'Despicable' WhatsApp message company sent bride on her wedding day: 'This was deliberate'

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By James Kay

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Social media users have been left outraged after a bride shared the "despicable" text message her bosses sent her on her wedding day.

A person's wedding day is meant to be the happiest day of their life - as it should be after months of planning and forking out a small fortune for it.

But sometimes, there are things outside of our control that can dampen the day. However, this is usually a relative who's enjoyed the free bar a little too much or bad weather raining down.

One thing that you shouldn't have to think about on your big day, is your job... but sadly, that doesn't mean your bosses won't be thinking about you.

A wedding should be a happy day. Credit: Peter Cade/Getty

Amanda, a recent bride, shared her astonishing story on The Ben Askins Show, recounting how she was fired on her wedding day.

The shocking news came via WhatsApp just half an hour after her ceremony, delivered by a boss fully aware of the day's significance.

“Half an hour after the ceremony, I got a text from my boss on WhatsApp to let me know I had been fired,” Amanda revealed.

Her boss’s message began with: "I hope your wedding went well and you had a nice time away," which Amanda described as particularly savage.


It continued: "I just wanted to let you know that the decision has been made to unfortunately let you go. An email has been sent to your person [sic] email address detailing this.

"I'm really sorry that it didn't work out and wish you all the best moving forward x."

Though Amanda did not read the message until later that evening, the reality of her situation became apparent when she noticed she was no longer part of the company’s WhatsApp groups.

"I saw her message, and with all my friends around me I just gasped," she recalled.

Host Ben Askins expressed his dismay, calling it "one of the worst things he’s ever heard."

Amanda was informed that her firing was due to 'performance issues' and, since it occurred during her probation period, the company was not obligated to provide further explanation. "I had no indication whatsoever to these performance issues," she said.

"The culture sounds beyond awful," Askins responded.

"They fired you and they’ve tried to now reverse the story, coming up with all these random reasons. Obviously they don’t deserve you… but the fact they did that, they chose that day, and they included that in both the email and the text. Who the hell do these people think they are?"

After multiple inquiries about the legitimacy of her firing, Amanda was met with silence from the company.

Getting fired was not something Amanda thought would happen on her wedding day. Credit: Kobus Louw/Getty

People let their thoughts known in the comments of the video, with one person saying: "They should be sued for intentional infliction of emotional distress. This was deliberate."

A second person said: "This is literally unbelievable. One of the most despicable ways I can think of to fire someone."

Another person who seemed to be at the wedding wrote: "I was front row to this sh** show. Ruined her day. I was so angry for the couple. She was given glowing feedback while working and then to have this on her wedding day. 

"I’m very proud of her for not laying down and taking it and I’m glad that in some ways this company is going to be shown to be the horrible company they are."

Featured image credit: Kobus Louw/Getty

'Despicable' WhatsApp message company sent bride on her wedding day: 'This was deliberate'

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

Social media users have been left outraged after a bride shared the "despicable" text message her bosses sent her on her wedding day.

A person's wedding day is meant to be the happiest day of their life - as it should be after months of planning and forking out a small fortune for it.

But sometimes, there are things outside of our control that can dampen the day. However, this is usually a relative who's enjoyed the free bar a little too much or bad weather raining down.

One thing that you shouldn't have to think about on your big day, is your job... but sadly, that doesn't mean your bosses won't be thinking about you.

A wedding should be a happy day. Credit: Peter Cade/Getty

Amanda, a recent bride, shared her astonishing story on The Ben Askins Show, recounting how she was fired on her wedding day.

The shocking news came via WhatsApp just half an hour after her ceremony, delivered by a boss fully aware of the day's significance.

“Half an hour after the ceremony, I got a text from my boss on WhatsApp to let me know I had been fired,” Amanda revealed.

Her boss’s message began with: "I hope your wedding went well and you had a nice time away," which Amanda described as particularly savage.


It continued: "I just wanted to let you know that the decision has been made to unfortunately let you go. An email has been sent to your person [sic] email address detailing this.

"I'm really sorry that it didn't work out and wish you all the best moving forward x."

Though Amanda did not read the message until later that evening, the reality of her situation became apparent when she noticed she was no longer part of the company’s WhatsApp groups.

"I saw her message, and with all my friends around me I just gasped," she recalled.

Host Ben Askins expressed his dismay, calling it "one of the worst things he’s ever heard."

Amanda was informed that her firing was due to 'performance issues' and, since it occurred during her probation period, the company was not obligated to provide further explanation. "I had no indication whatsoever to these performance issues," she said.

"The culture sounds beyond awful," Askins responded.

"They fired you and they’ve tried to now reverse the story, coming up with all these random reasons. Obviously they don’t deserve you… but the fact they did that, they chose that day, and they included that in both the email and the text. Who the hell do these people think they are?"

After multiple inquiries about the legitimacy of her firing, Amanda was met with silence from the company.

Getting fired was not something Amanda thought would happen on her wedding day. Credit: Kobus Louw/Getty

People let their thoughts known in the comments of the video, with one person saying: "They should be sued for intentional infliction of emotional distress. This was deliberate."

A second person said: "This is literally unbelievable. One of the most despicable ways I can think of to fire someone."

Another person who seemed to be at the wedding wrote: "I was front row to this sh** show. Ruined her day. I was so angry for the couple. She was given glowing feedback while working and then to have this on her wedding day. 

"I’m very proud of her for not laying down and taking it and I’m glad that in some ways this company is going to be shown to be the horrible company they are."

Featured image credit: Kobus Louw/Getty