Throughout my career with the school board I never have had an AP tell me I had to take a leave due to missing a week of work. Apparently, I made several errors in "her book" during that week. Her major problems are that I didn't call her directly to tell her I was sick and that no sub came in for me most of the week. when I am sick, the routine is for me to call it in with the school board and then to say I need a sub. I did that everyday. Not realizing that she was expecting me to call her has made a huge mess in this situation. I had strep and pneumonia all last week. I did have the bookkeeper tell the office and principals I was ill. The AP wants me to know she is the boss and no one else should know my business. is that really fair?
On thursday of this week I got a call from the office manager, who spoke so polite and was so out of character. So, I called her back on Friday. I was reamed into by the AP so much so that I was in shock. I had no idea I did anything wrong. She ended our conversation by telling me to bring in all the paperwork from the doctor and then we'll see what she's going to do. Really? I am going to have to call benefits to see what the apparent new policy is on taking days when I'm getting docked. The thing about this is that when I knew I was going to have to take days w/o pay I asked the office manager what I had to do. She said nothing, I would be docked and that was it. So, I figured that if I had to be out then it was Okay but apparently not. I am dreading going in on Monday to face the AP (aka wicked witch). I will be apologetic to both her and the principal and hopefully they will get off my back. I need prayers for this situation. there are only two weeks of work left before our summer break. I am still in shock that it had to end this way.
Maybe the policies have changed w/o me knowing. I am making others aware of this situation though so that it will never happen to them. I also am going to investigate and get a copy of the policy to review. I may have to file a grievance after the way the AP spoke to me too.
just curious for those of you in business, what is your policy on absenses w/o pay?