Remember the recent letter-writer who was getting mixed messages about whether she needed to work overtime on the weekends, even though she had negotiated no overtime when she was hired? Here’s the update.
I met with my manager and reminded him of our discussion when I transitioned from a temp to full-time employee last August. He didn’t remember the conversation at all and insisted he would have advised me not to take the position.
So it goes.
Since then, we’ve been told our work on Saturday is not mandatory but meeting our long-term deadline depends on it. So you’re a bit scarlet lettered if you are not there working on Saturdays.
I am presently looking around for a new position so I can have Saturdays free to be a parent, be human, and do my grocery shopping.
Thank you so much for the good advice and I also really appreciate the community; there were many comments that I printed out and had with me at my meeting with my manager as talking points. Thanks everyone!