By unemployed and bereaved - United Kingdom


Today, my boss claimed that I've been lying to get days off because apparently nobody can be so unlucky as to have three family members die within a month. I'm just that unlucky, and suspended. FML
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  vencku  |  13

On the other hand, it is fairly uncommon to have people from one family die within weeks of each other (unless their deaths are related). I can understand why his boss thought his leg was being pulled. He could have looked into it first before making accusations, but his doubt is not that odd.

  purebliss_fml  |  19

True but he shouldn't conclude that he's lying and then suspend him. Hence why he's an insensitive asshole. If he were a bit more compassionate he'd ask for some proof, like death certificate or confirmation from a close relative. Most people aren't morbid enough to lie about a death in the family just to have the day off, he could have just given him the benefit of the doubt..

  Gingerette  |  8

I have actually had the same eventuality. My cousin, an aunt, and another distant cousin all died within the same two week period, and each death was unrelated. Stranger things have happened.

  Peachy2392  |  26

Actually there are people out there morbid enough to lie about a death or serious illness to get off work/school. Usually an aunt or grandparent are the ones who have the illness or die in those situations. Anyway, its not right that your boss did that, OP. If he thought you were lying, there are other ways to handle it rather than suspend you. Sorry for your loss.

  8313girl  |  28

But all this could have been proved with obituaries and the funeral programs. I think the boss is an insensitive asshole. Sorry for your many losses OP & I pray you find a better job with a more caring boss.

  perdix  |  29

#18, a valid point, indeed, but would you want to be working side-by-side with someone who has already murdered three people this month?

My suggestion gives the OP the motive to murder the boss, but yours gives him the opportunity. Either course has its pitfall.

  HJKM_fml  |  19

As long as you can show proof they should undo the suspension. If your boss is still acting like a Dill hole after that, then go to HR with your proof. Also, I'm sorry for your losses.

  amypr  |  20

Because of possible lost wages. OP has had a rough enough time, she shouldn't have to deal with days/weeks without compensation as well.

Unsure if it's suspension with or without pay though, obviously.

Sorry for your losses OP.