Bride Is Fired on Her Wedding Day via a Text Message from Her Boss: 'I Just Gasped'

"I think it was a bit of a coward's way of doing it while I'm not there. They had the opportunity to do it in person," the bride said of her employer's handling of the situation

<p>Getty</p> A stock image of a bride holding her phone


A stock image of a bride holding her phone

A bride received some upsetting news on what was meant to be one of the happiest days of her life.

While enjoying her wedding reception with her loved ones earlier this month in Cypress, a U.K. woman checked her phone and was shocked to see a WhatsApp message from her boss, letting her know her employment had been terminated.

The bride shared her story with popular YouTuber Ben Askins, explaining that her boss — and her other colleagues — knew it was the day she was getting married.

"And [my boss] started with the text message, 'I hope your wedding day went well and that you had a nice time away,' " the bride told Askins.

She then proceeded to read out the rest of the message: "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 personal email address detailing this. I am really sorry that it didn't work out and wish you all the best moving forward."

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Askins interjected to say he was stunned by the boss' inexplicable decision to fire the bride on such an important day in her life.

"I just don't know what to say to that because that's one of the worst things I've ever heard because it's meant to be one of the best, most amazing days ever. And they've done that," he said.

The bride went on to detail how she got the first inkling that all was not well. "I didn't keep my phone on me at all during the [ceremony] and it wasn't until I sat down [later] and I thought, 'I've got a lot of well-wishes to go through.' And the first thing I noticed was that I was blocked and removed from all the [company's] WhatsApp groups," she recalled. "I was like, 'Oh, what's going on here?' "

"And then I saw [my boss'] message and all my friends are [sitting] around me and I just gasped. So then of course the next thing you do is go check your emails," she continued.

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In an official termination email, she was informed that she was losing her job due because her "performance doesn't meet the expectations we require for the role."

<p>Getty</p> A stock image of a bride


A stock image of a bride

However, the bride explained to Askins that she was never given any indication that her performance was not up to par, and said she suspects the company had been planning to fire her for some time.

"They recently hired someone onto our team, which [now in hindsight] I think was just my replacement the whole time," she explained, noting that the new employee started on the same day she was away getting married.

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The bride told Askins she feels "really angry" about the way her former employer handled the situation. "I think it was a bit of a coward's way of doing it while I'm not there. They had the opportunity to do it in person," she said.

Askins agreed, reiterating, "It's one of life's great moments and they've taken that moment away from you. … No one deserves that."

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Now, instead of enjoying this new chapter in her life with her partner, the bride has been busy hustling to find a new job. "All I've been doing is applying for jobs," she said.

In the comments section of Askins' YouTube video, people expressed their sympathy for the newly married woman, including someone who happened to be a guest at her wedding.

"I was front row to this s--- 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," they wrote.

Another person commented, "Wow!! And I thought it was bad when I was messaged on my wedding day by my boss asking me to do invoicing (because most brides carry a laptop on their wedding day)."

"The timing of the message was deliberate to cause maximum upset," another viewer chimed in. "The bride is much better off out of there."

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