On a scale of bit-of-a-twit to worse-than-Stalin how bad am I for doing this?

(26 Posts)
UsedtobeFeckless Thu 05-May-16 16:27:32

I forgot to go to work ... It wasn't my usual day, and the rota had been changed about six times already and I had an old copy ... The woman I was supposed to be working with rang me once and didn't leave a message - if she had I'd have gone in as I was only pottering at home - she found someone else to cover her lunch so she didn't miss any breaks and as it was mid-week it wasn't very busy. She's now in a major huff with me. I've apologised but she's still all pouty and hard done by. Do I go all grovelly and shower her with chocs and further apologies or do I just move on?

UsedtobeFeckless Thu 05-May-16 16:31:18

She is a chronic under-functioning lazy cow ... If you work with her you end up doing everything while she chats to whoever's passing so I'm not all that sorry really and I'm afraid that's clouding my judgement ...

acasualobserver Thu 05-May-16 16:33:30

90% Stalin - could be worse.

OurBlanche Thu 05-May-16 16:34:06

Bit of a twit. And she can huff and puff her way to Fuckery and back, if she really wants to smile

You have apologised. That is all that is required. Do NOT reward her PA puffing wth chocolates and being nice... don't make that rod for your own back smile

NeedACleverNN Thu 05-May-16 16:36:43

Bit of a twat grin

If she was that desperate to contact you she would have rung again

Off topic though...where the hell has this come from?! angrybird

UsedtobeFeckless Thu 05-May-16 16:40:56

It's an Angry Bird - sort of apt, really ... grin She said she didn't leave a message because she had a sore throat!

OurBlanche Thu 05-May-16 16:43:21

Crikey... little red devil thing'll get some use smile

Chlobee87 Thu 05-May-16 16:47:21

She didn't leave a message because she had a sort throat? How on earth did she expect that she was going to communicate with you if you had answered? She sounds like a complete drama llama.

SpongeBobJudgeyPants Thu 05-May-16 16:47:25

Is it possible you were subconsciously 'forgetting' as you did not want to work with Lazy Bint?! grin

Optimist1 Thu 05-May-16 16:48:02

I reckon she was too lazy to leave a message. More fool her. You were a bit of a twit aren't we all at some time but an apology is all that's required.

Beth2511 Thu 05-May-16 16:50:52

Bit of a tit but from managing places with rotas which are liable to change, it happens tp everyone of some degree at least once!!

AugustaFinkNottle Thu 05-May-16 16:53:47

Couldn't she have texted or emailed you anyway?

Thurlow Thu 05-May-16 16:57:08

That's quite bad, but she was just as bad for not calling again or leaving a message.

On a sensible note, once back in work I'd apologise profusely (maybe just to everyone else grin) and say that maybe how the rotas are distributed should be looked at to stop this happening again?

Seeyounearertime Thu 05-May-16 16:59:19

angrybird this is cuz the angry birds movie I suspect.

MadamDeathstare Thu 05-May-16 16:59:30

She was pretty silly to phone you with a sore throat if she couldn't speak enough to leave a message. Why didn't she send you a text or an email?

I would be annoyed if I were your colleague or manager, but if it was a one off then I'd get over it quickly, especially if you were apologetic and clearly felt bad about it. I'd move on. She'll milk the poutiness for all its weight in chocolate otherwise.

OohMavis Thu 05-May-16 16:59:46

Sorry what? She couldn't leave a message because she had a sore throat?

How did she manage all day? Did she communicate with pen and paper? grin

Becky546 Thu 05-May-16 17:00:57

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

LaurieFairyCake Thu 05-May-16 17:04:04

"Gosh I'm so sorry you had to do all the work today, must have been a bit of a shock for you since you're usually titting around doing fuck all"

Not really grin

Moistly Thu 05-May-16 17:06:54

laurie grin

Really appreciate the phrase "titting around"

Moistly Thu 05-May-16 17:07:39

Op's colleague was an angrybird

VagueIdeas Thu 05-May-16 17:08:02

I reckon she deliberately didn't leave a message just so that you wouldn't come to work and she could justifiably cause a big dwama. There's always one tiresome fucker person like that in an office.

Ginkypig Thu 05-May-16 17:21:57

Sore throat!

What would she have done if you had answered the call, tapped morse code down the line?

Youarenotkiddingme Thu 05-May-16 17:23:28

You made a mistake - we all make them. We all have bit of a twat moments.

She chose to ring you and speak to you about being in work with her sore throat so could have let a message.

She was a bigger twat - fact grin

CigarsofthePharoahs Thu 05-May-16 17:32:04

I did a similar thing once, my shift was 8am-2pm, but I wrote it down wrong and came in 2pm expecting to work till 8pm! I also left 2 hours early in one shift as the manager had neglected to tell me that she'd changed the rota and added on some extra hours. I got a bollocking for the last one, despite my protests of not being psychic.
It happens anywhere where the shift pattern constantly changes. Also means that you can't plan ahead at all angry
On the scale, I'd say you definitely don't rate anywhere near Stalin, and if she felt able to call, why not leave a message?
Dh told me that a colleague of his didn't turn up one Friday with no warning, he wasn't answering his phone. They thought the worst and sent someone round to check on him. Turns out he'd torn two pages off his desk calendar by mistake and he thought it was Saturday. He was having a lie in and had turned off his phone. His punishment was to be mercilessly ribbed about it for weeks afterwards!

winchester1 Thu 05-May-16 17:38:27

tap morse code 😁

You made an easy mistake, she is a twit.

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