The hearts of human can be so cruel sometimesYesterday i accompanied my uncle wife to the supermarket. She was a bit low on Jamaican cash so we went over to the cambio to change some us$ (my uncle's wife is an American). The cambio is also in the supermarket and it is operated by the said owner of the supermarket.
While we were there waiting i overheard the owner of the supermarket wife argueing with one of the worker. The owner's wife was very upset that the worker did not turn up for work the day before because he was sick.
The worker had fever, diarreohea and vomiting so he had call in sick but the boss insisted that he should still come to work and because he did not obey his bosses request they fire him.
Before he left the office i heard the boss forcing him to write a resignation letter. The boss knew that the worker had been working with them for many years so they would have to pay him some money after firing him and this is why they were forcing him to write the resignation letter. When the worker refuses to write the letter he was threaten by the boss.
According to information recieved, the worker live many miles away from the supermarket and had to travel in a taxi to get to work. His duty at the supermarket is to weight flour,sugar,rice,cornmeal in two to ten pounds bag then pack them on the shelf. He also help to unload delivery trucks at the supermarket. Some of the other workers refused to comment as they were scare of losing their job meanwhile some hid and talk about it.
If he had obeyed his bosses wishes he would have mess himself, the taxi and other passenger up. I am not even sure if the boss knew that when a person have vomiting or diareohea he/she should be dismiss from work especially those that are handling food items.
It's very sad to know that even if you are sick and dying, I thought the days of slavery were over but it's still here. The poor can suffer sometimes in the hands of the rich.
It's very sad to know that this young man lost his job because he was sick for a day