My boss is spending me for a week after I was in a minor traffic accident.
It was a typically busy Friday and I was driving all over the city to complete HVAC repair jobs. I drove all the way to the beach in the morning for an HVAC tune-up. I drove to the other side of town at lunch time so I could help one of my co-workers with a ductwork installation job. We needed more sheet metal for the ductwork installation job, so I offered to drive back to the shop. On my way back to the job site, I ran a red light. The light was yellow when I looked up, but it was red when the car smashed into the side of my work truck. The side of my truck was smashed and the front of the other car was banged up badly. When the police came to the accident, I ended up with a ticket for running the red light. I was cited at fault for the accident. My boss brought me into the office the next day to give me suspension papers. He told me that I need to start driving more safely. He told me that I should take the week to think about my job. I didn’t expect my boss to suspend me, but I found out that the corporate office made the demand. The person that I hit with the work truck filed a lawsuit against the company two hours after the accident. Since the police found me at fault, the company was going to have to pay the person damages.