Work takes up so much of your waking time, any time off should be cherished. However, it can feel like emergencies at work tend to happen when you aren’t there.
Redditor ironbandito is an underage high school student who works part time for a car wash. Despite this he only has one day a week he doesn’t work.
So when the original poster (OP)’s job tries to call him for some tasks on his day off, he ignores it. However, now he thinks his boss and another supervisor are upset with him.
Was he wrong to ignore their texts and calls? To find out he asks the “Am I the A**hole” (AITA) subReddit.
“AITA for enjoying my only day off?”
This is what he says happened:
“AITA for enjoying my day off? You tell me. On mobile by the way.”
“For context, I work at carwash. I’m almost 18, and a senior in high school.”
“I worked my way up by taking over social media and building a website. I handle most customer relations for my location when I’m there. I also sell memberships. I’m the best one at my job, and I’m proud to make myself indispensable to the company.”
“But because my hours are short, conformed to the highest activity hours, I work six days a week. My only day off is Tuesday.”
“I value my day off greatly. I already had to stop by my work to make an instruction manual, because my supervisor decided to put his responsibilities on me, I was pissed but I got the job done.”
“My prom is this week, so I decided to use my day off to get a spray tan. (I have a farmers tan from working outside haha).”
“Before my appointment my boss (the Owner) called me. I ignored it, because I knew if I answered it he would give me a task that was to be finished right away. He sent a text saying to call him back, but I didn’t bother calling him back on my only day off.”
“I was irked but didn’t worry too much about it. It could wait until tomorrow.”
But his issues with work cutting into his time off doesn’t end there.
“Before I left for my appointment, a supervisor texted and called me. Upset, I decided to answer it so I wouldn’t be bothered during the rest of my day off.”
“He asked me if I could do a solid and boost an hiring ad for another location. I said sure, I can do it tomorrow and told him it would be the first thing I do when I arrive at work.”
“He seemed aggravated that I wasn’t going to do it today, off the clock, ON MY ONLY DAY OFF.”
“Then, after my tan appointment, a customer texted me, which means my boss or supervisor gave them my number without a heads up. I haven’t answered it.”
“I am a part-time hourly worker. I fully believe that my day off should have no work related activities. But I get the vibe the owner and supervisor mentioned earlier are mad I ignored them.”
“I’m mad that my day off was constantly interrupted by my work life. I understand that I am very good at what I do, but that does not mean I am available at beck and call.”
“So, AITA for trying to enjoy my only day off?”
On the AITA board, people are judged for how they respond to someone else.
This is done with one of the following comments:
- NTA – Not the A**hole
- YTA – You’re the A**hole
- NAH – No A**holes Here
- ESH – Everybody Sucks Here
The board voted that OP was NTA. It wasn’t just that it was OP’s only day off, but a lot of people have dealt with bad bosses and know how it feels to be called when you should be not working.
It’s more than understandable that OP ignored the calls, it was the right thing to do.