I work with someone who complains about everything looking for sympathy... yet when others make complaints of their own, she has little sympathy to spare. The problem with this is that she's a "lead" and we have to go to her in order to make requests (sick leave, vacation, doctor appointments, etc). She says it's "okay" to be gone but I know she doesn't really mean it because I've heard first hand how she bitches when someone is gone "one too many times" or "at the wrong time".
Hypocrisy... it's never pretty.
Note... sympathy is often over rated as well... but it's my opinion that if you're looking for it you must first be able to give it.
Perhaps next week I should say...
HEEEEEEEEEEEEERE'S YOUR SIGN!!