I need to vent...

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Rare Feathers Farm, Oct 1, 2009.

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    So I normally (for the last two years) have taken ½ day off the day before Thanksgiving to travel to Portland. I also take off Christmas Eve so DH and I can leave early that day to spend it with his family in Wenatchee or Yakima before going to Portland the next day. My two co-workers both have always reminded me they do not travel for the holidays and their family is right here in town so my schedule is not a problem.

    So our boss just put up October, November, and December calendars (these are the ones she writes on after she gets leave slips with who is here & who is gone). And guess what? This woman took the entire week of Thanksgiving off and the entire week before Christmas OFF! So did my boss. So I’m stuck here until 5pm the day before Thanksgiving and until 5pm Christmas Eve. I’m so ticked right now. I e-mailed my boss and asked when my co-woker did that—because we’re supposed to have 2 weeks’ notice and we’re supposed to “communicate” with each first…boss' response—coworker did it the day you left on your vacation to Montana. Which was JULY! ARRGHH! I responded with the fact that it is really going to screw up my holidays and there was no communication. Boss did not respond. [​IMG]

    OH AND…

    Oh and it gets even better!

    I just looked at the calendar again and she’s also taken a ½ day on Tuesday the 29th. Which completely screws me for taking any time off AFTER Christmas. Maybe I’ll call in sick just to spite her! [​IMG]

    Either that or I’ll go and back to Portland and then since Friday is the 1st and we have that off and I take off the Wednesday and Thursday and have almost a week off…
  2. 19Dawn76

    19Dawn76 Songster

    Apr 26, 2009
    Toadsuck, AR
    I don't think that it is fair that she gets both the holidays like that. Maybe if you speak with her she'll let you have ONE.
  3. I didn't mention this but she's completely unreasonable, mean, rude and a control freak. [​IMG]
  4. rainplace

    rainplace Interstellar Duck Academy

    I'd be steaming mad [​IMG]

    I know you've been planning this for a long time. I can't believe he didn't communicate with you.

  5. Blackbird

    Blackbird Songster

    Jan 31, 2009
    Well, characteristics aside, other people deserve time off too, just because their family isn't further away doesn't mean they shouldn't. They should have 'communicated' to see if it would mess up your plans, but sounds like you take quite a bit of time off around the holidays yourself. Their time is just as important as yours.
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2009
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits...

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Not fair at all that she gets BOTH off! no way! I'd be mad also! [​IMG]
  7. Quote:Yeah...I'm not happy...and she keeps going by and looking at the calendars--like they will change or something...or she's really proud of herself. I'd like to erase it! LOL
  8. Quote:Which is true. My boss has family in town. This co-worker does not have family...well, she does but they are in IA and they do not speak or have anything to do with her (I wonder why?) She does have a hubby and older (out of the house) children that also do not come home or speak to her..LOL Seriously, though...she really (IMHO) is just doing this to spite me....she's known for months that I was planning this...sighs.
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  9. Quote:Yeah, I know...my old boss used to have us pick one or the other and then plan around it...
  10. corancher

    corancher Songster

    Apr 18, 2007
    So sorry Heather. Can you put your vacation request in for 2010 now so you are first for next year?

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