Sadi has been working with Whole Foods for almost 2 years now. During that time she is the only employee in Prepared Foods to ever receive a 100% from a secret shopper. Not once, but twice! I have to acknowledge that she has been written up, though... she was late for work by exactly 1 minute (you read that right).
Sadi has been keeping Whole Foods informed of my impending surgery so they could plan for her absence. Initially, Whole Foods was completely understanding and said no problem, take a few weeks off to be with me during surgery and recovery.
However, they have recently told Sadi that if she takes the time off to go with me to the Mayo for my surgery, then they would fire her (yep, you read that right again).
Unfortunately, Sadi falls short of the family medical leave act by about 40 hours. And this means Whole Foods can legally fire her. Really?!?
Update September 26, 2010
Whole Foods has said that Sadi will be allowed to take two to three weeks of vacation (they are not sure how much, yet) and still keep her job. If she is out for more than the two to three weeks, then she will be fired.
Thanks for listening.