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Old 06-14-2019, 10:22 AM
 
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My friend started a new job a month ago. She had a pre planned trip for her cousins wedding and they approved it. The day before her vacation she asked if she could leave an hour early. They let her. Then the day she was supposed to go back (a week later) she called in because she was getting over a cold she could from her kids. Now she is texting me all pissed off that they don’t seem as nice to her today. Should I finally be honest with her and tell her she needs to be more responsible with her jobs. I would never ask to leave an hour early or call in after a week off after only 3 weeks at the job would you? Or just keep appeasing her like I usually do.
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:45 AM
 
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My friend started a new job a month ago. 1. She had a pre planned trip for her cousins wedding and they approved it. 2. The day before her vacation she asked if she could leave an hour early. They let her. 3. Then the day she was supposed to go back (a week later) she called in because she was getting over a cold she could from her kids. Now she is texting me all pissed off that they donít seem as nice to her today. Should I finally be honest with her and tell her she needs to be more responsible with her jobs. I would never ask to leave an hour early or call in after a week off after only 3 weeks at the job would you? Or just keep appeasing her like I usually do.
What's the nature of her job??

1. If she made them aware of the wedding during the interview, I don't see why they'd hold it against her.

2. That's understanding if you have to prepare for the trip the next day.

3. As long as it's not a made up story, it's fine. Employers DON'T want contagious people at the office.

With that being said, she needs to understand that she hasn't been reliable so far. So, she will need to be near perfect going forward if she wants people to start taking her seriously.
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Old 06-14-2019, 10:49 AM
 
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Large corporate office job. Planner, tracking inventory.
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Old 06-14-2019, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Full time in the RV
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Let me take a guess....

Does she cycle through jobs frequently?
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Old 06-14-2019, 12:11 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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She is an adult, she shoudl know better. Tell her if you want, but be prepared for it to backfire, she doesn't sound very mature.
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Old 06-14-2019, 12:17 PM
 
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Large corporate office job. Planner, tracking inventory.
Sounds like the type of job where your tasks pile up as a result of being negligent. She won't last long if she doesn't get it together.
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Old 06-15-2019, 12:48 PM
 
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Sounds like the type of job where your tasks pile up as a result of being negligent. She won't last long if she doesn't get it together.
Suck it up and take some cold medicine and get to work. A "cold" is never an excuse to miss work.
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Old 06-15-2019, 04:11 PM
 
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It looks terrible to call out the day you’re supposed to return from vacation. Especially for something as trivial as a cold. She might as well just have said I need a day to recuperate before I come back because I’m tired from my trip. For a new employee to do this to me if I were her employers I would be seriously questioning my judgment and hiring her. They were very generous to approve her vacation before she even started, but it sounds like she then took it advantage of the situation and the generosity of her employer.
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Old 06-15-2019, 05:23 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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Did this friend attend the same destination wedding you didn't want to travel to? OP seems to have a lot of clueless or immature friends and/or relatives to start threads about. Must have cornered the market.
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Old 06-15-2019, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Central New Jersey
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Don't think it's OP's place to tell her anything.
Obviously your friend don't care about her new found employment. Let her and them worry about it.
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