My supervisor keeps scheduling "mandatory workshops" on Sundays and in the evenings. When I say that I can't make it, she says, "No problem, you can come next Sunday instead!" When I say that no, I really can't make it, I need to be with my children during those hours, she chirps, "No problem, bring them with you!" (Oh, puleez.) When I sigh heavily and glare at her, she says, "Great, see you then, don't be late!"
Whattsa matter with this woman? When I took this job, I put down my hours as M-F 9:00-4:00. The whole REASON I took this job was so that I could be there when my kids get home from school and would no longer need to use a babysitter. But so many employers seem to think that they can schedule meetings and conferences outside of regular working hours, and employees are expected to attend. I think that if it's out-of-hours, it should be out of bounds.
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