Back in the 1980s I was managing an office staff of about 4 and a cashiering staff of about 40. It was Spring, which was our busiest time. It was Saturday, which was our busiest day. Lines at the checkouts were long and relentless. The husband of one of the cashiers phoned me. He had unexpected company and needed his wife to come home immediately to make coffee. I told him that I would talk him through making the coffee, but that I wouldn’t let her go home. I explained what happened to the cashier and she said that she agreed with my decision and that her husband was being unreasonable. She finished the day, then never came back.