“I thought, ‘I’m just going to do what I feel is right for my family,’ and that’s it,” he told the Huffington Post
Austin, a military veteran and father of four, had just started the job and was on a 90-day trial period. Despite having shown up to all his previous shifts, he received a text at 1 a.m. on Jan. 1, informing him that he was terminated due to his absences.
“I looked at it and I was like, ‘Wow. OK, cool,’ and that was about it for me,” he told the HuffPost, stressing that he was more focused on his wife and son — who was eventually born at 7:44 a.m.
When the Concord Monitor wrote about how Austin had sacrificed his job for his family, Austin became inundated with kindness.
He told HuffPost that his email has been flooded with job offers ever since.