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Letters to Nowhere

Monday, January 16, 2006

Using bereavement is.. good?

My mother's husband's father has passed away. While I was never close to him, it is a big deal for my mother and her husband, obviously.

I loaned them my car for the week so they could travel down for arrangements and services. So, I'm bumming around in the huge gas guzzling truck they use when they are home.

I went into work and explained the circumstances to my boss and arranged to take Wed-Friday off using bereavement leave.

After having taken care of that I joined my co-workers and explained why I was late and what was going on. You know .. I had too, my company survives on gossip, you see.

One of the ladies made a few statements about me using a lot of bereavement lately. I let it pass. She made another comment on how she wished she could have taken an extra two weeks off in the last two years. I got a bit snarky at that point. I turned around.. and said, "hey guess what.. I'll gladly trade you two weeks off for the life of my brother back.. Deal?"

There were no more little comments about my using my bereavement.

5 Comments:

  • People can be so insensitive. What an ass.

    By Blogger Justice, at 10:25 PM  

  • Part of me wishes you had just cursed that bitch out.

    In 2004 my dad was buried 2 months and 1 day from the date my mom passed (both cancer related). When I called into work to let them know what had occurred and how I was going to be out for bereavement, the HR Manager went right into talk about polices, the number of days I had taken that summer, paperwork, etc. I cut the guy off mid sentence and told him I did not give a **** about any of that, I did not wish to hear it, and if he had a problem with it to find me whenever I got back. Whenever that may be.

    Not that I really expected a heart felt offer of sympathy, but I could care less about the number of bereavement days I had taken or anything of the sort. Some people take that shit just wayyyy to seriously. Especially when it isn't even their business anyway as in your case.

    By Blogger ilegion, at 1:23 AM  

  • OMG, What a fecking bitch...no wait slash that..cunt.

    I'm so sorry that you even had to deal with someone that stupid hon, she obviously has no brains and absolutely no heart.

    The nerve of some people *shakes head*

    By Blogger Anna, at 6:30 AM  

  • That woman is the perfect example as to why Roe vs. Wade should never be overturned.

    Stooopid beeotch!

    Sorry for your loss, however small you may be feeling it. Regardless of how close you both were to one another he is the reason you are here. Without him.......well this conversation wouldn't be happening.

    And I'm glad to hear you got her back, good girl ;)

    By Blogger Shannon, at 6:49 AM  

  • I have to agree with what everyone else said...cept Shan lol, Shan, She is in no way related to this person, its her moms hubby, nothing more lol....
    As for the person..well as Chris sometimes says...some ppl should just be shot at birth...

    By Blogger moon, at 8:04 AM  

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