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May 20 10 6:58 PM

I usually pick up the phone and just ask the what they want. If it's a day they need me to come in and I'm sort of free, I'll just tell them I can work only until X hour and I have to leave. That way, when I need a day off or get off early I just mention to them how i came in on a day off just to helpp out..works all the timee

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May 20 10 8:02 PM

- 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.

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May 20 10 8:21 PM

Don't answer, if it's that important, they'll leave a message. Can't stand it when my coworkers call me to ask me work related things on my day-off...SMH

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May 20 10 8:48 PM

whywesteppin wrote:
I figure if people really need me they should leave a voice mail or text. If not I don't feel obligated to pick up or call back.
This, I never could understand why people make a fuss about making up a lie or something. Its your scheduled day of you are in titled to it, just pick up and say no its my day of I have plans, you don't have to explain anything if you dont want to, unless your on call. But if you really need an excuse just say I'm babysitting my niece/friends kid works all the time.

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May 21 10 2:08 AM

methedy23 wrote:
- 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

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May 21 10 2:15 AM

Cedric Ceballos 1995 Lakers wrote:
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

QFT

did it once and even when people asked for the day off when i had it off on the schedual, theyd say "oh he'll cover for you" eff that. didnt even show up. didnt get fired either

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May 21 10 2:28 AM

call him back and see what's up. if he wants you to come into work, have a good excuse and say you are busy if you don't feel like working. He can't make you come in on your day off, so you should always answer his calls just in case it's an emergency.

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May 21 10 2:28 AM

MaZA4eVeR14 wrote:
Cedric Ceballos 1995 Lakers wrote:
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

QFT

did it once and even when people asked for the day off when i had it off on the schedual, theyd say "oh he'll cover for you" eff that. didnt even show up. didnt get fired either


how they would approach me about covering and how they would be about switching shifts or covering would also factor into if i would do it as well.  i would have coworkers who would want me to switch and i would do it but when i needed the favor back they would give me a dumb excuse so my mindset would be eff them, i don't care if its their moms birthday or they have somethin important to do, no way in hell would i cover for them again.

my last job i was the manager at the store but i never had any problems getting coworkers to come in, cover if i needed them to because i would always come at them correctly and let them know i would try to return the favor schedule wise when i could and just taking the extra time out to do that went a long way for me.

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May 21 10 2:44 AM

if you don't wanna go in, don't.

I like when they try to pull a guilt card or a sob story on you like it would make a difference.

Working retail I was pulling 30+ hours weekly. One month they started cutbacks and I got reduced to 18-21. That was 100+ out my pocket a week so I'm tight

One of those days my manager called me up at 8 in the morning like:

Manager: Hey you wanna work 10 -7?

me: yes.

Manager: Yeah I was just asking because my dog is in the hospital and is having breathing issu- wait you said yes?

me: yeah dammit

If I hear a sob story from the jump I'm more inclined to say no. If they give me a time and ask if I want it then we good. nah mean?
 


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May 21 10 8:40 PM

If it's your day off and he's calling then you're not required to go as far as I'm concerned. Eff him if you want to enjoy your day.

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