I have three kids ages 4, 3, and 2. I have been at my job almost two years. I only take off if the kids are sick and even then i usually am only gone to take them to the doctor because mother in law keeps them during the day, so i know they are in good hand even when they are a little sick.
Well one of my daugthers has to go monthly to a specialist (atleast right now she dows), and here latley, they have all been getting sick, with ear aches and we had there well child visist recentley too.
There is me and another girl in the office, who cannot do anything by herself. SHe has been here a year and still cant do her job. Well, my boss is gone this week and my MIL called me and said the baby is running a fever and is saying her ear hurts again.
Now let me just say that the co-worker was out yesterday morning all morning, taking her child to an appointment and the boss had no problem with it. She said "oh she can handle it byherself" talking about me.
So i called my boss to see if i could leave at 3 to take the baby to the doctor (it is 40 miles away and the appointment is at 4). She said yes, but i gess tell Jane (the coworker) to just close ther door when you leave so no one comes in. (pretty much told me that even she knows the co-worker doesnt know her job). And i could tell by her tone that she didnt like it. Oh, we normally close our office at 4o'clock anyways. Plus today has been slow customer wise so she might have one customer trickle in and the rest would probably be phone calls.
Anyways i just get the impression that having three small kids is a real inconvience to my boss and get the feeling like she doesnt like me very much.
Would you let it bother you, or just do what you have to do and not let it bother you.
Asked by Anonymous at 1:57 PM on Aug. 22, 2012 in Money & Work
Answer by LostSoul88 at 2:00 PM on Aug. 22, 2012
Answer by luvmygrandbaby at 2:01 PM on Aug. 22, 2012
Answer by older at 2:01 PM on Aug. 22, 2012
Unless your boss directly insults you or your children (which would be a financial & legal "no no") I would take what she said as more of insult about the co worker's inability to handle the office on her own, than rather you leaving early. Would your MIL be willing to take them to their Dr. appt's for you? You can sign a Medical POA, giving her permission to have them medically treated. Either way, if you like the job, or need the job, I wouldn't worry about such a trivial comment & just continue doing a good job. GL :)
Answer by mrsmom110 at 2:12 PM on Aug. 22, 2012
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Answer by Dardenella at 2:39 PM on Aug. 22, 2012