12. Negative Sympathy
Some bosses might expect you to show up for work when you are sick, putting your coworkers and customers at risk of also becoming ill. And not being able to work because you have a child who is sick is certainly a headache for many bosses. But life-threatening situations should prompt some sympathy.
Beccawoodwardt shared, “My coworker’s young child was in an accident, and she had to rush out to meet them at the hospital. She had permission to leave from the assistant manager, but when the manager arrived, he was angry. The next day, he told my coworker that someone else needed to be responsible for her child while she was at work. She quit.”