Need to vent...being volunteered by someone else to do overtime...WHAT?! - page 3

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... Read More

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    If they need someone to work and they call to ask you...what's wrong with that? How else would they ask you other than asking you? You're always free to say no.
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    As a someone who works with scheduling, I of course wish everyone would say "yes" when called, but at least if someone tells me "no" I won't keep trying to call them. If you are saying "yes" part of the time, then I think you should be allowed to say "no" also. Then enjoy your weekend rather than having to dodge the phone. I agree with other posters that mention this company needs to hire more or more reliable people.
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    Quote from DSkelton711
    As a someone who works with scheduling, I of course wish everyone would say "yes" when called, but at least if someone tells me "no" I won't keep trying to call them. If you are saying "yes" part of the time, then I think you should be allowed to say "no" also. Then enjoy your weekend rather than having to dodge the phone. I agree with other posters that mention this company needs to hire more or more reliable people.
    I wish all staffing coordinators would do that and stop attempting for the day once I've said "No." I don't mind being called for extra work: better they call offering me work than not call at all, and if I can work the hours I'll say Yes. But it really ticks me off when I truly can't work and so tell them "No," but they keep calling...that's when I feel no guilt whatsoever about ignoring the phone.
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    Well its not so much the point that they called to ask me. Its that my NM pretty much volunteered me to work for the second weekend in a row, without really asking if I wanted to. Last weekend she TOLD me I had to work Sunday. I explained that I go to church at 11am so I couldnt work until 1pm. She said she didnt care and that I had to rearrange my schedule.
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    Quote from Jeweles26
    Well its not so much the point that they called to ask me. Its that my NM pretty much volunteered me to work for the second weekend in a row, without really asking if I wanted to. Last weekend she TOLD me I had to work Sunday. I explained that I go to church at 11am so I couldnt work until 1pm. She said she didnt care and that I had to rearrange my schedule.
    That would tick me off. Point blank. No. I have something planned. I'll call at one to see if you still need me. That makes ME mad LOL
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    I would say, no one asked me if this was okay and I can't do it, I have other obligations. Sorry. They'll get the picture.
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    We teach people how to treat us. If you are always a "yes " when asked they will keep asking. I still struggle with this myself. Easiest solution keep your phone off unless your paid to be on call.
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    Lol, so some say turn off the phone, dont answer. Some say, say no. Im seriously considering this 'pay me to be on call' thing though!
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    If you are obligated to work M-F, and they haven't directly asked you, say no. "Sorry, I have plans." Otherwise, the agency will continue to think it's acceptable to volunteer you for shifts. My manager tried this once with me. Filled in an extra shift without asking. I noticed this, and said, "I can't work this shift. I wasn't asked, and I have few days off." Never tried that again.
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    Are you that afraid for your job? Telling us that you see all the resumes makes me think you are. Seriously...if you keep letting them do this you will never rest. You also don't need to say why you're refusing. Get a grip and say no...they are using you.
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