AJ said, “Bet you anything CG doesn’t show up at work today.”
“Aw, she wouldn’t do that. She hasn’t been around the last three Mondays.”
CG called in sick again last Monday. If you’re keeping track, that’s four out of the last five Mondays she didn’t show up at work. I owe AJ a Tequila Sunrise.
She told The Boss she had a migraine. Tuesday, when she drifted in at eleven, she asked if anyone had gone to Pride over the weekend. She talked about hanging out, marching in the parade, etc. And on Monday, she was MIA.
I contemplated joining the fun, but I had an edit to finish, so I reluctantly stayed home to finish it. Yeah, I’ve reached the age where commitment means more than fucking off. Even I’m surprised sometimes. ;/ But CG is still young enough not to think about getting her ass into work after a wild and woolly weekend, and even though Monday is our busiest day, she doesn’t seem to mind blowing it off.
The Boss acknowledged there is a problem. She knows she should fire CG and look for someone new, but when CG appeared Tuesday, The Boss didn’t say a word to her.
The thing is, CG is treated differently than anyone else in the place. She’s allowed to get away with a lot more, not criticized, not held to any standard. The other employees have to take on her work and get it done, and they resent it badly. Bill says CG is the daughter The Boss never had, so she coddles CG, letting her get away with murder while the rest of us are expected to pick up the slack. He’s been there six years. He should know.
When I get there in the morning, Church Lady and Bill are sniping about CG getting so much time off without suffering repercussions. She still lives at home, so she can afford to blow off the money. Mom pays the bills. Lucky girl.
Btw, Church Lady surprised me last week. When DOMA was struck down, we spoke about it briefly in the office and she said she had a gay brother and a gay nephew. She totally supported the Supreme Court’s decision. I’m liking Church Lady quite a lot these days. She repeats herself often, her life is boring (to me), but she works hard all day and her heart’s in the right place. However, she’s not perfect, either. She has a thirty-two year old son at home that can’t deal with life, so he doesn’t work, lays around, lives off his folks. I wonder if she’s asked herself what will happen when she and her husband get too old to care for him, or even die. What will that kid do then? He has diabetes. So? I know a couple people who have to shoot up insulin every day. They work. They’re productive. I haven’t met him. I probably never will, but as an outsider looking in, I wonder how a grown man can live at home at that age. I mean, for sure he isn’t getting any. ;/ Maybe he’s frozen in a permanent “child” state, eh? This continues to make his parents feel useful and needed, but he’s sacrificing his entire life to that arrangement.
So much drama at work these days. I’m really looking forward to the four-day break coming up. AJ and I are headed north. We’re just awaiting word from my friend as to when we’re expected.
We probably won’t be online much. The break will do us good!
We wish you a happy and safe July fourth.