I am an adminstrative assistant at a local college. There is nothing for me to be doing, as it is still summer break and we don't handle admissions or enrollement in my department.
I dropped my son off with the sitter today, and he was fine. She called me an hour later to tell me that he was throwing up. I can't leave because there were two call off's and something "MIGHT" happen that requires my boss to leave the office ( nothing has happened to require him to leave the office in 3 months) .
My sitter just called me again, it's been 2 hours since the first call - because my son was crying hysterically that he wants me. He has thrown up 2 more times, for a total of 3 times in 3 hours. I called the nurse advice line and they said that if he starts vomitting more than once an hour, to bring him in. My son has had health problems in the past - thank god it's in the past - but I fear they might flare up again.
If my sitter tells me he's throwing up again, I'm liekly to quit my job! My baby needs me
I left - I am home with my baby. Just to answer some questions :
Each year, I get 3 weeks of paid time off - two vacation, one personal. I still have 8 days. My husband just started a new job, so he couldn't leave to handle the situation, and my saons father in univolved.
My sitter ended up taking my son to my mother. My sitter does not mind "dealing" with my son being sick, but he wanted me. I made sure to find a sitter that was okay with giving medications and providing sick care - She was only calling me to keep me in the loop, when I asked her to take DS to my mom, because my mom could sign off on medical care if needed. When he got to my mom's, she laid him down for a nap and he threw up in his sleep. Mom called me and I called HR and asked them what I could do about the situation. They told me to go take care of my kid that she'd put in the personal time and send me the confirmation email. I left. I told my boss - I love my job, I do a great job, I helped you build this department from the ground up. But , my son needs me. I am taking him into urgent care and I will have the paper work to prove it. I will be here bright and early tomorrow morning, but I have to go.
He said " What if I have to leave the office" - I told him, voicemail;s are forwarded to my email, which I get on my phone and all of your emails come to me anyways, so I will be all caught up by tomorrow mornings. He said " You can't leave, I need you here" I told him "My kid needs me right now, and HR has approved the personal time already. I'll forward you the email" - He just said "Ok"
I'm glad I stood up for my baby and my motherhood which is my top priority.
DS is sleeping on my leg right now. The doctor said there is a nasty virus going around, and that it will be gone in 24-48 hours. My mom is babysitting tomorrow so that I know my baby is comfortable while I'm at work
Thank you all for the support. Be back later