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omg im so mad right now i could spit nails...

Posted by on Nov. 4, 2008 at 2:24 PM
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so I recently posted a post about my DD being sick for over a month and i asked you all if i should get a second opinion and most of you said yeah i should, well i havent had the time to take her and i felt like she was getting a little better so i held off on taking her, well i came to work today and my babysitter called me and told me that my DD was wheezing really bad and could hardly catch her breath so i panicked,i went and talked to my boss to let him know what was goin on and he was very rude and basically told me if i left i would be fired....so now i was faced with taking my DD to the hospital or keeping my job which i 100% def need right now.... i mean doesnt anyone have any compassion??? ugh either way thank god i got to call my sister and she got off work early to go pick her up and take her to the ER...but now im soooo worried because im not there ya know...and what if its something bad...its not like i can concetrate on work now....please dont bash me and tell me im a bad mom or something you have to understand my income is critical right now...if i dont have a job we dont eat or have heat or food! just had to vent

by on Nov. 4, 2008 at 2:24 PM
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leyash
by on Nov. 4, 2008 at 2:29 PM

I'm sorry you're going through that. I went through something similar about three months ago. My son was severely sick (he had pneumonia & a double ear infection). Well, I was a server at a restaurant... & I called them and told them I wasn't sure what was going on (we didn't know how sick he was, because we hadn't gone to the ER yet), so I told them I didn't think I was going to make it to work. They told me that I was either going to have to call someone to go in for me, or they were going to write me down as a "no call, no show", and I would be fired. In Texas, they don't have to have a reason to let me go - they can fire me, just because. So, I had to go to work, and luckily, my aunt was able to take him. But it sucked that I wasn't able to be there for my baby when he was feeling so bad. I was horribly pissed, and ended up quitting my job there about three weeks later.

I hope your baby feels better. Let us know how everything turns out!

SamanthaAgain
by on Nov. 4, 2008 at 2:36 PM

I'm so sorry.  No bashing from me.  Even though I complain about my job, I'm thankful to have a union job so my boss can't pull that on me.  I hope your baby is ok!

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jenerica
by on Nov. 4, 2008 at 2:41 PM

That really sucks.  I can't stand the thought of being away from my dd when she is sick.  I'm very lucky to work for a company that lets me take off when my dd is too sick to be at school.  I wish you could tell your boss to stick it.

newmom2be08
by on Nov. 4, 2008 at 3:17 PM

Your boss sounds like a real "gem".  Sorry that you couldn't tend to your baby's needs.  What is wrong with people?!?!?  I'm glad that your sister was able to help out though and I don't think you are a bad mom either.   You are doing the best that you can and have to put food on the table for your family.  I would do the same.  I hope your DD feels better!

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HJMT555
by on Nov. 4, 2008 at 3:35 PM

jobs suck but we have to have them and who can afford to lose their job with the terrible economy that said its wrong that your boss wouldn't let you go our families are our lives and a job is just that its wrong to be torn between the two my heart goes out to you i work at walmart and that is how they act they should come first ah no. its great that you have your sister to help you out my younger sister lives close and stays at home so she helps out when she can and i really appreciate it. i hope nothing is really wrong with your baby and its never the same as getting the info first hand but try to work with the situation good luck. isn't it great to have a site like cafe mom to vent just like talking to an old friend.

frndlyfn
by on Nov. 4, 2008 at 4:30 PM

how the heck could they put down no call if you called? I dont get that.

Quoting leyash:

I'm sorry you're going through that. I went through something similar about three months ago. My son was severely sick (he had pneumonia & a double ear infection). Well, I was a server at a restaurant... & I called them and told them I wasn't sure what was going on (we didn't know how sick he was, because we hadn't gone to the ER yet), so I told them I didn't think I was going to make it to work. They told me that I was either going to have to call someone to go in for me, or they were going to write me down as a "no call, no show", and I would be fired. In Texas, they don't have to have a reason to let me go - they can fire me, just because. So, I had to go to work, and luckily, my aunt was able to take him. But it sucked that I wasn't able to be there for my baby when he was feeling so bad. I was horribly pissed, and ended up quitting my job there about three weeks later.

I hope your baby feels better. Let us know how everything turns out!


allgirls
by on Nov. 4, 2008 at 5:07 PM

you should seek counsil that does not sound legal. It might be I don't know it just does not sound right. Sorry hope that the babe feels bettter.

Karabeara78
by on Nov. 4, 2008 at 5:15 PM

This makes me sooo mad. I've quit a job before because my son (who was only 6 months old at the time) was in daycare and was very sick and they kept trying to reach me at work but couldn't seem to get in touch with me. When I went to pick him up after work, they told me they kept calling and calling and no one seemed to know who I was (I worked at a casino hotel. granted - there are ALOT of employees but HELLO! This was an emergency!) I called and told them they could shove that jump straight up their ass. My son is beyond more important than job.

Another incident happened when my son was 2. He fell and landed on the bookcase and split his forehead open and I was supposed to be at work in a half hour. I rushed him to the ER and called work to tell my boss and his response was, "So, when can you come in?" lol I told him unless he wanted me to show up with blood all over my work shirt, I wouldn't be making it. lol I did keep that job because I basically put him in his place but hell, if he would have gave me an ultimatum, I would have told him to go to hell.

I was lucky enough to have not NEEDED either job at the time so I am very sorry about your situation. That really bites and I hope your son is okay.

marieponce
by on Nov. 4, 2008 at 5:17 PM

most companies have a time set that you have to call in before in order for it to count.  this is to keep people from calling in 15 minutes before their shift begins.  you would think during an actual emergency they would show some compassion however.  :(

Quoting frndlyfn:

how the heck could they put down no call if you called? I dont get that.

Quoting leyash:

I'm sorry you're going through that. I went through something similar about three months ago. My son was severely sick (he had pneumonia & a double ear infection). Well, I was a server at a restaurant... & I called them and told them I wasn't sure what was going on (we didn't know how sick he was, because we hadn't gone to the ER yet), so I told them I didn't think I was going to make it to work. They told me that I was either going to have to call someone to go in for me, or they were going to write me down as a "no call, no show", and I would be fired. In Texas, they don't have to have a reason to let me go - they can fire me, just because. So, I had to go to work, and luckily, my aunt was able to take him. But it sucked that I wasn't able to be there for my baby when he was feeling so bad. I was horribly pissed, and ended up quitting my job there about three weeks later.

I hope your baby feels better. Let us know how everything turns out!



MumsTheWord571
by Gold Member on Nov. 4, 2008 at 5:18 PM

OMG that is terrible! I don't think that it is legal for him to do that! I am glad that your sis was available. I hope that she is okay.

Take care!

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