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By knepmj / Wednesday 16 March 2016 09:44 / United States
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By  jelrid  |  30

Well, there is unfortunately little you could have done under hose circumstances. Tea, slippers and a newspaper or book might help well you're waiting!

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By  jelrid  |  30

Well, there is unfortunately little you could have done under hose circumstances. Tea, slippers and a newspaper or book might help well you're waiting!

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No. Fuck that. Even if OP was on the ground floor or happened to have a balcony close enough to their neighbor's to climb over, it's still unsafe. Windows aren't made to be climbed in and out off (I've had to try once, and it's really easy to slip or have your foot get caught on the frame), and unless the balcony is shared between the two apartments OP would be taking a serious risk dangling between two balconies to get to the next one. You shouldn't have to be at risk to break bones just to get to a shift on time. Any reasonable boss should at least accept the maintenance's statement, if they don't believe their employee.

By  Hamden824  |  23

Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

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  Miss_Whipped  |  40

Both of those options are a bit extreme. However, I would see if I can go over my boss's head and explain the situation to higher management because it is unacceptable for OP's boss to disclaim a viable reason for showing up to work late.

By  yojibby  |  11

I don't think there should be disciplinary action, however, someone who can't come into work because they're "locked in their apartment" seems a little fishy.

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  73012211  |  14

I disagree. My old apartment was terrible, and the strike plate on the front door would come loose all the time, getting stuck and wedging the door shut. I would have to call my 350 lb linebacker neighbor to shoulder it open. I left through a window more than a few times until maintenance finally fixed it properly.

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Speaking as someone who has been locked in a room that didn't even have a locking knob, it's an entirely valid reason. Old doors or worn out knobs can cause it to happen. And unlike in my situation where I was able to take the door off the hinges, there's not really an easy way to solve this when it's the front door.

By  superwhovian  |  16

Although it does sound a bit weird to be locked in your apartment your boss ,if you don't do this often, should believe you. As long as you have papers stating that you did in fact get locked in you should be ok. Even then it depends on the company. If you have an HR take it up will them once you get out.

By  Laphog  |  14

Your boss is like I know you're high and licking red hot Cheeto dust off your fingers , don't play games with me son . Well if you work at any pizza parlor, that wouldn't be a stretch .

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