Found August 27, 2012 on Outside the Boxscore:

This week in people getting fired over sports-related reasons, a Petaluma (Cal.) mom lost her job as an office manager to attend a West Regional tournament in San Bernardino which would help send her son's little league team to the Little League World Series.

Billie Anne Tomei was the mother who chose leaving her job at a CPA firm to cheer on her son (Cole Tomei) and husband (assistant coach Trevor Tomei) in San Bernardino.

Miss Tomei tried her best to keep her job but her boss wouldn't let her attend a moment of a lifetime:
Tomei had vacation time, but her boss was out of the office at the time and needed her to cover, according to the report.

“(My boss) wouldn’t let me take time off,” Tomei told the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. “He told me, ‘If you go, write yourself your last check.’ So I wrote myself my last check.”
Thankfully for her, the Petaluma team made it all the way to Williamsport to represent California and played in the Little League World Series United States finals against the eventual USA champs from Goodlettsville, Tennessee.

(Courtesy of CBS San Francisco)
  • This boss is a MAJOR DIICKHEAD and needs his freakin' asssss kicked.
  • I do agree its just a base ball game! Why not let her go? This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for the kid! But at the same time if the boss needed her there the boss needed her there! Even if his kids make and his genaraly manager was out foran illness (or something like that) he wouldnt close for a day he would go to work and miss the game! This game was not even for the title it was 2 qulify for LLWS! Plus she did not get fired she quit like it said and i quote "He told me, if you go, write yourself your last cheak.'So I wrote myself my last cheak." She was warned and still walked out so tehnicly she quit!
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