Café employee QUITS her job over her boss’ text response

Café employee QUITS her job over her boss’ text response when she asked for a day off – so who do you think is in the wrong?

  • A former Starbucks worker quit her job over her boss’ text message 
  • Auralee said she’ll be unable to work a shift as her dog was being put down
  • Her boss said she’ll need to ‘find coverage’ otherwise she’d need to work 
  • The manager also suggested rescheduling the appointment with the vet 
  • After two and a half years Auralee abruptly decided to quit 

A café worker has shared the text message she received from her boss when she asked for a day off which led her to quitting the job completely. 

Auralee, who worked at Starbucks, messaged her manager explaining her family dog sadly needed to be put down and she wouldn’t be available to work. 

Her boss then asked for her to ‘find coverage’ for the Sunday shift and suggested rescheduling the vet appointment. 

Auralee shared the message exchange on Twitter and wrote: ‘That time that my boss asked me if I could change the day I put my dog to sleep for Starbucks.’ 

A café worker has shared the text message she received from her boss when she asked for a day off which led her to quitting the job completely

A café worker has shared the text message she received from her boss when she asked for a day off which led her to quitting the job completely 

Auralee was aware of the short notice and told her boss earlier in the week, confirming she had messaged a few other employees asking to cover the shift (pictured: the messages)

Auralee was aware of the short notice and told her boss earlier in the week, confirming she had messaged a few other employees asking to cover the shift (pictured: the messages) 

A spokesperson for Starbucks told The Insider the company offers personal and sick leave to staff, but unfortunately it didn’t happen in this case.

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‘The health and well-being of our partners is and continues to be our top priority. In this instance, we were not able to support this partner in getting her work covered at that time,’ the Starbucks spokesperson said. 

Auralee explained the situation and the message read: ‘I’m so sorry to do this, but I’m trying to find coverage for my Sunday shift. 

‘I have to put my dog down on Saturday night and I will be an absolute mess. She’s my best friend.’

Auralee was aware of the short notice and told her boss earlier in the week, confirming she had messaged a few other employees asking to cover the shift. 

But the manager suggested putting the dog down on a different day so she’d be able to work, and the response led to Auralee abruptly deciding to quit the job after two and a half years. 

After a couple hours Auralee responded to the message and quit

After a couple hours Auralee responded to the message and quit

‘I’m really gonna need you to find coverage,’ the manager wrote. 

‘I understand it’s a tough situation but you have plenty of notice so it’s not going to be approved if you don’t come in. Is there any way you could do it on a night where you don’t work the next day?’

After a couple hours Auralee responded to the message and quit there and then. 

‘I’m sorry this is inconvenient but she’s the family dog and she’s very sick,’ she replied.

‘I can’t reschedule when I put my dog down for Starbucks. This is also me putting in my two weeks officially. I’ve worked for this company for 2.5 years and I appreciate what it’s done for me, but I’m ready to move on.’

The Tweet quickly went viral receiving more than 244,000 ‘likes’ and was shared over 13,000 times. 

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