I've been working in an ad agency for a few months now. My probation was due to end last week but it got extended for another month. Here's why:
Lately, my cancer-stricken mom's condition dropped that she required extra assistance at home. This situation drives me to go home on-time from work to spend more time with her. If there's any work I have to finish past my office-hours or deadline I have to catch, I've done so willingly from home.
My supervisor mentioned she had no problem with my performance and work outcome. However, she expressed concern of my inability to stay later at the office, as there may be some work that required me to be on the site (e.g: brainstorming and such).
Ad agencies are known for their rigorous work culture such as client revisions that come later in the day, deadlines to be completed in such a period of time requiring the team to pull an all-nighter. My supervisor expresses concern that my situation wouldn't be able to accommodate the company's needs, thus extending my probation.
My question is: is it fair for her to extend my probation due to my personal situation? I understand families come first but my mom motivated me to work in this company in the first place, because that makes her feel content. I'm afraid to risk this job if it only disappoints her.