Boss Stories
Bad Bosses

She's Not Dead Yet!

I used to be the Public Relations Coordinator and Editor for a local nonprofit organization. A couple of months before I threw in the towel my grandmother became very ill. After a phone call from a family member I was told to come to her bedside, as death was imminent.

I told my boss that I needed to leave for a family emergency and explained the situation and how close I was to my grandmother. My boss replied, "Well, she's not dead yet, so I don't have to grant your leave." And, I was told to complete my workday. Suffice to say I did not finish my workday.

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