OK, I realize that there are times that parents will have to take time off for their kids because of a special event or a sick child, but where is the line in the sand? At what point will people need to decide that maybe it is too much to work full time and take care of 4 or 5 kids. I know I donít have kids and that people will say that I will understand when I do have kids, but I mean come on.
There is a person in our office that we donít know the last time that she worked a full week. Yesterday she was out with a sick kid, last week she was out with a head ache, the week before she missed a full day because of being sick, a sick kid, or something, and then a day later left early (as she does most weeks) to go to her kids foot ball game. Did I mention that her new husband is the football coach? When she is gone, there are particular things that donít get done because we are all busy enough.
Well today another person was out because of a sick kid. Now this person is not out all that much, but she will also be out of the office tomorrow because of a training meeting. Just about everything I do, I have to run past her first... well today because she was out this morning, she is behind, being a psycho, and is now preventing me from doing my job.
Now donít get me wrong, I think it is great that they want to be a good parent and it is a noble reason. But when it starts to have a very noticeable negative effect on other employees, maybe they should think about some other arrangement. I think that most parents, both mothers and fathers, do a great job at balancing being a co-worker/employee and a parent... but some donít
Does anyone else think the same or am a just a cold heartless *@$^%*.