Going back to work next month after maternity leave. OH works for a huge national pub company and is second in command in his pub. The manager above him does rotas on a wednesday to start on monday. Hes been battling ever since i went on maternity to get set days off. Nearly got a flexible working request accepted until it was pointed out that if pub manager on hol he has to work one of the days for licensing purposes. So because of those 5 weeks a year he cant get his flex working request approved. His pub manager wont agree to set days off with exceptions.
What on earth am i meant to do about returning to work. Arghgggg
Yabu. Food/hospitality has a reputation for being the 'worst offender' , because that's how it is. You can't control when people book or turn up. People can't just have a week off without someone else being able to step in.
Like pp, that's why both me and dh decided to leave the industry. We have done it for years and eventually owned our own restaurant. But even as owners we couldn't get set days off. It just doesn't work that way.
Going to go against the grain here and say YANBU IF your husband is prepared to cover the managers holidays. I work in hospitality as well and have had a flexible working request approved along the same lines with the proviso that I cover holidays, which seems fair. So I don't think he's asking too much. What's their business justification for turning it down? If the only reason is holiday cover and your husband can provide a solution then they can't reasonably turn it down. Has he/will he appeal the decision?