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Old 02-21-2003, 08:42 AM   #1
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Sorry I have to vent

OK, so here at work I am the manager of myself and two other people, one woman and one man.

My BIG problem is that every time I have a doctor's apointment the man calls in sick. Meaning either I leave my department short staffed or I reschedule my apointment.

I usually deal with it even though its a pain in the rump but this week he has only been in one time .. he dosn't even do the calling in his wife does .. he has been out 3 days this week and all he will say is he dosn't feel well ... NEITHER DO I!! I need to get into my doctor, I need to not be stressed like this ... I need to ... SCREAM!!

Im sorry, its not so much about being pregnant as being mad .. I dont know if I am over reacting .. or if he is mad at the attention I get because Im pregnant or what .. my company gave me a little couch in my office so I can lay down when my M/S was sooo bad I looked green .. every time he sees me on it he goes .. must be nice ...

Am I being lame ... am I mad for nothing ... I mean .. I wasn't even going to come in today .. I made an apointment to get my hair & nails done .. it was going to be the 'feel like a real girl agian' day .. but now Im here at work .. SOOO MAD ..

Help, I dont want to be a grumpy gus .. especially if hes not doing anything wrong ...

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Old 02-21-2003, 08:50 AM   #2
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Re: Sorry I have to vent

Next time he says it must be nice to be laying on the couch, remind him of how nice it is to have nausea and vomiting.

Old 02-21-2003, 08:50 AM   #3
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HES BEING A JERK!!! You know what??? I would consider writing him up! He's a grown man and he has to have his wife call in for him! What a loser! So what if you get extra attention when your sick! Your the manager and he's the worker--he needs to get over it! You have more patience than I do because I'd tell him to not let the door hit him in the a** on the way out!!!
Pregancy is a very special and sometimes stressful time. Try to enjoy yourself and if that guy can't drag his butt to work, then maybe he needs to find a job that's less demanding!

You go girl!!! Jodie

Old 02-21-2003, 09:05 AM   #4
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I couldn't have said it better, Jodie! Write him up and consider filing a formal complaint. He is obviously not a good worker, nor is he a team player! What a loser and I don't blame you a bit! Don't get too worked up though! You have to take care of you! Good luck <IMG SRC="">

Old 02-21-2003, 09:52 AM   #5
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One word: FIRED!

That would never fly at my job! Especially having someone calling in for you. Losing your voice and being incapacitated or in the hospital are the only reasons for that!


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Old 02-21-2003, 10:31 AM   #6
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heheh you guys are so nice to me!! I talked to MY boss and he is having human resources look into his 'illness' ..

I feel much better for having vented .. thanks so much for listening ...

Old 02-21-2003, 12:50 PM   #7
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Re: Sorry I have to vent

Hey sweet <IMG SRC="">,

I am sooo sorry you have to deal with that!!! I agree wholeheartedly with the other women - FIRED!!! That kinda attitude and absenteeism should not be tolerated!!! Having his wife call in - what a weanie!! You are pg and if he could experience it I am sure he would be "singing a different song"! He would be whining and complaining and not worth a darn!! But you have a right to be able to rest on the couch and try to feel better!! You are carrying a special cargo and have to take care of yourself!!!

I am going through somewhat a similar thing because the other people in the office can be sick, but I can't because I am needed. Isn't that sweet, NOT!! I haven't had a full day off yet - granted we can't really afford it, but still. They look at me funny if I leave early and wonder why!

Oops now I am venting!!! <IMG SRC="">

Well I pray all works out for you and this is the place to come when you need to vent!!! These women are wonderful encouragers aren't they?!!!! <IMG SRC="">

God bless,
Angel <IMG SRC="">
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