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      Tonight I was single mum shamed by a work colleague who has no kids. She invited me to a going away dinner for one of our coworkers. I told her I would be there and my son will be there to (he 2) she walked away from me then comes back later “it’s kind of only a workers thing, can’t your sister look after him for you?” Ah no she has something on Friday.

      She then had the audacity to tell me everyone needs to put in $20 for a present. Like FO you can’t tell me I need to put any money in yet alone how much. At Christmas she wanted $60 from everyone for our boss presents I didn’t put any in as I have more important things to use my money for. She isn’t anyone important she is just a team member like me.

    • #66262 Reply
      Lucy GoodLucy Good
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      Don’t waste your time, energy or thought process on someone like this.

    • #66266 Reply
      Lucy GoodLucy Good
      Keymaster

      To me this doesn’t sound like you have been singled out as a single mum. It is fair enough to invite people to a dinner and say no kids. But she sounds like a massive control freak.

    • #66270 Reply
      AvatarAnonymous
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      I can totally understand the no kids thing, but not the $20 thing. If you can’t get babysitting I would just organise something from yourself for the coworker and give her your best privately.

    • #66284 Reply
      Lucy GoodLucy Good
      Keymaster

      Sounds like normal work politics. Agree, fair enough about not bringing a child to an adult dinner and if you can’t afford the money then tell her. The only thing is that if you get her something yourself it would likely cost the same or more – plus this way you don’t have to spend time choosing some thing 🙂

    • #66328 Reply
      Lucy GoodLucy Good
      Keymaster

      Hahahah she sounds like someone I know and work with too

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