Tuesday, October 14, 2008


I've been battling a cold for a week now. I'm PMSing. I feel like simultaneously crying, screaming and putting my fist through a window. And I have to work today because if I don't, the company won't shell out the Stat Holiday pay from our national holiday yesterday (some bullshit about having to work the scheduled shift before and after the holiday).

Getting ready for work, my head clouded with snot, rage and suppressed tears, I turn to my roomie and say, "If I weren't working today, I'd call in sick." Story of my life folks. Story of my life.

tall penguin


jdbartlett said...


That's all I've got. Sorry.

Tim said...

Sorry you're feeling unwell. I hope things turn around for you soon!

These rediculous policies are conceptualized by morons, approved by idiots and implemented by jack-asses. My question for all of these boneheads is this; what is the business case for this stupid policy? What do you gain, what do you lose?

When I was running a business I was more interested in employing responsible adults who knew when they were sick, not children who need rediculous policies because you think they are going to steal from you. If you continually treat your employees like they are stealing from you, they will find ways to steal from you, either in merchandise, time, attention to detail, loyalty to the business and customers, etc, etc.

IMHO, of course!

vanessa said...

My doors are open anytime. Come get your immune system boosted!