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To think I shouldn't have been dropped from this shift ?

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user1475402703 Sun 02-Oct-16 11:34:28

I've just started some casual work at a company that does stocktaking in shops. They pick you up in a company minibus and then go to a different shop on each shift which lasts as long as it takes to complete the job. Shifts are decided a few weeks in advance. I was due to work today. I get a text from the driver before each shift to confirm the pick up time as a heads up, although the times are already known a few weeks prior when you agree to do the shift.

So yesterday I got a text saying 'Sunday pickup at your pickup point Sunday 2.30- drivers name ' , as normal , then shortly after

'Hi, change for Sunday pickup was 2.30 now 1.30 - drivers name'
I just read it and thought OK and didn't think anything of it.

Then this morning I went downstairs left my phone in my room and didn't check it until 10. By that point I had a text from 8.30 saying
' New pickup time at 1.30 please confirm you are working today-drivers name' and then the next saying
'sorry had no reply had to replace you'

I rang the driver who said I should have responded to the 'Hi, change for Sunday pickup was 2.30 now 1.30 - drivers name' text to confirm I could still do the shift, but it didn't say please confirm and I just thought it was rhetorical factual information about the pickup time for the shift since it's already been arranged 2 weeks in advance.

AIBU to think replacing me for the shift was harsh? Obviously if it said please confirm I would have immediately responded but usually they're just heads up texts and I wrongfully didn't think they expected a reply.

Gizlotsmum Sun 02-Oct-16 11:40:19

Tricky. The text this morning asked for confirmation, I can see why they replaced you from that one. You weren't asked to confirm yesterday. Maybe clarify when the want confirmation.

StealthPolarBear Sun 02-Oct-16 11:43:33

How long was between the last two texts?
That is pretty crap of them op, sorry.

user1475402703 Sun 02-Oct-16 11:50:53

Yh I appreciate that I was asked to confirm at 8.30 this morning but since the shift was already arranged and I had had a reminder I wasn't expecting the text otherwise I would make sure I had my phone on me. In future i'll just reply to everything to be safe. But it was only a follow up text from the day before, the ' Hi, change for Sunday pickup was 2.30 now 1.30 - drivers name', which was where I made a mistake in thinking it was only factual as it was a slight change in pre-arranged shift and didn't ask for confirmation. There was an hour between the texts this morning while I was downstairs.

StealthPolarBear Sun 02-Oct-16 12:00:07

An hour?? That is crap. Complain!

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