ABOVE: Shawl calls her family to share the ‘great news’ while co-workers look on in confusion.
SASKATOON—Casey Shawl, former employee of Sun Cleaning Inc., recently mistook a dismissal notice for a fundraiser invitation.
“Oh my god, you guys! Did you get your invitation?” shouted former personal assistant Shawl on Friday. “So cute. It’s pink cuz of breast cancer awareness.” Waving the paper in the air, she danced from desk to desk in the open office.
“Yeah. It was super awkward,” said scheduler Steve Wong. “She was really excited. Until she realized what was happening.”
It wasn’t until Shawl got back to her desk and read the letter than she understood she was being fired for her lack of attention to detail.
“I don’t know which was worse: the gleeful screaming when she thought there was a party, or the sobbing when she finally read the slip,” said company owner Bethanne Shirley. “I mean, breast cancer awareness (month) was last month. I just hope she managed to find her way out of the building alright.”