Employer/ Employee Relationship

@gina2008 (248)
April 1, 2008 7:34am CST
I had been working for someone for almost 10 years. Managing the front office, telephone work, face to face work etc. Along with extra duties above and beyond the call of duty. Things you would not believe. It was a small private employer. I felt we were close but we still had a business relationship. I was pregnant and I ended up having an emergency c section at 30 weeks pregnant. They rushed me in and I wasn't even numb before they started cutting. My baby was born at 2lbs 5oz. It was a very scary situation. My employer did not even check on me. Not one phone call. No cards. This hurt me a lot. I felt like after almost 10 years of LOYAL employment, the least I could get is a card or phone call. Am i wrong for thinking this way? Again it is a private small office. not a big corporation where people are just another number. Let me know what you think.
3 responses
• United States
1 Apr 08
WOW! YES, I definitely would expect at least a card for Pete's sake...especially because it is a small office. I'm sorry, I would be very hurt and I would feel a little...betrayed, I think is the word I am searching for. ((hugs))
@gina2008 (248)
6 Apr 08
Thank you for your hugs. I am sorry I did not know anyone responded to me. Your feelings mean a lot. Thanks for your response!!!
@hey_baby (426)
• Philippines
1 Apr 08
i feel sorry for you. yes,if i were in your position, having spent 10years with the employer, i would expect some concern from him/her. Usually, employers send flowers or makes a phone call or even visit. even if yours is a just a small office. anyway, you have to get past that and concentrate on your health and your baby. good luck!
@gina2008 (248)
6 Apr 08
Thank you for your response. I am sorry I did not know anyone responded to me untill tonight when I checked. :) So thank you! It is good to get someone eleses opinion. Just to know that I am not crazy for being hurt. Thank you for the nice wishes for my baby and I. He is a tough little guy. 10 lbs now. Have a great night!
@Emma_Wang (210)
• China
8 Apr 08
the relationship between employer and employee is a complex,and in my mind that both of them should be respectable for each other.