Just Imagine, after a long day at the office, you get home and decide to relax by watching your favorite tv show and you get interrupted by a phone call from your boss, or at midnight you receive a work email from your boss, or you might have planned a big party to spend time with your partner this weekend, but you get some important work to do. What will you do next? Ignore them or rush to your office in fear that you’ll be fired?
People are likely to become stressed and return to work because of the fear of losing their jobs. On other hand, some people may feel the need to say “No” to their bosses when they ask the employee to come to the office. Some people refuse to work after 9-5 office hours because they are sick of their hectic routines. Well, in both situations, it’s all about establishing clear ground rules. To ensure a good work-life balance, it is important to set boundaries in your office environment. In order to maintain a healthy mind and body, most people need to find a good balance between their professional and personal lives. The most important thing you can do is set boundaries and communicate or inform your immediate supervisors, coworkers, and supervisors.
The Reddit User u/freeefinally posted her story and asked the Reddit community whether she was an a-hole or not. When she refused to work on the weekend or answer her boss’s phone calls without prior notice, her coworkers were enraged and frustrated with her, she wrote in a post. Her post also received 17,000 upvotes, which was surprising.
The Reddit user stated that she had accepted a salary position. Where she was informed that she would be working at a reasonable time. She didn’t have to work after-hours, and that she would not have to work overtime. As a result, her claim that she had to work only between 9-5 working hours was untrue. Want to know what happened further? Scroll down to know the whole thing.
An anonymous post, where a woman talked about how she keeps her personal life private at work.
The woman was hired for a salaried job. During an interview, she was told the importance of work-life balance.
It is necessary for organizations to inform candidates about working conditions and policies during their interview sessions. No matter what, having clear communication and informing all terms and conditions prior to signing the final job offer is important. It is not a bad idea or a bad thing to ask employees to work after office hours, but the employee should have been informed about overtime policies during interviews to avoid any misunderstanding, confusion, or conflicts between the employee and the manager.
Her boss was able to get in touch with the woman through her resume.
Well, that’s a huge invasion of personal space!
That’s exactly how it should be.
That’s plain ridiculous.
The woman had commitments on weekends that were made three weeks prior.
Boss replied: That’s not possible.
Coworkers said, working on weekends is part of their job.
Her coworkers were frustrated because she refused to work on weekends in front of her boss.
Her coworkers were frustrated because they didn’t feel comfortable saying no.
Christine Carter, a Ph.D. working as a senior fellow at Greater Good Science Center at University of California, and a sociologist, told NBC News: “Work has fully invaded our personal lives in that we can work 24/7, but the reverse is not necessarily true,”
She stated: “We don’t take our personal lives to work in the same ways that we are taking our work into our personal lives.”
Carter and other industry experts hope to see some changes in the next decade in order to prevent the problem from worsening. Included are:
- It is important for employees to bring some of their personal or home life into the workplace.
- This myth of multitasking must be dispelled.
- We need to stop valuing ourselves based on how many hours we put in, or how many hours we work in a day.
- Predictable vacation time is essential for workers’ well-being.
- Our digital devices require rules to govern them.
- We need to keep the discussion going about the responsibilities of caregivers.
- There is still a lot of work to be done when it comes to addressing workplace discrimination and harassment.
- Employees need to know their employers care about them in the ways that really matter.
For many of us, technological advancements have made it possible to be available at all times, allowing us to work endlessly. But if we want a healthy, productive, and innovative workplace, we need these kinds of things instead of always being available.
Let’s see what people suggested:
When you’re not at work, should you feel obligated to respond to work emails or work-related phone calls or texts? Let us know in the comment section below, as we would love to hear your opinions and thoughts on this issue.