By firedofbirthday - 14/02/2010 00:29 - France

Today, I was fired. Why? Because I called in sick on my daughter's birthday, even though you cannot "abandon work for personal affairs". My boss's favorite employee got to skip work on his wife's birthday two weeks ago. He still works here. FML
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Gotta love favoritism wherever you go. Looks like you didn't kiss enough ass, OP. Happy birthday to your daughter though! At least she has a parent willing to make sacrifices on her special day.

how did he know it was your daughters birthday if you called in sick. only way i could figure is you told him or someone else. if you knew it was against the rules and you lied (hey not judging we all do it) then i sayh ydi for haveing told someone

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Gotta love favoritism wherever you go. Looks like you didn't kiss enough ass, OP. Happy birthday to your daughter though! At least she has a parent willing to make sacrifices on her special day.

True. You can spend a loy more time woth jer now. Just think, you can show her how to jobhunt.

sorry on an iPod. lot* with* her*

I think I'd rather have a parent that can keep a job ;P

yeah, getting fired proves how much she is loved? I'm sure the kid would much rather have her parent at home, instead of having food on the table

OP sounds like a whiny bitch

Woowww that's so stupid

^^^^hottie =D^^^^

who gives a shit. you broke a rule, you'll suffer the consequences. you should stop caring about your fellow colleagues and improve your performance.

I agree, two wrongs don't make a right, and there is always favoritism, deal with it and don't always expect to get special priveleges. Besides you were probably a shitty employee if he has to enforce that rule. YDI

Couldn't agree more. Also if you are going to pull a sicky, who makes it that obvious? If you need AL and you don't think you are going to get it, don't ask. Go ill the day BEFORE the event and come back the day after. Say you had D & V and you're sorted. Particularly with all the norovirus going around.

Amen. maybe instead of "calling in sick" you could actually explain the situation. YDI

You guys are all dicks you expect him to go to work even though it's his daughters birthday he wants to be there for her the fact that he let himself get fired on occasion. Means he has the balls to raise a child

We don't expect him to go to work on his daughter's birthday but he either should have been more convincing or take a personal day off.

how did he know it was your daughters birthday if you called in sick. only way i could figure is you told him or someone else. if you knew it was against the rules and you lied (hey not judging we all do it) then i sayh ydi for haveing told someone

Am I the only one who thinks that taking a day off for childs birthday completely stupid? I've had to work on MY OWN birthday let alone someone else's (which I'm sure most people do). It's one thing to spend time with your kids but it's a different ball game when you have to risk your career for a few extra hours with em. Just my .02

.02 Canadian or American?

he has a habs profile picture, so prolly canadian... and in montreal

bookhaki ur one of those fuckin ignorant assholes we don't need in this country becuz what they do is have kids that have no time with ther parents and have no boundries and end up acting like assholes and punch my sis and then I have to beat the shit out of the brother or just have kids and they grow up with out parents and end up knowing no manners

Ok. Scenario #2. Skip work and get fired. Having no money and no more job, your family lives on the streets. Sounds extreme I know, but plausable nonetheless. BTW nice run-on sentence above poster, you seem quite educated.

well you just need to be his favourite to do the same why not?

If you can prove it,you've got a case!

wow Cali ur hot I'd tap that

1) Were you really fired for ditching work once? I suspect you've pulled this before. 2) Why the hell didn't you just request the day off? 3) The fact that your boss' favorite employee got away with it doesn't make it right. YDI.

well ain't that some shit. burn the place down ;)

If you can get people to verify your boss' "favorite employee" getting away with that, as well as it's being the grounds for your termination... l-l-l-l-l-lawsuit time.

Lawsuit for what? OP broke a rule he was aware of and suffered the consequences. What would he sue for - the other guy to get fired too? Besides, there might have been circumstances around the other employee's absence that he is unaware of (doctor's note maybe?).

Damn you, sir. I don't come into YOUR internets waving lawyers around. Hatehatehate legal suggestions here.

OP - Id fire you too if I was the boss. Rather than being upfront about it being your daughters birthday and requesting annual leave or asking if you could make up the time you took off work, you chose to lie and call in sick. Maybe the so called favourite employee negotiated a day off by choosing not to get paid for that day or choosing to work extended hours to make up the time and that would be why they got to have the day off. The fact that you are so focussed on them means that you probably arent concentrating on your own job as you should be. No one wants to work with a whiney bitchy person who complains about others all the time.

Reality_bites you're absolutely right. It's not as if the daughters birthday counts as "unexpected circumstances". The OP had a whole year to tell their boss- "Hey I'd like this day off, can we arrange something?", but instead they lied about being sick and left their boss short staffed.