Worker says boss scheduled ‘pay update’ meeting to fire her
A worker says her boss sent her a misleading invitation to a meeting, which resulted in her being fired from her contract job. She shared her story in a viral TikTok clip that has been viewed over 33,000 times.
In her video, user Lola (@lolalayne) says her employer marked a meeting on her calendar as a “payment update,” where the update read that she would no longer be paid by that company.
“I went to work this morning and my boss scheduled a meeting on my calendar called ‘Lola’s salary update,’ so I’m sick, I’m getting a raise right?” she says in the video. “Wrong. You’re wrong if you think that. Because I walked into this grown man’s office and he said to me, ‘The salary update, Lola, is that we’re not going to pay you anymore.'”
Lola adds that her boss told her to stop coming to work immediately without notifying her to look for a new job.
“Huh? Why did you put it that way? It was not necessary. The mental gymnastics,” she says. “And not two weeks or so, they said don’t come back tomorrow. I had to give them my ID.”
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In the video’s comments, Lola said she was a contract employee and that her employer simply decided not to renew her contract, despite talking to her about renewing before this meeting was scheduled.
“Which actually is totally within her rights and I’m just bitter online hahaha,” she wrote.
The Daily Dot contacted Lola via Instagram direct message regarding the video.
Several viewers shared that they took this behavior from their boss as a professional red flag.
“Wow that’s really unprofessional of you,” wrote one commenter.
“Brother, what’s the problem between you and your ex-boss?” said another. “I’m crying brother, why would he do that?”
“He really did schedule a time to fire you… and it was visible, shared,” shared a third.
Others said they had similar experiences when they were fired from their jobs.
“This happened to me and it was awful, didn’t have two weeks to find anything new but was told I was an ’empty investment,'” wrote one commenter.
“I was a pa and my boss put my firing on his calendar, I did it!” another wrote.
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*Initial publication: March 8, 2023 11:15 am CST
Brooke Sjoberg is a freelance writer for the Daily Dot. She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin in 2020.
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