An anonymous woman on reddit shared her surprising story how her boss told her to use sick leave for an 8-minute bathroom break.
A Reddit user recently shared a surprising work story that got a lot of attention online. While working from home, the woman said her boss told her to use sick leave or take time off for an 8-minute bathroom break. This upset many people on Reddit, with users criticizing the boss’s actions.
The woman explained, “I work from home and went to the bathroom this morning. During my 8-minute break, my boss left a message telling me to either say I’m sick, take time off, or come back to work right away.” Expressing frustration, she was surprised that her boss suggested using a sick day for such a short break. The user also talked about the challenges at work, like being verbally mistreated by supervisors, sudden schedule changes without notice, and getting tasks that employees aren’t trained for properly.
She said, “I often skip breaks and work longer than I’m supposed to. I took this job in my second year of college to avoid retail work. But now, it’s worse than retail. Customers are difficult, supervisors don’t care if they treat you badly, schedules change without notice, and we get paid less than working at McDonald’s.” She added that the company “has become a mess.” In an update, the user mentioned that the incident was marked as a warning. Now, she’s thinking about finding temporary secretary jobs until a better opportunity comes up.
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The post, which doesn’t say where the woman is, quickly became popular with over 7,000 upvotes and almost 500 comments.
One user strongly suggested, “It’s time to leave and maybe earn more at McDonald’s. But before you go, report them for any illegal actions, not paying fair wages, and other problems. If you’re lucky, they might do something wrong, and you could get a good severance package.”
Another user was shocked, saying, “This is really bad. Also, in the US, not letting employees use the bathroom is against the law.”
A comment advised, “Always take your legally required breaks. And if they’re messaging you on your personal phone, block their number.”