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EDIT. vent. I'm tired of nonparents being pissy in the workplace
by Anonymous
March 9 at 11:20 PM
EDIT: to clarify, so I don't have to keep reposting this: I don't ask for preferential treatment. All I ask is that she not be a hypocritical bitch. This is ONE day that I am coming in late in order to work late, and will still work a FULL day. She regularly takes long lunches, leaves early, or comes in late and I have never once been bitchy to her about it.

OP:


Thanks in advance if you read this vent.

I have a coworker who has chosen not to have children, and she is an absolute asshole about child-related things. I'm so tired of her dirty looks and comments when I go to pump. She's also pissed that I am not working Fridays for the year (I just had a baby last year).

Tonight I texted her and told her I was coming in late tomorrow since we have to stay for an event until 9. She texted back
"Well, here's the thing. Jessica and I are working full days tomorrow AND staying late. I think you should use vacation time."

Grrr. I wouldn't actually care that much about vacation time, I just can't stand her attitude.

What would you do?

ETA: I am not taking "extra time off" for kids. We get paid for a 40 hour workweek, although I currently am getting paid for a 32 hour week as I have Fridays off. I should add that last year when she was teaching a course in the evenings, she regularly came in late.

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  • LyTe684
    by LyTe684
    March 9 at 11:22 PM
    Is she your superior?
  • Anonymous 2
    by Anonymous 2
    March 9 at 11:23 PM
    Is the event you have to stay for work related?
  • Anonymous 3
    by Anonymous 3
    March 9 at 11:23 PM
    I would stop expecting a work place to cater to you specially just because you have chosen to have children, they are trying to run a business.
  • Anonymous 4
    by Anonymous 4
    March 9 at 11:23 PM
    I would expect that you should have the same standards as any other employee. Having children doesn't mean you qualify for special treatment.
  • ConnorsMommy21
    March 9 at 11:23 PM

    That doesn't make sense. If you use a vacation day you wouldn't go in at all...

  • SaratheN
    March 9 at 11:25 PM
    So you have a kid and get to come in when ever you feel like it?
  • Amybelle
    March 9 at 11:25 PM

    I would be a competent, responsible employee........you should try it

  • Anonymous 5
    by Anonymous 5
    March 9 at 11:25 PM
    Hmm, how is it fair that you get extra time off just because you have children? I would honestly be annoyed too if I had different expectations put on me than on someone else simply because I chose not to have children.
  • Anonymous 1
    by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster
    March 9 at 11:25 PM
    We have a strange relationship. We are considered peers, except our asshole boss recently put her in charge of "office details."

    She has had a lot of jealousy in general towards me, as I essentially took all the good parts of her job when I was hired (not my fault), and she became more and more of a secretary. Now she is getting a bit more responsibility and is on a bizarre power trip. I've never seen anyone act like her.

    Quoting LyTe684: Is she your superior?
  • Anonymous 6
    by Anonymous 6
    March 9 at 11:26 PM
    Exactly. I had a girl who was a single mom. She claimed she was late because she didnt have a babysitter. Or she didnt have anyone else to pick her kid up. Sad but it isnt our problem. Get to work on time. And dont expect to leave early.

    Quoting Anonymous: I would expect that you should have the same standards as any other employee. Having children doesn't mean you qualify for special treatment.

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