Why is my supervisor allowed to miss work all of the time because of her child, but we get guilt trips!?

My boss has one child who is 9 months. Ever since she had her daughter, she has been missing AT LEAST one day a week from work. It is always last minute notice too. She says she has to stay home and watch her daughter since her mother (who is the child's caretaker) goes out of town, gets sick, needs a day off, etc. However, when I asked her to take a half day because I has something important to do, she told me "she would have to think about it" even though I gave 2 weeks notice. I have vacation time and I need the 1/2 day to go to the doctor because I am pregnant, but I didn't want to announce it yet. If anyone in our office has to take care of their children, my boss says they need to find a reliable daycare or they may lose their job! Her supervisor (the CEO) is not here enough to understand the situation. Plus my supervisor is on salary, so she has not kept track of her time off and not docked pay! Why is she the exception? If I pulled this I would be fired! The supervisor that misses work is a WOMAN, just so no one is "confused"

Asked By: PrettyWifey - 1/5/2007
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She is a boss so she is going to get certain privileges and more availability of flex time. She deserves it if she is good at her job and has paid her dues... More
Answered By: Gaila's Random Thoughts - 1/5/2007
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go to her supervisor about the situation. That's not right for her to threaten your job
Answered By: nicsgirlus - 1/5/2007
Maybe the CEO who is missing a lot should be notified of what is missed.
Answered By: Amberlyn4 - 1/5/2007
I would not put up with that. Your boss is taking advantage of her position over you and all the other employees. I wouldn't hesitate to report her to your CEO. Even if her supervisor doesn't see it, he/she cannot ignore a complaint made by employees. I'm sure you could do it anonymously (sp?) too if you are worried... More
Answered By: Nanabanana - 1/5/2007
I would complain to someone about her, that's not fair to everyone else there that actually has something important to do.
Answered By: kristinad21 - 1/5/2007
maybe because she is the supervisor if u don't want her to get away with it report her to her supervisor
Answered By: hot mama - 1/5/2007
PrettyWiffey... More
Answered By: terra p - 1/5/2007
She sounds like a wicked-b!tch, too. I would report it to your HR, and call it a hostile working environment.
Answered By: ♪ pepperkittyn ♪ - 1/5/2007
To be eligible for FMLA leave, an individual must (1) be employed by a covered employer and work at a worksite within 75 miles of which that employer employs at least 50 people; (2) have worked at least 12 months (which do not have to be consecutive) for the employer; and (3) have worked at least 1,250 hours during the... More
Answered By: PALADIN - 1/8/2007
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