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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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

That may be illegal, to demote you for that.