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Sick Of This Management

, | VA, USA | Bad Behavior, Bosses & Owners, Health & Body

(Last night, during work, I start feeling terribly ill. I knew I won’t be allowed to leave, so I just finish my shift. I wake up the next morning with my head spinning, feverish, and slightly nauseous. I call in to my job at a fast food restaurant to call out.)

Me: “Hi, this is, [My Name]; I’m feeling sick. My stomach is upset, and I have a headache and fever. I need to call out today. I already have a doctor’s appointment.”

Manager: “Well, that doesn’t sound too serious; do you have a virus or something?”

Me: “I don’t know what it is. I haven’t been to the doctor yet.”

Manager: “Well, it doesn’t sound that bad. If you had a virus or something, that would be different, but you either can come in today, or you’re fired.”

Me: “But how can I know what it is if I don’t go to the doctor?”

Manager: “That’s not my problem. Good bye.”

(I went to the doctor at the end of the week. Turns out, I did have a virus. I had to finish my work week, sick, anyway, because I wasn’t allowed to call out. So next time you get sick after eating out, you know why.)

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Adding Insulin To Injury, Part 3

| TX, USA | Bad Behavior, Bosses & Owners, Crazy Requests, Health & Body

(I have Type 1 Diabetes, and therefore sometimes have issues with my blood sugar and other things related to the disease. A couple of days ago, my blood sugar is very out of range, and I have these things in my body called ketones. I am not supposed to exercise, in any way, including work, while this is happening. Note that all morning, because of said blood sugar and ketones, I have felt extremely dizzy and could not get out of bed, let alone pick up a phone. Finally, around three pm, two hours before my shift starts, after having taken my medicine for the blood sugar and ketones, I call my manager to let them know I will be late, and will be there when my blood sugar returned to a normal range. However, the manager who answers the phone is new.)

Manager: “Hello this is [Manager], how may I help you today?”

Me: “Hello, [Manager], this is [My Name]. I’m calling to let you know that my blood sugar is high and I have ketones so—”

Manager: *interrupting* “—I’m sorry but you did this a few weeks ago. I can’t make an exception for you and let you out of work. You have to call me four hours in advance.”

(She thought I was trying to call out of work.)

Me: “Even though four hours before my shift starts is too early to know how my blood sugar will be? I can’t control it. This doesn’t happen that often.”

Manager: “Yes. And you need a doctor’s note every time.”

(My doctor she needs the note for is two hours away, and there is no way I am going up there every time I need a note. Also I am very sensitive sometimes so I was silently crying thinking I was in a lot of trouble, even though the six other managers I’ve had never had an issue with this.)

Me: “But I was… I was just going to call in late. I just need to wait until my blood sugar is normal again.”

Manager: *suddenly changes her tune* “Oh! I understand. My mother has diabetes. When do you think you’ll be in?”

Me: “5:30 to 6 pm.”

Manager: “Okay! Just go watch a movie or something till then.”

Me: “…”

Related:
Adding Insulin To Injury, Part 2
Adding Insulin To Injury

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This Day Is Going Down Under

| Matamoras, PA, USA | Coworkers, Musical Mayhem

(I work at a fast food restaurant, when I hear a strange noise in the headset.)

Me: “What on earth was that?”

(The noise continues and one of my other coworkers has a plastic cup up to his mouth and is blowing/humming into it.)

Coworker #1: “It sounds like a didgeridoo.”

Coworker #2: “How about you didgeri-don’t?”