Cutting along story short - I rang the 'second in charge' to advise that I was not well and would not be fit for work the following day - I tried to give her as much notice as possible - instead of accepting this news however, I was made to feel guilty...she honestly sounded like she was going to cry!
The real manager was away on holidays and I was told there was 'no-one' eles available to do my shift - So, gripped with guilt and sympathy for this poor woman who had taken on this position of 'second in charge', ( 12 months prior mind-you )
I reluctantly agreed to go in - however, I stated that it would still be a good idea if she could possibly help try and organise someone else to do my shift, because,the bottom line was - I was 'not' well and I knew within myself the virus I had, was getting worse not better -
Anyway - she found nobody to replace me so I got up the next day for work and started at 5.00am.
By 7.00am I had no voice left at all - my chest and throat was just burning - and I felt like I could keel over at any given moment. I also did not want to put myself in the humiliating position of having to vommit into a garbage can in front of customers' -
So, by writing a note, I got the girl that I was working with, (who was almost due to knock-off) to ring the 'second in charge', to let her know that I really was unfit for work and needed to go home. I felt very ill.
After the 'second in charge' had been advised, I was told to go home, so, feeling relieved, I did.
My son ,on behalf of me, rang later that afternoon to advise them that I would not be in the following day either,
and he was told that my shift for the next day had already been filled,which was also a relief to me at that time!
Anyway - I was given hands up the following week, when the big boss from Head office left me a message on my phone.
I returned his call to find out he was simply enquiring about my health and was ringing to find out if I would be at work the following weekend.
My head was still feeling abit fuzzy, so I didn't click straight away -
I advised him that I would be, and that I had already gone to the shop that morning to advise the 'second in charge' of the same thing, however she was not there. I also informed him that I had been to the Doctor and had a Doctors' Certificate...end of conversation.
Did I mention that I have never met or spoke to this boss from Head Office before this?
Plus - Head Office is about 10 hours away from here?! After I hung up, I found it curious that he rang me instead of the 'second in charge'.
When I returned the call to this Boss from Head Office - it was too a mobile number as well - not a local!!
So straight up, I'm faced with 'extra' expense, plus the knowefge that my own Team members
would prefer to have a bitch and whinge rather than ring me themselves to see how I was!
The next time I saw the 'second in charge' I 'actually' apologized for letting her down!
She accepted my apology but still has put in a complaint since then to the Manager that was on annual leave!
.I feel like "KICKING" myself!! I am honestly dealing with a 2 headed snake here!
I went up to work yesterday to pick up the new roster - this is when I found out about the meeting and how I have only been rostered on for only 'one day' a week
because of the complaint in regard to me being sick! This is their petty way of punishing me!
I've seen them do it to others' before so I am fully aware of what is going on....
I feel, that the complaint and trivial fault-finding about me is simply a projection of the 'assistant mangers' own failings and shortcomings
while the Manager was away on annual leave.
What to do?