Permalegals ftlI don't understand some folks.
One of our paralegals has had a tough time with personal issues, which culminated with the death of her mother yesterday. However, before she died, there was some attempt by her sister to obtain a guardianship (which failed)--apparently there is some kind of family rift. When this happened, we let her have a few days off (December 15 - 17) to travel and handle it. Even though she had used her PTO, we gave her a few extra days. She was told to return to work the following Monday.
She essentially ghosted us through Christmas week, only sending a text here and there to let my Office Manager know her mother had moved to hospice, etc. She then voluntarily resigned when my Office Manager called her (after she did not respond to any emails or texts for 10 days) in a crying fit. We confirmed and accepted her resignation via email. No response (days ago).
Then she texts my Office Manager to let her know that her mother died earlier this morning, and said she would "make it up to us" when she got back in town.
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