On the 5th Day of December
December 5, 2017 4:19am CST
You are caught flat footed. Anything would happen when it is least expected and it is so common delimma everyone's experiencing it. That is, when you least expect of something, it will just pop up and you caught unaware and you will have a limited time to prepare. Are you ready to for it? This was happened to me on the 5th of December. I woke up late in the morning. It was 10:15 a.m. When I opened my cellphone which I used to do upon waking up and after a short prayer of thanksgiving, I checked my SMS and a message caught me by surprised that 9-month old granddaughter who is living away from us would be christened tomorrow and I was invited. I didn't know what to do for it is impossible to visit their place. I just replied my daughter-in-law to proceed without our presence for it's also impossible for my son to attend due to the pressure of his job. The reply simply expressed the humble gesture of being thankful that at least we have been informed, and we have expressed our desire to do so if there is no hindrances to be there. Well, we have the peace of mind for there is no problem - it's settled and we're all happy about it. You have experienced similar to this situation which you least expect something would call your attention or your presence. You have no other choice for it is in conflict with your job, or whatever and moreover the place is too far. How did you go about it? How did you reply the message sent so that the sender may not be hurt? How do you handle it? ---
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@Bluedoll What kind of work bargaining is that. Is it included in your collective bargaining agreement as far as work condition and work security is concerned? Anyway, I couldn't guess if your employer is right or not for it depends on the type of company or agency you are working with.
if it were on a weekend, you could probably find a way to attend, even with just one day's notice. middle of the week is quite unusual, awkward and inconvenient, especially if it's quite a distance away. maybe you can see each other this christmas instead.