Heartless Boss Fires Woman With Handwritten Letter After Finding Out She Has Cancer

After 12 years of full-time work at Visnich Oral Surgery, Carol Jumper was diagnosed with cancer.

By the time Jumper found out, the disease had spread to her ovaries, pancreas and liver.

Jumper, a resident of Hopewell Township, PA, decided to inform her employer and was met with a response she never could have anticipated: a letter indicating termination of employment.

The note arrived in the mail, unannounced.

It reads,

You are currently engaged in a battle with cancer that will be demanding physically, mentally, and emotionally… The side effects of chemotherapy will be significant and distracting. You will not be able to function in my office at the level required while battling for your life.

The handwritten letter, attributed to George Visnich Jr., indicates that Jumper’s disease will cause pain and exhaustion incompatible with full-time work. Visnich goes on to terminate Jumper’s position with his company.

I am laying you off without pay as of August 11, 2014. Your last check will be mailed to you this Friday, 8/15/14… Thanks for your time at Visnich Oral Surgery.

Jumper’s friends and family banded together to inform the community of what had happened. They made copies of the letter and even uploaded it to social media.

A group nearly 300 strong formed in Jumper’s honor. “Bumper’s Buddies” rallied to raise money for her treatments.

Right now, Dennis Smerigan, Jumper’s fiancé, is single-handedly supporting her.

He said,

She has no income coming in at all, I am trying to bust my butt for her… We were engaged before her diagnosis and we had a date set next year for our wedding… I am going to marry her.

Larry Kelly, Visnich’s lawyer, says that his client thought he did the “humanitarian thing.” He wanted Jumper to be able to collect unemployment benefits during her treatment. Visnich feels like he’s been made into a “villain,” according to Kelly.


Donations to Jumper’s cause can be made through the Bumper’s Buddies Facebook page.

Heartless Boss Fires Woman With Handwritten Letter After Finding Out She Has Cancer (Photo).


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