By Anonymous - 25/10/2013 09:01 - United States - Cedar Park
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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.
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
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.
Wrongful termination suit?
Too bad you can't rewire your boss so he isn't a dick.