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Someone Gives Millennials Advice On How To Say ‘No’ When Your Boss Wants You To Work On A Free Day
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Someone Gives Millennials Advice On How To Say ‘No’ When Your Boss Wants You To Work On A Free Day

The inescapable part of adult life is being part of the workforce, dedicating most of our days to one industry or another in order to earn money. Bills need to be covered and food must be put on a table, so only a small percent of us can escape the routine of going to work. And when you’re laboring away to make the ends meet, living paycheck to paycheck, sometimes it allows the employer to gain the upper hand in your decision-making.

It’s not rare that employees working in shifts run into an uncomfortable situation where they are asked to cover. And while coworkers sometimes have emergencies and need some help to cover their shift, often times ones coming to the rescue are not treated as if they offered a helping hand. Sometimes the employer sees it as something that should be expected and required of the worker. Well, one Tumblr user thesnadger, decided to write out a solid reminder that despite being in the workforce, we’re all human beings and should have our limits.

One Tumblr user decided to give some solid tips to everyone entering the workforce

Image credits: Senior Airman Kaleb Snay

Snadger lays down some very simple, however very effective rules on how to deal with a boss who might try to pressure you into work that you didn’t sign up for. Her advice addresses one the bigger issues the younger generations seem to be plagued with – always having to reason themselves, even when they’re simply saying “no”. And some employers use that to their advantage by pressuring workers. That’s when Snadger proposes one simple phrase. Saying “I won’t be available” is what she recommends to people who have trouble saying “no” to their boss.

Here’s how people responded to the advice

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April Simnel
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And salaried employees also need to know when to shut it down and go home, too. Bosses who expect you to be at work until 7, 8 and 9 PM every night are bad bosses.

Carol Emory
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3 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not sure why diane's comment is getting down voted. This is a woman in need of some help. I'm going to explain this the best way I know how. Working OT and hours off the clock is like cheating on a test. Yes the teacher is going to grade your exam, but it's also your teachers assessment of how well you learned the material. If you lie about how much you remember of what you learned, the teacher is going to falsely think you're doing ok and give you harder work that you are less likely to understand. If you lie to your boss about how overloaded you are at work, then they are going to pile more onto you because they think you are Superwoman..not your average employee. Not to mention your employer can get in trouble for letting you work OT without proper compensation. Tell your boss the truth about what you are doing. They will either compensate you for your work or they will realize they are giving you too much. It's ok to say I can't do it all in the time you've given me.

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Kjorn
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

remember few years ago, during my vacation. the technical supervisor call me and told me they needed me. they have a probleme and was needed. i was in my vacation yeah but Nothing to do so i says yeah but ask to let me eat before. i was making my diner and then the big boss call. he excuse himself in the behalf of the technical supervisor, thanks me for my availability and told me to not come back. that's a good boss.

tuzdayschild
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If I'm off, I do not answer the phone if work calls. Ever!

Carol Emory
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like the fact that France made that a law that employers cannot contact employees when they are off the clock. I think that should happen everywhere. Of course there would be exceptions to the law..like calling an employee when a shop is broken into or there is a dire emergency. But regular calls of like "Hey..I need you to come in early on Monday because of a meeting..." Well then you should have told me by Friday when I clocked out.

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April Simnel
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

And salaried employees also need to know when to shut it down and go home, too. Bosses who expect you to be at work until 7, 8 and 9 PM every night are bad bosses.

Carol Emory
Community Member
3 years ago (edited) Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not sure why diane's comment is getting down voted. This is a woman in need of some help. I'm going to explain this the best way I know how. Working OT and hours off the clock is like cheating on a test. Yes the teacher is going to grade your exam, but it's also your teachers assessment of how well you learned the material. If you lie about how much you remember of what you learned, the teacher is going to falsely think you're doing ok and give you harder work that you are less likely to understand. If you lie to your boss about how overloaded you are at work, then they are going to pile more onto you because they think you are Superwoman..not your average employee. Not to mention your employer can get in trouble for letting you work OT without proper compensation. Tell your boss the truth about what you are doing. They will either compensate you for your work or they will realize they are giving you too much. It's ok to say I can't do it all in the time you've given me.

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Kjorn
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3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

remember few years ago, during my vacation. the technical supervisor call me and told me they needed me. they have a probleme and was needed. i was in my vacation yeah but Nothing to do so i says yeah but ask to let me eat before. i was making my diner and then the big boss call. he excuse himself in the behalf of the technical supervisor, thanks me for my availability and told me to not come back. that's a good boss.

tuzdayschild
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If I'm off, I do not answer the phone if work calls. Ever!

Carol Emory
Community Member
3 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like the fact that France made that a law that employers cannot contact employees when they are off the clock. I think that should happen everywhere. Of course there would be exceptions to the law..like calling an employee when a shop is broken into or there is a dire emergency. But regular calls of like "Hey..I need you to come in early on Monday because of a meeting..." Well then you should have told me by Friday when I clocked out.

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