I work the night shift, sleep from 1pm to 9pm, and managers want me to do unpaid zoom training from 4-5pm on my day off.
I want to be firm and say no, but I’m also concerned about them viewing me negatively. I’m a supervisor and I’ve already missed the first 3 unpaid trainings
(because they never gave me any heads up whatsoever and I was always sleeping when they took place while the other supervisors were awake and able to make it while they were actually on the clock).
So I’m the only one who hasn’t been going to these.
This time they actually did give me a heads up, but I feel like this is unfair for them to ask me to do this, not to mention illegal, i think.
But like I said I’m also concerned about my upward mobility potential, so I feel like if I were to refuse this time, after already missing the first 3 unpaid trainings while I was sleeping, they would hold that against me somehow.
So I’m just not sure what’s in my best interest and I was wondering if you guys had any advice on how I should look at this or what I should say to them. Thanks in advance.
- Why don’t they just record the Zoom meeting and share the recording with you, so you can watch it in your normal work hours.
- Make sure they are aware that will affect your safety at work because it’s in the middle of your sleep cycle.
Also, unpaid? Just ignore it. If HR steps in, repeat the above sentence, and let them know you don’t do any work for free, and training counts as work.
- Just tell them like it is, expecting you to get up at 4pm for a zoom meeting would be like expecting them to wake up for a 3 AM zoom meeting. Tell them to record the meeting and send it to you, or deal with their scheduled meeting being unwatchable because of your schedule.