Post # 1
My husband was telling me about this guy who he used to work with, but a new story recently popped up about him, and I can’t stop thinking about how much of a douche this guy was. We’ll call him John.
When John started working at the company, he told his supervisor that he would need to leave at 3pm every day because his wife was undergoing chemotherapy and he had to take her each afternoon. Eventually this guy either quit or got fired (not sure what happened) but recently a friend of John’s started working there. Another coworker had brought up how it was too bad about John’s wife because he remembered that he had to leave daily at 3 to take her to chemo. The friend of John’s asked “what do you mean?” and the story was explained. Well the friend said that it was absolutely not true, John’s wife has never been sick and is healthy as can be. So the friend immediately calls John’s wife to tell her what John did (not sure what he thought this may accomplish, but whateves.) I have no idea what happened after, but it makes me so angry that this DB, John, would lie about his wife being sick, just to leave work early. Ugh!
Post # 2
Wow–that’s pretty high up there on the asshat scale. Not only that, it just seems to beg Fate to send some bad juju his (or his wife’s) way. Not cool.
Post # 3
Wow. That’s a huge d bag move! Several years ago my aunt told people she had stage 5 cancer so she could get out of paying some bills. They were local businesses, so she played the sympathy card.
Post # 4
Meh, doesn’t make him an automatic douchebag (although the chances are still pretty high that he’s a douchebag). Maybe he’s an alcoholic who was going to AA meetings and didn’t want to tell anyone, or maybe he and his wife were in counseling and didn’t want word getting around. Kind of crappy to use chemo as an excuse when you’re not having chemo but sometimes you need some kind of explanation and “I have an appointment” just isn’t enough of one. Heck, I took the day off when I had an appointment to get my IUD put in, and when we request time off at my job, we have to put in a justification, so I just put “having minor outpatient surgery” because I needed something that would explain why I needed a whole day but didn’t think I needed to tell my boss I was getting an IUD.
Post # 5
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My uncle is a huge asshole like that. He was an iron worker for awhile, and told all his coworkers his wife had cancer. During xmas time, all the guys in the union pitched in to buy his 3 girls xmas presents, get his wife a spa package and a bunch of groceries for the whole family. He accepted all the gifts and didn’t bat an eye.
Post # 6
Fall_In_Love22: That’s pretty messed up. It reminds me of that one bride that faked having terminal cancer and received thousands of dollars worth of services and donations. She wasn’t the least bit repentant either once she was busted.
I kind of wish people like that would be forced to go to a hospice facility and spend time with terminal cancer patients. Maybe if they see what actual patients and their loved ones endure, they wouldn’t create such a vile excuse for personal gain.
Post # 7
- Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!
Fall_In_Love22: Seeing as how there isn’t even a stage 5, I find that kind of funny…
Post # 8
Horseradish: I took the day off to get my IUD (and the day after as well). My doctor and job weren’t in the same town at the time so it was far away for the appt and then they said you’d feel terrible the next day. Which I didn’t.
ANYWAY, I just said I had a “procedure” and the doctor recommended taking the next day off.
Post # 9
Ryansgirl: Super douchebag move. Firstly, I’d be so embarassed as the wife if I found out people were sympathizing over me for something I didn’t have.
Secondly, couldn’t he have used any other excuse? Therapy, his child’s therapy, child’s after school activities, like PP said AA (I’d rather tell my boss that then MAKE UP cancer)…yikes..
Post # 10
people like that make me sick. selfish in the extreme. Sure, everyone is guilty of taking an hour or two here and there that isn’t exactly kosher, but to habitually lie to get a work perk that you neither deserve, nor understand the ramifications of requestion is just disgusting. the big C is no joking matter and it’s definitely not a get out of jail (or work) free card.
Post # 11
Ryansgirl: yeah douchebagy… yesh wonder what he was really doing?
would be a good spin off on douche bag stories.
my friends ex, man i knew he was a douche bag the moment i saw him. but they dated and i began to like him as a friend… then they broke up. and back together and then broke up. well after the last break up.. he got into a drunk driving acciedent where he wasnt caught. and then he ended up sleeping with her new- 19 year old nanny.. gross dude. youre 32 or something. what a prick. some people
Post # 12
While I agree that its a total douche move, I’m guilty of lying about fake family issues to get a day off here and there. Truth be told, I’ve had a handful of fake uncles die since I started working roughly a decade ago. I actually don’t even have any uncles, living or dead. However, I would never fabricate a lie about my spouses health, especially when it comes to cancer. Too many people actually suffer from that for it to be used as some bullshit excuse to bounce early from work on a daily basis.
Post # 13
FutureDrAtkins: I know! That’s why people knew she was nuts. If you’re going to lie, at least know what you’re lying about.
Post # 14
Wowzers, that’s incredibly douchy!
This isnt quite so bad, but definitely made me think “WHAAAAA…Did you just say that?!?!?” I had a co-worker who got pregnant by “surprise”, she’d been dating her BF for a while. She wasnt extremely thrilled about having a baby, but he was absolutely beside himself about being a dad. One Friday as I was leaving work I said to her “Have a good weekend”, and she responds with “It’s not really a weekend when you have a kid”. Now, I understand that having a kid is freakin tough, and no, you dont get to relax or anything like you used to… but a weekend is still a weekend, and you get to spend the next 2 days at home with your beautiful child and BF…. but hey, whatever! lol
Post # 15
Ryansgirl: I once used chemo to get out of work…
Not necessarily as bad as that, but I was leaving work early to go to a concert. This absolute nosey b!tch who was some what of a superior to me said snidely, “Ohh, where are you off to?” (like I had no right to leave) I said, “I have to give fiance’s mom a ride to her chemo session…” That shut her up. She immediately felt awful. But honestly, I had taken her to chemo several times prior.
I told FI and my FMIL that I said that and felt terrible about such a lie, but they both laughed b/c they know how horrible my coworker is!
But yeah, this guy is an assclown, it seems.