How about the obligatory, long-winded assessment post?
Let's see. Who are the absolutely despicable types that no sensible person want to work near? Or live near? Or occupy the same bus? Or read another of their idiotic, cat-lady, living-in-filth-and-proud-of-it posts?
R6/R9 - Saying that being affected by a hysterical coworker incapable of managing herself like a reasonable, healthy adult is akin to wishing her family dead. Who needs logic when a fellow animal lover/people hater is being criticized?
R8 - "Animals are people, too!"
R17 - "Pet Parent." Sweet Jesus.
R18, R21, R26, R27, R33 -
Amazing! Who would have thought that so many of these demented, hate-filled, incapable-of-reason tragedies are occupying the DL? Notice the usual tactics of this pathology: You're lucky to work so shut up. You have no right to think. You cannot notice unfairness or you'll be called names. Crazy coworkers are more deserving of love than you ever will be. You cannot observe likely breaches in leave policy because the Cunts of Animal Love will assail your humanity.
The woman may have a serious emotional problem and require leave. Unless a workplace has open leave for any cause, bereavement leave usually is set for a fixed number of days for specific relationships. If somehow "pet loss" is included, well, that's that.
However, if someone has messed with the policy, it's not good. She needed to take sick leave (because this is related to sickness, not funeral or bereavement - get that through your soft skulls) or unpaid leave if she was out of appropriate paid leave.
And it is proof positive that she is not stable. Unstable people are not good employees or coworkers. They need to receive the appropriate care so that their illness can be lessened and not get worse. Why do these nuts here think this woman is anything but a liar or seriously psychologically ill?
I love animals. I have lost beloved pets in very hard circumstances when they were too young to die. However, my grief was appropriate to the circumstances and my coworkers did not experience distraction from it. Why? Not because I'm cold-heared. Because I'm not mentally ill. Why are you people acting like this is normal? Is it because you cannot admit to your own disorders?
But of course this probably is a troll post. Yet the insanity it captured - one thinks of flypaper in a hog shed - is too real.