I work with parents of young children who always have to leave early

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  1. Lucky Pierre

    Lucky Pierre Well-Known Member

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    can't go a week without their wonderful precious little angel becoming a burden to everyone else.

    the kid is sick... the kid has an appointment.... the kid has to be picked up or dropped off somewhere

    sometimes they bring the kid into the office so they can run around screaming like a playground for 2+ hours while Mommy finishes her work.

    the weird part about it is how they show no appreciation or gratitude for the extra work the rest of us have to do - just assuming and taking for granted that we'll pick up her slack, no big deal, besides everyone loves my kid just as much as I do, gotta go... you guys understand, right?

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    Cool story, shit mult. :coffee:
     
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    Asshole thinks he can vent here for free!
     
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    it's like they think, "my life is more important than yours because I have a school shit play to go watch"
     
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    I don't let my employees bring their kids to the office and only let them leave early if they use PTO. Even if it's only a half hour.
     
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    Woppy McKraut thinks he's self-employed. :sarcastic:
     
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    Way to whip up employee morale :up:
     
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    That's how it is when you have kids, they come first. Those without them will never understand or fully empathize.
     
  9. Lucky Pierre

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    "I'm a single mom, I get to leave early... no big deal, everyone else will just cover for me..."

    "I'm a single mom, I get to go to the front of the line... "

    "I'm a single mom, my problems are more important that yours ..."
     
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    n :fail:
     
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    Smokers get more breaks than non smokers.
     
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    I fully understand and I fully empathize that I don't give a flying fuck about your future worthless contributor to society snot-nosed kids. Oh and I never will. I wouldn't even mind helping cover you at work on occasion if you at least showed a sliver of appreciation vs. just arrogantly and automatically expecting it.

    "... the nanny just called, I've got to leave now... oh I left a list of stuff of my desk that needs to be followed up today... wow, gotta run... I should be in tomorrow I think. Bye"
     
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    This is true
     
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    I guess you are not a parent. Why not have a talk with the offender or HR? Or work elsewhere.
     
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    and it's irrelevant

    no one is justifying smoke breaks and however valid criticism might be it doesn't change or lessen parents and how they interact with coworkers
     
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    not the point.

    not the point.

    oh, and not the point.
     
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    Well, not every parent is not like that.
     
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    I've analyzed this thread carefully, and have come to the conclusion that OP has a shitty job.
     
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    lol

    looks like the parents got you figured out

    you're a mark
     
  20. zhukov

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    so English is your third language? :uvag: