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Old 10-17-2014, 01:43 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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I've been at my new job for around 2 months now and one of my pregnant coworkers who is training me has been making me do favors for her like unpacking boxes so she can take the boxes home for her storage.

How am I supposed to feel about this? I definitely didn't sign up to do labor. Does she perceive me as the idiot who she can push around? I never see her ask our male boss to do any if it.
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Old 10-17-2014, 01:43 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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How does she MAKE you do that?
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Old 10-17-2014, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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The moment you said yes she had you "hook, line, and sinker".....

Helping out seldom is one thing but she's taking advantage... and you keep saying yes... so... maybe say no?
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Old 10-17-2014, 01:52 PM
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Location: Suburb of Chicago
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Does she perceive me as the idiot who she can push around? I never see her ask our male boss to do any if it.

Do you really expect a person to ask their boss to unpack boxes, Boosane?
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Old 10-17-2014, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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How does she MAKE you do that?
"Boosane can you do me a favor?"

"Sure coworker what's up"

"I'm moving a couple of things out of the garage and I think these boxes would be perfect for storage."

" yeah, sure..."
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Old 10-17-2014, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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The moment you said yes she had you "hook, line, and sinker".....

Helping out seldom is one thing but she's taking advantage... and you keep saying yes... so... maybe say no?
This is the 2nd time she's asked.
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Old 10-17-2014, 02:02 PM
 
Location: The City That Never Sleeps
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say you have a back ache or better, a "bulging disc". she's not going to ask to see an xray. if she asks why you didn't say anything before, say you didn't think it would act up, it's an "old injury."
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Old 10-17-2014, 02:05 PM
 
Location: The City That Never Sleeps
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she'll keep asking so you need to cut her down asap on that request. so she's pregnant. so what? she's using the "pregnancy" excuse to take advantage. millions of women are pregnant and they lift or move stuff everyday.How do you think pregnant nurses/doctors work? please. let her ask someone else..are you kidding? if she's so pregnant that she can't pack/unpack boxes, then take family leave and let the rest of the people live in peace.
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Old 10-17-2014, 02:08 PM
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Location: Suburb of Chicago
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Can't wait to see the replies to this. Let's me guess:

  • Tell her you didn't go to school and get your degree just to do that kind of work.
  • It's time to start looking for a new job.
  • Sue!
  • I would report her to HR.
  • Don't be a corporate slave. Tell her you're not doing it she should do it herself.
  • Is she a manager? If she's a manager she's a sociopath.
  • I would call the Department of Labor and find out if that's even legal.
  • Do they have workman's comp? You should find out before you do that a third time.


Am I forgetting anything?
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Old 10-17-2014, 02:09 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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"Boosane can you do me a favor?"

"Sure coworker what's up"

"I'm moving a couple of things out of the garage and I think these boxes would be perfect for storage."

" yeah, sure..."

Still not MAKING you do labor...
It is your CHOICE to say "yeah, sure" or no.
You are CHOOSING to do the work.
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