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I'm sorry you have to work on your kids birthday but I'm not budging!
by Anonymous
October 9, 2013 at 12:21 PM
Taking off is on a first come, first serve basis at my work. On the 20th of September I submitted my request to take the 18th through the 20th off(of October). The reason being that I have a road trip planned to see my best friend who moved 5 hours away.

This other girl submitted a request off for the 19th of October because it's her dd's first birthday.

Her request is going to get denied because both of us can't take a weekend day off. We have limited amount of weekend workers and due to our experience level, one of us has to be here.

I've had several people tell me I should take back my request because her reason is more important. I get that I would be upset if I had work on the day I planned to throw my kid her first birthday but shit happens. That's why I'm in college to get a job that doesn't require me to work these type of hours.

Everyone is saying I can go the next weekend but no I'm not doing that. We already have tons of activities lined up like going to certain festivals and concerts that won't be around the next weekend. I put my request in fair and square.

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  • MrsDavidB25
    October 9, 2013 at 12:22 PM

     First come first serve.

  • bustybee
    October 9, 2013 at 12:23 PM

    I'm with you. There is no reason why she cannot pick a different weekend either. Both are valid reasons for time off and it sucks that someone had to get turned done but you were first. 

  • Anonymous 2
    by Anonymous 2
    October 9, 2013 at 12:23 PM
    You dont have to take your weekend and give her day to her.

    But I think I would be nice and do it.

    But you don't have to.

  • MrsJHoward
    October 9, 2013 at 12:23 PM
    Yup fair and square! Npt your issue.
  • Mom2RSD
    by Mom2RSD
    October 9, 2013 at 12:24 PM
    If you were just taking the day off to get a manicure it would be the nice thing to do to cancel. But you're going on a road trip. And honestly; whatever the reason; she should have requested the day off earlier. It's sad but she waiting too long, she can't expect you to change your plans.
  • ilovemykids323
    October 9, 2013 at 12:24 PM

     I'm with you... it's not like the 19th is the first or last day you requested off. it's the middle day so you couldn't really compromise either.

  • suzanneyea
    October 9, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    A one year old...just celebrate the day before or after. Not a big deal.

  • WifeyC
    by WifeyC
    October 9, 2013 at 12:25 PM

    It's the first birthday.  The kid won't remember if the celebration didn't happen on her birthday.

  • Raeann11
    October 9, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    She should have put her requests in earlier.

  • SiriSilasMom
    October 9, 2013 at 12:26 PM

    I can see both sides. But she doesn't have to have a party or festivities o on the actual b-day to celebrate. She'll get over it.

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