Post # 1
I pretty much embarrassed myself at work on Friday, and I can’t seem to shake it out of my head! I know you guys are wonderful and are pretty good at cheering people up, so I thought maybe if I vented on here I would stop replaying it in my head!
To make a long story short, I am super sick right now. So sick I would have called in to my fast-paced evening job at a bar had there been a single person to cover. We are very low staffed (which is the 22-year old manager’s problem), which is also why he gave us all crazy schedules over Thanksgiving, basically denying my way-in-advance time off request and instead giving me extra shifts, including one to cover somebody’s last week time off request on a shift that’s not even part of my availability, and scheduling me to work 20 of 26 consecutive hours. harsh, right?
Well, when I got to work I told him I was so sick. I was on a lot of cold medicine and way off my game so, of course, I made a credit card error that I’ve never made in my 10 years of working in the industry. I felt sooo bad about it and just mad at myself (and at him for needing me to work when I knew I shouldn’t be). Cut to us talking about it in the office and of course I CRIED ABOUT IT omggg how embarrassing. And we talked out the schedule all while I was sick and crying. There is so much I wish I said different/better when I had the chance and I am replaying the convo over and over! I literally cringe x 100000 recalling this. UGH!!! Erase my this memory from my brain please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Post # 3
Oooooh i have been there. I still have experiences that make me grit my teeth when they roll through my mind! Just have to breathe deep and try to forget. Do something constructive when you think about it.
Post # 4
I think we’ve all been there one way or anything. Just remember you are human, everyone makes mistakes.
Post # 5
@chillinchillin: First of all ((HUGS)) and I hope you’re starting to feel better now.
What I would do in this case is go back in your boss’s office to apologize, and explain what you told us here – that you were feeling extremely sick (as you’d told him) and on cold medication (which makes everyone in the world loopy as hell). Explain that both the credit card error and your emotional outburt were due to the combination of illness and meds. If he’s human at all he should understand this.
More than likely he feels guilty and that he owes you an apology, if anything. You didn’t do anything wrong! You were being a trooper, after all, you could have just stayed home and left him in a bind, but instead you chose to put your work above your own personal misery and that’s admirable.
Don’t be so hard on yourself, my dear! Everyone gets sick sometimes. FWIW, I also get weepy and overly emotional when I get sick; I’m a horrible patient and I just want to lie around undisturbed to wallow in my misery. I’d never be able to work.
Eat some chicken soup, drink lots of oj and get some well-deserved rest.
Post # 6
Oh yeah that sucks, poor girl! When the though creeps up in your mind, just remind yourself that your were SICK,MEDICATED &STRESSED obviously not at your best! You can speack to your boss on your next shift and explain why you cried, appollogize if you feel the need, and explain that h needs to give you time off!!
Get better soon!
Post # 7
Give yourself a break! I don’t know a single professional who hasn’t cared so much/been so passionate about their job/career/field of work, it illicited an emtional response while on the job.
If your manager brings it up, you may want to *gently* (or not so gently) change the subject to labor laws (I know my state has laws against working that many consecutive hours), and sanitation laws (I have had a sanitation license for several years, there are laws in my county about handling food/drinks when you have a contagious illness).
To reiterate, cut yourself some slack. The only mistakes you should beat yourself up over are the ones you made intentionally. Everything else can be fixed.
Post # 8
didn’t realize i put this in ‘rings’ somehow..hahah figures!
thanks for the support! couldn’t agree more than there’s a major ish with both labor laws and health. that’s why I wish I could have expressed my whole point a lot better, but hmm when you’re already sick medicated stressed wannagohomelaydownandcry and then find yourself crying in front of your boss, you’re not the best spoken.
haha i am getting over it but mannn…. lol!