- 4 years ago
- Wedding: June 2011
I work with some of the biggest asstards in the universe. They’re middle aged men who act like spoiled teenaged brats who feel they are entitled to everything and everyone should do it for them. There are 3 of them. One is my direct boss, the other is my bosses boss, the other one is not a boss but a higher-up.
They all came in last week SICK. Not just “cough, cough, I’m sick” but full on hacking up a lung, runny nose, tissues everywhere, sickly looking, sick. SICK.But they continued to come to work EVERY FREAKING DAY despite the fact that they have 1700+ HOURS OF SICK LEAVE! Yes, you read that right, they each have at least 1700 HOURS of PAID SICK LEAVE stored up. Which means that they can take over 200 days of work off with PAID sick leave, not that the secretary/HR would even clock it. But no, they come in and cough all over my office and papers. I asked everyone not to get me sick and just email or call me but no, they have to come in my office and spread their nastiness all over.
So, as predicted, I get their nasty bug. It’s terrible – I feel like a truck ran me over and I’m miserable with a sore scratchy throat and nasty cough. They still have it, which means that its a 2 week bug at the least.
Well, guess what!? I’m headed home next week for the first time in 2 years and I feel like shit! I had 20 hours of sick leave (because I’m the ONLY one in our group of 4 that doesn’t get a salary) and I already used 10 hours. Which means that I have 10 hours of sick leave for tomorrow and all next week and I’m getting on a super early 14 hour flight Friday/Saturday morning. If I go over my 10 hours, they take vacation days and I can’t go home anymore.
One of them yesterday said, “Looks like you caught the bug too! Must be airborne!” I wanted to smack him in the face. No sorry or remorse. And no shit, of course it’s airborne, did you think it was sexual transmitted or something?
I’m livid. If these assholes had just stayed home and not felt the need to come in (during a historically very slow period) and cough all over my stuff, I wouldn’t be in this predicament! I’m so pissed right now.
And DH just called to ask if I had a sore throat because now he’s getting one.
I just wanted to see my family. I live on the other side of the US from them and haven’t seen them in 2 years!
If you have all this PAID sick time stored up, take a f**king sick day and stay home! I can’t afford to take more than one sick day for another week. I won’t even earn another sick day until late-July/August! I would stay home if I could because 1) I’m sick and 2) I don’t want to get the super sweet ladies across the hall sick.
I’m taking all the right meds and doing the salt water and sleeping but I’m so irritated I could cry. It just seems incredibly selfish of them. And I have SO MUCH STUFF to get done before I leave but I can barely make it home without falling asleep and I feel like hell.
UGH!!! I NEED a new job. Sorry for the vent.