Medical Leave Meltdown: Part 1

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I’ve been working in retail off and on most of my adult life, I’m 36 years old so that should give a brief introduction into my years of experience in retail. I personally believed I have gone through almost every piece of bullshit retail can offer you.

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Death in the family? That’s not an excuse…

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I once got a final written warning because I didn’t give enough notice to take two days off. My grandfather died and I had to travel across the country to his funeral. After I explained this to my 16-year-old manager, I was told I wasn’t getting paid for it and that I was putting the company under “immense pressure” and I should have told them earlier so they could cover my shift … I tried to delicately explain I don’t possess psychic powers to be able to predict heart attacks within my family. Apparently still not good enough. What a joke.