Why did I take off work?!?!

@ebsharer (5517)
United States
April 21, 2008 9:12am CST
Okay so I decided I needed a day off work so Wednesday I told my boss that I was taking off on Friday. I had every thing set and ready to go on Thursday. I gave them every thing they would need for the ONE day I was off. Do you think they did one thing?? Nope!! I walked in this moring to a mess. Including jobs on my e-mail that they didn't check and need to be done today! Now I get to fix it all. Figure out how we are going to do all these jobs today and do every thing else that should have been done on Friday plus my Monday work. Tell me why did I think it was a good idea to take the day off!?! It just gave me double work today! Have you ever done that - taken a day off then thought UGGG that was stupid!
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
21 Apr 08
Yep, it's called learn the hard way! I used to dread taking off more than one day because things would be a total disaster if I did. In my case, there wasn't anyone else to do the work so it just piled up. I would be pissed in your case--especially if someone said they would handle it. That doesn't sound very responsible on their part!
@ebsharer (5517)
• United States
21 Apr 08
I don't have any one else to really do the work either, but I did ask that things be DATED. Because it was a Friday that I was taking off I needed to know did the jobs come in LATE Thursday or Friday or even Sat (some one normally comes in for a few to check on things). I left 3 folders and labled them ... Mail, To be billed, and Jobs to be done. With a note on top saying PLEASE DATE ALL. We have time limits on our jobs. We will get a job on say April 10th and it has to be done in say 72 hours. I need a DATE as to when it came in because its not when we GET it its when it was SENT. The worst part is the ones who should have dated and KNOW better are the bosses. They TAUGHT ME!! lol Oh well... no more days off for a while.
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
21 Apr 08
That figures! LOL! You should give the bosses all a note and say you are taking off for a week next time cause they didn't date things.
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@kareng (7980)
• United States
25 Apr 08
Thanks for the best response!
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@signum (547)
• Australia
21 Apr 08
LOL oh I can relate to this. It wasn't because I was taking a day off or anything like that, but I did find that I would constantly have to fix other people's mistakes, no matter how many times I told them how to something. There will always be at least one stupid person in each workplace who manages to stuff everything up lol.
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@ebsharer (5517)
• United States
21 Apr 08
Yes people do make mistakes. The thing is I am the only person here. Other then me its just the bosses. In the office there is 4 people. Myself, the estimater, and the 2 bosses that have variouse jobs. Then we have 11 guys in the field, doing the actual work. My thing is they could have done the few things like stamp the jobs or at least DATED them so I new when they came in.
@signum (547)
• Australia
21 Apr 08
Hmm well maybe since they are the bosses, they were just far too busy to do those things. Either that, or they are just lazy.
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@ebsharer (5517)
• United States
21 Apr 08
In there defence things are a bit crazy right now ... but things should have been dated - that was lazyness! My bosses and I have a great relationship I don't really look at them as bosses more as co-workers, so when I came in I'm like "thanks guys couldn't do any thing could you" "this place goes to helll with out me!" they laughed it off as did I. Just a little more work for me to do which means less MyLot time! DARN!!
@Trace86 (5033)
• United States
21 Apr 08
Yes! But that is just not fair to you. You deserve to have a day off every once in a while. Why couldn't they have checked and done something from your list? You should let them know that you don't appreciate that they didn't follow up on anything. What would happen if you won tickets to Disney for a week? They would have to get off their duffs and do something to make sure all you employers and customers are happy and satisfied.
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@ebsharer (5517)
• United States
22 Apr 08
Oh believe me I told them. As I said above its just me. Each person in the office has there own things to do. We are pretty good about covering for each other but obvously not this time. Either way - I let them know I was annoyed.
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
21 Apr 08
Yep that has happened to me many times. That is why I get all my work done before I take a day off and come in a bit early the day I come back.
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@ebsharer (5517)
• United States
21 Apr 08
Believe me I had EVERY THING done on Thursday! Even down to the filing, that normally gets done once every 2 weeks. (I hate to file) I tried to make every thing easy for the people that don't do my job. Just date things and stamp them with an invoice number. Put this stuff in that folder, that stuff in this one. So my life wouldn't be so hard on Monday. Oh well I guess I learned - next time just leave I'll have to fix it anyway.
• United States
21 Apr 08
Aw, I'm sorry that they didn't get anything done, but at least you got your day off, right? It isn't your fault that your coworkers can't handle taking care of your business. I guess they didn't feel like doing your work and theirs, which on one hand I can understand, but it really sucks for you. If you don't get things done, it makes -everyone- look bad.
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@ebsharer (5517)
• United States
21 Apr 08
Yes I did get my day off and I'll tell you I didn't think about work ONCE!! It was really nice. I went to lunch with a friend, took a nap (my daughter still went to grandmas), I got some things done around the house, got to the post office which I have been trying to do for at least 2 weeks. (Please see above about the co-workers.)
• United States
21 Apr 08
don't beat yourself up. after 5 years of work at my former job, no one ever did anything that needed to be done when i was out. you DESERVE time off. if others can't pitch in and help, then that is the company's problem, not yours. when the work isn't done, just tell whoever wanted it that you were out and your co-workers couldn't see their way clear to help.
@ebsharer (5517)
• United States
21 Apr 08
I don't have any co-workers lol. Its just me! Like I said above its me and a few other people in the office. We each have our job and normally can take care of things if one or the other is out. We know what each other does but as generally know what the other does, not actual because well we don't do it. It just bothers me that they couldn't at least date things or check the e-mail they KNOW jobs come in the e-mail. The one person that pretty much knows what I do should have checked the e-mail. But what can I say to the boss?! I'm not to stressed about it... it will get done just not on time. Oh well!
• United States
25 Apr 08
I don't understand why people can't do one thing for someone that seriously needs to take a day off. I don't think people realize how stressed some people truly are. That and they just don't care really. Everyone seems to have something on their minds today anyway. Now, if they were just being lazy, there is no excuse, but if there was a good reason why they didn't do anything, I probably could get over the fact that they didn't do anything.