18 years ago, working as a cook,...
My wife and I had just had our first child. I submitted in writing for a weekend off a full 3 months in advance for my daughter's Christening. The manager didn't approve it until the week before. (Like I was going to not go to my daughter's christening if she said "No" at the last minute?) Good thing it was a Union job, or it could have gotten ugly. I loved that manager, but she was always pulling boneheaded stuff like that.
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