My “help” left work today after only two hours. His excuse was that he hurt his ankle sometime before he came in.
Now, I don’t have a problem with coworkers missing time, or calling in. Whatever. Things happen. People get sick. That’s part of life.
Hell, I wouldn’t have a problem with it if he left just because he didn’t feel like being here. That’s his business. I won’t miss him. He annoys the shit out of me anyway.
The problem I am having is with his excuse. He said his ankle hurt too bad to continue working…
Yet, for the entire two hours he was here, he didn’t limp. He didn’t grimace while walking. He didn’t show any signs of discomfort at all. Now, I don’t know about the rest of you, but when I’m hurting too badly to continue working, I’m going to have some outward sign that something is wrong with me.
I’m not going to come out and say he was faking, but, if I had to bet, I’d put my money on it. And, like I said, I don’t care if he was faking or not. He can go home early for whatever excuse he wants.
If you’re going to fake an injury or illness, put a little effort into it. Limp. Make a pained expression every once in a while. Don’t just say you’re hurt and walk out like nothing’s wrong. Sell it a little, dammit!