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Employee Got Called Out For Not Donating His Vacations

Would you give up the vacations you accumulated for plans to someone who used all of theirs?

I mean naturally, you would think that why should I. If anyone wants to take days off, they shouldn’t have used up the pre-assigned vacations, right? You are under no force by the law to just give away your vacations just because some other coworker needs them more than you. Reddit user u/commithr is one of those employees at a workplace who were asked to donate part of their vacations to a coworker who had to take off days to look after their child who was not feeling well. The organization unethically also released an excel sheet containing the details of the left vacations of all employees. OP had accumulated quite a few because they had some plans for Christmas and would have committed to those plans for a very long time and won’t be working those days. Whenever everyone saw OP’s vacations and his refusal to donate any to the coworker, everyone decided to call him out.

OP decided to ask the Reddit community if he was wrong for doing so and posted the story in the sacred subreddit famously known as r/AmITheAsshole, This is where people leave the member at the hands of the community Redditors to decide whether they were an AH for doing what they did or are in the clear. And trust me, the community judges the matter like it is a criminal proceeding.

Let’s read through the story and see what really happened. Scroll down below to enjoy!

1. I wouldn’t donate my vacation but let’s see why a need arise for someone to ask for vacations to be donated to them.

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2. So the coworker’s daughter is sick and that is why she has already used up all her leaves.

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3. I don’t think anyone would or should be forced to donate their leaves. OP, for instance, has been saving up for their own commitments and hence won’t be able to donate their vacations. Pretty fair.

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4. If this was released just to see who is not donating, then this is very unethical and rude towards employees who want to use their own vacations and don’t want to donate.

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5. Clearly they are trying to convince OP to give up his vacations.

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6. So everyone just decides to corner one employee because they don’t want to give up their vacations. Guess who is actually being rude.

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7. Such situations really can trouble employees who have bare minimum experience and are pursuing a career in a field where jobs are not easy to get.

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8. So this is what troubled OP the most and he had to turn to Reddit, after being emotionally blackballed, to ask if they were wrong for not donating their vacations to their coworker.

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The whole idea was based on donations right? The coworker requested employees to donate their vacations to her, there was no official order that bound the employees to give away part of their vacation time. So, in no way OP was under any law enforcement to give his vacations away. Regardless of how much the coworker needed those vacations, making rude comments about OP for booking vacations for Christmas was just not the right move. If there was any hope, it died right there. At least play your cards right if you are in need, your child is sick for god’s sake.

OP was NTA in this one. It is a simple situation. He accumulated that vacation time, it’s his to use to give away. He decides, no one else.

Here’s whose favor the Reddit community voted in and why:

9. I swear the situation is a no-brainer. OP’s vacations, OP decides what to do with them.

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10. Seriously making that spreadsheet public to pressurize employees into giving their vacations away. Not good.

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11. OP was suggested to report the matter to the HR department.

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12. Very unethical the way bosses tried to squeeze those vacations out for the coworker.

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13. The company is the real AH in this situation.

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14. A very genuine point was raised. It doesn’t matter if he books his vacations for an emergency or not. They are his vacations.

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15. My vacation, my rules.

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16. Do whatever you want with those vacations.

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The Reddit community declared OP NTA because they were his vacations, to begin with, and he gets to decide what to do with them.

What do you guys think? Was OP an AH for not donating his vacation time? Share your votes and thoughts in the comments section down below.

I hope you guys enjoyed this one. Stay tuned for more!

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