Why do people with children seem to get a free pass when it comes to missing work?
One employee out for 3 days because her 17 year old son is ill. Another coworker left early today because her son is sick.
When I once left early because of car trouble, my boss was short with me. When I was out sick for 3 days I had to bring in a work note.
This has happened at pretty much every job I have ever had. It is blatantly unfair. I understand that people have familial responsibilities, but have I have no free pass. My cats or wife don’t let me get a get out of work free card, but I love them and at times need to care for them.
Am I overreacting? Is it fair for parents to have this leeway? Opinions?
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