As in, since 3 weeks ago? She can't be bothered to look that up? I can't imagine there's been a terrible lot of people out sick and on vacation in 3 whole weeks.
Something is definitely up around there. I bet your (soon to be former) coworkers have a helluva time getting their vacation and sick time approved this year. Reminds me of my former workplace. I didn't have too many issues because I was a peon but the department managers could never get vacations. One woman ran her department on her own. There was one person trained to cover when she was off (although she usually snuck in at least part of one day) and she'd get called at home and yelled at when she called in sick (which she only did if it was like emergency room sick). She hadn't been allowed to use her vacation time in years, to the point that, when someone anonymously called HR and told them what was up, she got called into boss's office and it turned out he had to give her every other Friday off for the rest of the year (this was early in the year, I want to say Feb?) or she'd lose all those days. Managers could bank 6 weeks max and she had nearly 10, about 5 years worth if I recall. Well of course that happened the first month and then he couldn't spare her and she had a noodle for a spine so that was that
. She never made a fuss and I guess whoever her anonymous complainant was decided if she wouldn't fight for herself there was nothing anyone else could do. That was 2-3 years before I quit and she never did take a vacation as far as I know. Probably still hasn't.
Anyway... no point to that. Just sitting around here bored. LOL. Best of luck today - I hope everything goes well and you get out of there with as little drama as possible!!