Immaturity at Work (Vent)

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

That’s ridiculous.

I also hope she’s not getting paid for her time lollygagging around and not working.

Post # 4
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Helper bee

Who is Amy’s boss?  I would be tempted to say something.  Going MIA on company time in order to avoid your personal problems is NOT OKAY.  Placing you in the middle and almost forcing you to lie for her is NOT OKAY. 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

Ugh.  I hope this was a one-off!

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

@ebarnes0:  

 if Amy really is the professional that you know her to be, I would assume that something happened in her home life that she hasn’t exactly figured out how to deal with. If her husband is calling you, tell him you have relayed the message to Amy ( and do so, just in case), but that puts the onus on her to then contact him.

I am sure she probably has no idea he has called you and put you in this position, so for the time being– I would be discreet about it. Especially if this is out of character for her.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@Mrs_Amanda:  +1

I don’t know why, but I got a bad feeling when I read this. Like maybe she’s being abused and is trying to get away? Or maybe he cheated on her and she just found out. Since it’s out of character, I’d be weary of calling this behavior immature. There’s probably a reason for it.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I would say something to her.  Remind her of the recent situation in your office and that you were headed to the Director for help to track her down.   She may not have thought this through.  I was thinking, aslo, that she was M.I.A. cause she was having an a ffair.  Seriously though you should say something to her.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@Mrs_Amanda:  +1000

It sounds like this isn’t a common occurrence and that Amy usually has her shit together.  Give the woman a break!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

wait, so her husband lied too about it being an emergency just to get her on the phone? Ugh…I’d tell your boss that you aren’t a messaging service for your co-worker’s personal lives

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@ebarnes0:  Not saying the way she handled things is right, but I have a coworker whose hubby calls all the time, and it’s a controlling, manipulative, borderline abusive sort of thing going on. They’ve gotten into arguments because she didn’t answer the phone quick enough, and she had to assure him she was just down the hall. It’s bad. I can see how someone might want to get away from that kind of man however they can.

I read this about Amy and I immediately got suspicious of the husband using a family emergency to get ahold of her. But then again, my opinion is biased from the above situation. I’ve been in awkward situations with my coworker’s husband, like when I tell him she’s in the wrong place. It feels terrible, but you can only do your best in these personal situations.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

 

 

@Mrs_Amanda:  @MrsStayPuft:  +1 ,000,000

 

@ebarnes0:  If the husband calls again, just tell him you cant get a hold of her. Which technically is the truth. Dont go involving your boss, whoever that may be. As a fellow admin, let me give you this advice–bosses don’t want to be bothered with this and the boss may even hold it against you for not handling it on your own. Also it’s good to have Amy and Pat on your side. You never know when you may need a favor from them in the future.

 

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