My assistant did something which does not seem logical.

@cripfemme (7713)
United States
February 5, 2009 12:35pm CST
Yesterday, I was really tired so I laid down to take a nap. I didn't bother to say wake me up by a certain time because I was sure I would wake up by 2:30 or so. I laid down at 1 in the afternoon. At 4pm my assistant's shift ended and she left me sleeping in bed without even waking me up to say she was leaving. I cannot get out of bed myself nor can I go to the bathroom so as you can guess there was a mess to clean up when my 5pm assistant arrived. It does not seem logical to me that she would leave me in bed like that without even waking me up to say she was leaving. Next time I know to mention that she should wake me up by a certain time and I'm also going to tell her never to leave without waking me up first to at least let me know she's going home. This is partially my fault but I never thought someone would just leave and not tell me. What do you think? Was this a logical thing to do? Would you have done it? Why or why not? For myself, I know I would not have done such a thing, but there is no accounting for sense.
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4 responses
• United States
9 Feb 09
It is times like these am glad I am not assistant. I would have done the same exact thing.If you were tired enough to fall asleep in the middle of the day and you were still asleep when it was my time to go, I wouldn't wake you.iwouldn't want to disturb you. But if you told me, you wanted to waken at 2:30, I would do what my mom used to do, I would nudge you at 2:30 and then 2:35 and every five minutes until you woke up.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
6 Feb 09
She probably figured you needed your rest and didn't want to wake you but she should've awaken you to see if you needed anything before she left. It's a mistake made on both sides so I wouldn't make a big issue over it but would state what I'd like to have done out in the open so she'd know.
@Thoroughrob (11748)
• United States
5 Feb 09
I would not get too upset at least until I talked with her. I would let her know that you thought she should have waken you. She may have thought you were getting sick and needed your sleep and would sleep until the next person showed up. It is best to have a talk with her. Personally, I would have waken you and told you I was leaving.
@Wizzywig (7858)
5 Feb 09
No, I wouldn't leave someone asleep if I knew they were dependent on other people for their mobility. I can sort of understand that she might be reluctant to disturb your sleep but it makes sense to just check to see if you need anything before leaving you on your own. I would be wondering whether she did actually stay till the end of her shift or took the chance to get off a bit early - but thats just my suspicious mind.