My co-worker B. (I need to assign new code names… Let’s call him Bob) went home yesterday with “severe stomach problems”. Today he emails his boss and cc’s us. “I will try to go to the doctor today, or tomorrow”.


Bob – if you still have “severe stomach problems” on day#2, you go to the doctor. Especially when you think it could extend to a third day!

But Bob is a bit of a whip anyway, especially when it is about things that affect him. He is really harsh with everybody else, and always suspects that others who are sick are just pretending to get paid days off.

Thus, it is easy to suspect that he “learned from them” and is now pretending to get some paid days off.

I am not very fond of Bob as it is. But I’ll save that for later posts…