New manager won't let me take next week off?

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Answer #1 | 22/12 2013 01:20
Next week -- the busiest week of the year in the UK. They were kind enough to employ you throughout the year, now when they need staff you don't want to do it, so will be letting them down. It was your choice to do 2 jobs, did you think for one minute of their position, or only of yourself. UK
Positive: 34 %
Answer #2 | 22/12 2013 03:38
Welcome to the real world. You won't be the first person to do a very long day's work because the company needed some extra help at a busy time.
Positive: 28 %
Answer #3 | 22/12 2013 03:45
So - you do have a written, signed contract stating exactly what hours are? I doubt it. What you probably have is a verbal agreement on approximately what hours are to be worked. So you go ahead and stick with the "I don't have to do it because not in contract". And there is a good possibility you will be fired. So you put in a long day. Big deal. Many people do.
Positive: 8 %
Answer #4 | 22/12 2013 04:12
It may not be in your contract to work weekends but it should state on your contract (or mentioned at your interview) that you would be flexible towards hours, once you have stated this, you need to work overtime if put in for it (if given more than 24 hours notice) or they can actually fire you. And your asking to get sat off, prob joint busiest weekend (next this weekend before Xmas, next week its January sales) of the whole year All you could have done is phoned in sick (and took a warning) but since you've asked for it off, phone in sick and they will come down on you hard and prob will fire you on the spot Life's hard, especially if you have 2 jobs, you either need to speak to this manager after Xmas period and ask not to work weekends (which is up to them)/leave one of the jobs or you have to deal with working with both. Even if it means having not much sleep (since its you have decided to work 2 jobs) Ps if in Scotland (not sure of England/Wales/Ireland) you can opt out of Sunday working, look it up online but you have to give them 1 months written notice (basically I 'name' would like to opt out of Sunday trading hours as of 'date' I'm handing in my 1 months notice period required by law, and sign it.
Positive: 10 %
Answer #5 | 22/12 2013 10:01
Your manager has no obligation to change how he does business because you can make more money somewhere else. Your second job is YOUR problem, not his.
Positive: 10 %

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