Post # 1
I need advise big time!
So, I have been working at the same place for 10.5 years. About 5 weeks ago I went up to my boss of 2 years and explained why I need off May 12 and 13th because of wedding festivities (batchelorrette party). She okay ed the time off. One week ago, my boss calls me and says I have to work May 13 because it is Mother’s Day. My sister and the bridesmaids have the weekend planned and some down payments set. My boss is being unreasonable and said I have to work 12:30 to 9 on that Sudnay I wanted off. I have went to managment and they said they will talk to her. I know she will not budge. She needs 6 ppl to work that day, and she only has 5. What do I do?!
Please post questions and comments!
Post # 3
I don’t know what your job is, but can someone cover for you and you work a day in return? Did you get your days-off agreement in writing or had witnesses? If so, then maybe that can help your case. But, after 10.5 years, it seems odd to make you work a holiday of any kind, with seniority and all, plus after asking and she agreeing. I hope this gets straightened out!
Post # 4
I don’t have any advice, but if you are going to rant about your boss, you may wish to do so under something other than your real name. This will be searchable in Google.
Post # 6
@hisgoosiegirl: Agreed! I would edit it while your post while you still have time, OP.
Post # 7
NOTE: Always be careful what you say and type on the internet, especially under your real name and pictures. That’s why most of us have other names, so it is not searchable…
Do you have someone else who can cover for you? Or are there only 6 employees?
Post # 8
Do you work at a retail job or restaurant or something where mother’s day is a big deal? Do you see yourself working at this job for many more years to come?
Honestly, if it were me, I would say sorry and take the day off. It’s kinda ridiculous that you’ve been there so long, okayed the time off, and then took it back. But if it’s at a place where mother’s day is a really big deal (maybe a flower shop or girly style restaurant? IDK haha) then I would understand why they need more people.
I also agree with a PP, barter with your coworkers and see if one of them will take the day for you, and you take their day later.
Post # 9
Do you have the boss’s okay of your time off in writing? If so, I bet management would honor it.
ETA: And I agree with PPs who said having this under your real name makes it very searchable. Probably not the best when venting about a boss.
Post # 10
I suggest you post a request in the support board ( upper left) and ask that your identifying information be removed as it is too late to change it yourself.
Also ask that this account be deactivated and open up a new account under a different username.