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#1 the_stain

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 05:51 AM

A guy called in "sick" today because he was in a car accident last night - very minor (I saw the facebook photos) rear-end collision, no injuries. But today he is "sore."

Am I an asshole for thinking that's a lame excuse? We all work from home on my team. I start working on support cases on my laptop many days without even leaving the bed for the first hour or so. You're too sore to sit around?
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#2 BrewerGeorge

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 05:54 AM

He probably has business to take care of outside the home related to the accident.



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Posted 13 September 2018 - 05:59 AM

All day? :)
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#4 Brian72

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 06:00 AM

All day? :)


Yes. When I had my accident a couple years back I was on the phone all day with the insurance company and car rental then I had to go pick up the car.
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Posted 13 September 2018 - 06:03 AM

Dude have you ever been in a serious car accident? Yes...you are sore all over if you're lucky. Plus I agree with the others that there is a ton of paperwork and phone calls to be made.


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#6 the_stain

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 06:04 AM

You need a different insurance company. Some lady hit my car on the highway and I think I spent a grand total of 20 minutes dealing with Farmer's before they sent me a check. (The other lady had farmer's too so that helped.)
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#7 Bklmt2000

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 06:05 AM

Yes. When I had my accident a couple years back I was on the phone all day with the insurance company and car rental then I had to go pick up the car.

 

Pretty much the same for me when I was in a wreck 15 yrs ago.  Took a whole day to sort everything out.


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Posted 13 September 2018 - 06:05 AM

Rear end accidents are no joke.  Greater pain usually manifests itself the day after the accident.

 

You are like the nurse that points to the chart and asks you what your pain level is, and when you say 8, she say's "no, you are a 4".  


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#9 BrewerGeorge

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 06:06 AM

Besides, never question another's PTO.  Bad form. :nono:



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Posted 13 September 2018 - 06:06 AM

Dude have you ever been in a serious car accident? Yes...you are sore all over if you're lucky.


I'm not disputing that. I'm disputing that being sore would prevent one from doing what we do for a living. ####, I have psoriatic arthritis, scoliosis, and ankylosing spondylitis. I am literally sore all the time!

If his fingers and brain work, he can work. :P
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Posted 13 September 2018 - 06:06 AM

You need a different insurance company. Some lady hit my car on the highway and I think I spent a grand total of 20 minutes dealing with Farmer's before they sent me a check. (The other lady had farmer's too so that helped.)


Not all of us have JK Simmons on speed dial..
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#12 the_stain

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 06:07 AM

Besides, never question another's PTO. Bad form. :nono:


Oh i'm not necessarily questioning the PTO. I'm questioning if the guy is a meow. ;)
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Posted 13 September 2018 - 06:07 AM

I'm not disputing that. I'm disputing that being sore would prevent one from doing what we do for a living. ####, I have psoriatic arthritis, scoliosis, and ankylosing spondylitis. I am literally sore all the time!

If his fingers and brain work, he can work. :P

 

Serious question: have you ever been in a car accident?


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Posted 13 September 2018 - 06:10 AM

Rear end accidents are no joke. Greater pain usually manifests itself the day after the accident.

You are like the nurse that points to the chart and asks you what your pain level is, and when you say 8, she say's "no, you are a 4".


LOL. It's true... I am like this.

"What? A 10 is supposed to be the worst pain you ever felt and you're saying you're at an 8? What, have you never had a dental abscess?"

Serious question: have you ever been in a car accident?


Several, including a head-on and a hit and run.

After the head-on I was definitely sore. Car was totalled. Still went to school the next day.
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Posted 13 September 2018 - 07:01 AM

Besides, never question another's PTO.  Bad form. :nono:

 

this, who cares why he called out.  


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#16 the_stain

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 07:04 AM

this, who cares why he called out.


Those of us who have to do his work while he's gone
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Posted 13 September 2018 - 07:05 AM

the older you get the more those accidents "hurt", even after a small accident you'll end up pretty damn sore


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Posted 13 September 2018 - 07:06 AM

Besides, never question another's PTO.  Bad form. :nono:

I'm just gonna go with this.  



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Posted 13 September 2018 - 07:33 AM

A guy called in "sick" today because he was in a car accident last night - very minor (I saw the facebook photos) rear-end collision, no injuries. But today he is "sore."

Am I an asshole for thinking that's a lame excuse? We all work from home on my team. I start working on support cases on my laptop many days without even leaving the bed for the first hour or so. You're too sore to sit around?

yes

Those of us who have to do his work while he's gone

see above

 

chillax dude


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#20 Zaphod_Beeblebrox

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Posted 13 September 2018 - 07:55 AM

I call in sick sometimes because I wake up and decide today is an official mental health day. I cant even.
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