I worked for company for 2.5 years. About 1.5 years ago I had to take a personal leave of absence. Just recently I had to take another leave of absence for a family emergency. I was told I could go & I have the email to prove so. I was to return on 5/10/2012. I couldn't board my flight home because I had to be taken to the airport for the second leg of my flight due to issues beyond my control. I was unable to pay the $505 the airline demanded for me to board the flight even though I called and made them aware of the situation. On 5/9 I informed my employer. I was told if I didn't show up 5/10 I was abandoning my position. I informed them there was no way for me to make it to work but I'd return as soon as I could purchase a flight. I got no response and was terminated. I have all emails.