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(Insider)   Starbucks: "The health and well-being of our partners is and continues to be our top priority." Also Starbucks: If you can't find coverage for your shift, can you find another day to put down your rescue dog?   (insider.com) divider line
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2022-08-07 12:51:53 AM  
Give the dog one of them candy drinks and that dog would die within a hour.
 
2022-08-07 1:31:55 AM  
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2022-08-07 1:37:55 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: Give the dog one of them candy drinks and that dog would die within a hour.


Trying to end the suffering not make it worse.
 
2022-08-07 2:03:58 AM  
Sorry, but I'm with the employer on this one. Having a pet euthanized is something that can be planned for a specific appointment. And I don't care if it was a "rescue" dog. That doesn't make you a special snowflake.
If there is an emergency, coworkers and managers step up. But if you knew your pet was old and sick, you knew this was coming and you shouldn't make it someone else's problem.
If you can make an appointment, don't dump on someone who has to cover your work.
 
2022-08-07 2:34:41 AM  

KB202: Sorry, but I'm with the employer on this one. Having a pet euthanized is something that can be planned for a specific appointment. And I don't care if it was a "rescue" dog. That doesn't make you a special snowflake.
If there is an emergency, coworkers and managers step up. But if you knew your pet was old and sick, you knew this was coming and you shouldn't make it someone else's problem.
If you can make an appointment, don't dump on someone who has to cover your work.


Go drink bleach.

That manager was human trash, much like you
 
2022-08-07 3:12:48 AM  

KB202: Sorry, but I'm with the employer on this one. Having a pet euthanized is something that can be planned for a specific appointment. And I don't care if it was a "rescue" dog. That doesn't make you a special snowflake.
If there is an emergency, coworkers and managers step up. But if you knew your pet was old and sick, you knew this was coming and you shouldn't make it someone else's problem.
If you can make an appointment, don't dump on someone who has to cover your work.


I can't stand dogs, but that's just crazy.
 
2022-08-07 7:30:41 AM  

KB202: Sorry, but I'm with the employer on this one. Having a pet euthanized is something that can be planned for a specific appointment. And I don't care if it was a "rescue" dog. That doesn't make you a special snowflake.
If there is an emergency, coworkers and managers step up. But if you knew your pet was old and sick, you knew this was coming and you shouldn't make it someone else's problem.
If you can make an appointment, don't dump on someone who has to cover your work.


Remember - there are no trolls on Fark.
 
2022-08-07 7:47:13 AM  

KB202: Sorry, but I'm with the employer on this one. Having a pet euthanized is something that can be planned for a specific appointment. And I don't care if it was a "rescue" dog. That doesn't make you a special snowflake.
If there is an emergency, coworkers and managers step up. But if you knew your pet was old and sick, you knew this was coming and you shouldn't make it someone else's problem.
If you can make an appointment, don't dump on someone who has to cover your work.


First off, you're a sad human being if that's your position on people who aren't you, dealing with things in their lives.

Secondly, you obviously could t be bothered with reading the article where the employee was doing what you suggested: requesting time off so that they could go to the scheduled appointment.

Are you suggesting that the pets suffering should be extended, so that the manager and the other employees aren't put out in covering the shift? Because that's what it sounds like. It sounds like you think the manager, nor other employees at the store should even be moderately inconvenienced by the suffering of their colleague and that colleague's pet.
 
2022-08-07 7:57:50 AM  
Holy f*ck.  Imagine wandering into a thread like this one...and finding someone to put on ignore.

Oh brave new world.
 
2022-08-07 8:00:40 AM  
The business model for Starbucks and so many other companies is to churn through their employees.  Push them as far as they will go then replace them with cheaper employees. These past couple of years this model hasn't worked as well but it's still the game plan.
 
2022-08-07 8:20:50 AM  
If they are "partners" they should have an equal say in how the company is run.

There is never anything good about a company that pretends its employees are "partners", "associates", "cast members" [Disney], "family", or any of that other crap. All of it is just a psychological weapon to make employees feel like they owe the faceless, soulless* corporation more than they are being paid for. Especially so in service jobs.


*Literally. The whole point of a corporation is to allow the individuals running it to dissociate themselves not merely legally and financially but also morally from their decisions. See, for example, the manager telling this "partner" to find another day to separate from their beloved companion. This is why corporations should have obligations, not rights.
 
2022-08-07 8:30:11 AM  
This is new?

They tell you "don't come to work sick" then don't give you enough sick days to cover a few days off (sometimes they don't even give you any sick days) so it's inevitable you'll rack up the unexcused absences or have to get a note from your doctor, which, yeah, travelling when you're sick?

/I have heard a few doctors who heard of employers insisting on a doctor's note as "proof" of sickness proceed to write their patients off for 2 or 3 weeks...they get my Hero tag...
 
2022-08-07 8:33:12 AM  
....Back on June 10th, our cat had a stroke and passed at about 9 in the morning.  Mrs Coast was devastated, so the leadership let me go home to sort things out.  On the way, I stopped at a very reputable and well regarded pet  cremation service to make the arrangements - and they couldn't have been nicer or more helpful.  Got home, and got Eek into her carrier for one last trip, and took care of that.

By the time I got Mrs Coast back to the house and I got back to work, it was about 1115.  I walked in, my boss and our office manager took one look at me and told me to go home and stay there, they'd see me on Monday.  I'm sure it helped that both of them are serious animal people, but things were busy enough that they could have just said, 'Sorry about your cat' and let me get back to work.

The whole point being that there are some decent ones out there.
 
2022-08-07 9:42:47 AM  
But is one really allowed to call it a "rescue" dog if you're taking it to be killed?
 
2022-08-07 10:51:27 AM  

KB202: Sorry, but I'm with the employer on this one. Having a pet euthanized is something that can be planned for a specific appointment. And I don't care if it was a "rescue" dog. That doesn't make you a special snowflake.
If there is an emergency, coworkers and managers step up. But if you knew your pet was old and sick, you knew this was coming and you shouldn't make it someone else's problem.
If you can make an appointment, don't dump on someone who has to cover your work.


It was certainly handled pretty callously by the manager, but yeah, having just put our 13 year old cat down this past Friday you can schedule this around the other commitments in your life.
 
2022-08-07 11:38:21 AM  

Fear the Clam: But is one really allowed to call it a "rescue" dog if you're taking it to be killed?


This is why I say I have pre-owned cats.
 
2022-08-07 12:09:35 PM  

question_dj: KB202: Sorry, but I'm with the employer on this one. Having a pet euthanized is something that can be planned for a specific appointment. And I don't care if it was a "rescue" dog. That doesn't make you a special snowflake.
If there is an emergency, coworkers and managers step up. But if you knew your pet was old and sick, you knew this was coming and you shouldn't make it someone else's problem.
If you can make an appointment, don't dump on someone who has to cover your work.

First off, you're a sad human being if that's your position on people who aren't you, dealing with things in their lives.

Secondly, you obviously could t be bothered with reading the article where the employee was doing what you suggested: requesting time off so that they could go to the scheduled appointment.

Are you suggesting that the pets suffering should be extended, so that the manager and the other employees aren't put out in covering the shift? Because that's what it sounds like. It sounds like you think the manager, nor other employees at the store should even be moderately inconvenienced by the suffering of their colleague and that colleague's pet.


The pet's suffering was already extended when the family didn't just put the dog down right when the vet notified them of the issue.  An old dog doesn't just wake up one day with a terminal disease.  They must have seen it coming.

I got medical power of attorney for my dad because he specifically knows I'll put him down as soon as the doctor let's me know there is no chance of recovery rather than letting him continue to suffer.
 
2022-08-07 1:28:45 PM  

Priapetic: KB202: Sorry, but I'm with the employer on this one. Having a pet euthanized is something that can be planned for a specific appointment. And I don't care if it was a "rescue" dog. That doesn't make you a special snowflake.
If there is an emergency, coworkers and managers step up. But if you knew your pet was old and sick, you knew this was coming and you shouldn't make it someone else's problem.
If you can make an appointment, don't dump on someone who has to cover your work.

It was certainly handled pretty callously by the manager, but yeah, having just put our 13 year old cat down this past Friday you can schedule this around the other commitments in your life.


She doesn't even work the day it's scheduled.  I mean, sure, it would be nice to have the day after off, but I don't think that pet bereavement is a common benefit.
 
2022-08-07 1:33:28 PM  
About ten years ago we had to put our dog Zorro down.  He hadn't been doing well.  One night he just kind of splayed out on the kitchen floor and early the next morning he was still there, unable to stand up.  We took him to the vet which by coincidence was next door to the Starbucks where my son was working the early morning shift.  When he found out he asked to leave for the day and they said yes, absolutely, and he came over to say goodbye to Zorro and help us take him home.   I'm sure not all Starbucks managers are heartless assholes.

Zorro has a nice resting place in the pet cemetery that is our back yard.
 
2022-08-07 1:37:37 PM  

TheYeti: Priapetic: KB202: Sorry, but I'm with the employer on this one. Having a pet euthanized is something that can be planned for a specific appointment. And I don't care if it was a "rescue" dog. That doesn't make you a special snowflake.
If there is an emergency, coworkers and managers step up. But if you knew your pet was old and sick, you knew this was coming and you shouldn't make it someone else's problem.
If you can make an appointment, don't dump on someone who has to cover your work.

It was certainly handled pretty callously by the manager, but yeah, having just put our 13 year old cat down this past Friday you can schedule this around the other commitments in your life.

She doesn't even work the day it's scheduled.  I mean, sure, it would be nice to have the day after off, but I don't think that pet bereavement is a common benefit.


Also, holy shiat, how bad do her co-workers hate her that no one will cover her shift?
 
2022-08-07 2:36:46 PM  
No rank and file employee should EVER be required to find their own coverage.  That have a name for people for whom that is one of their duties: Manager.
 
2022-08-07 2:59:12 PM  

Concrete Donkey: KB202: Sorry, but I'm with the employer on this one. Having a pet euthanized is something that can be planned for a specific appointment. And I don't care if it was a "rescue" dog. That doesn't make you a special snowflake.
If there is an emergency, coworkers and managers step up. But if you knew your pet was old and sick, you knew this was coming and you shouldn't make it someone else's problem.
If you can make an appointment, don't dump on someone who has to cover your work.

Go drink bleach.

That manager was human trash, much like you


Is Fark changing? I feel like I've seen more personal attacks in the last few weeks than I did my entire first year here.

My wife is a veterinarian. They put dogs down all the time. It's often emotional, but not always. Most of the time it isn't an emergency, but rarely it is.

If you schedule it, it isn't an emergency. And if you are scheduling a non-emergency procedure for a pet, it seems reasonable to avoid scheduling it during hours when you've already agreed to work.

In this case, she scheduled it for the day before she had to work. It wasn't missing work to make the appointment, it was missing work to grieve for the pet.

And that's fine. I get it. It's sad. But it was entirely reasonable to expect all of this in advance. My wife made a step by step list for me, so I can handle the inevitable death of our dog.

There is no reason why she couldn't have scheduled it in a way that didn't need her to miss work, expecting her to work or find a replacement is entirely reasonable.
 
2022-08-07 2:59:47 PM  
My child was exposed to COVID and was required to be off school for 5 days and then get a negative test before returning last year. We had just moved across country and didn't know anyone or have any alternate childcare set up yet so one of us would have had to stay home with him. My wife volunteered since I'm asthmatic and at high risk from COVID.

My wife was working at Starbucks at the time and called to advise she wouldn't be able to come in to work tomorrow or the rest of the week because if it. Starbucks said that wasn't an excused absence for my wife and demanded she find someone to cover her shifts or be there to work them.

She kindly told the manager to go fark herself and told the manager she was quitting instead of calling off. A week later the birch of a manager had the gall to call my wife and ask her to reconsider because they were short staffed. I don't think she the manager was prepared for the amount of cursing she received in response but it was amusing to listen to her try to backtrack the prior interaction.

That company is 100% toxic and treats their associates like disposable cutlery. My wife has worked more than her share of service jobs and from day one said Starbucks treated their people the worst.
 
2022-08-07 3:12:26 PM  

KB202: Sorry, but I'm with the employer on this one. Having a pet euthanized is something that can be planned for a specific appointment. And I don't care if it was a "rescue" dog. That doesn't make you a special snowflake.
If there is an emergency, coworkers and managers step up. But if you knew your pet was old and sick, you knew this was coming and you shouldn't make it someone else's problem.
If you can make an appointment, don't dump on someone who has to cover your work.



your manager is too farking lame to hire enough staff, and then puts the onus on the employees?

fark off.  you and starkbucks.
 
2022-08-07 3:19:35 PM  

question_dj: KB202: Sorry, but I'm with the employer on this one. Having a pet euthanized is something that can be planned for a specific appointment. And I don't care if it was a "rescue" dog. That doesn't make you a special snowflake.
If there is an emergency, coworkers and managers step up. But if you knew your pet was old and sick, you knew this was coming and you shouldn't make it someone else's problem.
If you can make an appointment, don't dump on someone who has to cover your work.

First off, you're a sad human being if that's your position on people who aren't you, dealing with things in their lives.

Secondly, you obviously could t be bothered with reading the article where the employee was doing what you suggested: requesting time off so that they could go to the scheduled appointment.

Are you suggesting that the pets suffering should be extended, so that the manager and the other employees aren't put out in covering the shift? Because that's what it sounds like. It sounds like you think the manager, nor other employees at the store should even be moderately inconvenienced by the suffering of their colleague and that colleague's pet.

Secondly, you obviously could t be bothered with reading the article where the employee was doing what you suggested: requesting time off so that they could go to the scheduled appointment.


I'm sorry to do this but I'm trying to find coverage for my Sunday shift. I have to put my dog down on Saturday night and I will be an absolute mess. She's my best friend," Smith said in a text to her boss in February, adding "I'm going to text some people and see if they can help out."

I know most people don't read the articles, but I lol when people who don't read/pay attention call out others for not reading them.

Her scheduled shift wasn't on the day of the procedure.
 
2022-08-07 3:24:38 PM  

RogermcAllen: question_dj: KB202: Sorry, but I'm with the employer on this one. Having a pet euthanized is something that can be planned for a specific appointment. And I don't care if it was a "rescue" dog. That doesn't make you a special snowflake.
If there is an emergency, coworkers and managers step up. But if you knew your pet was old and sick, you knew this was coming and you shouldn't make it someone else's problem.
If you can make an appointment, don't dump on someone who has to cover your work.

First off, you're a sad human being if that's your position on people who aren't you, dealing with things in their lives.

Secondly, you obviously could t be bothered with reading the article where the employee was doing what you suggested: requesting time off so that they could go to the scheduled appointment.

Are you suggesting that the pets suffering should be extended, so that the manager and the other employees aren't put out in covering the shift? Because that's what it sounds like. It sounds like you think the manager, nor other employees at the store should even be moderately inconvenienced by the suffering of their colleague and that colleague's pet.

The pet's suffering was already extended when the family didn't just put the dog down right when the vet notified them of the issue.  An old dog doesn't just wake up one day with a terminal disease.  They must have seen it coming.

I got medical power of attorney for my dad because he specifically knows I'll put him down as soon as the doctor let's me know there is no chance of recovery rather than letting him continue to suffer.


I don't think this is a fair assessment. Every dog is going to die. Unless it's just been hit by a car, there is never a clear and immediate need.

Even when an old dog has cancer, lots of times it's found and the decision made not to aggressively treat because of the age and health of the dog...it could be any number of months or years before the dogs quality of life declines to a level that justifies putting them down.

Otherwise, you might as well put down puppies because you know they will die too.

There are also all sorts of pain management options out there. The dog, whether put down on Saturday or next Wednesday, shouldn't have been suffering.
 
2022-08-07 3:49:20 PM  
Off subject, but I remember when my wife's Golden Retriever (she had the dog before we met) was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma which is a death sentence for dogs. That was horrendous suffering.
We scheduled an appointment with the vet to euthanize her on Friday.  We took the dog in, and the vet said "Oh, she doesn't look sick enough.  Enjoy your weekend with her" and declined euthanizing her.  Well, she went downhill fast over the weekend.  By Sunday, it was quite obvious she was suffering.  She was  experiencing seizures and her legs stopped working.  We gave her an edible while we waited for the vet to get off he ass and get to the office. The dog died in the car on the way to the vet's office. We get to the office, and the vet told us, "I called the funeral home.  Just drive there".  So I have to drive 20 minutes with my wife crying and cradling a dead dog in the backseat of my car.  We get to the funeral home, the funeral director comes out, tries to drag the dog out by the front legs, and tells us "wow.  She's a big girl". Now my wife is sobbing uncontrollably.  Meanwhile, the dog has released its bladder and bowels in the backseat and on my wife. I have to go inside and listen to a sales pitch of overpriced cremation services.  I was ready to shove the vet and the funeral director into the retort and flip the switch.
It's been over two years and I still think about that day with great anger. It was traumatizing. And I miss that dog every day.  F*ck Starbucks for putting anyone through the extra torture of trying to deal with a dying animal.
 
2022-08-07 3:58:45 PM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: RogermcAllen: question_dj: KB202: Sorry, but I'm with the employer on this one. Having a pet euthanized is something that can be planned for a specific appointment. And I don't care if it was a "rescue" dog. That doesn't make you a special snowflake.
If there is an emergency, coworkers and managers step up. But if you knew your pet was old and sick, you knew this was coming and you shouldn't make it someone else's problem.
If you can make an appointment, don't dump on someone who has to cover your work.

First off, you're a sad human being if that's your position on people who aren't you, dealing with things in their lives.

Secondly, you obviously could t be bothered with reading the article where the employee was doing what you suggested: requesting time off so that they could go to the scheduled appointment.

Are you suggesting that the pets suffering should be extended, so that the manager and the other employees aren't put out in covering the shift? Because that's what it sounds like. It sounds like you think the manager, nor other employees at the store should even be moderately inconvenienced by the suffering of their colleague and that colleague's pet.

The pet's suffering was already extended when the family didn't just put the dog down right when the vet notified them of the issue.  An old dog doesn't just wake up one day with a terminal disease.  They must have seen it coming.

I got medical power of attorney for my dad because he specifically knows I'll put him down as soon as the doctor let's me know there is no chance of recovery rather than letting him continue to suffer.

I don't think this is a fair assessment. Every dog is going to die. Unless it's just been hit by a car, there is never a clear and immediate need.

Even when an old dog has cancer, lots of times it's found and the decision made not to aggressively treat because of the age and health of the dog...it could be any number of months or years before the dogs quality of life declines to a ...


It is a fair assessment because the article was "I need to put my dog down some time in the future and need the next day off" as opposed to "I just had to have my dog put down, I need tomorrow off".  The suffering is happening between the point at which they know they need to put the dog down and when the dog is actually put down.  See the post above this for a great example of that.
 
2022-08-07 4:19:37 PM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: Concrete Donkey: KB202: Sorry, but I'm with the employer on this one. Having a pet euthanized is something that can be planned for a specific appointment. And I don't care if it was a "rescue" dog. That doesn't make you a special snowflake.
If there is an emergency, coworkers and managers step up. But if you knew your pet was old and sick, you knew this was coming and you shouldn't make it someone else's problem.
If you can make an appointment, don't dump on someone who has to cover your work.

Go drink bleach.

That manager was human trash, much like you

Is Fark changing? I feel like I've seen more personal attacks in the last few weeks than I did my entire first year here.

My wife is a veterinarian. They put dogs down all the time. It's often emotional, but not always. Most of the time it isn't an emergency, but rarely it is.

If you schedule it, it isn't an emergency. And if you are scheduling a non-emergency procedure for a pet, it seems reasonable to avoid scheduling it during hours when you've already agreed to work.

In this case, she scheduled it for the day before she had to work. It wasn't missing work to make the appointment, it was missing work to grieve for the pet.

And that's fine. I get it. It's sad. But it was entirely reasonable to expect all of this in advance. My wife made a step by step list for me, so I can handle the inevitable death of our dog.

There is no reason why she couldn't have scheduled it in a way that didn't need her to miss work, expecting her to work or find a replacement is entirely reasonable.


Go die in a flaming car wreck you useless piece of shiat
 
2022-08-07 4:24:32 PM  

KB202: Sorry, but I'm with the employer on this one. Having a pet euthanized is something that can be planned for a specific appointment. And I don't care if it was a "rescue" dog. That doesn't make you a special snowflake.
If there is an emergency, coworkers and managers step up. But if you knew your pet was old and sick, you knew this was coming and you shouldn't make it someone else's problem.
If you can make an appointment, don't dump on someone who has to cover your work.


Same for you too dipshiat, go play in traffic and make the world better with your passing
 
2022-08-07 5:54:58 PM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: Is Fark changing? I feel like I've seen more personal attacks in the last few weeks than I did my entire first year here.


Theres a lot more emboldened assholes in the world lately who need to be told to fark off
 
2022-08-07 6:05:43 PM  

Concrete Donkey: KB202: Sorry, but I'm with the employer on this one. Having a pet euthanized is something that can be planned for a specific appointment. And I don't care if it was a "rescue" dog. That doesn't make you a special snowflake.
If there is an emergency, coworkers and managers step up. But if you knew your pet was old and sick, you knew this was coming and you shouldn't make it someone else's problem.
If you can make an appointment, don't dump on someone who has to cover your work.

Go drink bleach.

That manager was human trash, much like you


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2022-08-07 6:20:46 PM  

KB202: Sorry, but I'm with the employer on this one. Having a pet euthanized is something that can be planned for a specific appointment. And I don't care if it was a "rescue" dog. That doesn't make you a special snowflake.
If there is an emergency, coworkers and managers step up. But if you knew your pet was old and sick, you knew this was coming and you shouldn't make it someone else's problem.
If you can make an appointment, don't dump on someone who has to cover your work.


Ass.
 
2022-08-07 6:23:31 PM  

AtlanticCoast63: ....Back on June 10th, our cat had a stroke and passed at about 9 in the morning.  Mrs Coast was devastated, so the leadership let me go home to sort things out.  On the way, I stopped at a very reputable and well regarded pet  cremation service to make the arrangements - and they couldn't have been nicer or more helpful.  Got home, and got Eek into her carrier for one last trip, and took care of that.

By the time I got Mrs Coast back to the house and I got back to work, it was about 1115.  I walked in, my boss and our office manager took one look at me and told me to go home and stay there, they'd see me on Monday.  I'm sure it helped that both of them are serious animal people, but things were busy enough that they could have just said, 'Sorry about your cat' and let me get back to work.

The whole point being that there are some decent ones out there.


My company has bereavement leave for the loss of a pet. One got a bunch of gripes, but there are areas where they really shine.
 
2022-08-07 6:45:50 PM  

YouWinAgainGravity: Fark_Guy_Rob: Concrete Donkey: KB202: Sorry, but I'm with the employer on this one. Having a pet euthanized is something that can be planned for a specific appointment. And I don't care if it was a "rescue" dog. That doesn't make you a special snowflake.
If there is an emergency, coworkers and managers step up. But if you knew your pet was old and sick, you knew this was coming and you shouldn't make it someone else's problem.
If you can make an appointment, don't dump on someone who has to cover your work.

Go drink bleach.

That manager was human trash, much like you

Is Fark changing? I feel like I've seen more personal attacks in the last few weeks than I did my entire first year here.

My wife is a veterinarian. They put dogs down all the time. It's often emotional, but not always. Most of the time it isn't an emergency, but rarely it is.

If you schedule it, it isn't an emergency. And if you are scheduling a non-emergency procedure for a pet, it seems reasonable to avoid scheduling it during hours when you've already agreed to work.

In this case, she scheduled it for the day before she had to work. It wasn't missing work to make the appointment, it was missing work to grieve for the pet.

And that's fine. I get it. It's sad. But it was entirely reasonable to expect all of this in advance. My wife made a step by step list for me, so I can handle the inevitable death of our dog.

There is no reason why she couldn't have scheduled it in a way that didn't need her to miss work, expecting her to work or find a replacement is entirely reasonable.

Go die in a flaming car wreck you useless piece of shiat


I find your emotional immaturity endearing. It gives you a child like 'lovable rascal' quality.

You keep being you...

But umm, why 'flaming'? As an environmentalist I can't support that.
 
2022-08-07 6:48:25 PM  

RogermcAllen: Fark_Guy_Rob: RogermcAllen: question_dj: KB202: Sorry, but I'm with the employer on this one. Having a pet euthanized is something that can be planned for a specific appointment. And I don't care if it was a "rescue" dog. That doesn't make you a special snowflake.
If there is an emergency, coworkers and managers step up. But if you knew your pet was old and sick, you knew this was coming and you shouldn't make it someone else's problem.
If you can make an appointment, don't dump on someone who has to cover your work.

First off, you're a sad human being if that's your position on people who aren't you, dealing with things in their lives.

Secondly, you obviously could t be bothered with reading the article where the employee was doing what you suggested: requesting time off so that they could go to the scheduled appointment.

Are you suggesting that the pets suffering should be extended, so that the manager and the other employees aren't put out in covering the shift? Because that's what it sounds like. It sounds like you think the manager, nor other employees at the store should even be moderately inconvenienced by the suffering of their colleague and that colleague's pet.

The pet's suffering was already extended when the family didn't just put the dog down right when the vet notified them of the issue.  An old dog doesn't just wake up one day with a terminal disease.  They must have seen it coming.

I got medical power of attorney for my dad because he specifically knows I'll put him down as soon as the doctor let's me know there is no chance of recovery rather than letting him continue to suffer.

I don't think this is a fair assessment. Every dog is going to die. Unless it's just been hit by a car, there is never a clear and immediate need.

Even when an old dog has cancer, lots of times it's found and the decision made not to aggressively treat because of the age and health of the dog...it could be any number of months or years before the dogs quality of life declines to a ...

It is a fair assessment because the article was "I need to put my dog down some time in the future and need the next day off" as opposed to "I just had to have my dog put down, I need tomorrow off".  The suffering is happening between the point at which they know they need to put the dog down and when the dog is actually put down.  See the post above this for a great example of that.


I'm telling you the quote was certainty hyperbole.

'I need to' means 'I was advised and made a decision and now I'm going to do it'. And if the dog were suffering, the vet that saw them last would have given them meds for the pain or insisted on doing it immediately.
 
2022-08-07 6:51:29 PM  

Unknown_Poltroon: Fark_Guy_Rob: Is Fark changing? I feel like I've seen more personal attacks in the last few weeks than I did my entire first year here.

Theres a lot more emboldened assholes in the world lately who need to be told to fark off


I dunno. It seems like the emboldened aholes are the ones doing the name calling.
 
2022-08-08 1:44:08 AM  
If you can't find coverage for a shift, especially with prior notice, then you have no business being a manager.
 
2022-08-08 4:36:11 AM  
In the service business if you don't show up your for your shift the other people are totally screwed

If you can't cover your shift get your ass to work

it's not like working in a f******  cubicle.
 
2022-08-08 4:40:40 AM  
What the f*** is reading the article what's wrong with rescheduling an execution get your ass to work b****
 
2022-08-08 7:14:19 AM  

zepillin: In the service business if you don't show up your for your shift the other people are totally screwed

If you can't cover your shift get your ass to work

it's not like working in a f******  cubicle.


If missing one person breaks your shift you're doing it wrong.
 
2022-08-08 7:17:18 AM  

nquadroa: zepillin: In the service business if you don't show up your for your shift the other people are totally screwed

If you can't cover your shift get your ass to work

it's not like working in a f******  cubicle.

If missing one person breaks your shift you're doing it wrong.


You have obviously never work servicer had a job that was important
 
2022-08-08 7:18:51 AM  
 You have obviously never work service or had a job it was important Or been an indispensable member of a team
 
2022-08-08 7:19:20 AM  
 Just practicing voice I'll get it down Sunday
 
2022-08-08 7:21:00 AM  
Oh he can be done but you have always never worked high of all you big buck job it's farking hell and people don't show up you have never why does Apple change you have obviously never worked a high-volume big buck job it is farking hell if people don't show up
 
2022-08-08 7:26:58 AM  

zepillin: nquadroa: zepillin: In the service business if you don't show up your for your shift the other people are totally screwed

If you can't cover your shift get your ass to work

it's not like working in a f******  cubicle.

If missing one person breaks your shift you're doing it wrong.

You have obviously never work servicer had a job that was important


fark off. I opened and ran multiple restaurants and later was a GM at a multi million dollar retail establishment.

If one person calling off screws up your whole day then you suck as a owner operator.
 
2022-08-08 7:27:46 AM  
And the manager is probably the farking GM or the owner he's stuck his hand in the fryer last night because we are slammed in the farking kitchen guy didn't show up he's got things to do he's working 9810 hours a week he didn't have time to be covering your farking shift but it's all the boomers fault and he's working 90 to 100 hour 10 hours a week there go no yeah Spraggs invoice
 
2022-08-08 7:28:40 AM  
Practicing voice and fark preview It's a thread kill anyway
 
2022-08-08 7:30:26 AM  

nquadroa: zepillin: nquadroa: zepillin: In the service business if you don't show up your for your shift the other people are totally screwed

If you can't cover your shift get your ass to work

it's not like working in a f******  cubicle.

If missing one person breaks your shift you're doing it wrong.

You have obviously never work servicer had a job that was important

fark off. I opened and ran multiple restaurants and later was a GM at a multi million dollar retail establishment.

If one person calling off screws up your whole day then you suck as a owner operator.


Did you send the fark it off office and your volume was low dude I'm really just playing in and playing with my voice did you sat in the farking office in your volume is low its on size the operation I'm just playing around
 
2022-08-08 7:31:20 AM  

zepillin: nquadroa: zepillin: nquadroa: zepillin: In the service business if you don't show up your for your shift the other people are totally screwed

If you can't cover your shift get your ass to work

it's not like working in a f******  cubicle.

If missing one person breaks your shift you're doing it wrong.

You have obviously never work servicer had a job that was important

fark off. I opened and ran multiple restaurants and later was a GM at a multi million dollar retail establishment.

If one person calling off screws up your whole day then you suck as a owner operator.

Did you send the fark it off office and your volume was low dude I'm really just playing in and playing with my voice did you sat in the farking office in your volume is low its on size the operation I'm just playing around


Let me try that again dude you just sat in your office know how how to that see dude just said your office I'm grumpy this morning I'm just playing around
 
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