Friday, August 18, 2006

Sometimes I really hate my job!

The last week has been exhausting. Monday Kaitlyn came home from school with a really high fever. She was home sick for 2 days, finally felt well enough to go back to school yesterday. Aidan woke up last night with a fever. This virus gives the kids REALLY high fevers, Kaitlyn got to 104.5 at one point. Now Aidan has one that keeps creeping back up, and then he started vomiting (yes I know it is gross but it is a fact of life). So, I call in to work seeing if there is any way at all for me to get off some today. Nope, none at all. No PTO no Same day PTO.
They pride themselves on being a family friendly company, but a mom can't get 2 lousy hours off to take care of her son until his father gets home. A coworker of mine just had a baby, she took time off to have the baby and now the baby needs surgery. She is stuck trying to trade the hours she is supposed to work, they aren't helping that poor mom out at all.
Ok, I'm off to take care of my sick baby. I just needed to vent that out.

11 comments:

Trinka said...

Sorry Shannon your work sucks. I hope your family gets better soon. Here is a ((hug)) for you.

Stacy said...

Shannon...I'm sorry you are having to deal with this! I hope your babies are all better soon!

Sharla Hunt said...

Sorry your kids are sick. I hope they are feeling better really soon, and pooh on your work for not letting you take a few hours off. What is up with that?

Prairie Woman said...

you should have called us, we would have come up and taken care of you guys....now I tell you, right?????Love Mom Wamp

heidi larsen said...

so sorry to hear about your kids. that must be hard to have to juggle that with your work. good luck shannon! i think my kids had the same thing. it ended up that they had strep throat. it made them so sick they couldn't stop throwing up. let me know if you have any questions. this could be the same thing.??? i really was looking hard for someone who maybe had the same thing so i could get some advice.

Liz said...

I hope everyone is feeling better soon. I'm sorry that your company isn't being too family friendly right now! I know that is frustrating!

Liz

Celeste said...

That stinks your kids have been sick and it SUCKS your work is being butts! Hope everyone is feeling better SOON! HUGS!

Annette said...

I am so sorry to hear that both of your kids are sick. It is so horrible that your work couldn't give you w hours off to take care of your sick child. Not too family friendly in my opinion. hugs

Theresa Marie said...

Oh shannon. I'm so sorry that your children have been ill. That is awful when a company prides themselves on family when they do things like that. My mom's office is similar. and it's really sad. I hope that Aiden is feeling better very soon.

Kim said...

I feel your pain! Sorry your kids are sick. More than that, that work is not letting you off to be with them. It's not fair...I agree.

Hope everyone gets to feeling better!

Michele said...

Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that your kids were sick! That's awful that your job wouldn't let you off either!!! That really stinks!!! Glad they are feeling better now!