Sometimes it’s difficult being a professional.
It seems like there’s never anything you can do to prove your responsibility and expertise in the professional world these days.
It’s not enough to go to college and get several degrees before you enter the job market. After that, you need years of experience under your belt before anyone will take you seriously. Even then, heaven forbid you ever ask to be treated like a real human who has other responsibilities outside of their career. This is what I have been dealing with for many years at my office. We supposedly have unlimited time off… But they also punish you for using your vacation days. This is why I have to come up with stupid excuses, such as getting my air conditioning system repaired. I learned many years ago that complaining about your heating and cooling equipment was a good way to earn sympathy at my company. The owners of the business are rather large and they believe in abundant air-conditioning all the time. I swear, in the dead of winter they still want to run to the cooling system. This is why I chose my air conditioning unit as my excuse to run some errands the other day. I told them I woke up and the central cooling system wouldn’t power on. I needed to go back and wait for my professional heating, cooling, and ventilation technician to arrive so my AC could be patched up. Unfortunately, I forgot that I already told them this HVAC fib. They looked extremely concerned when I said my AC unit was broken down again. The next thing I knew they were sending their son, the heating and cooling technician, directly to my house.