Teenage Worker Stands His Ground: 'Not My Problem If No One Can Do My Job' 🙅‍♂️

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Meet our 19-year-old hero, who's been juggling life, work, and university with the agility of a seasoned circus performer. 🎪 Starting his career at 16 in a local leisure centre, he's been cleaning, serving, and doing everything in between. But when the centre closed due to the pandemic, he found himself in a toxic home environment and had to move out. To make ends meet, he took on two new jobs, while still studying at university. 📚💼 Now, with the centre reopening, he's faced with a dilemma: how much can one person handle? 🤹‍♂️

The Balancing Act Begins 🤹‍♂️

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The Pandemic Strikes, Life Changes 🌪️

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New Jobs, New Challenges 💪

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Making Tough Decisions 🎯

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Communication Breakdown 📞

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Standing His Ground 🛡️

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Bold Response, Backlash Ensues 😲

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Second Thoughts, But Was He Wrong? 🤔

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A Young Man's Dilemma: Balancing Life, Work, and Self-Advocacy 🎭

Our young hero, juggling university, two jobs, and a toxic home situation, finds himself at a crossroads. When the leisure centre he's worked at since he was 16 reopens, he's asked to return to his old job. But with his plate already overflowing, he makes the tough decision to decline. When one of the managers takes issue, he stands his ground, stating that finding a replacement isn't his problem. Now, he's worried about the backlash. Did he make the right call? Let's hear what the internet has to say about this... 🌐

NTA: Manager tries to scare and bully worker, but worker stands firm 🙅‍♂️

hey-demons-its-me-ya | hey-demons-its-me-ya

NTA: Hilarious! Who to? The Director of Hurt Feelings? 😂

marydonovan | marydonovan

NTA, keep proof of notice. Zero hours contracts have drawbacks 🙅‍♂️

[deleted] | [deleted]

NTA. Advocate for yourself and don't let them bully you! 🙅‍♂️

lacitar | lacitar

"NTA and I quote you: '... sorting a replacement isn't my problem' 🙅‍♂️"

nexutus | nexutus

"Not my problem if no one can do my job" 🙅‍♂️ Manager vs Employee drama 👎


"NTA for refusing to drop everything and come back. 🙅‍♂️"

lordheart | lordheart

"NTA the manager has bad communication." - OP stands their ground 🙅‍♂️

Otherwise-Table1935 | Otherwise-Table1935

NTA. Standing up for yourself against guilt-tripping and threats 👏

amantiana | amantiana

NTA. Use the situation to your advantage and negotiate better pay. 💪

FallOnTheStars | FallOnTheStars

NTA. Your job, your responsibility. Don't feel indebted to give.

Muninwing | Muninwing

NTA. Standing up for yourself when management fails to communicate. 🙅‍♂️

alexisbarclayalexei | alexisbarclayalexei

Teen worker stands up to lazy manager. Epic mic drop! 👊

Tweakywolf | Tweakywolf

Teenage worker refuses to take blame, manager gets frustrated 🙅‍♂️

rudickejpes | rudickejpes

NTA. Standing up for yourself and leaving on your terms 👏

Slevinkellevra710 | Slevinkellevra710

Setting boundaries and prioritizing self-care 🙌

Sunny_sailor96 | Sunny_sailor96

NTA. Manager should hire and train, not your responsibility. 👍

Platinum-Blondie | Platinum-Blondie

Written proof saves the day! 📧

NoCucumber5384 | NoCucumber5384

Teenage worker asserts his right to leave job, deemed NTA

WaterBottleMaster45 | WaterBottleMaster45

NTA Teenage worker gets praised for hard work and future success! 🙅‍♂️

marydonovan | marydonovan

Teenage worker stands his ground against demanding manager. NTA 🙅‍♂️

Reasonable_racoon | Reasonable_racoon

Teen worker stands his ground and politely shifts the burden. NTA!

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"Taking frustration out on you? Stay strong, you're indispensable!"

Reichiroo | Reichiroo

NTA stands up to unprofessional manager, sparks inconvenient situation. 🙅‍♂️

Ragndur | Ragndur

Teen worker refuses to take blame, shuts down complainers 🙅‍♂️

_Deletion | _Deletion

NTA: Who cares what they think? You've got two other jobs! 🙅‍♂️

KingPete235 | KingPete235

Teenage worker stands his ground against miscommunication mishap 🙅‍♂️

CaptainBignuts | CaptainBignuts

NTA, managers trying to guilt employees into staying. 🙅‍♂️

reddrick | reddrick

NTA stands up to manager's bullying, demands fair pay and respect. 🙅‍♂️

CastOfKillers | CastOfKillers

Teenage worker refuses to take blame. Not the a**hole.

ItsTime1234 | ItsTime1234

Teenage worker refuses to take blame, sparks heated debate

cbarlett93 | cbarlett93

NTA: Stand your ground and prioritize your own needs and education! 💪🏻

Trygolds | Trygolds

NTA. Capitalists are inhuman monsters. 🙅‍♂️

Tenebrousoul | Tenebrousoul

Teenage worker defends himself against lying manager. NTA! 🙅‍♂️

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Stand up for yourself and report the threat! 🙅‍♂️

hisimpendingbaldness | hisimpendingbaldness

NTA: Standing your ground is important. Don't let them bully you.

Mardanis | Mardanis

NTA, but be prepared to state your case again. Managers are petty 🙅‍♂️

MySonPorygon137 | MySonPorygon137

NTA - Stand your ground and negotiate for better pay! 💪

Babsgarcia | Babsgarcia

Stand up for yourself and report her to HR! 💪

zadidoll | zadidoll

Teenage worker stands up to manager's abuse of authority. NTA 👏

bluexbabyx | bluexbabyx

Giving notice in person is always a good idea 👍

kingofsnarks | kingofsnarks

Teenage worker stands up to bullying manager, seeks job protection 🙅‍♂️

DaffodilNewt | DaffodilNewt

NTA. Stand up for yourself and document the evidence! 🙅‍♂️

Marmaladeanddryice | Marmaladeanddryice

NTA overall, but remember to be assertive without being rude 🙅‍♂️

ObiWanCanShowMe | ObiWanCanShowMe

Standing up for yourself professionally is important, but choose your words wisely.

alwayquestion | alwayquestion

NTA - Something smells funny here... toxic workplace alert! 🙅‍♂️

dstluke | dstluke

NTA: Teen worker refuses to be responsible for cafe staffing. 🙅‍♂️

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Polite response to unprofessional behavior in a workplace hierarchy.

lcmamom | lcmamom

NTA. Stand your ground and prioritize yourself over your job. 🙅‍♂️

paintlegz | paintlegz

NTA, Cover Your Arse and Watch Out for Vindictive Dicks 🙅‍♂️

JuneauEu | JuneauEu

Teenage worker refuses to take blame. Not the a**hole. 🙅‍♂️

[deleted] | [deleted]

NTA - Standing up to harassment and quitting on the spot 🙅‍♂️

dbDarrgen | dbDarrgen

NTA, manager's lack of communication and aggression is unacceptable 🙅‍♂️

redtaildrummer | redtaildrummer

Teen worker stands his ground: Not my problem, NTA! 🙅‍♂️

sunsh1ne82 | sunsh1ne82

Unions: the solution to worker's rights and job security 💪

Qylere | Qylere

Lazy manager can't find another teenager to do the job? 🙅‍♂️

staffsargent | staffsargent

NTA. Stand your ground and test their commitment to you.

[deleted] | [deleted]

Teen worker refuses responsibility, triggers AH customer. NTA wins!

adriaxiv | adriaxiv

"Not my problem if no one can do my job" - NTA 🙅‍♂️

cyanraichu | cyanraichu

Teenage worker stands his ground and sets important boundaries! 👏

pwtrash | pwtrash

NTA but be respectful and maintain positive relationships for future success. 😊

Mikerinokappachino | Mikerinokappachino

NTA. Stand your ground, be professional, and document everything. 🙅‍♂️

PrisonNurseNC | PrisonNurseNC

Teen worker stands his ground, slight AH but justified. 🙅‍♂️

[deleted] | [deleted]

NTA, but why not live in shared accommodations? 🤔

Urabutbl | Urabutbl

Seek financial support, avoid burning bridges, and consider part-time study.


NTA. Get it in writing next time! 👍

Kiki3838 | Kiki3838

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