By Anonymous - 29/08/2013 19:33 - United States - Little Rock
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What an unfair co worker and boss. Hope you find a better job op!
I try to always find the silver lining: Maybe this will be the chance for OP to find a job where they only work 5 days a week, better pay, and doesn't have to wait for 3 months to get a day off :-). Maybe this is the push they need to get a job they deserve. I definitely do not agree with what the now ex-coworker did; unless someone died, there is no excuse for what that. How is that even funny?
#29 Money isn't everything. Not long ago I worked 27 days straight... Which wouldn't have been terrible had it not been for the fact that I have a toddler who, during that time, developed separation anxiety since I was gone so much. Now he carries on as if I'm killing him every time I have to go to work.
Every place I've ever worked if you get someone to cover your shift you generally have to have a manager approve or sign o ff on it for it to be "official". If you don't do so, it's still your responsibility, meaning if they don't show it is your ass on the line. Sucks, but that's just the way it works most places.
Just a straight-up shitty situation. That's not something to joke about, especially if a job is on the line.
That's why where I worked, we always had to let our boss know when the shifts were changed.
Where I work we have to put it writing, both sign it, and tell the manager that we're switching a shift as well as give her the signed note. If the person doesn't show it's their fault, not yours, because its no longer your shift. It's theirs, and it's their job to show up for it.
If anything, your co-worker should have been the one fired, not you. If your boss had any decency, they would have taken into consideration how devoted of an employee you are [as a result of your hectic schedule the past months] and realize you would never not intentionally show for your shift.