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To think this is a really stupid thing to do?

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phantomhairpuller Sun 21-Oct-12 09:31:22

Phoning in sick when it's plastered all over your face-ache page that you've been out 'til the small hours the night before.
And I'm the one left to pick up the bloody pieces!
It's really fooking riled me angry
I'm no saint but I have never let work down because I've got shitfaced the night before and can't face it!
I suspect a lot of you will think IABU and I probably am but the fact that its me dealing with the fallout makes it worse!
Phew- needed to vent that somewhere! Rant over!

DoubleWankAndShitChips Sun 21-Oct-12 09:33:36

Dob 'em in. Not fair on you, the employer or anyone really.

picnicbasketcase Sun 21-Oct-12 09:34:06

No, YANBU. If they're an FB friend, I'd post a message under where they said they were out all night getting pissed saying 'Get well soon, sorry to hear you're too ill to work' but I'm a PA git.

ThreeWheelsGood Sun 21-Oct-12 09:36:14

Definitely tell your boss, it's not fair on you.

JeezyOrangePips Sun 21-Oct-12 09:36:28

Of course YANBU. Not sure why you think we would think otherwise!

TheDetective Sun 21-Oct-12 09:39:53


I hope this will be a unanimous one... it would incense me no end to find a colleague had done this to me!


AntoinetteCosway Sun 21-Oct-12 09:41:00

YANBU. Stupid and unprofessional of them.

StillIRise Sun 21-Oct-12 09:41:36

YANBU to be cross.

But logically, a shocking hangover can make you too ill to work.

Self inflicted illness yez. But then foodpoisonung is self inflicted illness too. As is malaria.

So YABU too.

Hemlet Sun 21-Oct-12 09:44:52

You choose to go out and get shitfaced. You don't choose to get food poisoning or malaria. Ridiculous comparison.

HairyPotter Sun 21-Oct-12 09:48:35

Girl I used to work with called in sick one day well a lot of days tbh swore blind she had been up with d&v all night.

Her fb was plastered with photos of a festival being held that day with lots (and I mean lots) of photos of her and all her mates at it.

She turned up the next day still claiming to have been sick despite knowing that she was fb friends with some of us hmm

Marzipanface Sun 21-Oct-12 09:55:47

Stillirise How is food poisoning and malaria self inflicted??

WMittens Sun 21-Oct-12 09:55:53

Self inflicted illness yez. But then foodpoisonung is self inflicted illness too. As is malaria.

Don't be ridiculous.

OP, I would be just as pissed off.

StillIRise Sun 21-Oct-12 09:56:30

You choose to eat or to go on holiday. Not ridiculous really.
Its like saying the nhs shouldn't treat fat peopke cos its their fault.

StillIRise Sun 21-Oct-12 09:58:49

somewhat bored on a sunday morning

I have had some shocking hangovers where I couldn't have safely worked.

MrsHoarder Sun 21-Oct-12 09:59:18

Actually you don't choose to eat, you'd be a lot iller if you didn't,

And doing something that has a 1% chance of making you ill is different to drinking enough to end up with a hangover.

StillIRise Sun 21-Oct-12 10:00:33

Its one of those grey line area things.
Are you sick because you drank too much.
Or because you ate a dodgy prawn.
Or have you picked up a bug? Which coincides with a night out. Unfortunate timing but could happen.

HoneyDragon Sun 21-Oct-12 10:00:48

So if you live in a country where Mosquitos are indigenous than it is your fault for getting Maleria because you didn't move to Sweden?

phantomhairpuller Sun 21-Oct-12 10:01:09

I'm glad it a fairly unanimous vote! I expected at least a couple more people to call me pedantic -- and maybe even accuse me of being jealous of her social life--
I'm still fairly baffled by her bloody cheek tbh, she fb friends with 80% of the people we work with hmm
Am undecided about what to do next, initially thought about telling our boss but then thought better of it. And if I post something on her fb wall, the boss will know I've been on fb whilst at work blush
Will keep you posted!

EnglishGirlApproximately Sun 21-Oct-12 10:01:17

Odd comparison. You go on holiday knowing there is a small risk of malaria. If you go out a shove booze in your mouth for 6 hours hangover is a given.

Op - yanbu

phantomhairpuller Sun 21-Oct-12 10:02:36

Oh poop, my strike through didn't work!

QuickLookBusy Sun 21-Oct-12 10:05:03

My DDs have both worked in Saturday jobs where people have been sacked because they've lied about being ill, then their boss has seen their Facebook page.

How stupid do you have to be to put it all over Facebook, then claim you are ill?

HoneyDragon Sun 21-Oct-12 10:06:37

We had someone at our place sacked for similar. Someone "forgot" to log of their Fb page on a shared pc used during lunch breaks. It was "unfortunately" left on a page that showed they had been out till 4am getting hammered and lots of moaning about being hungover. Nothing about being ill.

Admittedly it was in her case a final straw, she already been through disciplinary. But if she hadn't been thick enough to piss of a colleague on Fb like that she would have got away with it.

YellowDinosaur Sun 21-Oct-12 10:06:52

I had a colleague who did this. She got a formal warning. She was lucky not to be fired. It is massively unprofessional. In her case she just posted something along the lines of 'fab night!', went to bed, then woke up still drunk which would have made her unsafe to work. In the meantime lots of her friends she'd been out with had posted things along the lines of 'hope the heads ok today!' 'can't believe how many vodkas you put away' and 'omg I've never seen you so pissed!' Etc. she didn't see the replies until later by which time they'd already been seen by her boss.

In her defence she was very apologetic and acknowledged that she was totally at fault and I think that is why she wasn't fired.

stillrising your comparisons are ludicrous and I hope I am never unfortunate enough to work with someone as unprofessional as you.

Marzipanface Sun 21-Oct-12 10:06:53


So when I went out to a restaurant in London recently and ended up in severe food poisoning, that was my fault? If I didn't go into work the next day because I was so ill, that would be the same as someone going out the night before and actively getting ludicrously drunk knowing they would get a hangover then phoning in sick the next day?

I didn't know I would get food poisoned but I would know I would have a hangover the next day!

HoneyDragon Sun 21-Oct-12 10:07:30

They being the absent colleague - not the person in work.

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