I was sick last thursday. Really really badly... was an IBS 'episode' (worst one I've ever had) so I won't go into details. Anywho, I did the usual thing. Dragged my ass outta bed and sent an email to my 'client' boss informing him I wasn't going to be in that day. Friday rolled around and I was better, but not good enough to go back to work. I send another email.
I wake up around noon to find out my wife hasn't called me, which was unusual (when I'm sick she calls to make sure I don't sleep the day away and to check on how I'm doing). I find the phone. Joey must have clicked the 'on' button before he left. I hang it up. 3 messages waiting. 3 messages... from my consulting firm. That can't be good.
Its a secretary... they are looking for me and are worried... haven't showed up to the client in 2 days without informing anyone. WTF? I run downstairs... two sent emails to my boss were sent and no bounces.
I call up the secretary, inform her I have been sick. Get the number for my 'cleint' boss (never had the number... when I started I was swamped with work and just started working). Called the client boss... he was cool with it (Lotus Notes has done this before). Just wanted to make sure I wasn't on the ground slowly dying or somethign like that.
Well, I was a bit relieved and went back to bed. Phone rang... a coworker that's a good friend wanted to know if I was ok. Apparently, since the secretary couldn't get ahold of me, she started calling all kinda people at my consulting firm to find out what happened to me. My java boss was called... from a conference in Las Vegas... my 'business-side' boss was called... from a vacation in Columbus. I was fielding calls all day friday. How freaking embarassing... they are interrupted from non-work stuff cause Lotus Notes sucks ass.
Worst part? My 'business side' boss (you know, the one that was on vacation?) was finishing up my yearly review... GACK!
Today, of course, I get a call from my saleslady to see if I'm better. She was talking to my 'client' boss's boss who had all kinda email problems late last week, so everything is cool on the client side of things, which is somewhat good.
Still, all these calls from my consulting firm gave me enough stress to feel like crap all weekend (IBS feeds off of stress).
So, what's the most embarassing work related thing you have done?