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Boss "whats more important" Mar. 27th, 2013 @ 02:10 PM Reply

Here you are at your job just... Doing your job
And you get a phone call from your boss asking you to come in on the weekend for an extra shift

you have plans this weekend to go camping

You: "Oh hey im sorry, i was planning to go out camping this weekend with some of my friends, i would not be able to do the shift"
Boss: "oh well..... Hey... Whats more important, covering a shift that we need camping or camping"
You: "<what do you say>"


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Response to Boss "whats more important" Mar. 27th, 2013 @ 02:12 PM Reply

I hate camping. I'd rather work.

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Response to Boss "whats more important" Mar. 27th, 2013 @ 02:12 PM Reply

Covering a shift that we need covered*

fucking auto correct

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Response to Boss "whats more important" Mar. 27th, 2013 @ 02:18 PM Reply

Depends on the pay I get for it.


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Response to Boss "whats more important" Mar. 27th, 2013 @ 03:34 PM Reply

At 3/27/13 02:10 PM, tox wrote: Here you are at your job just... Doing your job
And you get a phone call from your boss asking you to come in on the weekend for an extra shift
you have plans this weekend to go camping
You: "Oh hey im sorry, i was planning to go out camping this weekend with some of my friends, i would not be able to do the shift"
Boss: "oh well..... Hey... Whats more important, covering a shift that we need camping or camping"
You: "<what do you say>"

It would deeply disappoint and upset my friends if I was to leave them, especially after such a long time planned, I would help if it was another week, but I simply cannot do this weekend.

The boss in that position is already overstepping his ground. He has no right to demand and then criticise your work ethic when it is outside of working hours and it is clear you have something on that day. If he says anything else he will be far overstepping the mark.


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Response to Boss "whats more important" Mar. 27th, 2013 @ 03:36 PM Reply

I wish I had a job period. If i got called in for an extra shift I'd take it. = more money man

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Response to Boss "whats more important" Mar. 27th, 2013 @ 03:38 PM Reply

yeah...

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Response to Boss "whats more important" Mar. 27th, 2013 @ 03:41 PM Reply

At 3/27/13 03:38 PM, Entice wrote: yeah...

Oh shit Lucas Buck.


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Response to Boss "whats more important" Mar. 27th, 2013 @ 03:47 PM Reply

At 3/27/13 03:36 PM, jaxxDS wrote: I wish I had a job period. If i got called in for an extra shift I'd take it. = more money man

Doing extra work is good. But not if you are being shamed into doing it. The boss in this situation is in the wrong and I would refuse to take the option of doing extra out of principle. If they can shame you into doing one thing they will not stop there.


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Response to Boss "whats more important" Mar. 27th, 2013 @ 03:51 PM Reply

I won't tell him I will go camping, I will tell him I have to attend a funeral that day.

A good liar plans ahead. The lie may be too simple, but he won't question it.


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Response to Boss "whats more important" Mar. 27th, 2013 @ 03:55 PM Reply

If it makes you feel better rag... The conversation for me ended up going as :

So... Yeah. Well whats more important, covering a shift that we need covered or camping
/~long 5 second pause of silence~....
Well how many guys are you going with and where are you going
/ i think we are up to 5 now and we are going out about 1 hour ish north of crows nest pass alberta
Oh that sounds beautiful... Have fun ok
/will do ~close phone and toss it down on my desk~ and f you too.


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Response to Boss "whats more important" Mar. 27th, 2013 @ 03:56 PM Reply

I never mind covering for my boss extra shifts cause he usually slips me a bit of extra cash to do it.


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Response to Boss "whats more important" Mar. 27th, 2013 @ 03:57 PM Reply

At 3/27/13 03:56 PM, Gagsy wrote: I never mind covering for my boss extra shifts cause he usually slips me a bit of extra cash to do it.

Jezus Christ you are still around these parts.

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You are one iron lady Gagsy.


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Response to Boss "whats more important" Mar. 27th, 2013 @ 04:00 PM Reply

At 3/27/13 03:55 PM, tox wrote: /will do ~close phone and toss it down on my desk~ and f you too.

mfw you curse your boss out to yourself even though he dropped the matter. (which I would think would be pretty cool.)


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Response to Boss "whats more important" Mar. 27th, 2013 @ 04:08 PM Reply

At 3/27/13 04:00 PM, CresIsis wrote:
At 3/27/13 03:55 PM, tox wrote: /will do ~close phone and toss it down on my desk~ and f you too.
mfw you curse your boss out to yourself even though he dropped the matter. (which I would think would be pretty cool.)

He pays me the minimum for the job..
I have recieved multiple ompliments on my professionalism
I took supervisor without a pay increase on his word he would pay me.. (he never did)
I put in a 24 hour day just before christmas
Im one of his best guards when i want to be
I have the tennant demanding i stay on site
He demoted me infront of my coligues and then emailed everyone in the company about it
He straight up lied and fucked over the supervisor before me... Me.. The supervisor after me
Then had the balls to ask if i wanted to be supervisor again
I gave his a standard list of things i wanted for the servic, then he turned around and said k thanks bye
Then deleted my supervisor emails and sent everyone in the company of well over 200 a note saying that eric is now compleatly removed from supervisor duty

...
Well f you to boss


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Response to Boss "whats more important" Mar. 27th, 2013 @ 04:08 PM Reply

At 3/27/13 02:10 PM, tox wrote: You: "<what do you say>"

Something about how I don't back out on promises since I'm such a loyal and reliable person (hint, employee, hint), and thus must go camping.

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Response to Boss "whats more important" Mar. 27th, 2013 @ 04:11 PM Reply

At 3/27/13 04:08 PM, tox wrote: Well f you to boss

Aight, your boss is a dick. :L


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Response to Boss "whats more important" Mar. 27th, 2013 @ 04:16 PM Reply

At 3/27/13 02:12 PM, yurgenburgen wrote: I hate camping. I'd rather work.

It depends where you camp. If the work is enjoyable I'd definitely stick to work though.


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Response to Boss "whats more important" Mar. 27th, 2013 @ 04:18 PM Reply

At 3/27/13 04:11 PM, CresIsis wrote:
At 3/27/13 04:08 PM, tox wrote: Well f you to boss
Aight, your boss is a dick. :L

You know whats hard though?
The hardest thing was to scheduel people
Why?

Because there is not.... 1... Person that after 2 weeks inside of this company that does not simply come here for a paycheck and is not motivated to do a stand up job

Its so lax and so dumbed down... Im one of the best guarda and i play on my cellphone all shift...
This is the height of service in this company..

The company blows because the boss is a super mega dick to supervisors and the occasional staff member
Then fucks the person over
Then fucks the supervisor over
And in turn the supervisor turns around and says... Yeah.. I dont care anymore
And then the staff notice
And then all the shit hits the fan.. And noone cares but the boss who then swoops down and starts ordering people around

Its bedlam.
Its stupid
Its reflecting
Its unprofessional
Its unbelievable sometimes


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Response to Boss "whats more important" Mar. 27th, 2013 @ 04:23 PM Reply

At 3/27/13 04:18 PM, tox wrote: Its bedlam.
Its stupid
Its reflecting
Its unprofessional
Its unbelievable sometimes

I'm assuming this is a small company?

I'd just quit and try and find a better job, seriously. If you're as good as you say you are, it shouldn't be that much of a problem, either that or find a way to kick his ass out.


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Response to Boss "whats more important" Mar. 27th, 2013 @ 04:31 PM Reply

At 3/27/13 04:23 PM, CresIsis wrote:
At 3/27/13 04:18 PM, tox wrote:

I started looking last week because im so done with all of it


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Response to Boss "whats more important" Mar. 27th, 2013 @ 04:33 PM Reply

Cant afford to lose the job, i guess screw camping :(


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Response to Boss "whats more important" Mar. 27th, 2013 @ 04:42 PM Reply

My boss is pretty understanding, I'd say, "Well Mark, I already made these plans well in advance around my work schedule and I have several commitments that I just can't break."

being vague is key.


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Response to Boss "whats more important" Mar. 27th, 2013 @ 04:46 PM Reply

Reading the entire thread I'd just say "you did no favors for me, so why should I do anything out of my way for you?"

Do what you wanna do, money is money but your boss deserves a smack in the face.


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Response to Boss "whats more important" Mar. 27th, 2013 @ 05:06 PM Reply

At 3/27/13 03:57 PM, Falonefal wrote:
Jezus Christ you are still around these parts.

Hey Falonefal! Not seen you in these parts for a while.

...
You are one iron lady Gagsy.

The emoticon you used is pretty fucking spot on for the situation.


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Response to Boss "whats more important" Mar. 27th, 2013 @ 05:23 PM Reply

i'm glad i have a career where this never happens

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Response to Boss "whats more important" Mar. 27th, 2013 @ 05:33 PM Reply

I'd take the shift on the weekend to be honest.
Work is intense, bosses remember choices we make and how we handle situations. It would benefit me more in the future to take that extra shift. I have a full life ahead of me to go camping with friends and make memories. Sometimes duty calls.


Yeah, whatever.

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Response to Boss "whats more important" Mar. 27th, 2013 @ 08:14 PM Reply

"I already made plans" (since I'm not scheduled to work that day anyway).


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Response to Boss "whats more important" Mar. 27th, 2013 @ 08:21 PM Reply

At my current (side)job they're pretty cool about these things. If I say I have other plans already they'll just say "all right" and call someone else, regardless of how important those plans may be. Then again, they probably know that normally I'll be happy to cover someone's shift if I'm able to. If I would always say no they might start making a bigger deal out of it.

Anyway, in the situation you described, I guess what I would say depends a little on my recent history with covering other people's shifts. If I have to cover shifts regularly I'd stick with no. If it's a one-time thing I guess I'll go cancel or postpone the weekend, but only if he calls well beforehand.

By the way, if he literally says what you said I would hate his tone. Just ask me normally and don't give me that sarcastic bullcrap.

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Response to Boss "whats more important" Mar. 27th, 2013 @ 08:28 PM Reply

At 3/27/13 02:10 PM, tox wrote: Boss: "oh well..... Hey... Whats more important, covering a shift that we need covered or camping"
You: "<what do you say>"

Camping


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