Fidelity isn't a feeling...it's a choice.
Oh, Shelly...keep swimmin' honey, keep swimmin'.
Here's the thing - it's one thing to let some time slide for something like a marathon, time I'm guessing wasn't even close to what you needed last week to care for Piper. Time that I would guess would be easily made up within the pay period immediately following. (TOTAL assumptions on my part).
It's a completely different thing when the company would set precedent giving you the opportunity to "repay" the time when others cannot. It is not in their best interest to do that lest they get called on the carpet for doing so - and given payroll is probably seen by more than one set of eyes at your company given, it makes even more sense.
I get the sense that you expected them to let you make the time up - that is something you really have to try hard not to do. The "seek forgiveness later" route isnít a good rule of thumb to live by and doesn't work in this case.
I think at this point you really have to try and focus on the job and not try to miss any more time especially given you are heading into the toughest season of the year. Get Piper in that daycare if you have to beg your dad for help and really focus on your job and then once youíre settled perhaps start looking for something else. This situation aside, youíve seemed to really like the job and the company and Iíd hate to have you leave something in which youíre building tenure over something that honestly wasnít due you.
I know that once you're more removed from the shock of it, you'll get all this. You're a smart cookie.
[This message edited by ajsmom at 12:58 PM, January 28th (Tuesday)]
"Truth has no special time of its own. Its hour is now - always." - Albert Schweitzer
Me: BW - Him: 200+ # tumor removed 7/09
DS - 33 - Yikes!