Im a part timer, 16 hours a week. Yesterday i did 3.5 hours extra and travelled 2 hours each way to do some training, i am flexiable when necessary.
My boss has realised that hes not got enough staff in tomorrow. He calls me up and asks if i can cover from 9 - 7 tomorrow. I say i can, but could do 9:30 till 1:30. Its my day off and i already have plans. My boss told me that that was not good enough and leaves the dept struggling.
AIBU to think that the blame for this should not be laid at my door and my boss was out of order for trying to do that?
its his fault, hes authorised too many holidays and then sent people on training courses on the same day, which isnt my fault. I feel very annoyed to be told its my fault as i cant work the whole day and what i can do itsnt good enough.
this is not your gig ,what"s he doing ?trying to guilt load you? as i have learned to say, in such situations "so, company will go bust if i am not in?"<me ?,bolshie as fuck in such situations, diff . if he had been more reasonable about request .
my old boss did this. i work 20 hours a week but like you, i'm generally pretty flexible with overtime. if i couldn't do overtime, she got in a right strop and took the huff with me for AGES over it. she asked at the VERY last minute - as in, an hour before she wanted me in, or five minutes before the end of my shift, she'd ask me to stay longer.
yanbu - it's awful and they make you feel like shit for saying no
Dont let him wind you up.my boss was just the same they do it to manipulate you to guilt you into it.bad people skills.a good manager sees that any help is better than none.dont be afraid to say "look that really offended me the other day.you know i will come in when i can but i just couldnt on this occasion."dont be afraid to speak your mind politely,its mutual respect.it makes me mad when they dont see that you are a person and that you dont just exist to work for them.