I work 5/7 days full time and my days change every week. The office is closing for the funeral of someone close the business on Monday. I was scheduled to work Monday and my day off was Friday.
I have just been told that everyones day off is now Monday and I have to work Friday. I have plans for Friday that really need to happen and as im working the rest of the week wont have anu time to do it. And besides, I dont really want to use my day off to attend the funeral of someone I don't even know. I did say that o would be happy to work on Monday and not attend prior to them deciding to close for the day.
I reckon if I say I can't work Friday I will lose a days pay.
What do you think guys? Is this right? Do I just need to suck it up?
If they are closing the office on the normal day you work and that decision has a knock-on effect of impacting your normal day off, then that isn't your fault and they shouldn't penalise your income. The fact it's a funeral is a red herring.
If your contract specifies M - T as workdays and F as non-work day, then you can highlight it to your manager. Even if it isn't written down, if it has been your established work pattern, that's as good as a contract, so you can still point that out.
Can you suggest you work the Monday from home because you have commitments on Friday as your non-work day but you're happy to do the hours just not in the office?