Phoebe Montrie
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At a lot of jobs, but especially at Restaurant Jobs, there are always a few staff members who call off or ask to trade shifts very, very often. Sometimes even skipping the part where they call and just simply not showing up at all. This is called a “No Call/No Show”. 😱 😰 🥶

In those situations 🧑‍💼 Managers usually turn to their 🦹‍♀️ A Team 🦸🏻‍♀️of reliable staff to pick up the shifts, or work harder to make up for the loss, and shortstaffing. 💞✨

The main reasons someone would pick up an extra shift are; needing the money or extra hours, wanting to help a friend at work by covering, or wanting to support a manager you like a lot!! 💫 🌟

It feels good to step in when necessary, but often picking up these bonus shifts can cause a strain on your own schedule as well. 💕

Do you mind covering for your coworkers by picking up shifts? Do you often trade shifts you are assigned for different ones? Are you in a situation where your schedule is flexible enough or you need the extra cash?? 💸 😮‍💨 😵‍💫

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Joyce Winters
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I love this question! The only way I’m picking up hours is if I am covering shifts for my coworkers 😊 I know some people get really excited about picking up hours and making all that extra cash, not me! I refuse to pick up shifts if I don’t have too, my work-life balance is very important to me! My self care days are crucial, they are necessary. Plus, picking up shifts for your coworkers can be beneficial, you never know when you will need them to do the same for you.

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Anthony Houchin-Elberling

I say no thanks, six days and 12 hours a day are enough work for 2 people let alone me by myself.

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C P

Unfortunately the A Team usually does not get compensated appropriately for carrying the burden. I used to fill in because I'm a responsible employee and a hard worker (and the workload would be waiting for me when I returned to work on my scheduled shift regardless so there is a little self-preservation at play). But the older I get the more I realize that at the end of the day we're all getting paid the same amount and I'm not going to be used like that anymore unless I see a return on investment. Still reliable and hard working, but slightly jaded so if I can't beat 'em I'm definitely going to play along.

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Jose Pena

Be aware that if you continue to volunteer picking up available shifts, the managers might become too dependent on you at work. In fact, the management make the extra shifts a regular part of your schedule.

Once you start advocating yourself for the need to rest, the management may argue that you not being a reliable employee.

Unfortunately I have had this situation at my part-time retail job. I had to pick up some extra hours at work at times.

I was unaware that at least two coworkers were Covid positive until this past weekend. I had a feeling something was not right since I had on going sinus infections and indigestion at night.

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Christina Connell

I love my boss so I do help her out but I pick up mostly for the extra money. I balance my work and home life by picking up the extra hours on the days I am already working and I do not work on my days off so I still get my downtime and family time. I am lucky enough to work at a 24/7 job (hospital) and not everyone has this option but if you do try it. I find the few extra hours here and there verses not getting your day off makes a big difference in your mental well being.

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Michael Sullivan

While life balance is very important. Just remember when promotion times come they look at all aspects. Team player is one of them. While you make decisions based on what is important to you, so does your employer.

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Tamara Britton

The reason I stay at my job and work 10 or 12 hours is I’m always preparing for tomorrow or the next guy, I don’t want someone to have to deal with something I could help out with.

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Nur Yunlu

I always pick up extra shifts. Making extra money is the best.

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Arnie Nelson

Just before the shift supervisor would declare overtime, the bathroom stalls would fill up! Being a Male Supervisor, us guys always got caught looking up and seeing him, saying 2 hours mandatory! We worked for a newspaper, south side Chicago.

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Throck Throck

Yes no problem at all more hours for me and don't jump to conclusions that person may not have a baby sitte or emergency

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