This might be a long one/... I work for a company whereby myself and a collegue run an account. Problem is our team leader doesnt know the account. She has had many an opportunity to learn the desk but because we are so thorough she hasnt (yes I am blowing my own trumpet) When I found out I was pregnant I was terribly sick with MS and was off work for about 2 weeks. At the time, my collegue was booked off with depression and I offered to work from home a few times for URGENT stuff only. After that, my team leader started expecting me to work from home whenever I was off and I eventually got fed up and had a meeting with her to tell her how unhappy I was that I was under so much pressure and that I was actually doing them a favour by working from home (I was booked off by the doctor so shouldnt have even signed in from home). She basically said that it would never happen again and she would make a concerted effort to learn the desk so that if anything hppened again she would be able to pick it up. My dear collegue found out a couple of weeks ago that she is also pregnant. She has had an aweful time as she thought she miscarried as she started bleeding and her doc wouldnt help her. She eventually went for a private scan on saturday and they told her that the pregnancy is still there and the sac is not a funny shape so it looks fine but as she is still so early she needs to go back in a weeks time so that they can see if its alive. She is now also suffering from terrible morning sickness. I am on 2 weeks holiday now (back to work on 10th Dec) and she has just texted me to say our team leader is not happy cos she told her she is not feeling well enough to be there and is under a lot of pressure to be there as I am on holiday. She has now gone home but the team leader said to her "great now Im stuffed". I dont want to answer my phone in case its her asking me to postpone my holiday and come in cos she cant cope. I shouldnt have to as I am entitled to my holiday and its not my fault that they are short of resource and she didnt learn the desk when she had every opportunity especially after what happened last time. I am so annoyed and feel so bad for my poor collegue. She has been through so much and doesnt need the extra stress and pressure. Right, rant over - I feel better now that Ive got it all out!