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(610 WIOD)   "I got my toe stuck in the faucet." "My dog is having a nervous breakdown." "A coyote dragged my pet goat into the woods"   ( divider line
    More: Stupid, CareerBuilder, absenteeism, nervous breakdowns, faucets  
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7761 clicks; posted to Main » on 15 Oct 2012 at 1:36 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-10-15 02:22:17 PM  
2 votes:

Mugato: "A coyote dragged my pet goat into the woods Operation Northwoods"

2012-10-15 04:43:43 PM  
1 vote:
I work in a hospital in rural Manitoba Canada. Burnout is extremely quick among nurses and health care aides (or cna as the U.S calls them)

We are chronically short staffed, and frustrated by the lack of doctors. We went 3 straight months with someone calling in sick. Most of the time the person is calling, they are unable to be replaced.

Threatening to replace chronic offendersl is laughable, there's no one to replace them.

If you want to work, and can humble yourself to deal with all the crap involved, get in health care. Many states and provinces will at least partially fund your Education, and many times sponsor the whole thing.

I love what I do, just frustrated that we can't give the patients the care they deserve.

Except for the patients that think they are in a 5 star hotel, and demand to be waited on hand and foot. They can EABOD and DIAF
2012-10-15 03:15:17 PM  
1 vote:
I just quit a job where a full 1/4 of the staff would be out sick EVERY DAY. Not the same folks each day, but roughly the same amount of people. About once a week someone just wouldn't come back. Or they'd get fired over something minor. That kind of thing happens when you pay minimum wage but require employees to be over 25 with a clean MVR and criminal background. The kind of folks that meet that criteria are generally not going to put up with bullshiat for long for sub-$300 weekly paychecks. I have acquaintances who've done federal time for violent crimes that make twice what I was making, in 1/3 less time... but driving like a sane person my whole life and not robbing raping and killing at will is only worth $7.50 an hour.

//found being a stay-at-home dad is way cheaper than working for minimum wage, and far more satisfying.
2012-10-15 03:01:00 PM  
1 vote:
"I got my toe stuck in the faucet." "My dog is having a nervous breakdown." "A coyote dragged my pet goat into the woods"
A woe, an 'oh no', and a show.
2012-10-15 02:20:02 PM  
1 vote:
Yeah, so let's play the other side of the coin here shall we?

I've been working for months on a big project. Staying late and working no less than 50 hour weeks, coming in at 2AM multiple times, spending time on the weekends, etc. to get this project done. -All out of my job description and requirements.

The only thing I asked for is that when it was over, my boss let me take a week of vacation (I have six weeks as part of my package). Final pieces fall into place, and I mention to my boss I'll need to take the time off... Answer... no.

Why? Because it's Elk hunting season and he's taking off two weeks to go Elk hunting and doesn't want to leave his team alone without *me* there to take care of them.

Now, normally people would say, "Hey, that's great he thinks a lot of you! You're probably next in line to take his position." -But that couldn't be farther from the truth. I get paid more than my boss and am supposed to be in a position where I do nothing but Architecture work in IT. -He's supposed to do the baby sitting.

But instead of him doing his job, I've been doing *my job* and his job while he goes hunting, or to his kid's football games, or to his kid's scouting crap, or while he goes to Disney World, etc.

I'm sick of this crap.

If anyone deserves a vacation, it's me. In the last year, I've taken this organization from the *worst* performing in the nation, to the best performing... Heck, I'm featured in magazines for the same thing. I just spent an hour the other day getting my picture taken for a second featured article about my work.

So, honestly, I don't feel bad when people make up stupid excuses to get out of work, especially if they deserve it. But a boss who decides two weeks of Elk hunting is more important than saving lives or giving his most outstanding employee a well deserved break, can go suck a dick.
2012-10-15 01:53:48 PM  
1 vote:

Endive Wombat: The last company I worked for and the one I currently work for were VERY specific about enjoying life outside of work. It was and is understood that sometimes, you just need a Thursday off to do some shiat or just to hang on the couch all day in your boxers for a mental break. Silly excuses are a manifestation of the American hard working ethic and the almost impossible expectations of bosses, corporate initiatives, sales/production goals, etc.

My company understands that if you need a day - go for it. Because, there are going to be random times where you will have to work all weekend.

My last job had Paid Time Off instead of splitting it up into sick, vacation, personal, etc. Breaks longer than 3 days needed a dr's note or preapproval, but other than that it was yours to do with as you wish and nobody else's business. You called out and said, "I'm taking a day, " and that was that. As long as you got your work done, nobody cared if you had the explosive shiats or were just hung over. Or wanted to go for a hike that day.

It was nice being treated like a grownup.
2012-10-15 11:59:33 AM  
1 vote:
2012-10-15 11:17:51 AM  
1 vote:
JoJo Finkeldei?

/that does sound like a HR reps name
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