I was fired from a job at a restaurant for coming down from strep throat and leaving.
I had a bit of a sore throat on my way to work, and as my shift went on it got progressively worse until I couldn't take it anymore. I went into the bathroom and saw the white spots on my tonsils, so I told my manager I had strep, showed her the white spots, and said I needed to go home.
She told me we were too busy, and if I wanted to leave, I had to find someone to come in and cover the rest of my shift. It was a Friday night and the wait staff was almost entirely college age, so there was no way that was going to happen, but I tried anyway to no avail.
Of course she told me to just tough it out.
I felt like I was about to pass out, so I just left. I came back two days later with a doctors note that said I indeed had strep throat, but they told.me I was fired. I guess I technically was fired for walking out on a shift, but I still maintain making someone with strep throat serve people food is ten times more fucked up.