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WTF in big capital letters

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my boss called me at home on sunday asking me to change my vacation and come into work on monday and tuesday because she was taking two days off to sort out things with her mom, who was recently diagnosed with terminal cancer. other than my boss, there are four of us in the department – three other fully capable people to run things for two measly days. our team has run things with fewer people, so i was pissed. and i mean pissed. but i grudgingly agreed.

on monday, everyone was shocked to see me, and no one could figure out why our boss asked me to come in when the rest of them were there. i was pissed and they knew it. on monday nite, i ended up getting sick, so i didn’t bother going in on tuesday. i left them a message that i planned on taking next monday and tuesday to make up for my lost vacation.

today, i ended up on the phone with my boss for something else, and she warned me that she may have to call me in on monday because there is a lot going on. you have NO IDEA how mad i am right now {because this happened literally 10 minutes ago}. i haven’t had a break since july, and that was one week. last summer, i worked my ass off because she hadn’t hired anyone to replace my colleague who had left AND she went to a conference AND on vacation during two periods in the summer. i was so stressed to the max that i was in tears nearly every day and almost quit every friday. AND THEN she hired two people at $5,000 more than i was making!!! ever since then, i have been less willing to go “above and beyond” for work. we get appreciated on a daily basis, but when it comes down to it, they take advantage. what does it take to take a simple 5-day vacation around here?????????????????????? everyone else got theirs and didn’t have to cancel!!


Author: elle superstar

I had four cats - now I have six but still no one to talk to, LOL. So, I write this blog to entertain me, myself, and I... and perhaps you.

One thought on “WTF in big capital letters

  1. I could write some cliche words of encouragement but I am sure that is not what you want to hear right now.

    I have been in your shoes before when I was on call for like 3 months straight at the hospital. I was not able to hand over my pager because other people were not “qualified” enough.

    I know how it is.

    Just stay strong, its a rough economy and sometimes we have to deal with the bullsh*t in order to bring food to the table.

    Hope things get better for you.

    – Lev


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