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What a day! I have an idiot for a co-worker!

post #1 of 16
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Let me tell you I am having a day. I woke up feeling very nauseous, but as I had to conduct interviews today I got up, showered and made my way to work. By the time I got to work I was having serious Braxton Hicks contractions (for a while there I thought they were the real thing). My co-worker, who is supposed to be helping with the interviews (he is actually the main person, not that you can tell by the distribution of work) came in cranky (didn't even show for yesterday's interviews) and went home early, leaving me again with the bulk of the work. Each person who has been coming in has to do a written test 1st, followed by an oral interview. I have to sit in the room with them during the writing so that no cheating happens (don't know how they can cheat on this test - it is all about personal suitablity and not knowledge) and then sit through the interview. Since I have been having these pains all day (the baby will not settle) I am trying not to grimace so that they don't think I am grimacing about them. That would certainly throw them off during the interview portion. There are times I just want to double over in pain. Well more discomfort then actual pain. And I have to come in tomorrow as we have one more interview in the morning and my co-worker (who is supposed to be in charge of this process) has said he probably won't be in. All because he has a sore back. Do I have a right to be peeved at him?

Sorry for the vent, but I can't let loose at work.

Thanks for listening.
post #2 of 16
Sorry to hear you are having such a rough day! Sounds like your co-worker is just looking for some extra time off for the holiday season and doesn't mind letting you pick up the slack. Hope your supervisor finds out and calls him on the carpet.
post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by Yosemite
Sorry to hear you are having such a rough day! Sounds like your co-worker is just looking for some extra time off for the holiday season and doesn't mind letting you pick up the slack. Hope your supervisor finds out and calls him on the carpet.
Wouldn't that be nice, but our manager is off on holidays!
post #4 of 16
Sorry for the bad day Ady! Here's a hug -
post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by WellingtonCats
Sorry for the bad day Ady! Here's a hug -
Hope you can see the good side of these soon...
post #6 of 16
Turn tables on your co-worker. Give him a call before you go home and let him know you've been having contractions all day and you may miss tomorrow morning's interview. If he's like MOST men, he'll be so freaked by the fact that you're "in labor" he won't give you any difficulty.

Don't cut him any slack for his sore back.
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by Sweets
Turn tables on your co-worker. Give him a call before you go home and let him know you've been having contractions all day and you may miss tomorrow morning's interview. If he's like MOST men, he'll be so freaked by the fact that you're "in labor" he won't give you any difficulty.

Don't cut him any slack for his sore back.
I feel to responsible to do that. Plus, knowing him he will tell me to call the person and cancel their interview. That would be unfair to them!
post #8 of 16
Ahh Adrienne, sorry to hear you had a bad day........how much longer do you have with your pregnancy??
post #9 of 16
Oh I know all about idiot co-workers, that bites for you though! I'm sorry you're in pain... forgive my ignorance but if you're having Braxton-Hicks contractions, are you supposed to be resting more or anything or is it fine to be working and such?
post #10 of 16
I'm sorry he's a jerk. You have a right to be angry.
post #11 of 16
actually i would do that, call him and say youre having serious contractions and i f he doesnt go to the interview it would be unfair to the person.
Put pressure on him!!!! dont let him get away
post #12 of 16
Please consider that you and the baby are more important that the interviewee? and certainly more than your irresponsible co-worker sore back my foot (substitute shorter word).

Pay attention to whether or not these braxton-hicks contractions become and stay regular, or are strong enough to take your breath away or you find you are uncomfortable (more than you've been during this pregnancy)walking, it's time for a prompt call to your doctor and resting while you wait for a call back. Seriously. Even if after an hour, they fade off from regular, if you are still a few weeks from your due date, you don't need to be effacing your cervix, let alone beginning any dilation.

retired l&d nurse who did plenty of high risk antepartum care putting her hat back on for a moment,

unless you are within 2 weeks of your due date, don't take any chances.
post #13 of 16
Are you drinking enough water? I had many bouts of serious braxton hicks contractions because I was dehydrated.
post #14 of 16
Ady-

Please be careful and don't dismiss those contractions to easily. Prior to Jeremy being born, the day before I started having labor pains. Don rushed me to the hospital, not once, but twice and both times we were told it was false labor and sent home. That night was my Natural Childbirth class and the instructer, a good friend and an RN was showing a film of a woman giving birth. When the woman started labor in the film so did I, and only a seasoned father who was sitting on my other side and getting the heck squeezed out of his hand because my hand was on top of his and I would squeeze every time the pain shot through me- anyway at the end of the film Jo asked if there were any questions, and Max raised his hand and said no questions, but Mary Anne is in labor! Don snapped "No she's not, she's been doing this all day!" Well long story short I was taken upstairs, thankfully the class was at the hospital, and I was close to giving birth, but I wasn't dilating correctly. They kept me in labor to long trying to induce me chemically and well, you are a long time member so you know the rest of the sad story.



I know that you want this baby really badly. Please be safe and contact your doctor or go to the hospital to be sure everything is okay. I would hate for you to have to suffer as I did, both during the labor and afterwards and end up with empty arms after nine months of hope. I do not want to hijack your thread, I do want you to understand this could be serious and should be treated as such!


hugs
post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the support everyone! The contractions did ease off - I think I did need to drink alot more water. I am here today for the last interview of the year and then I am off until Tuesday. I plan on resting the entire time. I am still 5 weeks away from my due date.

Oh, by the way, that co-worker has called in sick today. Convenient isn't it?
post #16 of 16
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Originally Posted by adymarie
I feel to responsible to do that. Plus, knowing him he will tell me to call the person and cancel their interview. That would be unfair to them!
Too bad you couldn't conference your manager into the call with the co-worker. That would change his tune!
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