Calling an employee’s sick leave into question is one of those toxic workplace traits one would hope would have been eradicated by now, but unfortunately, you can’t stop horrible bosses from being horrible.
This thread was posted to Reddit by u/BigJhed, who had been working as a civil engineer when he had to request three months off on sick leave while recovering from an unfortunate car accident. By the end of this period, his supervisor informed OP that his paid sick leave would expire at the beginning of next month. This could have been an email, but the supervisor decided to take things a step further. He showed up at OP’s house and woke up his family to deliver the news personally (and to clearly check up on OP). Thankfully, OP was in the bathroom when the whole interaction transpired. Still, it just goes to show that there are some folks out there who still believe rallying through injury is a sign of grit rather than a sign of stupidity. Wake up, managers! That mentality is unhealthy and unwanted by your employees! That’s how you lose a sense of loyalty among the people you have working for you. Just ask OP!
Keep scrolling below for the full story. For more, here’s another post about an employee whose PTO request was accepted and then shadily revoked.