God damn it all to ever-loving fuckeration! Why do people insist on acting like children?
My programmer just asked if he could go back to India; he hasn't been back for 2 years. Well, for a start, just ask, don't add stupid qualifiers. I have gone 4 or 5 years without visiting my homeland, so i don't care about this supposed hardship. Suck it up. You chose to work in the US, and with that come "responsibilities". Because you've added a qualifier to your question you're assuming or expecting a negative reaction and this concerns me. It means there's more to the question than meets the eye. At first listen.
Fuck you. My blog. My metaphors.
We are busy as all hell at work right now. Summer is drawing to a close and students are turning up en masse, Faculty are making the usual outrageous demands of our systems, and Admin are just cluttering the place up and slowing down meetings. The summer was blissful, quiet and almost boring.
I greet the question with a raised eyebrow, this is mistaken for a suggestion for him to continue.
"If I don't go now, I will be unable to go for one and half more years because of my visa status..." Once more stumbling to halt.
Still making excuses, and still not giving me all the information I need. I point out that I can't stop him, and of course I don't want to be mean (in public).
It transpires there is just a little bit worse to come. The "now" in the above sentence means, almost literally, now.
"I found a flight for just one thousand dollars..."
For fuck's sake. Act like a man and make the fucking request!!!
"It leaves on the 25th."
that's 6 days. Less than a week's notice that you need three weeks off at the busiest time of the year. Timed perfectly to coincide with us renewing your contact and picking up your tuition.
Godamned, selfish bullshit. And coincidentally his supervisor is off until the end of next week and also off the grid, so i can't double check his workload and schedule.