Online commentators have rallied behind a woman who refuses to follow her work schedule, despite the insistence of her newly appointed supervisor.
Posted on redditA popular r/antiwork forum, Redditor u/decayingdreamless (otherwise referred to as the original poster, or OP) said she worked the same work schedule for six months without conflict – until an unfamiliar authority arrived and threw a wrench into it.
Titled, “When I Was Hired, I Told My Boss There Was One Day I Couldn’t Work. It Was Never A Problem Until We Got A New Chief,” Mail It received nearly 23,000 upvotes and 1,000 comments in the last day.
The original poster states that there is only one day each week that she can meet her family without scheduling any conflicts, the original poster said she adhered closely to normal working hours She cherishes her weekly day.
“I planned my life around this schedule [and] He had plans for that day this week,” the OP wrote.[But] When I checked my schedule, the new manager changed everything.”
“I explained to him that when I was hired, I said I needed that today and there was never a problem before,” the OP continued. “He told me that I needed to be more flexible and that my schedule would change…according to his needs.”
Adding that she gets minimum wage with no benefits and now has no ability to plan her time outside of work, the original poster said that after some thought, she decided to stick to the hours she worked for the past half year.
“I’m not [canceling] My plans,” the OP wrote. I told him I couldn’t work that day but he expected me to come.
The OP asserted: “I just won’t speak nor show that day and laugh.” “Good luck figuring out who’s going to cover the nights I have in this place myself.”
sudden changes in the schedule are inappropriate, hard to understand It is completely legal.
“Unless an employment contract or collective bargaining agreement provides otherwise, an employer may change an employee’s work duties, schedule, or work location without the employee’s consent,” the Society for Human Resource Management reports.
Although Oregon and a few major US cities including New York City, San Francisco and Seattle have passed predictive scheduling laws that require employers to notify employees of schedule changes two weeks in advance, the same cannot be said for other regions of the country.
Multiple states, including Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa and Tennessee, have passed laws that prevent local governments from implementing predictive scheduling regulations, according to HR Dive.
Whether or not notice of an imminent schedule change is required, however, can be given quickly if employees are not willing to comply Reckless management practices.
In her viral Reddit post, the original poster expressed her disappointment with the decision to change her work schedule and explained that she was not getting enough compensation to adapt to her new boss’s poor communication style.
All over the post’s comments section, Redditors Praise the stability of the original poster She criticized her new supervisor for asking employees to change their schedules as often as he felt necessary.
Redditor u/Whole_Mechanic_8143 wrote in the top comment of the post, which received nearly 10,000 upvotes: “It’s a crap bosses game.” “Stand up on the ground and start looking for a new job.
“It shows you that he is faltering insignificant strength [a**hole],” they added.
“He doesn’t care,” Redditor u/MangaJosh echoed, garnering more than 1,600 upvotes. “All he cares about is how much force he can do.”
Redditor u/CapnKrieg, whose comment has received over 1,500 votes, echoed that sentiment.
They congratulated “good for you”. Minimum wage jobs anticipate your soul and [to] is being [grateful] You have the job, we have to stop giving it to them.”
“That’s right,” Redditor u/Missoularedhead added. “The lowest paying jobs are the ones that are more closely managed.”
In a separate comment, which received nearly 2,000 votes, Redditor u/Keslen offered an opposite perspective on the original poster’s scheduling controversy.
“You’re not offline, you don’t show up,” they emphasized. “I told him you weren’t available.
“If he can’t find coverage, that’s his problem – not yours,” they added.
NEWSWEEK I reached out to u/decayingdreamless for comment.