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percey99

Badgeman
We have a new kitten , My wifes employer says she cannot have just 3 days off to look after this new member of the family ....... Some of these employers think they own you >>>
 

Father_Famine

Lantern Swinger
percey99 said:
We have a new kitten , My wifes employer says she cannot have just 3 days off to look after this new member of the family ....... Some of these employers think they own you >>>

I assume this is 3 days annual Leave, not compassionate?
 
I don't have any children, nor to I ever intend to (dreadful creatures that they are!). Does that mean I am being discriminated against when my colleagues are sympathetically received if their child is sick but I have to take my boys to the vets in my own time?

As it turns out my employer is very sympathic to personal issues and I would not want to work for an employer who is not. Tell your wife to find a new job with a better employer.
 

brigham600

War Hero
I saw a poorly worm in my back garden over the weekend and later saw the same poor worm being eaten alive by a Starling.

It was so distressing and is affecting my work output so much thinking of the poor helpless and defenceless worm. I am unable to get it out of my mindand need some time off work to cope.

I might even take the Starling to court on grounds of cruelty and harrassment to worms and see if I can get a five figure sum ;-) :)

Sorry, but I cannot see how a poorly cat can be seen in the same light as a child, I really cannot and I have pets of my own.
 
brigham600 said:
I saw a poorly worm in my back garden over the weekend and later saw the same poor worm being eaten alive by a Starling.

It was so distressing and is affecting my work output so much thinking of the poor helpless and defenceless worm. I am unable to get it out of my mindand need some time off work to cope.

I might even take the Starling to court on grounds of cruelty and harrassment to worms and see if I can get a five figure sum ;-) :)

Sorry, but I cannot see how a poorly cat can be seen in the same light as a child, I really cannot and I have pets of my own.

Brigham dear - take all the time off you need - I'm sure that being so overworked at collingwood is taking its toll!

But seriously, it is not about having time off because you are stressed about the death of your pet or having a sick child, for me it is about having an employer who is reasonable to the work-life balance. I had to ask mine if I could be deployed for Op Telic at 4 days notice and they moved heaven and earth. When I asked for time off unapid to study for my solicitors exams, here I am.

But moving back to the original thread I think it is very harsh of you to say that someone cannot be distressed at the death of a beloved pet, it is likely because you are a bloke, when my cat had to go to the big cattery in the sky I had nothing but sympathy from my colleagues, admittedly all girls. They brought me tissues, chocolate and shoulders to cry on, they didn't mock or comment that it was only a cat, not a child.
 
rosinacarley said:
I don't have any children, nor to I ever intend to (dreadful creatures that they are!). Does that mean I am being discriminated against when my colleagues are sympathetically received if their child is sick but I have to take my boys to the vets in my own time?

As it turns out my employer is very sympathic to personal issues and I would not want to work for an employer who is not. Tell your wife to find a new job with a better employer.

The Royal Navy's your family Rosina and you must have realised by now that male matelots never really grow up properly. Have you learned nowt from RR? So you have the PO Stoker. Look after him well. Water him daily and talk gently to him and once he's gone through adolencence (ie jealousy of the felines) he'll be at right as rain. :lol:
 
Always_a_Civvy said:
rosinacarley said:
I don't have any children, nor to I ever intend to (dreadful creatures that they are!). Does that mean I am being discriminated against when my colleagues are sympathetically received if their child is sick but I have to take my boys to the vets in my own time?

As it turns out my employer is very sympathic to personal issues and I would not want to work for an employer who is not. Tell your wife to find a new job with a better employer.

The Royal Navy's your family Rosina and you must have realised by now that male matelots never really grow up properly. Have you learned nowt from RR? So you have the PO Stoker. Look after him well. Water him daily and talk gently to him and once he's gone through adolencence (ie jealousy of the felines) he'll be at right as rain. :lol:

Don't be obsurd AAC - the PO Stoker does not need looking after, he is a grumpy irrasible old g*t and the only water he is likely to get is a bucket of water thrown over him. But thanks for the advice anyway!
 
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