My mom got in a car accident today and I had to call into work. The car is completely totaled and it's a blessing that she made it out okay with minor injuries. I didn't know that when I called my employer, I just knew she was in an accident. I thought that this thing called compassion existed in most humans, but I guess not. I talked to my manager and all she told me is that she found someone to cover my shift today and that I have to trade shifts with the other person tomorrow. Not an inkling of concern, no "I hope she's alright", absolutely nothing. I've already been wanting to quit this job because the management is very hands-off and unprofessional. This is just the final straw I think. I just can't stand to work for someone who gives zero fucks about me, it's just insane to me that a person can be so impersonal and coldly stoic. Am I being overdramatic?
Most Helpful Guy
No your not being overly dramatic in my opinion. I went through much the same thing some years ago when my mom was rushed to the ER with a ruptured Colin. I received a call from my wife about it and the ER needed signed permission to do the emergency surgery and my boss refused to let me go to the Hospital to sign , I stewed on that for about ten minutes and blew my top at him. I walked up to him and said I'll be back later I have a family emergency, he stated you can't leave til your shift ends , so I tossed him my time badge and said my shift and job did just end. I went and signed the papers and I never went back to that job other than for my last check2
Most Helpful Girl
It's unfortunate that your manager would have no concern. I could see why there's no motivation to want to work there, not only for the lack of compassion, but just the unprofessionalism.
However, I think the best thing to do, in this situation, is to continue to work there UNTIL you find another job. So, my suggestion is to just put up with it for a little longer WHILE you actively look for another job. Then, once you have another job lined up, you should put in your two weeks notice/quit this job. I say this because it's always reassuring to know that you'll have some security (i. e. a job) or something to fall back on when you quit. If you quit without another job in line, it's uncertain when your next job/opportunity will present itself.
Now, I don't know what your financial situation is at the moment, so I don't know if you absolutely NEED this job. If you do, I suggest what I wrote above. If you don't need this job for financial security/to pay your bills/etc., then I suggest to quit without having another job lined up.
Hope this helps, and I hope your mom is doing well.1