Is It My Obligation To Work On Weekends When I Was Promised Regular Hours?

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Imagine getting hired for a job with a great work-life balance, only to find out it's not true. My boss keeps calling me on weekends to come to work, but I've had enough. When I told him I couldn't cancel my weekend plans on such short notice, he asked me to always be available. Now my coworkers are angry at me for not working weekends like them. But should I have to sacrifice my personal life for work? AITA for not working weekends? Read my story and decide for yourself.

Breaking promises of work-life balance and regular hours 😒

freeefinally | freeefinally

🤬 Boss violated boundaries and promised regular hours - lied

freeefinally | freeefinally

Avoiding weekend work calls like a pro 📵😎

freeefinally | freeefinally

Setting boundaries for work-life balance on the weekends 👍

freeefinally | freeefinally

Working weekends unexpectedly? Let's talk about it. 👨‍🎓

freeefinally | freeefinally

Balancing work and personal commitments on weekends. 👨🏻‍🍳

freeefinally | freeefinally

Negotiating weekend work with employer - availability and expectations set.

freeefinally | freeefinally

Standing up for my promised regular hours 💪

freeefinally | freeefinally

Balancing work and family time: A contentious topic among coworkers

freeefinally | freeefinally

Navigating work-life balance amidst peer pressure 👥👨‍💼

freeefinally | freeefinally

🤔 Is it okay to say no to working weekends? 🤔

A promised work-life balance has turned into a seemingly never-ending workweek for this employee. Despite the promise of regular hours in the job interview, the employee's boss has been blowing up their phone on nights and weekends asking them to come into work. The employee has tried to set boundaries and suggest alternative ways to stay in touch, but their boss has not been receptive. Now, the employee's coworkers are frustrated that they are not working weekends and are accusing them of not pulling their weight. Is it really necessary to work weekends and sacrifice family time for the job? Or is it okay to prioritize personal time and stick to regular hours? Join the conversation and share your thoughts below.

Don't let your job ruin your work-life balance. NTA.

theOGbeav | theOGbeav

Standing up for yourself at work is important, but be prepared for consequences 💼👀

crazytrini | crazytrini

Employee stands up for their rights to regular hours and salary

Blackcat0123 | Blackcat0123

Don't let your employer guilt-trip you into working extra hours ⏰

AccordingTelevision6 | AccordingTelevision6

Don't let your boss take advantage of you 🚫💼 Stand up for yourself

FirmlyThatGuy | FirmlyThatGuy

Toxic workplace? 💼 Don't rush to quit. Collect unemployment and apply elsewhere.

filkerdave | filkerdave

Working on weekends? NTA says this commenter, but is it understaffing?

PlanktonOk4846 | PlanktonOk4846

Respect the contract, respect the employee. Work-life balance matters 👍

RaresMocanu00 | RaresMocanu00

Respect your boundaries and don't let coworkers cross the line 🚫⏰

CrystalQueen3000 | CrystalQueen3000

Empower yourself and your coworkers to fight for fair treatment ✊🏽

yet_another_sock | yet_another_sock

You're NTA, but beware of companies finding loopholes 😕

YourImaginaryFried | YourImaginaryFried

Document everything and prioritize family. NTA for standing up.

nmar5 | nmar5

Don't sacrifice your free time to make coworkers feel better. 🙅‍♀️

notathrowaway987654 | notathrowaway987654

Propose hourly pay with OT to make boss rethink schedule

rosecityrose0618 | rosecityrose0618

Don't let work ruin your plans 😎 #NTA

bloodfeier | bloodfeier

Salaried doesn't mean unlimited hours, it means steady wages 🤔

elvaholt | elvaholt

Don't let your employer take advantage of you ⚠️ Find another gig 💼

luckyintrovert | luckyintrovert

Setting boundaries with coworkers 🚧

FootHiker | FootHiker

Set boundaries! 🛑 Use Do Not Disturb mode to disconnect.

[deleted] | [deleted]

Handling work conflicts with maturity and honesty is key 🤝

bleaston1982 | bleaston1982

Join the celebration with r/antiwork 🎉

the1tone | the1tone

Check your hiring contract to see if off-hour work is expected 📝

NoizeTrauma | NoizeTrauma

Standing up for work-life balance 💪 #NTA

HopelessVetTech | HopelessVetTech

Collect unemployment if fired for not working weekends, NTA 👍

ThatSavings | ThatSavings

No promotion for you 😔 but you're NTA 👍

[deleted] | [deleted]

Set boundaries and ask about overtime rates for taking calls. 📱

Red_Cathy | Red_Cathy

NTA for refusing to work weekends without explicit expectations.

BJntheRV | BJntheRV

Stand up to your boss and find a better job 💪

BikingAimz | BikingAimz

NTA but be prepared to be fired. Employer bait-and-switched you.

ChewyRib | ChewyRib

Join the /antiwork sub and fight against unfair work practices 💪

BendingCollegeGrad | BendingCollegeGrad

Salaried job means doing the job when it needs doing 👎 ESH

EvilGreebo | EvilGreebo

Contracted free day on Sunday, NTA for refusing work on weekends 😎

Bitter_Jaguar_7914 | Bitter_Jaguar_7914

Empowerment through unionizing and education, NTA takes charge! 🤝

unusedusername42 | unusedusername42

Different perspectives on work culture around the world 😮

Icy-Cherry-8143 | Icy-Cherry-8143

Ontario passes law limiting employer contact outside work hours 📵

DDNorth20 | DDNorth20

Don't let your employer take advantage of you! 🛑 Look for better opportunities.

Murderbunny13 | Murderbunny13

Set boundaries! 🚫 Don't let work interfere with personal life.

[deleted] | [deleted]

Don't let toxic workplaces control your life. 👌

adeelf | adeelf

Find a new job 🏃‍♂️ Sounds like a toxic workplace 🤢

deathbychips2 | deathbychips2

Stand up for your rights 💪 Keep records and report to HR

PrestigiousWedding36 | PrestigiousWedding36

Keeping promises, NTA stands up for their work hours 🤝

meifahs_musungs | meifahs_musungs

Don't stick around in a toxic workplace 👍

PoppyGooze | PoppyGooze

Set boundaries and stand by them 💪🏼

rivmcd | rivmcd

Stand up for your rights! 🤝💪 Leave pro-union materials before leaving.

urinalcaketopper | urinalcaketopper

Respect your time and boundaries, you're NTA 🙌

dobber1965 | dobber1965

Boss's shady weekend work requests raise red flags 🚩

Transmutagen | Transmutagen

Be a role model at work 👍

Common_Steak1704 | Common_Steak1704

Stand up for yourself and your time off 💪

Neutronova | Neutronova

Setting boundaries: why you shouldn't feel guilty for disconnecting 📵

north-sun | north-sun

Don't be an a**hole, find a new gig 😎

kittynoodlesoap | kittynoodlesoap

Boss lied about regular hours, NTA for refusing weekend work 💪

luckydidi18 | luckydidi18

Agree that it's unfair. Start job hunting to avoid repercussions.

SubRedditLurker08 | SubRedditLurker08

Standing up for your rights 💪🏼

smooky1640 | smooky1640

Weekends are for rest. NTA for setting boundaries.

DrZaiu5 | DrZaiu5

Valuing your time is key ⌚ Enjoy your weekends guilt-free! 😎

Anxious-Brilliant556 | Anxious-Brilliant556

Don't let the company take advantage of you 👊

Realistic-Animator-3 | Realistic-Animator-3

Definitely NTA. Overtime laws protect you from such bosses 🙌

DocSternau | DocSternau

Join the anti-work movement and reclaim your weekends! ✊

CaffeinatedHBIC | CaffeinatedHBIC

Standing up for your promised hours, NTA 👍

ewearehere | ewearehere

Agreeing with a strong NTA sentiment 💯

littlepinkgrowl | littlepinkgrowl

Breaking free from the weekend grind, one coworker at a time! 💪 (NTA)

iwantasecretgarden | iwantasecretgarden

Standing up for fair treatment at work 🙌🏽

iamtj7 | iamtj7

Setting boundaries and asserting yourself at work like a boss! 💪

treborcj | treborcj

Standing up for your rights might have consequences, start job hunting 🏃‍♂️

ree1778 | ree1778