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AIBU to be really hacked off at colleagues

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charliejosh Fri 15-Jul-11 12:22:19

At work we are not supposed to make personal calls from our desk. EVERYBODY does it occasionally, and a few days ago I had to call home to speak to DP briefly.

One of my colleagues has told my boss and I have been hauled over the coals about it today!

I am seriously hacked off and don’t even know which of my team it was who has ‘snitched’

LadyClariceCannockMonty Fri 15-Jul-11 12:37:20

That's such bad luck that it was you who was 'caught'. And seriously bad form of your colleagues.

Next time someone does it, say to them in a faux-concerned voice: 'I'd be really careful about personal calls if I were you. Did you know the bloody boss kicked my arse for it the other day?'

LadyClariceCannockMonty Fri 15-Jul-11 12:37:48

Forgot to say, YANBU to be hacked off. And disappointed.

Fuzzled Fri 15-Jul-11 12:38:16

YANBU to be annoyed someone told.
YABU to be annoyed about the rollicking if the rules say don't make personal calls.
Our company has the same rules; I just use my mobile (free calls etc) or ask if it's an emergency. Most companies are reasonable about this, but it costs them money for your personal business (and can have tax implications as our director just found out grin)

LineRunner Fri 15-Jul-11 12:42:05

It's reasaonable for an employer to allow personal calls in case of an emergency or to confirm childcare/dependants' arrangements, but it's not unreasonable for them to ask you to clock off while you do this. (The same with going for a cigarette or snack outside of formal break times.)

YANBU to be hacked off though - I'd expect a colleague to remind me of the rules to my face.

ajandjjmum Fri 15-Jul-11 12:46:20

Are you in charge of the team? If so I would completely stamp down on all personal calls, and say how sorry you are, but some (shit-faced little rodent with no life) colleague caused difficulty for you when you made one quick call, so now everyone now suffers.

charliejosh Fri 15-Jul-11 13:01:28

I am not hacked off about the rollicking, I am just hacked off that people actually tell tales on their colleagues.

WhoAteMySnickers Fri 15-Jul-11 13:19:34

At the very next personal call made in the office, I'd say very loudly to the person making the call (when they have finished of course) "you need to be careful about personal calls, some fucking backstabbing weasel one in this office reported my call the other day and I got a bollocking for it" and see who goes red and looks uncomfortable.

BabyYoureAFirework Fri 15-Jul-11 13:30:23

I used to work in an office with about 10 women, and one day got called into see the boss after lunch. She told me that one of my colleagues had told her that I spent some lunchtimes when she was out, with my feet up on the desk making personal calls shock

Anyone that knows me would know that I would NEVER do that... and you know, I never found out who it was!

brownleatherbrogues Fri 15-Jul-11 13:43:48

are you sure someone told

i heard someone getting told off in our office once for making calls on the job mobile from abroad - and the boss only knew because of the itemised phone bill

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