitting was not an option.

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Anna Shvets
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Anna Shvets

They wrote, "A buddy of mine is getting married this weekend. He’s had a really rough life, but he found a good woman and we’re all super happy for him." They went on to say that the groom is a middle manager at his company and had his leave approved for this week, six months in advance. "Yesterday, he was informed that due to another middle manager getting injured off duty, he will need to come in this weekend and at least half of next week (his scheduled honeymoon)," they revealed.

Representative Image Source: Pexels | Mart Production
Representative Image Source: Pexels | Mart Production

He "pushed back on his boss" and explained to him that this was his wedding day and honeymoon and the leave was approved half a year ago and people were coming from all over the country just to be there for his special day. "He was simply told that he’s a manager, so he needs to set the example and show he is serious about his obligations to the company. His manager cryptically threatened to fire him if he didn’t work on his wedding day and honeymoon," the friend explained.

They also mentioned that the man lives and works in North Carolina and if this was legal there. They asked, "Does anybody have experience or someone to contact to fix this?" He concluded by emphasizing that his friend needed the job so saying, "Just quit" won't help. He requested people to share their views and suggestions. The pot garnered 5.7k upvotes on the social media platform and sparked a debate.

Image Source: Reddit | u/AcadiaRemarkable6992
Image Source: Reddit | u/AcadiaRemarkable6992

u/swishkabobbin commented, "There are 3 characters in your story. One is injured. One is getting married. And one seems totally available to step in. Problem solved. Bossman can work." u/acrobatic-rate421 wrote, "Your friend's manager is correct, your friend has the opportunity to set an example for the other workers. For this reason, your friend should politely decline to reschedule his wedding and honeymoon."

Image Source: Reddit | u/_ _h_e_a_d_y_
Image Source: Reddit | u/_ _h_e_a_d_y_

u/joeydawsonjenpacey expressed, "Let them fire him and take his approved leave request and wedding proof to the unemployment office. But I bet he won’t get fired, because then who else will work his job until they replace him? The boss is just trying to strong-arm him." u/IamLuann said, "Have him go to his wedding & honeymoon. If his boss fires him after approving the time off. Have him apply for unemployment and start a GoFundMe fundraiser. Make sure that everyone knows what company this is so the public can sink it." u/azscorpion commented, "If he gets fired for attending his wedding and honeymoon, he can file for unemployment. Additionally, he needs to name and manager on all social media sites, LinkedIn, etc. Put them out of business if possible."

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