Looks Like I'm the Bad Guy Today…

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
Hostess
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@Nona99:  Is this an office environment that doesn’t mesh well with kids? Is it a policy that no kids are allowed?

We are a very small office of 10 people and every once in a while kids are brought in (dogs too). Considering our work is done via email without client face to face contact it isn’t really an issue. If the child isn’t causing a big scene it is absolutely acceptable where I work.

Post # 4
Member
968 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Personnel issues are the toughest. I recently had to let someone go. It was one of the hardest things I’ve had to do in my career. But it had to be done, because the employee was a problem and, I hate to say it, as an example to others that crap won’t be tolerated. I would never allow kids in the office here. Dogs, sure. Kids, heck no! Laughing

Post # 7
Hostess
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@Nona99:  Well if it is a written policy you aren’t the bad guy at all! I would remind them of this office wide policy that you, while understanding of their situation, must uphold.

Sorry, it is a crappy situation to be put in!

Post # 9
Member
7285 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Not cool. I mean I feel for parents who have issues with day care, but professional is professional. 

Post # 11
Member
1952 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Yikes that’s tough. If it’s policy not to bring your kids, then don’t bring your kids. It’s really that simple, right?

Post # 12
Member
2687 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

@tiffanyscanlan:  it’s not always THAT simple. Sometimes stuff comes up, but it definitely shouldn’t have happened three times already. 

Post # 13
Member
1952 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@mrspinesol:  That’s what I was getting at…I probably should have made myself more clear, haha.

Post # 14
Member
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@Nona99:  Yikes! I just saw your update as well. I feel sort of bad for this woman, but at the same time, you’re right, it’s a work environment and in your case, it seems best if the child is not present. I hope she can work something out that doesn’t create trouble at work Frown.

As for you, I don’t think you’re being a bad person at all, you’ve been patient as much as you possibly could Laughing.

Post # 15
Member
470 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Ugh, we have someone who does this all. the. time. 

We work for government and it doesn’t look great when you have public servants tending to their children rather than the public.. Fortunately, I am not the person resposible for managing this.. Unfortunately, the person who is responsible isn’t actually doing anything about it.. 

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