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To think DH might get fired?!

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ohgodwhatcanido Fri 25-May-18 06:09:59

NC for this.

Essentially DH fell asleep ah hour ago after being violently ill all night and morning; I've been sick as well so I think it's a bug. He was off one day last month but hasn't had time off before that for about three months. He asked if I'd call in for him so I did and the conversation went like this:

Him: 'Good morning X speaking how can I help?'
Me: 'Hi there, I'm calling to let you know that X'
Him: 'Sorry, who?'
Me:' Sorry, my line isn't too clear, I was calling to let you know X won't be able to come in this morning. He's been up all night being-'
Him: 'I don't want to hear it thanks, bye'

And then hung up. He didn't even let me explain why and sounded really mad. DH just had his days off for the week so I'm worried they'll think he's playing at it. Am I over thinking it or does this not look good?

notanurse2017 Fri 25-May-18 06:12:03

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ALemonyPea Fri 25-May-18 06:13:46

Tbh he needs t9 phone in himself. You’re not his mum, it isn’t school.

Buzzlightyearsbumchin Fri 25-May-18 06:14:42

Your husband needs to call in.

It's usually in the contract that you must call yourself when ill.

tissuesosoft Fri 25-May-18 06:15:00

The manager may have had other calls this morning and could look like some are pulling a fast one so they have a longer bank holiday weekend

GeorgieTheGorgeousGoat Fri 25-May-18 06:15:20

Yeah he’s a grown up, he needs to call in.

abbsisspartacus Fri 25-May-18 06:16:55

Yes he will be fired

SkaPunkPrincess Fri 25-May-18 06:17:01

He needs to call in himself. The manager could have been politer and explained that though. he was rude to just hang up.

Decoratingsucks Fri 25-May-18 06:17:38

One day last month and then more time off 3 months before that is quite a lot.

LartenCrepsley Fri 25-May-18 06:18:47

Unless he’s hospitalised, he should be making the call. Why did he ask you to do it?
He ought to follow up with another phone call or at least an email.

ohgodwhatcanido Fri 25-May-18 06:18:55

The only reason he hasn't done it himself is because he finally managed to get some sleep and I'd have felt awful if I woke him after him being up all night. I agree that it looks bad though.

Saz1995 Fri 25-May-18 06:20:06

His manager sounds stressed and probably has had a fair few calls like that this morning.

Sleephead1 Fri 25-May-18 06:20:30

I think you need to wake him and get him to call where I work it would only be ok for someone else to call if you where actually unable to e.g. hospitalised / in surgery ECT. How much time has he had of this year it sounds like at least 3 times already which can't be helped if he's ill but It will depend on his company sickness policy

GertrudeCB Fri 25-May-18 06:22:17

Wake him up and get him to call in. Where I work you can only have someone else call in for you if you are incapable of speaking or in hospital.

Pandora79 Fri 25-May-18 06:23:21

He needs to call in himself. Regardless of him catching up on sleep.

He should not have asked you to do that. He will know its his responsibility.

ohlittlepea Fri 25-May-18 06:24:56

He really needs to call himself. He's not seriously ill. It looks awful if he doesnt.

flumpybear Fri 25-May-18 06:25:11

Yes he needs to call.
In my work if we have three sickness absences in less than 12 months we hit a trigger for a talk with line manager

footballmum Fri 25-May-18 06:27:16

How long has he been there!

NotAnotherUserName5 Fri 25-May-18 06:27:38

Him: 'I don't want to hear it thanks, bye'
If you were talking about something gross like diarrhoea, that could explain why he said that?

Slartybartfast Fri 25-May-18 06:34:11

what kind of place fires you for being sick?

Slartybartfast Fri 25-May-18 06:34:51

perhaps this man had emetephobia?

Weezol Fri 25-May-18 06:39:59

Slarty Under employment law in the UK if you have been employed for less than two years you have next to no protection in these circumstances.

The Coalition goverment stripped away a lot of employee rights on the quietl

NewYearNewMe18 Fri 25-May-18 06:40:38

He was off one day last month but hasn't had time off before that for about three months.

That is a ridiculous amount of sick leave. Cue the entirety of MN to turn up with a plethora of 'what if' scenarios.

perhaps this man had emetephobia? Unless he's the reincarnation of Doris Stokes or Mystic Meg the OP hadn't even be able to say why DH was off. Ridiculous 'what if' scenarios again.

OrchidInTheSun Fri 25-May-18 06:40:45

Why didn't he stay awake if he knew he was due at work? Really silly not to call in himself

How many days off sick has he had in the last year?

WeAllHaveWings Fri 25-May-18 06:41:03

Wake him up and get him to call in himself.

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