Texts show man­ager fir­ing stu­dent who asked off for fu­neral for one of her friends

Medicine Hat News - - LIFESTYLES -

EWING, N.J. A text ex­change shows a New Jersey restau­rant man­ager fir­ing an em­ployee af­ter she asked for time off to at­tend a friend’s fu­neral.

The stu­dent’s texts with her man­ager at Cafe 72 in Ewing shows her ex­plain­ing that she wanted to take off for the fu­neral of 20-year-old Michael Sot, a stu­dent at The Col­lege of New Jersey.

Sot died this month af­ter the car in which he was the des­ig­nated driver was hit by an al­legedly drunken driver.

The man­ager, iden­ti­fied as “Katie,” re­sponds by telling the uniden­ti­fied em­ployee “I have to let you go” amid a testy ex­change.

Af­ter the ex­change made head­lines and drew crit­i­cism, Cafe 72 posted a lengthy apol­ogy to its now-deleted Face­book page and says it do­nated $1,000 to a Sot fundraiser.

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