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By Anonymous / Friday 25 October 2013 09:01 / United States - Cedar Park
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  Zebediabolical  |  36

Win or lose it's still a lose-lose situation. If you win many bosses will watch you very closely and fire you with cause the next time you do /anything/ wrong. If you lose you're 'That Dude' who files wrongful termination suits. And that can negatively impact your future employment possibilities. They say there's no blacklists anymore. But what a couple bosses say over scotches at the bar might as well be.

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  Habu987  |  9

Nope. Plenty of jobs can require 24 hour stints on the clock, or there could be emergency situations and stuff like that. I have a normally 40 hour a week desk job and have had to pull a 24 hour stretch a few times fighting fires at work a few times in the last year.

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  tjv3  |  9

Get a lawyer, and also file a complaint with the labor board. Since you worked so many hours straight and they didn't do anything to make sure you could rest it is a huge safety risk. If you would have driven home and fallen a sleep on the way and killed someone they would be liable. Now file a complaint and get a lawyer, get your shithead boss canned- I'm a fellow Texan and an IT worker

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Too bad he can't rewire his boss's dick

By  Welshite  |  39

I personally don't think you could sue for wrongful termination. It was /wrong/ of the boss, certainly, but sleeping on the job is termination-worthy. Most self-respecting bosses would have been more understanding though. I don't think suing will work in this particular instance.

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  monnanon  |  13

there is mitigating circumstances plus the fact that working for 24hrs straight is almoat certainly illegal unless OP signed some sort of paperwork with regards to emergency proceedures.

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  ptoka  |  18

A wrongful termination suit in Texas won't get you anywhere. I don't see why Welshite is getting buried for the comment. Circumstances or not, in the state of Texas you can get fired at whim, with no reason at all.

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Cause Texas fucking sucks. Now watch me get down voted all to hell by every Texan on the planet. What a shame it's not like racism where I can say I'm not racist no matter what because I have a black friend.

By  SWC_Penguin  |  17

Surely there is some kind of digital record of what you were doing for that time? Computers tend to remember stuff. Ha! Who am I kidding? As if "proof" matters to people like that.

By  perdix  |  29

You painted yourself out of a job. You need to pace your work so you don't get such extreme exhaustion. Hopefully you know a secret back door into the system so you can sabotage the shit out of it.

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  j_729  |  18

He could have just gone home or at least walked out sleep in his car. I agree he shouldn't have been fired but I don't think sleeping at work is something you should do

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  DougK76  |  11

Having been in the same situation (up 24+hrs fixing servers), sometimes your exhaustion level is to high to safely drive anywhere. I've been pulled over for driving to work with an insane schedule where I barely could sleep between shifts. Officer said "next time, call in late..."

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  ChibiChibi_fml  |  22

From the way the fml is worded I don't think the OP had a choice in whether they fell asleep or not. I think it just happened. I go through that sometimes where I'll be sitting at my computer doing something and then all the sudden I'm waking up, half an hour or more has gone by and I don't even remember feeling that tired. The Op worked for 24 hours straight and was awake for who knows how long before that, he/she may have gone through a similar experience.

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