Four Largo, Fla., public employees have lost their jobs—two were fired and two resigned—for not showing up to work during Hurricane Irma.
Two of the employees were solid waste drivers. Both opted to leave work early to prepare for the storm. But a condition of employment with the city is that most employees may be required to be present during an emergency.
The Tampa Bay Times has more:
The employees said they were instructed to report to work the morning of Sept. 10 — the day before Irma blew through the area — and be prepared to stay for several days.