I am a director. I had a teacher who hurt her foot on Monday - dropped a heavy can on it. Rather than call me and tell me she was headed to the Dr., she texted another teacher and told her that her foot was hurt about 15 minutes before she was due to be at work. No mention of heading to the Dr. or not coming in to work. The other teacher told me about the text and I immediately called the hurt teacher to find out what was going on. Had to leave voice mail several times. She never showed up for work or returned my calls all day. We have a technical assistant that is supposed to be in her room for 20 days for a program we signed up for. She is not supposed to come if the teacher is not here. She drove an hour to find out that she shouldn't have come. The hurt teacher kept texting the other teacher all day and telling her the Dr. said she needed to rest her foot for 2 or 3 days. The other teacher kept telling her to call me and she never did. She said her phone (pay as you go) was out of minutes and she had no way to call. She did not come in today either. Her grandmother came in to pick up her daughter who goes to school with us. I sent a note with her daughter's things telling her to call me ASAP and I also told her grandmother the same. She never called. I finally texted her - even though I have no text plan -and told her to call me or she would be out of a job! She wondered what the problem was. She was going to be off again tomorrow to go to the Dr. and I told her she had to come in. The TA can not put off coming any longer if we want to get the funds we need from this program and also I am short staffed tomorrow. She does have a hurt foot; am I being to hard on her?