Question: How Do You Say No Working Extra Hours?

How do you say no when called into work?

How to Say ‘No’ When You’re Called into Work out of HoursDon’t give stupid excuses.

It’s human nature that, when saying ‘no’ to someone, we feel as though we have to justify ourselves.

Stick to your guns.

Be confident in yourself and your answer.

Offer a rain check.

Offer a solution to the problem.

Don’t cave to threats.

Don’t let it get out of hand..

Can you refuse to work over your contracted hours?

You cannot be forced to work over the number of hours in your contract and may legally refuse to do so. If you do not work the full number of hours stated in your contract (without good reason such as illness/bereavement etc) then your employer may discipline you.

Can you get fired for refusing overtime?

“Yes,” your employer can require you to work overtime and can fire you if you refuse, according to the Fair Labor Standards Act or FLSA (29 U.S.C. § 201 and following), the federal overtime law. The FLSA sets no limits on how many hours a day or week your employer can require you to work.

Should I cover someone’s shift?

You’re never required, either by rule or by ethics, to cover another person’s shift.

Can a casual Say No to shift?

A casual employee also does not commit to all work an employer might offer. For example, an employee who works to a roster that could change each week and can refuse or swap shifts is casual. A casual employee: has no guaranteed hours of work.

What happens when you cover someone’s shift?

In most places (in the US), however, whoever works the hours will get paid the money. … However, if you’re working in a salaried position and cover someone’s shift, you may only get paid for your regularly-scheduled hours and not get anything extra for working the other hours for your co-worker.

Can you be forced to cover a shift?

There is no law specifically preventing an employer from doing this. Therefore an employer can force you to do this, as long as forcing you to do it does not contravene any law. … It would breach the Working Time Regs for you to cover the shift; you refuse for this reason; the employer sacks you.

How do you say no when someone asks to cover their shift?

Never give a reason, just say “I’m not available, sorry.” You don’t need an excuse to not work on your day off. My managers used to call me to cover for people and ask why I wouldn’t. You shouldn’t need an excuse to not work on your day off, but it happens.