What to do with bosses who expect you to join activities post work hours
Sibei sian. My boss plan for team offsite starting from 8am to 10pm. Don’t allow claims for transport because boss says dinner and networking not mandatory activities.
The same boss just niaoed me for not networking when I was nursing an infection and very unwell and still doing my tasks on a recent work trip.
Whole week 8am to 10pm plus 1 hr commute each way. My old bones can’t take it.
Same boss likes to ping me at night or call me at night to KP me for not representing boss well…
I can’t quit. Need to pay mortgage.
- This kind of work culture is dumb as f. Employers need to realise that every minute of your employees’ time needs to be compensated. None of that after-work drinks and dinner crap. Why follow the shitty work culture of the Japanese?
Man unless your bosses are paying you extremely well or you don’t have dependents or you love your current job, maybe find somewhere else to work. This kind of shit is a red flag.
- Just say in an apologetic way that you have family commitments. You have already worked with them since 8am, how much more do they want to see your face lol. Your boss must be lonely, no friends no life, that’s why forcing your team to spend time with him/her.
- Drop obvious hints like not picking up phones after work. Next day blame it on your kids who are sick. Worked for me; my boss relented and say he will only call me when it is urgent, and when he called, he begged me to answer the phone. Apparently when I diao him that one time, he was in some deep shit and needed me. Learnt his lesson well.