Employee refuses to work weekends for boss who had a baby

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When an employee is asked to work weekends and assume extra responsibilities, it can often feel like they are being taken advantage of. This employee has been asked to do just that, all because her manager's boss recently had a baby. She's not interested in doing work without proper compensation, but is that the right attitude to have? Read on to find out if she's the a**hole or not.

Underpaid star performer speaks out about unfair treatment 🙄

jkitskj | jkitskj

Manager's promotion linked to boss's newborn, overworked and underpaid? 🔥

jkitskj | jkitskj

Weekend work rejected by new hire with higher title 😴

jkitskj | jkitskj

Not a babysitter! Employee refuses to work weekends for boss 🙅

jkitskj | jkitskj

Employee devalues own work experience in refusal to work weekends 💼

jkitskj | jkitskj

Employee refuses to work weekends for boss who had a baby 😡

An employee was asked to work weekends to cover for their boss who had a baby. The employee was not happy about it and refused to do so, citing that they are not interested in doing their boss's work without compensation. The employee received a small salary increase despite being labeled a star performer, and their manager has hired a new guy with a higher title who works a strict 9-5. The employee is wondering why the new guy wasn't asked to work weekends instead. Do you think the employee is being unreasonable for not wanting to work weekends? Share your thoughts and comments below.

NTA for wanting compensation for increased work responsibilities.

Ultienap | Ultienap

Employee refuses to work weekends for unappreciative boss 😒

lainmelle | lainmelle

NTA for not being a team player and standing up for yourself 💪

hraedon | hraedon

Standing up for oneself, NTA reminds of company's double standards. 🙌

Evejon18 | Evejon18

Stick to your contracted hours and demand fair compensation 💪

2kittens-in-mittens | 2kittens-in-mittens

Don't let your boss take advantage of you 👍

Order66-Cody | Order66-Cody

Employee expected to work weekends while boss works 7 days/week 😕

jeffsang | jeffsang

Don't let a boss's baby lead to a pay cut 😒

fotli3146 | fotli3146

Setting boundaries at work is essential. Your manager's behavior sucks 🙄

Ouroborus13 | Ouroborus13

Stand up for your time off rights 💪, document unreasonable demands 📝

mm172 | mm172

Respectful employee sets clear boundaries with new parent boss 🙌

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Respect your time and work. Find a better gig 💼

The_final_frontier_ | The_final_frontier_

Encouraging response to employee's work-life balance boundaries 👍

Skippy2716 | Skippy2716

Stand your ground and don't let your boss take advantage! 👊

cynical-mage | cynical-mage

Is working weekends expected in your industry? Commenters weigh in 🤔

AmericanMadl | AmericanMadl

Employee shares valuable lesson about not trusting management's promises.

glowstatic | glowstatic

Low pay in DC? Explore government jobs for upward trajectory.

[deleted] | [deleted]

1.5% pay-rise isn't enough, but NTA for not working weekends 🙅‍♂️

Thor_Anuth | Thor_Anuth

Employee sets boundaries with boss after baby's arrival 👶

Kjeldoriann | Kjeldoriann

Employee calls out boss for using 'family' as leverage. 🙄

baeverie | baeverie

New guy with higher title saves the day! 🦸‍♂️

cabbage9988 | cabbage9988

Career advice for an employee refusing to work weekends. NTA.

Yeangster | Yeangster

Balance is key 🔑 Taking a break on weekdays sounds fair.

permabanned007 | permabanned007

Empathy or expectation? Discussing work-life balance with a new parent 👶

Ajogen | Ajogen

Low salary and lack of loyalty justify employee's actions 😒

IcyIssue | IcyIssue

Standing up to a boss with a new baby 👶💼

SnipesCC | SnipesCC

Supportive comment advising OP to document everything and look for new jobs 👍

terpischore761 | terpischore761

Respect your worth. NTA for leaving toxic work environment 💪

NomralVox | NomralVox

Salaried jobs & corporate loyalty: NTA's perspective 👀💼

grandma-activities | grandma-activities

Negotiate for a better title to boost your career opportunities 💪

dph99 | dph99

Stand up for your worth! 💪 Don't be taken for granted.

Nomegusta111 | Nomegusta111

Fight for fair compensation and job duties, not family status. 💪

LuluKatz | LuluKatz

Choosing to have kids shouldn't affect your work schedule. 😒

Twirlingbarbie | Twirlingbarbie

Navigating labor laws and expressing concerns about weekend work.

HappyLucyD | HappyLucyD

New employee refuses to work weekends, causing tension at work 🤔

flowers4u | flowers4u

Don't forget, they are just an employer and you an employee 💼

Chasingdragons39 | Chasingdragons39

Setting boundaries at work for a better work-life balance 💪

lovestheautumn | lovestheautumn

Don't sacrifice your mental health for a company that won't appreciate it 👍

[deleted] | [deleted]

Set your boundaries, prioritize your own life 👍

ktsue1313 | ktsue1313

Employee feels undervalued and pressured to work weekends for boss's promotion. 💼

awkwardly_competent | awkwardly_competent

Set boundaries and don't let others pawn off their work. 👏

nebunala4328 | nebunala4328

Don't let them guilt trip you, you're NTA 🙌

Lrad5007 | Lrad5007

Employee refuses to work weekends for boss who had a baby - NTA, with poor management and training.

sarrow24 | sarrow24

Know your rights! Check if your state protects you 👀

Cerenya | Cerenya

Employee demands work-life balance amidst unfair treatment and no bonuses.

JKitsKJ | JKitsKJ

Don't let your workplace take advantage of you. 💪

PrayingMantisMirage | PrayingMantisMirage

Demand fair compensation for contract modification, question sexist request 🤔

Beneficial-Soft-3492 | Beneficial-Soft-3492

NTA, but watch out for job security ⚠️

fernAlly | fernAlly

Employee stands up against unreasonable employer expectations. 🙌

Unlikely-Edge4225 | Unlikely-Edge4225

Boss hired a guy with higher title but wants you to work weekends? NTA, keep job but don't go above and beyond 🤔

MrAvalanche1981 | MrAvalanche1981

Don't let your job control your life. NTA 👏

GeekyMom42 | GeekyMom42

Respectful work-life balance should be a priority for all bosses! 🙌

tazransscott | tazransscott

Don't let your boss take advantage of you 💪 Find a better job

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Fair pay for overtime should be the norm, NTA 👍

bigdaddy1835 | bigdaddy1835

Temp agencies could save the day! 🙌

BlingBlingBitch20 | BlingBlingBitch20

Don't buy into the promotion lie, prioritize happiness 😌 #NTA

SoybeanArson | SoybeanArson

Boss hypocritically talks about teamwork, but has no intention of promotion 👎

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Negotiate for a higher raise or stick to your guns?

XSlapHappy91X | XSlapHappy91X

Setting boundaries at work, NTA 🙌

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Set boundaries and prioritize self-care. NTA for refusing weekends.

meowcifer55 | meowcifer55

Prioritizing mental health over toxic work culture 🧘‍♀️

thriftingretail | thriftingretail

Don't fall for vague promises of promotion. Get it in writing! ✍️

crimsone | crimsone

Stand up for yourself and refuse to be exploited 💪

whitedranzer | whitedranzer

Employee stands their ground and questions company's promotion criteria 🤔

Limp_Service_2320 | Limp_Service_2320

Standing up for fair work-life balance 👏

helloworld01234 | helloworld01234

Setting healthy boundaries at work is important. ✊

iputmytrustinyou | iputmytrustinyou

Employee refuses to work weekends for boss, gets support. ✊

runaway_and_stay | runaway_and_stay

Encouragement for prioritizing work-life balance 🙌

impressivepineapple | impressivepineapple

Standing up for your rights at work 💪

seba_make | seba_make

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