The week after I got the news that my mom died, I put in a request for time off to my manager. She approved it through the program we use to put in time off requests.
I knew that I needed this time to settle all of my funeral plans, and I made that very clear to my manager in the email I sent her. This was about a month ago.
She called me into her office yesterday during my shift to tell me that they “cancelled” my two weeks off because they’re understaffed.
I was absolutely shocked. The first thing I asked her was why she didn’t tell me this news sooner. I sat there explaining to her that I needed, NEEDED! these two weeks for my family.
She gave me the whole manager tone with the “I understand that, but we need you to understand this too.” I got extremely angry sitting there listening to her go on and on about how she’s just the “messenger” and how if I have a complaint, I should let her boss know.
I snapped at her and said “isn’t your job organizing these things so that your employees can take time off for important things”
She continued with her corporate tone, so I just told her that I’m done talking, and that I’m leaving for this funeral whether they find someone to fill in or not.
She said “that’s all good and well, but if you take off unapproved time then we’ll have to let you go” so I just said that’s fine and walked out of her office.
Wtf. It was approved and when I checked the program, she somehow removed the status where she approved it. Wow. Idk what to do.
- I had a coworker ask for 2 days off for her dad’s funeral and our boss denied the leave due to staffing shortage
We went around her and covered her shifts for entire week (despite the supposed “shortage”)
She quit right after and we fully supported her.
The rest of us quit soon after
- Their staffing issues is a them problem, not a you problem
- Just imagine how many people have rolled over and said “ok.” and just accepted this after she put this BS on them.