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Ughh thay make me so mad!

post #1 of 27
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Lee just called a few minutes ago asking me why I had told our friend that he had gone with his mom to get tires put on the truck. His mom aparently called out sick from work (she happens to work with our friend) and had only left a message on the answering machine. Our friend called looking for Lee and I said "Oh he went with his mom to get tires put on the deisel so we can pull the trailer saturday". He turned around and told the boss and now she isn't getting paid for they day. They are blaming me. Had I know that getting the tires on the truck was top secret information then I wouldn't have said anything. I guess next time I will be breifed on what information can be disclosed and what cannot.
post #2 of 27
They should have kept you in the loop!!! It's their fault!
post #3 of 27
Brandi, you should have consulted your crystal ball before answering any ?'s, just in case one of them was lying...
post #4 of 27
You could always turn it around and say, "Well, if she had only been honest..." but I doubt that would go over well.
post #5 of 27
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It just makes me so mad they expect me to just KNOW what I can disclose and what is not to be disclosed. I can't possibly just know that she is calling in sick in order to be paid or that me telling a friend of the family that they are getting tires on the truck would cause so much trouble!
post #6 of 27
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Originally Posted by snosrap5
They should have kept you in the loop!!! It's their fault!
....Poor Brandi!.......
post #7 of 27
I believe this is the perfect occasion for this smiley:


I've done the same thing a time or two Brandi, like Eva said, they should've kept you in the loop! Totally not your fault
post #8 of 27
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277
I believe this is the perfect occasion for this smiley:

I think that smiley has just made me feel better about it!! Thank you!!
post #9 of 27
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Originally Posted by Phenomsmom
I think that smiley has just made me feel better about it!! Thank you!!
You're very welcome!
post #10 of 27
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Originally Posted by katiemae1277
I believe this is the perfect occasion for this smiley:
You crack me up!
post #11 of 27
I wonder why they aren't mad at his friend who told the boss If he knew she had called in sick, and he is Lee's friend, why would he tell?

Don't worry, we are not mad at you!
post #12 of 27
Lying always comes back to bite you on the rear end, you just sped up the process. If you hadn't spilled, your MIL likely would have later with the same result. You are the virtuous one in this situation!
post #13 of 27
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Originally Posted by squirtle
I wonder why they aren't mad at his friend who told the boss If he knew she had called in sick, and he is Lee's friend, why would he tell?

Don't worry, we are not mad at you!


Seriously I would be more ticked off at the "friend" co-worker rather than you! I'm sure that co-worker has called in "sick" several times before just to get paid. That's not right and a little underhanded. I wouldn't trust that person again.
post #14 of 27
Poor Brandi, poopie on a yucky situation! You aren't at fault though, well, I guess you are because you should have known you needed to consult the tea leaves and Crystal ball, goodness!
post #15 of 27
Am I crazy here, or does no one think that what she did was wrong, to call in sick when she had personal business to take care of? Her 'sick' time represents money and inconvenience to a business, and that eventually works its way down to other employees. In my mind the only person at fault here was the one who decided to take time off in the first place.
post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by squirtle
I wonder why they aren't mad at his friend who told the boss If he knew she had called in sick, and he is Lee's friend, why would he tell?

Don't worry, we are not mad at you!
That was my first thought as well...

For sure, there's nowt as queer as folk.
post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by jennyranson
Am I crazy here, or does no one think that what she did was wrong, to call in sick when she had personal business to take care of? Her 'sick' time represents money and inconvenience to a business, and that eventually works its way down to other employees. In my mind the only person at fault here was the one who decided to take time off in the first place.
This is also true.
post #18 of 27
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Originally Posted by jennyranson
Am I crazy here, or does no one think that what she did was wrong, to call in sick when she had personal business to take care of? Her 'sick' time represents money and inconvenience to a business, and that eventually works its way down to other employees. In my mind the only person at fault here was the one who decided to take time off in the first place.
I agree! Calling in sick when you're not really sick is tantamount to lying if you ask me. Sorry if I offend anyone by saying that.
post #19 of 27
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Originally Posted by jennyranson
Am I crazy here, or does no one think that what she did was wrong, to call in sick when she had personal business to take care of? Her 'sick' time represents money and inconvenience to a business, and that eventually works its way down to other employees. In my mind the only person at fault here was the one who decided to take time off in the first place.
Technically you are right. I'm not offended I do admire your honesty with the company you work for. I do admit though that there have been days that I just can't get things done around the house and the only time I can do it is work time.
Most businesses though put in place that if you're caught playing "Hooky" (taking a sick day and not being sick) they'll either not pay you for a day or put a vacation day in place of it (so you lose a vacation day).

The company I work for however give "Personal Times Off" that are used interchangeably as vacation days or sick days. Then it prevent any punishment.
post #20 of 27
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Originally Posted by jennyranson
Am I crazy here, or does no one think that what she did was wrong, to call in sick when she had personal business to take care of? Her 'sick' time represents money and inconvenience to a business, and that eventually works its way down to other employees. In my mind the only person at fault here was the one who decided to take time off in the first place.
I agree 100%
post #21 of 27
Sorry you are in trouble with your honey. Next time just read his mind and you'll know all.
Lying will come around and bite you in the butt. That's why I never do it. I'm not good at it and it just makes me angry when someone does it to me. I guess I feel sorry that you got caught in the middle of it though, like it's YOUR fault that you told the truth. YOU HORRIBLE PERSON YOU!
post #22 of 27
She shouldn't have lied to her employer to begin with - like Annasmom said, lying always comes back to bite you and its better sooner than later, and as a 'friend' he shouldn't have said anything and Lee should be annoyed at him.

I agree with Jennysmom - it is wrong to 'steal' from your employers and thats what you do when you take a paid sick day for something that can very easily be done in the evening or weekend. If I take a day off sick I do it without pay or take vacation pay for the day and usually I offer to work from home anyway.
post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by icklemiss21
She shouldn't have lied to her employer to begin with - like Annasmom said, lying always comes back to bite you and its better sooner than later, and as a 'friend' he shouldn't have said anything and Lee should be annoyed at him.

I agree with Jennysmom - it is wrong to 'steal' from your employers and thats what you do when you take a paid sick day for something that can very easily be done in the evening or weekend. If I take a day off sick I do it without pay or take vacation pay for the day and usually I offer to work from home anyway.
Well said! When I take a day off due to sickness I end up working from home, too...I feel guilty not carrying my weight.
post #24 of 27
What kind of friend though turns around and tells the boss what you are really up to? That is kind of weird, and rude.
post #25 of 27
If she is not working you might be required to do what she was supposed to do.

This spring I took a lot of sick days because I had a kidney infection. However, I am working for free this summer. So I should by now have made up all the work I missed.
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by Crystal211
Well said! When I take a day off due to sickness I end up working from home, too...I feel guilty not carrying my weight.
I sometimes feel like this, but I try to resist the urge. I work hard at work and I take care of me. I have gone in when ill if I felt that it was important, but I have learned to evaluate whether it's important or if it's just because I'm worried that people will think I'm malingering or being a hypocondriac or whatever.
post #27 of 27
When I first got an UTI I never took time off because I had always been healthy and I didn't think much about it. Then it became a kidney infection.....

It is to my experience that if you don't take time off initially you'll eventually take way more time off than you can afford to.
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