I usually skip mandatory meetings and haven't been fired from any job yet ...but once, my DON caught me walking out the door and walked me to a meeting. Damn.
I have never been so infuriated in my life (exaggeration). The first 30 minutes of the meeting were things someone could have told me in five minutes. The last HOUR of the meeting was a presentation on death and dying by NURSING STUDENTS.
I had to be back to work that night.
Maybe it was the universe's way of paying me back for missing every single meeting- ever. Still, I think the punishment was excessive.