I think my boss thinks I'm faking….

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1190 posts
Bumble bee

@MsGinkgo:  I’ve actually been in your shoes before with back spasms- when I was 25. I got the cold shoulder from my bosses too. I just let it ride out, and they chilled out within a few days. Did you email in with less than 1 hour before you were supposed to show?

Bosses usually get pretty irritated in general with monday morning call-ins, in my experience.

Keep your chin up!

Post # 5
1190 posts
Bumble bee

@MsGinkgo:  If it was me, I’d just let it roll off your back; they’ll chill out. It’s not like you’re getting written up or anything- they’re just being cranky?


P.S. How’s your back feeling?

Post # 7
1190 posts
Bumble bee

@MsGinkgo:  Oyy!!!!! If I were you, I’d go home, take a muscle relaxant, and rest rest rest 🙂

Do you think you’ll be able to even handle coming into work tomorrow?

Have you done those slow back stretches to help ease the pain? Like slow and gentle cat and cow yoga poses? What seems to help you get through the spasms?

Sorry I have 5 million questions, it’s just that I feel so bad for you that you’re in pain, and your boss isn’t helping.

Post # 9
10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I think you are reading too much into it. It probably isn’t even on their radar/they don’t really care, and that’s why they haven’t commented. Back spasms aren’t that uncommon among people who work desk jobs – have you checked out the ergonomics of your work station/your work posture lately?

Post # 10
2562 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

It’s Monday.
Let your bosses seethe, they really can’t do much about this.
Bring in treats or something tomorrow morning if you still feel bad about it.

Also, try to take some deep breaths and not worry too much about what they think. 🙂

Post # 11
2100 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

They could totally have something else on their mind. I’m so sorry about your back. 🙁

Post # 12
4135 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would get medical documentation and start some physio for the spasms. It took me 2 years to recover from mine, I feel ya. 

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