- 7 years ago
- Wedding: November 1999
I just wanted to get some opinions about some workplace issues.
My partner and I are just newly married, no kids, and no intention to have kids for a number of years yet.
We both have issues in our workplaces where other people we work with always demand xmas, easter, new years off because they want to spend time with their families and children.
Even time we put in for leave, we are both guilted into doing on call or working because we dont have kids.
I feel that we should be able to say no, that we want to spend time with our family – which is just us two at this stage and should not have to feel guilty and be guilted into working because “our family” doesnt include children.
We have both worked the last 3 xmas, easters and new years and this year we thought we would both put in for leave for xmas, I put my leave in for xmas at the start of the year, and finally have some time off, however my partner put in for leave also at the start of the year and is now being made to do on call because the person who was meant to do it wants to take their kids to the fireworks on new years.
I dont feel that we should be guilted into doing holidays just because “our family” only includes us two, we should be allowed to have time off on holidays to spend with our family also.
Just want to hear what people’s thoughts are ?