I understand people are saddened by Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction, but this is just goddamn ridiculous.
Apparently, people are calling their bosses and asking for compassionate leave from work due to the fact Zayn left the band.
An employment law and HR service in the UK called Peninsula Business Services received over 200 phone calls from employers whose employees asked for time off because of the One Direction situation.
Alan Price, who works for Peninsula, tweeted this earlier today:
Price told BuzzFeed,
I think any rational person would have to agree with Price here. Compassionate leave is meant to be reserved for family emergencies or deaths, not for the fracturing of British boy bands.
But, I suppose Directioners aren't the most rational bunch.
Citations: An Employment Law Service Claims Hundreds Of People Have Asked For Time Off Work Because Zayn Left One Direction (BuzzFeed)