posted on May, 18 2016 @ 08:37 AM
At one point my mother was going through colon cancer treatments. I was the closest child to her home (my dad passed away many years ago) so I stayed
with her during the day, taking her to appointments, etc... The nature of my job meant I could work remotely, and run meetings, etc...
I was running meetings, and working from her kitchen, with my laptop on a small TV tray table, so I could be in hearing distance of her in the other
room, yet not be close enough for them to hear her on the teleconference. I did this for a few weeks, when my manager called me into a 1:1 meeting. We
sat in a small meeting room where he began to tell me they needed me IN the office. When I asked why, he said people are talking and thinking I am not
doing anything. TO which I replied, have they looked at my schedule? Have they been in my daily meetings? Have you stood up for me and explained I am
It was at this point I explained to him that my mother needed my care, due to the cancer (which he already knew about prior which is why I was allowed
to work form there in the first place). He looked me in the eye and slammed his hand on the table and said, "WE NEED YOU HERE, after all, colon cancer
is not as bad as it seems." Amazed that he would make such a statement, I calmly stood up, and said, "This meeting is over" and walked out of the room
and immediately to his manager's office. I proceeded to tell him about the meeting minutes ago and about the statement made about the cancer. I was
told to go home, take care of my mom, work form there. If needed, take time off to care for her.
I found out later that it seems it all had to do with "face time" and him looking bad because nobody saw me around the office lately.
BTW: My mom later passed away from that same cancer that is not so bad as it seems.
Asshat! I still hate the man.
edit on 5/18/2016 by Krakatoa because: (no reason given)