After months of working hard and being patient, my boss gave me a weekend off. Honestly, I was getting a little impatient. Normally, I don’t request weekends off because I don’t mind what days I have off. I’ll be doing most of the same things no matter what day. I don’t go out and party and if I travel it’s just to my brothers house in Alabama. That’s not far and since I usually see him on the weekdays, we don’t go out much as he has a Monday to Friday schedule at work. Still, it was nice to get the weekend off. I’d actually made a request for Friday and Saturday on behalf of my nephew turning 3 but she went ahead and gave me the weekend off.
But, of course, the hardest workers can’t have nice things. Both my general manager and I had plans to be out of town this weekend. We are at work constantly and just wanted to enjoy ourselves. I’m not sure what her plans were but she let us know she wouldn’t be at work for the weekend. Regardless, a coworker of mine that has been doing some serious slacking lately, decided to call out two days in a row and I almost didn’t go to Alabama this weekend. It got to the point where my GM did go in on Saturday just to relieve a coworker who’d already had to take his first shift. Needless to say, he’s on thin ice with the boss.
What’s even more annoying is that I’ve been on the other side of this situation. You know, the side that works 16 hours to cover the coworker who’s called out two days in a row. I understand the colleagues that are dealing with his mess and I feel bad for them. They’re exhausted. And he’s doing whatever the heck he’s doing. I won’t go into detail because I do know what he’s doing and so does the boss. I just hope we can find a good replacement fast because everyone is already exhausted.
But I will say that as worried as I was about leaving for the weekend, I’m glad I did. I had a bunch of fun and I’m not quite finished yet. It’s only 2pm on the final day. I’m with my twin at the laundromat since the water isn’t working at my older brother’s house. I had to take what my roommate and I affectionately call a “bitch bath” which sounds horrible but always makes me laugh. All I care about is I’m clean. I used to take bitch baths all the time when I’d wake up exhausted and wouldn’t feel like taking a whole shower. I’m just going to try and enjoy the rest of today before going back for the week.
Hope everyone is having a great Sunday! I think my clothes are done washing.