Quote from Jeweles26
So for the second weekend in a row, the NM at the HH agency where I work basically volunteers MY services to do the early morning shift on Sundays. This is besides the fact that I already work M-F 8-5. She gets the owner to call me and say that they really need me to go because someone called in sick. That the NM said she would go in from 3-7pm if *I* went in from 7-3. "You don't need to go in, but we REALLY need you to go." I mean, come on. When the owner of the company you work for says that, can you even say no?
Ok, end rant...
I had a co-worker who would use that tactic, that I believe is quite manipulative - because if you say no you risk the owner seeing you as the lone obstructionist and not a team player while the other nurse looks selfless.
If it is truly a coincidence that this happened two weekends in a row and you expect they will be hiring more reliable weekend back-up I'd let it slide - if on the other hand they are happy to stretch the existing staff thin as a matter of normal business operations you have every right to say something about it. They may assume you want overtime hours.
If it goes on I can guarantee you won't really enjoy your days off because you never know if it will be interrupted due to someone calling in "sick". When you then hear the actual bs reason they called in it just makes it worse. Oh, you were stuck in Las Vegas, huh?
I guess you forgot what you told the manager?
If your NM and owner are not aware of your feelings on this I see no reason not to bring it up. I doubt they would fire you on the spot just for discussing it with them.