ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Today’s 98.3 TRY Social Dilemma came from Robin and is interesting. I’m curious to hear what both employees and bosses think of this. Here’s the email:
I recently had something really sad happen to me. My dog Maxie, who I’ve had for 14 years, passed away. I was and am heartbroken. I called in sick to work for two days after it happened. I just couldn’t deal with working even over Zoom when I was so upset. Of course, everyone asked me if I had COVID, but I explained my reason for calling in and I caught a lot of grief over it, no pun intended. My coworkers thought I was scamming to get a few days off. They believed my pet died but couldn’t understand why I would need two days off to process it, since we were only talking about a dog. My boss was a little better about it, but I still feel like she looks at me differently now. Do you think I was wrong to use sick time to grieve the loss of my Maxie?
Well, first off I’m so sorry for Robin’s loss. Losing a pet is heartbreaking. I think if Robin had the time to take off, then taking the two days was fine. Everyone grieves differently and she felt like she needed that time. That’s my take.