Yes but Actually, No
“Hey, boss. I want to take Tuesday off because I want to visit my family that lives three hours away. Is that okay?” “Sure, just make sure to come back on time. We’re sort of short-staffed here. Will you make it back for your next shift?” “Yes, I can. Thank you!”
If only the story ended there, then it wouldn’t be on this list. Unfortunately, another employee called out sick on Tuesday, and the boss asked the OP to fill in, knowing full well that they were three hours away. They weren’t officially terminated, but they stopped receiving new shifts.