- Man, them!
- It's YOUR day off; YOUR time. You are doing them a favor simply by answering your phone on your time to discuss their nonsense. I wouldn't pick-up at all and if I did, it would only be to tell them to go kick rock.
- Let it go to voicemail/answering machine. Preview what they want and then execute your decision from a position of power/preparation.knowledge...don't let them spring some bull on you to fulfill their self-serving agenda. You matter also; you are relevant....don't allow them to bully/pimp you on your time.
man at my old job our manager would try and get us to come in on our day off. if i was free and didn't have nothing else of importance to do, i would come in to make a little extra money because i choose to do it, however with the good came the bad. my manager then assumed that i would cover any time he asked and that i would drop what i was doing when i had plans to come in and that crap pissed me off.
if i had stuff to do i would either ignore his calls or just tell him straight up i had plans to do. i thought nothing of it until i found out he was telling our coworkers how he knew i was ignoring his calls because the phone would ring and ring when he called me and that i was avoiding comming in. dude got mad when i was like no #%#%, it's my day off i got stuff to do and it's not right of you to assume i'm going to drop my plans to cover for whatever reason you need me to.
that's the one negative about comming in on your day off, you do it once, they start to assume you'll do it for them all the time