Oh no....The Boss called

@missybear (11395)
United States
February 2, 2013 6:21am CST
It's been very busy at my work , we have 2 people out sick and another one quitting next week. Yesterday was Friday and all day long I was worried about my Boss calling me asking me to work on Saturday...(I have a 3 day weekend this weekend). She called me twice just to asked me some Questions about some products and to make sure everything was OK since I was all by myself. When I left at 3pm I was so relieved that she never mentioned working on Saturday. Then 6;30pm the phone rang but I never answered since I didn't recognize the number and it was her asking me to call her back when I get this message. I actually didn't even listen to the message till this morning... So my Question is.....Would you call back to see why she called or just ignore the message since it is your day off and you could actually tell her that 'I didn't get the message course I wasn't home"
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11 responses
@TLilly12 (1230)
• United States
2 Feb 13
You should call you boss back,and see what she wanted, even thou it was your day off,it could have really been important, but if it really was, she will call you back to let you know, why she called you.
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@missybear (11395)
• United States
3 Feb 13
I really should have but I was worried she wanted to ask me to work Saturday, but she never called back so I guess it wasn't to important
@Nursefrai06 (2498)
• Penrith, Australia
3 Feb 13
You'd have to be careful with people you mess with especially if they're your boss because then your job is on the line. If I were you, I'd call her back especially if that job meant a lot to me.
@missybear (11395)
• United States
3 Feb 13
Yeah, I probably should have but it is my weekend and I was already off from work.
• Penrith, Australia
3 Feb 13
Haha! But I'd take advantage of it and remind her of that time it was my day off but iresponded so that I can ask for a raise in my salary. it adds weight to asking raises.
@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
20 Feb 13
hi, for me i love when i have work or duty because it will add my salary at the end,but when i have something i need to go or meeting with someone or when i need to rest and i am in vacation i will not surely answer the call of my boss and i will ignore the message.
@missybear (11395)
• United States
21 Feb 13
I don't even look at the phone when I'm on vaccation
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
4 Feb 13
When I worked at the hospital there were a lot of times that I would pretend that I didn't get the message because I didn't want to have to go into work on my scheduled days off. You see, when I first started working there I would go in every time that they were trying to call me in. However, this got to the point that they were calling me on almost every day that I had off and I just couldn't live like that with a small child, so when they would not take no for an answer, I just quit answering the phone for them on my days off.
@missybear (11395)
• United States
5 Feb 13
I never answer my phone on my days off, if they want me to work on one of my days off I' will but I like to have a couple days notice.not be called in at 4am on a saturday when I was out having fun the night before.
@natliegleb (5184)
• India
3 Feb 13
it is just common and he might have needed some information and he was checking on you and that is normal and dont fret about it
@missybear (11395)
• United States
3 Feb 13
I feel a little guilty but now it's Sunday and she never called back so like you said....I won't fret on it
@kokomo (1868)
• Philippines
3 Feb 13
Well, I f I were you, I'll send a message back with your boss and besides you did not even know if that was really your boss or not. Maybe a friend or an acquaintance. Why is that you do not want to go to work during weekends? Me, I would volunteer if my boss asks me to have a duty during weekends, why? because during that days, there are no bosses in our office and I can work freely as I want. No one will watch me. lol . And besides I am living on my own so a family day is not a must with me.
@missybear (11395)
• United States
3 Feb 13
The weekends are really nice at my work too, no bosses just a few co-workers, but I asked to be off on Monday also so I could have a 3 day weekend so why work on Saturday. That would put me back to only having 2 days off and I wanted 3 course I had made plans for this weekend.
• India
3 Feb 13
As you said there were 2 people sick and one quitting then there must be lot of important work left to do in your office and may be that's why she was calling you. So I think you should have called her back. And now she must be very angry with you. Remember you should always keep healthy relationship with your boss.
@missybear (11395)
• United States
3 Feb 13
I should have and you're right about keeping a good relationship with your boss. I do have a very good relationship with my boss and I been working there for 10 years now so I think I'm a pretty good employee. I do not have to call back I usually do it course it's the right thing to do but this time I just didn't want to, she never called back so it couldn't have been to important.
@ARIES1973 (9539)
• Legaspi, Philippines
2 Feb 13
I work in the government and since we are serving the public, we are considered on duty 24/7. We cannot make a reason that it is weekend and our boss shouldn't call us. They can even call us in the middle of a granted leave. So sometimes, even if it Saturday or Sunday or holiday, I am receiving calls from head of office and other people with higher positions. Although I don't know much of the policy of your company, I think you should do what will be the best for you and the company you work for. Have a nice day!
@missybear (11395)
• United States
3 Feb 13
I worked there for 10 years now and I think I'm a very good and loyal employee, so if I don't answer the phone once I'm of work and home that doesn't make me less of a good employee. I could have been gone for the weekend and never even got the message till Monday morning.....yeah I think that's my story
@GardenGerty (105303)
• United States
2 Feb 13
Oh, I know how you feel. we have been in a staffing crisis ever since I started this job and will continue to be. I guess it would depend on how badly you need the three days off. I had to call one of my supervisors as I did not have a new schedule, since I was out of town when it was set up. Chances are, by the time you finally saw and heard the message she had given up on you and asked someone else to fill in.
@missybear (11395)
• United States
3 Feb 13
I think she had somebody to work otherwise i think she would have asked me earlier in the day, she probably had some kind of Question about linen or supplies, it happens a lot on Fridays that she calls me at home but it's usually right when I get home not at 6;30 in the evening.
• Philippines
2 Feb 13
You are a worker and it was your boss who called you,it must be important if it was true that you did it intentionally not to answer the phone it was very unpolite for you. The progress of the company is the progress of the employee if your care for your future then care for your company for it is the source of your bread and butter represented by your boss to lead it to success
@missybear (11395)
• United States
2 Feb 13
I usually call her back but it was already 6;30pm and if it was that important she should have called back or left a message more clearly why she was calling.
@kprofgames (3103)
• United States
21 Feb 13
Oh hard call...hard call...hard call. I think it would depend on what I wanted out of work. Meaning, if taking on the extra load would help me out in my position there in the long run, then yes I would call back right away; however, if you are just a yes girl that will pick up all the hours under the sun without any kind of credit given to you or kudos so you when it comes time for promotion or a raise...well then I wouldn't call her back till the next day. Sometimes it's easy to get stuck in the okay....I'll come in but there is a point where you need to be compensated for all the extra effort and hours you're putting in. It would really boil down to what is this going to do for me in the end. I know that sounds a bit selfish but I've been the yes girl working 60+ hour weeks and have gotten little or nothing out of it. I'm no longer the yes girl anymore.