The IT Manager and I cover for each other's departments when we need to. Last month, he said he was going to be out for several weeks for back surgery, and I was sympathetic and very agreeable about essentially dropping everything in my LIFE around the holidays to work 13-hour days for him. I bent over backwards and never complained or said I couldn't do it for him.
He's back now, and I asked him on Monday if he'd be willing to work Thursday for me, which would mean he'd work 9-9 instead of 9-6. I explained my husband's car's transmission is shot and since my husband and I work opposite schedules, it's difficult to find a time to both go to a dealer, what with the NY holiday this weekend.
I have not heard a peep back from him. I was happily willing to DROP MY LIFE for him for weeks, and now, I don't get the same tiny writ small favor in return.
2011 will be the year I stop being nice, apparently...