I just don't understand some people.

@dlkuku (1936)
United States
June 4, 2007 1:58pm CST
I am referring to people who aren't responsible or reliable and have no work ethic at all. There is a woman I work with, she is in her mid-thirties and she started a couple days after me, we are both still under a 90 day probation. Three or four times, they asked me to work on my day off and I said yes and went to work. On Saturday, my boss called me and left a voice mail asking if I could work Sunday night since they were short staffed. Not hearing the message until around noon, I didn't call back right away. When I did, my boss told me that this other woman said she would work 11 to 8, but she still wanted me to come to work for 3. I told her that was fine and I would be in. When I got to work, I ran into the big boss in the lunch room and he told me thank you for coming in especially since the other woman never showed up! I made a comment to him that if she didn't want to work then why say she would? He couldn't understand it either. Now this is not the first time she has pulled something like this, and I have a feeling her job is on the line. She is also one to complain that she never has any money and can't make her trailer payment. She had an opportunity to work, and if something came up where she couldn't, she should have at least given a courtesy call. I just don't understand this concept. Maybe I was just raised different, but when it comes to your job you just don't do things like this.
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@filmbuff (2909)
• United States
11 Jun 07
Most peoples work ethic isn't the greatest anymore but I do have to stand up and defend her just a little because I don't know her side of the story or what all the facts are. Many people have a very hard time saying no to a person, which may be why she agreed. I've had some very persistent bosses call me trying to get me to come in on my day off who wouldn't take no for answer. I'm not saying that what she was did was right, because it's not. But there may be other contributing factors involved. I don't know what kind of job or place you both work for. I have worked for and left several jobs over integrity and moral reasons, she may have some kind of objection along those lines for the job she has. I'm not saying the above is true, but it is a possibility. At any rate, if she said she would be in to work, then she should be there unless there is a very good reason why she couldn't make it. (Car problems, medical issues, family emergancy, things of that nature.) Minnie Mouse is HOT! filmbuff
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@dlkuku (1936)
• United States
11 Jun 07
It's not that she just doesn't show up on extra days, she does it on her regular days also, without even calling, which should be done at least out of courtesy. And I highly doubt she has a moral or ethical reason to want to leave, which if that was the case, then she should just quit. But there have been some things she has done on the job that make everyone wonder about her ethics, she has even been caught in a few lies. Thanks for your response, it's good to get a differing perspective.
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@filmbuff (2909)
• United States
12 Jun 07
It sounds like she has other issues she is dealing with obviously if she's not showing up on her scheduled days and not bothering to call in. In most jobs that I've worked, that is grounds for immediate termination. To me is seems that she does not want the job, and truth be told she is probably looking for another one. Often one can't just quit, they need the income until they find something else. Keep in my mind that I am in no ways excusing her actions, just trying to offer some possible reasons for them.
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@dlkuku (1936)
• United States
13 Jun 07
I don't think she is looking for another job, she told me today that she can't afford to miss anymore days or they were going to fire her. And then she asked me if I had heard anything, and I told her I wasn't privy, although I did hear that they are looking to get rid of her, I just didn't feel it was my place to tell her.
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@Modestah (11192)
• United States
10 Jun 07
I wonder if she has such a horrible memory. my husband tells me all the time how this or that guy at work just up and left. sign out for lunch and not come back - or not like the assignment given to them and just leave never saying a word to anyone. A new hire just yesterday did that. He had been there 3 weeks and thought he should be given preference. When it was not given him he grabbed his lunchbag and jacket and walked out the door. the boss man walked around later like he was looking for something, dh asked what he was looking for and he said so and so...oh, he left hours ago.
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@dlkuku (1936)
• United States
10 Jun 07
She did the same thing yesterday, and it was her regular scheduled shift. This is the third or fourth time she has done it. Another woman I work with used to work with her somewhere else and she said she was the same way then too. I honestly don't know what her problem is. I can't believe they are tolerating this this long, any other place I worked, the person would have been let go already. When she does this, it really causes inconvenience for the other employees, we then have to pick up her slack and cover for her and it really isn't fair to the rest of us.
@mamacathie (3929)
• United States
5 Jun 07
You sound like a very dependable employee. I do not know how some people can do as your co-worker does. I think they think they can choose when they work but they are in for a huge surprise. NO JOB! You keep up the good work, I know you will do fine.
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@dlkuku (1936)
• United States
10 Jun 07
Thank you, I guess I am serious about my responsibilities. Sure there are lots of days when I don't want to go to work, but I do it anyway.
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
4 Jun 07
I think that was very wrong of her to make an obligation and not fullfill it. And to boot she didn't call in to say, sorry, I can't make it after all. I agree with your assessment, her job will be on the line and she has nobody else to blame but herself for her actions and choices that she made.
@dlkuku (1936)
• United States
10 Jun 07
Yes, it was wrong of her. She did the same thing yesterday, and it was her regular scheduled shift. Thanks for responding.
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
10 Jun 07
Oh wow! It sounds like she will be on the boss'es list if not already. I would be betting that she will be replaced very soon since this seems to be a habit with her.
@dlkuku (1936)
• United States
11 Jun 07
From what I gather, she won't be there long. The problem is not too many people apply for this job.
@pinks0da (328)
• Philippines
10 Jun 07
There are really people who are like that. Who makes commitment and won't show up later on. Some people don't really understand that working is not just showing up at work on their regular schedule and sit there and do their stuff. It's more than that! they have to understand that it is a responsibility to keep. Perhaps she needs to really get it why she's there. Somebody has to tell her that she got hired in that job because the company needs her nomatter how small her your position or part in that company. She has to realize that whenever she make lapses like that, its not only her who will suffer but the company and other people as well in one way of another. If she is worried of her bills then she should start taking her job seriously.
@dlkuku (1936)
• United States
13 Jun 07
Yes, I agree, she should take her job seriously. Of course, there are always things that come before your job, like family, but her excuses are always lame.
@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
10 Jun 07
I can't believe there would be any chance of her keeping her job if she is behaving that way. NO wonder she has trouble making her payments. It sounds like there might be a deeper problem there.
@dlkuku (1936)
• United States
13 Jun 07
She's not, I heard today that the big boss said to get rid of her. I don't wish for anyone to lose their job, but she really did this to herself.
@mlgb_24 (638)
5 Jun 07
some people don't take their work seriously and they just take for granted that some people are finding it hard to be employed. i don't have a good feeling about it. it seems like she is a hard person to work with and that if you are not careful, at one point in time, she will cause trouble in your work as well.
@dlkuku (1936)
• United States
10 Jun 07
I think everybody is on to her, and no one trusts her. Thanks for responding.
@Rickrocks8 (1751)
• United States
13 Jun 07
Your right a lot of people these days have questionable ethics. Not just in work but in many ways. But if you look at the good side of this darlin you are getting noticed by the big boss. Your working when ever they ask you to work and you are picking up the slack for her lazy butt. Just hang in there. I hope that they will get someone dependable in there so you can have a few days off. Now when you actually have a time where you are sick or your kids are sick I hope they will remember your willingness to work. Keep it up and I hope your enjoying your new position. Have a great day!
• China
10 Jun 07
i dont actuly understand you,but i think job is about complete and justice , you will win,and thay women will be fall into disuse,lol,what i have said is right
• China
10 Jun 07
i dont actuly understand you,but i think job is about complete and justice , you will win,and thay women will be fall into disuse,lol,what i have said is right
• United States
7 Jun 07
People are just full of it.