I have a 'friend' (and I'm using that term loosely now) at work who I've caught in many lies lately and it's really, really bothering me. We work on a project together and about to go live on our new system in a week. She's supposed to be one of the trainers (but doesn't have the official title so she's very resentful), but it seems like on the days that she's supposed to train or when she has a major deadline to meet, she suddenly has a family emergency. At first I felt bad for her, trying to be as supportive as possible, but then I noticed the pattern of her absences. Three weeks ago she got into an argument with the boss and told me she was calling in sick the next day to avoid having to train. Well sure enough she did; she was out the next two days with an emergency and we had to scramble to cover for her. Earlier this week she suddenly had another emergency an hour before she was supposed to teach a class. When she came back to work the next day, she showed me an email from the boss asking her for a dr's note for her leave of absence next week. When I asked why they need a note, she said she's having surgery. But she just told me beforehand that she was driving to the coast with her bf on vacation. Yesterday she was out again but called to say her surgery has now been cancelled so she'll be in next week. The worst part of this all is that this family emergency that she keeps saying has to do with her son. That her son is really sick, collapsing, passing out, turning blue, lungs collapsing, and then finally told us he's been diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. The problem is that all her stories about him, when they happened, what really happened are just so convuluted (sp?) and unbelievable. It bugs me to think that she's using her son as an excuse to ditch work. I know the bosses are on to her now and it's pissing her off. So all she does is ***** about it which I can't listen to anymore. I'm having a hard time being supportive. I don't know if I should call her out on it or just let the bosses deal with her. What would you do? Thanks.