Post # 1
Help! How can I handle this? I am just an employee, part-time. I get texts at least every day, whether it’s on my days off, or before work or after I’ve come home. They are all topics that either can wait until work, or should have been dealt with at work. Things such as, “Why wasn’t this put out?” Well, really, is me answering a hour before I come into shift going to help?
They gripe and complain when we the employees text about work to them, so they initiated a “I’m 9-5, I’m DONE at 5 that means do not text me at 5:05 I’m done you won’t get a response” rule. But! I see it as, they are supervisors, they get paid bigger bucks than me to get called on. Isn’t that apart of the job too?… Agh! So I’m getting treated like a supervisor, doing supervisor jobs and responsibilities, but without the pay. 🙁
Post # 3
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@Haruyou: When you get to work answer whatever question the manager text you ASAP. Just let him assume you’re crazy busy when you’re off the clock, also don’t text your manager about work. If you have an urgent question call and talk to whoever is available at that time.
Post # 4
WTF? I would tell them not to text me unless it’a an emergency. There’s a reason no one here has my number.
Post # 5
My old boss used to this. I finally stopped responding to texts – she would even text me when I was booked off for a few days of vacation! It was crazy. I got in trouble for it initially, but I honestly just told her I was feeling stalked and harassed when I was supposed to be off the clock.
Post # 6
I would just ignore the texts but answer when I got to work. If I am not getting paid to be on call then I AM NOT ON CALL.
Post # 7
I got fired a few weeks ago and AFTER getting fired kept getting calls and texts wanting information about a case that was still going on. Repeated texts. Even after I told her (on that first day off) that I was unavailable bc my nephew had suddenly passed that morning. The texts continued. So incredibly rude. I don’t get why people think they can call/text/harass when you are clearly off the clock, or hello, not working there anymore.
(I should add, in my case, I was fired bc of an HR error that no one noticed when I was hired and then it all blew up in their face. They offered to re-hire me but after the way the firing happened, I was Not interested)
Post # 8
So messed up. I had a car accident a few years ago, so I took a day off to deal with it. My supervisor called and texted all day trying to find out if I was lying, telling me that I needed to be at work and so on. Some people are messed up in the head and either don’t know or don’t care what’s right from wrong.
If I were you , I would NOT answer any text messages, especially if you don’t have a work issued cell phone!
Post # 9
@Haruyou: we all used to text at my old office, but it was more relaxed with 8 employees total. If you arent comfortable with it speak up. Its invading your personal time