Coworker wanted to trade shifts

  1. I was off for Thanksgiving this year. A co-worker was begging me to take her shift and would not leave me alone about it. I told her that I'd do it but I'd need $600 cash prior. She said, "I'M NOT GOING TO PAY YOU" and hung up.

    Ah. I mean, I wasn't going to do it anyway, but what kind of response do you expect when I'm at home drinking wine at 11pm?! After I had already politely told you no?!

    Just a cute lil Thanksgiving story for ya'll!
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  2. 41 Comments

  3. by   Davey Do
    Well handled, NurseDisneyPrincess!

    Reminds me of a story when I worked in Chemical Dependency Treatment 30 years ago. A Patient said he'd pay any staff member $100 to give him a ride home. Of course no staff member took the Patient up on the offer except the Program Director who said, "I'm holding out for $150". I was shocked and asked him why. He replied, "Anybody who'll pay $100 for a ride home will surely pay $150!"

    The good news is the Patient never got a ride home, completed treatment and had a long sobriety.
    Last edit by Davey Do on Nov 25
  4. by   blondy2061h
    I had a coworker once who scored tickets to some show on New Years Eve. She actually did pay someone some significant sum of cash to take her shift.
  5. by   Crush
    I switched 2 shifts with one of my co-workers cause they had events at their kids school that came up last minute. Well, fast forward and my wedding anniversary comes around ( I had asked off 2 months in advance & I have seniority ) and I see I am scheduled to work it. So I ask this co-worker to switch, I even offered to work his Saturday or Sunday and this co-worker said no. I did get another co-worker to switch but still I was so mad.

    Guess, who said NO the next time he asked about switching? Come on, take a wild guess.
  6. by   amoLucia
    Quote from Crush
    Guess, who said NO the next time he asked about switching? Come on, take a wild guess.
    Did you tell him WHY you wouldn't switch??? Some people need to be hit over the head because they're clueless!
  7. by   Apple-Core
    Out of interest - what are the most popular dates to request off?? The only holiday I really care about is Christmas. I'll happily work Thanksgiving, Black Friday (not an actual holiday, I know, but still.....), July 4th, New Years....
  8. by   cleback
    Wow, the entitlement.. nicely played.
  9. by   amoLucia
    To Apple-Core - SUPER BOWL SUNDAY is a very, very big one.

    Also Mother's Day and Father's Day.

    Nontraditional. And they all fall on weekends which make things worse than usual.

    For those who never thought about it, just watch the callouts!
  10. by   Meriwhen
    Quote from amoLucia
    To Apple-Core - SUPER BOWL SUNDAY is a very, very big one.
    My personal nightmare was that I'd go into labor on Super Bowl Sunday, because it was a high-risk pregnancy and I knew the place would be staffed bare-bones that day.

    As for myself, I'll pick up shifts on Super Bowl Sunday if someone asks me to. I'm not a big football fan so I don't feel like I'm missing anything.
  11. by   ProperlySeasoned
    I will be happy to work for you on Super Bowl Sunday. Any shift, any speciality. If no takers, you can find me at Costco, because it will be delightfully empty.
  12. by   NGYSUN
    Quote from NurseDisneyPrincess
    I was off for Thanksgiving this year. A co-worker was begging me to take her shift and would not leave me alone about it. I told her that I'd do it but I'd need $600 cash prior. She said, "I'M NOT GOING TO PAY YOU" and hung up.

    Ah. I mean, I wasn't going to do it anyway, but what kind of response do you expect when I'm at home drinking wine at 11pm?! After I had already politely told you no?!

    Just a cute lil Thanksgiving story for ya'll!
    I loooove this....hahahahahahaahahah!!!!!!
  13. by   Crush
    Yes, I did tell him why I wanted to switch.
  14. by   NurseDisneyPrincess
    Quote from Apple-Core
    Out of interest - what are the most popular dates to request off?? The only holiday I really care about is Christmas. I'll happily work Thanksgiving, Black Friday (not an actual holiday, I know, but still.....), July 4th, New Years....
    New Years Eve is popular here it seems like... also TG and Christmas. Any other holidays, meh... I honestly don't care. I'll work 4th of July, Easter, the superbowl etc.

    If I were in retail I would NOT want to work Black Friday. No way!

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