By Tanya - 13/08/2018 00:30 - United Kingdom - Wakefield
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that seems rather harsh of your boss. If you wouldn't normally come in, then it is an easy mistake to make
That all depends on how important said meeting was, because if it involved clients that are working with the company, and OP's boss has people missing (because OP's boss is taking her word that she'll be there, and hasn't received word to the contrary in order to have someone else fill in), it reflects VERY badly on him/her as a leader. Do we make mistakes? Of course! We're all only human after all. Does that absolve us of said mistakes? Not quite. Don't get me wrong, I feel for OP, because we all know it wasn't intentional, but sometimes that doesn't cut it.
Well that escalated quickly. Still, if you'd agreed to do it, there's this awesome thing called a calendar... most phones have one built-in with a reminder notification sound. Or you can go old-school and use a paper wall calendar. Or leave a note on the fridge. There were steps you could have taken to avoided the situation.