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Requesting Sundays off from work

  1. lovelypaper profile image65
    lovelypaperposted 6 years ago

    Do you think it's okay to ask for Sundays off although you were hired under the assumption that you could work weekends? I was not born-again three years ago when I was hired at my current job but now I want Sundays off.

    1. Jesus was a hippy profile image61
      Jesus was a hippyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Is this because of the sabbath? Isnt the sabbath on a Saturday? No wait, Friday?

      I say you can ask, but they have every right to sack you if you refuse to work when they want you to due to breach of contract.

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        Twenty One Daysposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Correct - Friday sunset to Saturday sunset.
        No Western company can execute a breach of contract under the premise of religious observance. It is strictly against the US Constitution. I am not certain about other countries.

        1. Jesus was a hippy profile image61
          Jesus was a hippyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Im pretty sure if you breach your contract in the uk regardless of the reasons for you doing so then you are open to a sacking.

    2. DoubleScorpion profile image84
      DoubleScorpionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You can always use religion for your own purpose...But wouldn't it be easier to make your sabbath a day you don't work...Bible never said that SUNDAY is the sabbath...It just says the seventh day....and if you go by the old hebrew calender...that would fall from sunset friday night until sunset saturday night...

      EDIT: Seriously though...If you wish sundays off...request the days...be prepared for kickback...Another option is to see if there is someone who you can swap schedules with...

    3. Woman Of Courage profile image59
      Woman Of Courageposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lovely, You can only get a yes or no answer. I think you should ask . Hopefully they will allow you to have at least 2 Sundays off monthy.

    4. getitrite profile image79
      getitriteposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Tell them that working on Sundays is against the commandments...and comes with severe punishments.

      1. earnestshub profile image88
        earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        There's a good idea! lol

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      SirDentposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Pray about it first.  Put out a fleece.  Listen to what the Lord tells you.  Working on Sunday is hard when you would rather be at a church service, but it is doable.

      1. Jesus was a hippy profile image61
        Jesus was a hippyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I dont think praying will change gods plan do you?

  2. lovelypaper profile image65
    lovelypaperposted 6 years ago

    I am looking around for another job that will allow me Sundays off but I think I'm just going to say I can't work on Sundays and see what happens.

    1. Jesus was a hippy profile image61
      Jesus was a hippyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You dont ask you dont get.

      1. lovelypaper profile image65
        lovelypaperposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You're right. I am fortunate that my boss lets me work Sunday evenings so I can go to church.

  3. lovelypaper profile image65
    lovelypaperposted 6 years ago

    Just an update. I got Sundays off... new management. Yaye!

  4. CASE1WORKER profile image80
    CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago

    Well done! I think most managers will try and accomodate religious observance- just remember if your boss gets stuck one day it does not hurt to help out occassionally and miss church.

 
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