July 17, 2006
Hail to the Chief
Pinch Me...Or Don't
My mother is in her early 60s and works as an insurance agent. For years she worked for one man, who would refuse her vacation time and who was very difficult to work for in many other ways. One afternoon, I had to stay at work for an emergency, and I called my mom and asked her if she could pick my 9 year old daughter up from after school care, which closed at six in the evening. I work ten miles from her school, and had to drive through city traffic to get to it. Mom was only about two miles away. My mother said to her boss, "I need to leave in order to pick up my granddaughter from school. Helen has an emergency and can't get there in time." His reply? "Well, okay this time, but next time tell your daughter your granddaughter will have to take a cab." Mom no longer works there, thank goodness.
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