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    NinjaBoogie kicked from Team SMG because his mother was dying of cancer

    Even if it's not all completely true (but I believe it is), the timing of it is still vile. The team knew. Management knew. And they still decided it was the way they wished to move forward. Absolutely heartless and vile to place their needs to win some fucking esports tournament over the health and wellness over one of their team members in need. During probably the hardest time in his life. This is not the type of team we need. I hope NinjaBoogie gets the type of support he needs. I hope this is the end of team SMG.https://twitter.com/ninjaboogie/stat...Cl7dPAg7MqAAAA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinfelle View Post
    Even if it's not all completely true (but I believe it is), the timing of it is still vile. The team knew. Management knew. And they still decided it was the way they wished to move forward. Absolutely heartless and vile to place their needs to win some fucking esports tournament over the health and wellness over one of their team members in need. During probably the hardest time in his life. This is not the type of team we need. I hope NinjaBoogie gets the type of support he needs. I hope this is the end of team SMG.https://twitter.com/ninjaboogie/stat...Cl7dPAg7MqAAAA
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    Is this some esports game team that is in competitions where they can win a lot of money?

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    I got fired from my job because I was having to spend time taking care of my mother while she struggled with stomach cancer and they didn’t like that.

    America is great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by unfilteredJW View Post
    I got fired from my job because I was having to spend time taking care of my mother while she struggled with stomach cancer and they didn’t like that.

    America is great.
    Which countries allow you limitless days off? Curious to know more of the story now

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    The Dota 2 e-sports scene is always full of shit like this as it pertains to interpersonal issues between teammates, teams, management, and the like. While this isn't anything new... this specific situation is particularly scummy.

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    Almost always more to these stories, and an org isn't going to remove someone if they don't think it's beneficial in some way.

    Ultimately none of my business anyway, so eh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unfilteredJW View Post
    I got fired from my job because I was having to spend time taking care of my mother while she struggled with stomach cancer and they didn’t like that.

    America is great.
    You did not file for long-term family medical leave and/or intermittent family medical leave?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Logwyn View Post
    You did not file for long-term family medical leave and/or intermittent family medical leave?
    Hahahahahahaha

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    Yeah, I’ve been seeing this all over Twitter. Pretty shitty thing to do.
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    they are rightly getting dragged all over social media and have gone radio silent making it 10x worse haven't seen a brand destroy themselves quite this fast since artesian builds a few months ago
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Gorefiend View Post
    Which countries allow you limitless days off? Curious to know more of the story now
    Wrong question. Which countries need you to take care of a loved one yourself instead of professionals?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roxinius View Post
    they are rightly getting dragged all over social media and have gone radio silent making it 10x worse haven't seen a brand destroy themselves quite this fast since artesian builds a few months ago
    They are probably waiting for their lawyers to finish what ever excuse they have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Gorefiend View Post
    Which countries allow you limitless days off? Curious to know more of the story now
    If you take FMLA, the Family Medical Leave Act time, they can't fire you. You can get up to 6 months out of the year. You won't get paid, but they have to hold your position, til you get back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by postman1782 View Post
    If you take FMLA, the Family Medical Leave Act time, they can't fire you. You can get up to 6 months out of the year. You won't get paid, but they have to hold your position, til you get back.
    Something something "independent contractor"...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Gorefiend View Post
    Which countries allow you limitless days off? Curious to know more of the story now
    In just about every country, that's what unpaid leave is.

    You can take it and you retain your position for a relatively long while - usually up to 6 months, given a reason in the list. This is most certainly one.

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    Also it's just a general thing of company/organization not being a bag of dicks. The fallout not worth it for many, especially in this case.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaidax View Post
    In just about every country, that's what unpaid leave is.

    You can take it and you retain your position for a relatively long while - usually up to 6 months, given a reason in the list. This is most certainly one.
    Moreover, most developed countries that aren't America have long-term illness and disability options available for employees (minimum mandated by government, which is typically higher depending on unions, and may be "refreshable"). Countries like Canada also provide Employment Insurance with additional sickness benefits to help keep people afloat. America is borked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magical Mudcrab View Post
    Moreover, most developed countries that aren't America have long-term illness and disability options available for employees (minimum mandated by government, which is typically higher depending on unions, and may be "refreshable"). Countries like Canada also provide Employment Insurance with additional sickness benefits to help keep people afloat. America is borked.
    It's ok, given the responses here they seem to like it too.

    Imagine defending shitty practices by shitty corps swimming in money and their aspirants.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Winter Blossom View Post
    Yeah, I’ve been seeing this all over Twitter. Pretty shitty thing to do.
    Is there any actual details about anything? Like is this guy just paid by the match and they took him out of a match because they figured he wouldn't be doing well? Was he on a salary as a member of a team and they fired him?

    I mean, it seems pretty bad for them to fire him, but it seems perfectly fine for them to replace him for a match the day his mother is dying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghost of Cow View Post
    Almost always more to these stories, and an org isn't going to remove someone if they don't think it's beneficial in some way.

    Ultimately none of my business anyway, so eh.
    Imagine defending this lol

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