Contradictions everywhere

By Anonymous - 14/05/2020 02:00

Today, I was demoted from my job because I didn't volunteer to help out with my job during COVID-19. I texted them on the day of sign-up to see if they had enough people. I was told since I was there not to worry about it. FML
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You got the texts, you got the proof. Fight for your position back.

bl3ur0z3 17

Why were you texting if you were there? Did you mean you weren't there? Did that irritate your boss? Was the reply flippant and sarcastic? Should you have shown up in person instead of texting?

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You got the texts, you got the proof. Fight for your position back.

bloopaloop 27

Texting to “see if they still need you” is putting the ball back in their court for you volunteering. I wouldn’t have you come help either. Calling to say “I’m coming at (insert time here). Looking forward to helping out where I can” and showing up at that time even if they say they don’t need you is a better response. If you don’t see the difference, that’s okay, but of course the job available for you is a lower one.

ojoRojo 27

...what?

bl3ur0z3 17

Exactly! Showing initiative when it's needed the most instead of just basically saying "I guess I'll come if you say I should." By not showing initiative and instead accepting the easy way out, OP basically told his employer he's only willing to do the bare minimum. Which can be done from a lower position.

bl3ur0z3 17

Exactly! Showing initiative when it's needed the most instead of just basically saying "I guess I'll come if you say I should." By not showing initiative and instead accepting the easy way out, OP basically told his employer he's only willing to do the bare minimum. Which can be done from a lower position.

bl3ur0z3 17

Exactly! Showing initiative when it's needed the most instead of just basically saying "I guess I'll come if you say I should." By seeking the easy way out, OP basically told his employer he's only willing to do the bare minimum. Which can be done from a lower position.

bl3ur0z3 17

Exactly! Showing initiative when it's needed the most instead of just basically saying "I guess I'll come if you say I should." By seeking the easy way out, OP basically told his employer he's only willing to do the bare minimum. Which can be done from a lower position.

bl3ur0z3 17

Exactly! Showing initiative when it's needed the most instead of just basically saying "I guess I'll come if you say I should." By seeking the easy way out, OP basically told his employer he's only willing to do the bare minimum. Which can be done from a lower position.

bl3ur0z3 17

Why were you texting if you were there? Did you mean you weren't there? Did that irritate your boss? Was the reply flippant and sarcastic? Should you have shown up in person instead of texting?

lifeis4me 20

Probably a phone, email, or in-person talk might have looked more professional...? Either way, you have evidence that you asked so use that to your leverage