Post # 1
My SO works for a very large back (probably the biggest in the US) as a personal banker. The bankers are supposed to rotate who works on Saturdays and it usually works out to one Saturday a month. SO worked last Saturday and they’re actually “not allowed” (it’s in their contracts) to work two Saturdays in a row. Well, DD is turning 2 on Saturday and we are having her party that morning…..SOs boss just told him that he has to work!!!!!!!! Basically the boss screwed up and told everyone else already that they could have Saturday and just realized it 36 hours before so he told SO that he has to work. SO told him he can’t because its DDs bday and he worked last weekend…but his boss literally said “too bad, you have to.” I can’t reschedule because I’ve already paid the place where we are having the party. I know it’s just a birthday party but its not fair!
Post # 3
@Ninteenthchance: I assume he can’t trade with anyone or hasn’t?
Post # 4
He can’t trade (or pay someone to take his shift?)
Post # 5
He already asked the others and all 4 of them said that “they’d be out of town”
Post # 6
I would call in sick if I were him.
Post # 7
@Sea_Ashley: he said he was considering doing that but he’s worried about the consequences of doing so…..they don’t like people calling out
Post # 8
It sucks but I would be surprised if there’s a working person on the planet who hasn’t had to miss out on something because they had to fulfill work obligations.
Birthday parties for 2 year olds are more about the adults. I’m sure your DD will have fun even in his absence.
Post # 9
If it’s in his contract, I would pull it up and show the boss.
Post # 10
I would definitely recommend that he not call in sick. The boss already knows it is his daughter
s birthday, and it simply isnt worth jeopardizing his career.
Luckily your daughter is only going to be 2 so she will not be scarred for life if her Dad can`t be at the party.
Post # 11
Do you know what I don’t remember? At all?? My 2nd birthday party. It’s his job, it sucks, no doubt, but he needs to be responsible and just go to work. If he really wants to pull out his contract and put up a fight, go for it, but is it really worth it?? I doubt it.
Post # 12
It does suck but inthis economy I wouldn’t do anything to rock the boat.
Post # 13
It’s very unfortunate that no one will agree to switch with your DH, but, unless someone changes his or her mind at the last minute, I think your DH has no other choice but to show up for work to fulfill his obligation.
Post # 14
aw, that sucks. it’s true that your daughter won’t remember, but i can imagine how disappointing it is for you and your husband.
how about planning something else for another day to make up for it? not a full on birthday party, but maybe a fun outing like going to the zoo or aquarium or something.
Post # 15
@Ninteenthchance: Has he tried saying to his boss, “Look my contract says you can’t make me work 2 Saturdays in a row, so I won’t be there. End of discussion”. How can his boss go against his contract? Why should your partner pay for his boss’ mistake?
Sure it’s “only” a 2nd birthday party, but what if he pulls the same stunt on your wedding weekend?
That said, worst case, yeah he should work.
Post # 16
I definitely wouldn’t lose my job over it (or do something that I thought would really hurt me at work) but if there is someone he can go up to like HR I would definitely just be like hey this is the rules and I have plans so?
sounds like if the boss man screwed up and gave everyone off then boss man should stay and cover saturday