I normally take my lunch break at noon, but today I skipped breakfast, and I needed to eat, so I said I was going to leave at 11:20 to get food. The woman I work with got upset over this, and said that it wasn’t right, since we need to “time these things out” in the office, and how it was “inconvenient”.
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It’s definitely not unusual, but it isn’t always warranted. In your situation, unless this is something you always do then you shouldn’t feel too bad, but in the future you may want to mention this earlier in the day (assuming you did not) even if it’s like an hour or 30 mins before. I know your coworkers behavior seems sort of “Karen”, and I’m not sure what sort of environment you work in. But if you coordinate as a team, short staffed, the job is fast paced, your shortcomings puts her in a position to having cover you in any way, or any inconvenience of that nature, then a heads up is appreciated. I’ve been in a very bustling setting, and even if a coworker at the front desk with me has ten minutes til her break, I will take advantage of every minute of extra help I have before she has to leave for 30. Sometimes it’s that crucial.