The employee clearly found this ridiculous, replying: “You’re telling the BARTENDER to not drink on his time off? Wanna go tell the chefs to not eat off the clock too?”
He added he might have been willing to work if he had had more notice but, after the boss said they needed to talk about this “attitude”, he said: “Bartenders are needed all over the place now. I think I’ll just go work at one of the dozens of places hiring around here. I’m fed up with you.”
The boss said he would regret the “impulsive” decision in the morning but posting on Reddit, the employee said: “I think I made the right decision.”
And reacting to his story, people agreed with him. “He asked and you said no. He has absolutely no right telling you how you should conduct yourself when you’re not at work,” one said.
“‘You need to stay ready for work’ is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever read from an employer,” another commented.
And a third said: “I wouldn’t have even answered the text. It's 3am. It's the weekend. My phone is off. (My phone isn’t really off, but you’re messaging me from work, well my phone is off. Everyone else, my phone is on.)”
What a mare.
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