Little League mother Billie Ann Tomei certainly loves her kids. She really loves them more than her job. See, her son Cole played for the Petaluma National Little Leaguers. She wanted time off to watch her kid and her boss wouldn’t grant the request. She went anyway and lost her job.
“(My boss) wouldn’t let me take time off,” Tomei told the Press Democrat. “He told me, ‘If you go, write yourself your last check.’ So I wrote myself my last check.”
Well, I certainly can not blame Tomei for this move, but this might hurt the family in the long run. It all depends on how fast she can find a job. If she has another one lined up, this is a great move. If she ends up unemployed for a while, it is probably not as smart, but it is still a nice move.
Cole learned that his mom loves watching him play baseball, so she does have that going for her. That has to be worth some brownie points in the “cool mom” category. Although the team eventually lost in the US Finals, it was still a good run for them.
I am actually kind of shocked that her boss drew such a line in the sand. It is the Little League World Series. How often does your son get to play in something like that? I mean, it might have hurt his office, but you should let her watch her son play. Not exactly a good PR move for that company.