Term used by employers for employee absences or tardiness when the employee never discusses what the actual reason is. The term ‘situation’ is the only reason given by them employee. This typically occurs in lower pay grade manual labor jobs where the employees a generally unreliable anyway.
Boss man: Hey, Marcus! How come you didn’t show for work yesterday?
Marcus: Man Boss, I had that situation to take care of! I couldn’t come in.
Boss man: What fucken situation!? You better not pull that shit again or your ass is outta here.
Marcus: I can’t help it boss. I was on my situation. I had to take care of that shit.
Boss man: Bullshit. You were either to hung over or still high from the night before. That’s the situation. One more situational absence and you’re fired! Got that!
Marcus: Man… that bullshit. I can’t help all these mother fuckers always puttin me in these situations.