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Bitch Session - Pissed Off … Again

Yep, this is another bitch session about my co-worker. You can almost clock a Monday by her. I want to say that nearly seven times out of ten, she’ll call in sick on a Monday.

This past Monday was no exception. I knew when I saw that blinking light indicating I had a voicemail that she’d had called in sick. To top it off, she goes into great detail in an “I’m on death’s door” voice. This time is was stomach flu, vomiting all weekend … yadda, yadda, yadda. I’ve heard it all before. Monday night she left me a text message (which I didn’t see until Tuesday morning) saying that she’d ended up at the ER because all the vomiting had left her dehydrated and they had to pump her full of fluids.

Now, I have sympathy for anyone who gets sick, but not when its on a regular basis. I can’t decide if she’s actually a closet drinker. I never smell anything on her and I have a pretty good nose for detecting booze since I have a couple of alchy siblings.

I’m mostly peeved because it turned out that Monday and Tuesday were incredibly busy days. Not only did I have the work of my two attorneys, but I was in the middle of preparing the monthly billing and then I had to try to handle whatever the other two attorneys had. I was not a pleasant person when I got home. If I could drink I would have demanded copious amounts of wine … stat.

Well, this time the two attorneys she works for want to see the ER records. I sent her a text to that affect. Apparently they’ve pretty much had it with her. I wouldn’t be surprised if she got the axe this time. Again, I can sympathize, but my sympathy only runs so far. Hell, I’ve got cancer and I don’t take off nearly as much time as she does.

4 Responses to “Bitch Session - Pissed Off … Again”

  1. Edie Ramer Says:

    Good for the attorneys. I hope they finally get rid of her.

    This is such a hassle for you working with someone like that. As if you didn’t have enough stress without her.

  2. Liz Kreger Says:

    We even have someone who’s willing to work part time. She lives nearby, is a retired legal assistant (who left to take care of her diabetic brother) and is now eager to earn some extra cash. I haven’t met her yet since she came in while I was on vacation, but I’m told she’s nice and very professional. This sounds like a no-brainer to me.

    I just hate the idea of having to train someone new. Really dislike training. I suck at it.

  3. Margie Says:

    Well I ready hope they show her to the front door and fast. Like Edie said you don\’t need any more stress in your life. About training that new person I would worry about that she should pick things up fast is she was a legal assistant and is a precessional as you say she is.

  4. Liz Kreger Says:

    Hope so, Margie. I personally am sick of it. Incidently, she didn’t bring in her ER records (I asked one of the attorneys), but was putting together a memo to them … probably of explanation. Wonder if she was dumb enough to put it in the general directory or if she was smart enough to put it on her C:/ drive. Will have to check. :wink:

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