Due to rigid policies/rigid managers, this is such a common dilemma, and so commonly done. I don’t quite know how to handle this…
And so many different scenarios that lead to this.
I will name one example.
The policies of my employer allow one to take time off, if needed, to care for a first-degree relative. My colleague has a 2nd cousin, who is elderly, never married, and has no kids. She called in sick, because the cousin had a fall and she needed to attend to her.
Another example. Calling in sick, because the weather is bad. It will take an extra hour to arrive to work, so I will use 30 min of sick time. Otherwise, I would be PUNISHED with discipline!!
Any athoughts on this complicated subject would be deeply appreciated.
Please don’t say change jobs, it’s not easily done, especially for those of us of advanced age.