The employee put their foot down when their employer decided to summon them back to the office during Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving is the one day of the year that everyone looks forward to with much anticipation to spend quality time with their family and friends, making merry, and dining on some fabulous meals. No one wants to drag themselves to work on this day. However, before feasting on some delicious dishes from the comfort of their homes, those in the workforce face the challenge of requesting their bosses for time off from their jobs. One such person recently took to Reddit to share how they put their foot down when their employer decided to summon them back to the office during Thanksgiving.
The Redditor—who goes by the username bearandthebunny on the platform—shared how they decided to quit their job after their boss chose to make life difficult by ordering them to work during days they were already approved to take off. The r/antiwork community swarmed to share their opinions about the post which was captioned: “I feel like I can breathe again."
The post ended up gaining over 7.2k comments and 149k upvotes as the Redditor revealed the conversation that led to them quitting on the spot. Everyone deserves time off irrespective of the job they are working and it's essential to break out of the demanding work hours from time to time. However, this netizen just showed how some workplaces can be incredibly toxic with bosses who have no empathy and expect their employees to work themselves to the bone.
Other Redditors in the community did not shy away from expressing their thoughts on this eventful exchange. User lazy_elfs wrote: "The audacity of the manager expecting op to call them on demand. That phone would be so silent waiting on that call." Another user SendMegBilderAvBacon advised recording the phone calls.
Another Reddit user, JohnnyBoy11, also supported the netizen who quit their job and wrote: "Never thought about it that way. I thought it was more the manager trying to hold on to any semblance of power over her even though she quit so they can't make her do anything. The scheduler can't even be bothered to call back right away and has to tell her to call back when they should be the one calling and groveling on all fours."
Bored Panda reached out to a few professionals to know their take on this whole text exchange between a boss and their employee. The outlet spoke to Sarah Burrows, a Career Change Coach in London, and upon asking her if she has ever found herself in a similar situation, Burrows replied: "Is there an expectation to be contactable outside of your working hours in the first instance? Is it necessary to respond to your boss at all hours? Especially for those last-minute requests? There is no single answer for this, at times it might be necessary but you need to manage your own boundaries first if you don't want to do it."
Cover Image Source: Reddit/bearandthebunny