And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~ Kahlil Gibran

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Pet Peeve #12

I cannot STAND it when folks call into work and then ask me if I think Big Boss Lady will be mad about it.

Seriously, folks, if you have a justifiable reason for not being able to be at work, it shouldn't matter if the boss is cranky about it. There are only two reasons I can think of that would cause you worry over calling in. 1) You just started working at a particular place and have called in more than you have been there; or 2) You don't really have a valid reason for calling in and are worried about getting caught.

Think about it, people.


Kati said...

*chuckle* I get that, but I also get the anxiety over the boss being mad. My car wouldn't start this morning. Tried it 6 times, and nothing doing. I wasn't going to play the "let's see if it starts NOW" game all day long, every hour on the hour. 6 tries over the course of two hours is plenty. I called in. I know it's a Wednesday and I know that we're usually resonablly short-handed on Wednesdays (another coworker has that day off as one of her planned "weekend" days). But, I'm also of the opinion that dudette.... my car wouldn't start, what are you REALLY gonna do to me over it? *wry smile* So yeah, a bit of guilt, a bit of hope the boss doesn't get a pole up her butt about it, but trying to enjoy the enforced day at home nonetheless.

Hope the folks peeving ya knock it off and get back to work. *wink*

barefoot gardener said...

But, Kati, your car not starting IS a good reason to be calling in. And you don't call in all the time. Big difference.

We once had a gal call into work because she said she didn't have gas money. I would have understood if she had just started the job and been unemployed for a while or something, but after a YEAR of working somewhere? You would think she could have budgeted a little better than that....this was before the price hikes of the last year, of course.

Anyway, I am rambling....