Called on your day off

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by Purplepackage, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. Purplepackage

    Purplepackage Well-Known Member

    Is a manager technically allowed to call you on your day off? There is no communication between my am and pm station manager and at least once a week I'll get a call or text saying "hey you were supposed to be on the schedule today can you come in?"

    Now at first I would say yeah sure but now that's its happening almost every week and if I'm scheduled off 3 days that week I might get a call saying hey you were supposed to be schedule the rest of the week is that okay.

    I've basically started shutting my phone off because if I'm not scheduled I guess you'll just have to pay me the minimum and learn how to make a schedule
  2. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    Operational needs my friend. A manager can call you pretty much whenever they want but it doesn't mean you have to go in. A scheduled day off is a scheduled day off whether they made a mistake or not.

    In my province, they have to give you 36 hours notice if they are going to change your schedule. After that, too bad for them. Not your fault they can't schedule properly.
  3. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    If it is your scheduled day off, you don't have to go in. You are not an on call employee. They can call you all they want. You don't have to answer.
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    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    If you are called in on your scheduled day off, make sure you are getting ot for all hours worked that day.
  5. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Sounds like they're a couple of clowns, and their failures aren't your issue. You are under no obligation to come-in on your day off. My advice is to simply not answer the phone, but if you do answer, just tell them you have pre-planned appointments and obligations.

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    You can always tell them you can't drive because you are inebriated.:D
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  7. Route 66

    Route 66 Throbbing Member

    Agree with the above. I always say 'Sure!, just let me kill the rest of my Jack 'n Coke an I'll be right in!'...that way it looks like I was willing to be helpful.
  8. overflowed

    overflowed Well-Known Member

    This right here. I say "Oh :censored2:, I just had a beer." See how fast they hang up on you.
  9. dezguy

    dezguy Well-Known Member

    Why do you need an explanation for them? They call you up to see if you want to work, you say no. It's none of their damn business why you don't want to come into work.
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  10. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    Years ago I was going to the dentist on my day off to have a tooth pulled. Mgr calls me and asks me to come in. I tell him I'm about to get a tooth pulled. He actually asked me if I could come in right after!
  11. Artee

    Artee Active Member

    We had a guy take that the step further. He never said he had been drinking. Was called at home and came in with a buzz on. You could smell it on him. He should have known better as he was a 30 year employee at that time. Had to send him home rather than put him out in a CTV.
  12. Xenogears

    Xenogears New Member

    Oh yea, it should be the ups slogan; "we'll even call you in on your day off"
  13. pkg4me

    pkg4me New Member

    If a manager forces you to take LWOP days, but then someone calls in sick. Can you say no to coming in also or is it mandatory. I'm part-time if that matters.
  14. Express Courier

    Express Courier Active Member

    If they call on your day off just say "sorry I'm drinking some beers right now."
  15. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    How can they force you to take LWOP? I've never heard such craziness.
  16. Cactus

    Cactus Just telling it like it is

    Or......."I ate a bunch of bad burritos last night." "Still want me to come in?"
  17. pkg4me

    pkg4me New Member

    I guess cause I'm part time and lowest on seniority so if there is LWOP to take and no one else takes it he automatically schedules me off so he can make sure full time has enough hours.
  18. Operational needs

    Operational needs Well-Known Member

    Okay, that's different. Lowest seniority or not, make sure you get your 17.5 hours. You are guaranteed that. If they schedule you off, do NOT answer your phone. If you're off, you're off. If they try to not give you your guarantee, tell your manager you will be calling HR.

    If you bend over and take it, management WILL dish it. Stand up for yourself and they'll move on to the next sucker.
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  19. 59 Dano

    59 Dano Well-Known Member

    He wouldn't be entitled to it in the scenario he presented. You only get "day off" OT starting on your 6th day of work (5th if you're a 4X10 employee).

    MAKAVELI Well-Known Member

    All the more reason to not come in. It's not the op problem the manager doesn't know how to make a schedule.