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To think I wasn't unreasonable to go home

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msgrumpy16 Mon 26-Dec-16 13:03:14

Walk dogs through an agency. Turned up at 6 am today (up at half five) to walk first dog, no one answers. I waited 10 mins then went.

Text from the agency 3 hours later 'when are you going back to dog no1?'

AIBU to think no you missed your slot!?

TheChippendenSpook Mon 26-Dec-16 13:04:42

If 6am was the time specified then you're not being unreasonable at all!

AndShesGone Mon 26-Dec-16 13:04:58

Quite right. They missed their slot and you should still get paid as you turned up!

OhTheRoses Mon 26-Dec-16 13:05:12

Why didn't they answer, do you know. If there's a good reason, I'd go, if not and the owners can't physically walk the dog, I'd expect extra payment.

PuppyMonkey Mon 26-Dec-16 13:06:58

Did they actually know you were coming at 6am? On Boxing Day? confused

lovelearning Mon 26-Dec-16 13:10:04

you should still get paid

AndShesGone, oracle.

msgrumpy16 Mon 26-Dec-16 13:14:11

Yep, 6 am.

I don't know why either. They just slept in.

KathArtic Mon 26-Dec-16 13:15:59

Did you leave a calling card, or text your agency theres no reply and you are going to no.2.

There's no evidence of you actually being there at 6am.

msgrumpy16 Mon 26-Dec-16 13:21:08

Yes I did both. Note through door texted the agency.

Notmyname123 Mon 26-Dec-16 13:38:54

Absolutely they missed their slot. If you book someone for 6 a.m. it's rude to waste their time, and expect them to waste even more time because you failed to get out of bed.

Anyway, unless they're working today, surely they can walk their own dogs.

TheSlaughterOfHerodificado Mon 26-Dec-16 13:44:43

They missed their slot. Do they expect you to lean on the doorbell for an hour until you've fulfilled your time obligation?

You are entitled to your money - you turned up, they couldn't arsed.

kali110 Mon 26-Dec-16 13:54:23

No they missed it. Unless there was an emergency ( taken to hospital, someone dying) then it's their tough luck! Should have set their alarm ( or several like i do grin)

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