Frustrated. Last minute jobs at work

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

No, it’s not a good grounds to fire someone.  If you’re doing that much work, chances are, she sees your value and won’t want to fire you.  I would have set the understanding that I am unavailable for work on any Friday after 5:30PM.  That way she doesn’t feel that she can ask me to call off of my other job.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

secretbee33:  So how did you leave things?  Are you working late Friday or not?  I agree with PP that this is not grounds to fire you, you two already had an agreement in place.

I would let this incident blow over and then approach her about hiring someone additional, bonus if they can work late on Fridays!  Just let her know that you are doing a lot of last minute work and another person would help ensure that that work gets done!

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

If you live in an “at will” state she doesn’t need grounds to fire you. I couldn’t fire my employee for one “incident” though.  It would be better if you had this agreement in writing because she could deny that agreement ever took place and write you up each time, building a case against you. 

Check your employment laws and know your rights. I have to provide 24hrs notice of overtime to my employees except in cases of emergencies. 2 days IS plenty. I understand you have the agreement, but if she is forgetful she needs to be reminded AND you need to have it in writing. 

If you’re as valuable to your employer as you believe, don’t be afraid to put some pressure on her re: being reasonable with requests and living up to agreements. She might push back a bit but if she knows she can’t lose you, she will only go so far. 

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