This Boss Makes Your Head Spin

| Toyama, Japan | Working | April 8, 2013

(I’ve just been discharged from the hospital after being hit by a car, which rendered me unconscious for half a day. The next morning I call my boss, who is fully aware of the accident and hospitalization.)

Me: “Hello, [boss?] I’m afraid I won’t be in to work today, I’m still feeling very dizzy and having vertigo. The lesson plans are all on my desk, so—”

Boss: “Wait, you’re not coming in?”

Me: “No, I’m sorry but I can’t. I doubt I’ll be ready to come in Friday, either, but I’ll try to be back by Monday.”

Boss: “But once you’re here, all you have to do is sit at your desk. Now the other teachers are going to have to do your work for you. Are you sure you can’t come in?”

Me: “No… I just suffered a significant brain injury. I’m still dizzy and I can’t walk straight. I don’t think it would be safe for me to try to get into work in this state.”

Boss: “If you cared about your job, you would come in! I can’t believe you’re so selfish!” *hangs up*

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