By West - 16/4/2019 00:00
Today, I was promised that I wouldn't have to work late because I had tomorrow off for my birthday. My coworkers decided that none of them want to work late, and that I could do it. So I am stuck working late and have to come in on my birthday, which I had requested off. FML
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By  chyiochan  |  30

If you have requested time off, and its booked and in writing, don't come in. If your coworkers are meant to show up for that shift, they will get in trouble, not you. Be firm with your reply to management when they ask you to work, "I have already made plans, I cannot cancel them." And if he asks what they are "It's personal, and thats why I requested the time off." As for the day before leaving early, that is verbal, and your coworkers/boss are butts for reversing their choice to let you go early. Verbal means nothing. Written means everything!

By  Sonotsuave  |  32

Wow that’s some bullshit. Talk to your manager and tell them you had already made plans as you requested that day off and it got approved so you’re not responsible for the shift. He or she should get someone else to cover or do it him or herself. Don’t be a pushover you put it in in advance

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By  chyiochan  |  30

If you have requested time off, and its booked and in writing, don't come in. If your coworkers are meant to show up for that shift, they will get in trouble, not you. Be firm with your reply to management when they ask you to work, "I have already made plans, I cannot cancel them." And if he asks what they are "It's personal, and thats why I requested the time off." As for the day before leaving early, that is verbal, and your coworkers/boss are butts for reversing their choice to let you go early. Verbal means nothing. Written means everything!

By  Sonotsuave  |  32

Wow that’s some bullshit. Talk to your manager and tell them you had already made plans as you requested that day off and it got approved so you’re not responsible for the shift. He or she should get someone else to cover or do it him or herself. Don’t be a pushover you put it in in advance

By  davidfong  |  14

If you requested off and it was granted then don’t come in. Let your manager know that you have plans for your birthday and you were given the time off.
Personally I would have requested to work a day shift and have the following day off for my birthday then I can stay out and party. Then sleep in the next day.

Either way don’t let your coworkers walk over you. Hope you have a good birthday

By  dudeisuck  |  7

unpopular opinion. your birthday isnt important. mines not important. life sucks. but the fact is you requested off and were approved. fuck management. if it is in writing dont show up. also get a copy as proof.