I work at this place here at school. I'm graduating in May and as such i'm pretty much done working here. Every year there are a couple of shifts that everyone is required to work at least one (if they didn't do that, no one would work them). The nice thing about this job is that you kind of make your own schedule. Every month our boss emails us a list of shifts, we cross out the ones we can't work, they email us back a schedule.
For obvious reasons, there is a deadline to when this needs to be turned in. It is usually well ahead of when the schedule comes out. This is a safety net for them. I was two days late in responding as i spaced it out and then was out of town the night it was due. My mistake. Two days after that i had to go into work. As i was getting ready i realized that i hadn't returned my availability and so i sat down and did it.
When i got there the first thing my boss says is that she hadn't gotten it from me. Fair. I told her i just sent it, she checked and said "OOO I just got it". Great.
That was 3 weeks ago, again...the deadline is a way to motivate dumb drunk college kids (like...me).
Today the schedule is emailed out. I notice that my only shift is during my graduation. "****" i think, did i mess up? So i go look at the document i sent her to see if i crossed out that day. Sure enough, i did. I responded telling her the situation and went to attach the file. I then realized that this doesn't prove anything, so instead i found the email i sent to her, and forwarded it to her.
Good. My butt is covered.
She replies "I'll take care of it. The reason this happened is because i didn't get an availability sheet from you until now."
Right, this is my fault
I was going to respond reminding her that this was an email that i forwarded to her, that i already sent her. She is young, fresh out of grad school and only has about 2 months in this job. I'm leaving. I decided to let it go...why can't people just admit when they are wrong? I went to see if it was my mistake, if it was i would have taken care of getting the shift covered. Our old boss made mistakes like this before, she was quick to fix them and was apologetic rather than accusational.