Coworker questions my schedule, AITA for setting him straight?

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A schedule change due to personal circumstances led to a fellow coworker questioning why I was coming in later than the rest of the staff. I snapped back at him, reminding him that my schedule was between myself and my boss. Was I in the wrong for reacting the way I did? Or was it justified to put him in his place? Read on to find out.

Being a responsible husband and father, but facing criticism. 🤔

aita_throwaway1937 | aita_throwaway1937

Balancing work and parenthood, finding a solution with boss 🤝

aita_throwaway1937 | aita_throwaway1937

Explaining my work schedule to a nosy co-worker 🙄

aita_throwaway1937 | aita_throwaway1937

Coworker questions schedule, I snapped. AITA? 😡🤔

aita_throwaway1937 | aita_throwaway1937

Standing up for your work schedule, NTA for being blunt 🙌

aita_throwaway1937 | aita_throwaway1937

👨‍💼 Coworker questions my schedule, AITA for setting him straight?

Managing a healthy work-life balance can be challenging, especially when unexpected situations arise. When OP's wife had a car accident, he stepped up to take care of his daughter's daycare needs. This meant coming to work 30 minutes later than usual, which was approved by his boss. However, a coworker questioned OP's schedule, causing tension in the workplace. While some may argue that OP overreacted, it's important to respect boundaries and understand that not everyone needs to know the details of our personal lives. In this post, we'll dive into the nuances of managing work-life balance and navigating difficult conversations with coworkers. We'll also explore the concept of boundaries and how they play a crucial role in maintaining healthy relationships in and out of the workplace. So buckle up and let's jump into the comments to see what others have to say about this AITA dilemma.

Coworker oversteps, NTA sets him straight with firm but polite response.

RedditReader_20 | RedditReader_20

Straightforward response shuts down nosy coworker. NTA 👍

TheImpatientReader | TheImpatientReader

Asserting boundaries at work 💪, coworker won't let it go

mm172 | mm172

Coworker questioning schedule, but unnecessary. NTA 🙅‍♀️

Anemoia793 | Anemoia793

Navigating coworker schedules is tricky, but NAH in this case.

IllustriousComplex6 | IllustriousComplex6

Setting boundaries with nosy coworkers, NTA 🙅‍♀️

TomokataTomokato | TomokataTomokato

Standing up for your schedule and boundaries. 🙌

lee-y | lee-y

Standing up for your boundaries at work, NTA 🙌

[deleted] | [deleted]

Coworker questions schedule repeatedly, NTA for clarifying boundaries 🚫

animado | animado

Coworker questions schedule, boss at fault. ESH for communication breakdown.

fdxrobot | fdxrobot

Open communication with boss, but coworker keeps pestering. 🤔

ObamaGuava | ObamaGuava

Don't let coworkers dictate your schedule, NTA 👏

anonkdf | anonkdf

Coworker questions OP's schedule, commenters debate ESH vs NTA.

lynnlinlynn | lynnlinlynn

Setting boundaries with coworkers 🙅‍♀️

S_204 | S_204

Coworker calls out OP for arriving late, OP responds rudely.

quadratrix2020 | quadratrix2020

Don't let coworkers boss you around! 🙅‍♀️ NTA

ilthyyy | ilthyyy

Clear judgment, NTA 👍

proper-peony | proper-peony

Setting boundaries with nosy coworkers, NTA 👍

Akasgotu | Akasgotu

Setting boundaries at work, NTA 👍

Chance-Contract-1290 | Chance-Contract-1290

Coworker questions OP's schedule, NTA for setting boundaries 🙌

CyanideSpikedTea | CyanideSpikedTea

Being firm is key 🔑 in setting boundaries, NTA.

PrivateEyes2020 | PrivateEyes2020

Mind your own business 💁‍♀️

audityourbrass | audityourbrass

Don't let anyone bring you down! 🙌 NTA.

Lively_Sally | Lively_Sally

Setting boundaries with nosy coworkers, NTA 🚫🔍

newshoes12321 | newshoes12321

Navigating workplace miscommunication, this NAH/NTA handled it well 💪

cidrapresse | cidrapresse

Polite OP shuts down coworker's questioning, NTA 👍

muz_j03 | muz_j03

Asserting boundaries, NTA shuts down invasive coworker 🔥

Callmemuddled | Callmemuddled

Navigating coworker boundaries can be tricky, ESH handled poorly 😬

_does_it_even_matter | _does_it_even_matter

Clearing the air on work schedule 👍

Jivenli | Jivenli

🙌 Standing up to a wannabe boss, NTA wins 👏

XxRampagerxX | XxRampagerxX

Don't worry, you're NTA. Coworker is just a nosey AH 👀

Downtherabbithutch | Downtherabbithutch

Mind your own business 🤐 - OP has it covered

PeyoteCritical | PeyoteCritical

Debate over favoritism and perks at work, NAH or ESH?

bpowell4939 | bpowell4939

Asserting boundaries at work, without being the a**hole. 🙅‍♂️

kacastro | kacastro

Don't let the haters get you down 🤘 NTA

rising_son | rising_son

Colleague questions schedule change, YTA for not informing beforehand.


Coworker gets put in his place by scheduling OP 🤷‍♀️

SnooPeppers1641 | SnooPeppers1641

Coworker concerned about tardiness, but OP has valid accommodations. 🕰️

dsv686_2 | dsv686_2

Clear judgement, NTA 👍

Guyabamami | Guyabamami

Setting boundaries at work, NTA for shutting down coworker's passive-aggressive behavior 😎

Penguinator53 | Penguinator53

Navigating schedule accommodations and communication breakdowns at work 🏢

CastIronKettle | CastIronKettle

Clearing the air on flexible work arrangements with coworkers 🤝

Calismax | Calismax

Prioritizing equity over equality - a valuable lesson 🙌

lifeismyinspiration | lifeismyinspiration

Setting boundaries at work, NTA for standing up.

PompeyLulu | PompeyLulu

Setting the record straight, NTA 🤜🤛

thermalmeltdown | thermalmeltdown

Standing up to coworkers who overstep boundaries 🚫👨‍💼

BigYonsan | BigYonsan

Don't let haters bring you down, NTA! 💪👊

[deleted] | [deleted]

Protect your boundaries 🛡️, don't let nosy coworkers cross the line.

No_Faithlessness4500 | No_Faithlessness4500

Don't let anyone control your schedule 💪 #NTA

spookysam23 | spookysam23

Mind your own business! NTA for setting boundaries.

Tyrage0729 | Tyrage0729

Coworker questions schedule, NTA explains school conflict, problem solved 👍

sun1079 | sun1079

Polite shutdown of coworker's confusion, 👌 no explanation needed.

memoryjoke | memoryjoke

Clearing up confusion: NTA sets coworker straight 👍

TriumphAnt462X0 | TriumphAnt462X0

Mind your own business 💁‍♀️

Razrgrrl | Razrgrrl

Setting boundaries with coworkers: fair or crossing a line? 🤔

Overlordduck2 | Overlordduck2

Coworker questioned schedule, not his business🤔 NTA for setting him straight.

sassybsassy | sassybsassy

Commenter's aggressive reply receives concerned response 😳

FermisFolly | FermisFolly

Mind your own business 💼 NTA handled it well.

raerae6672 | raerae6672

Setting boundaries at work, NTA for shutting down coworker 👍

ScoobyFan70 | ScoobyFan70

Standing up for yourself with class, NTA 🙌

MAFC1934 | MAFC1934

Don't mess with OP's schedule 😤 NTA!

[deleted] | [deleted]

👏 Clap-worthy response to coworker's schedule questioning, NTA

ricelisa917 | ricelisa917

Handling nosy coworkers like a pro! 🙌

jujubee_303 | jujubee_303

Don't mess with my work schedule! 🙅‍♂️

pitiful-raisin | pitiful-raisin

Mind your own plate 🍽️, NTA had to set him straight

[deleted] | [deleted]

Not the a**hole, and no doubt about it! 🎉

dirtybirdfeeder | dirtybirdfeeder

Assuming coworkers have no work, 🤔 office faux pas?

SolitudeCat | SolitudeCat

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