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  • OogaBooga
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    • September 15, 2011, 04:43:59 pm
    • Yeongi-Gun
My boss wants me to go to teacher's training this Saturday.
« on: August 09, 2012, 08:04:18 pm »
Like it says in the thread title.
She waited until today to inform me about this.
I've been working here for six months. I've already done this training.

What a wonderful conversation that was. The highlights:

Boss: "Did you make plans for the weekend?"
Me: "I always do."
Boss: "You need to go to teacher's training this Saturday."
Me: "...Why couldn't you tell me about this sooner? I made my plans a week ago. I've already purchased my train tickets."
Boss: "Well, I just found out about it today."

...

Me: "*sigh* What time is it?"
Boss: "I don't know right now. Maybe in the afternoon or the morning?"

...

Me: "...And where is it?"
Boss: "You don't remember? You were there before."
Me: "...Six months ago."

...

Me: "And what are you paying me for this?"
Boss: "We probably won't pay you for this. This is for you, so you can be a better teacher. You must go."
Me: "...Let's talk about this again tomorrow."

...


So what would be a good diplomatic way for me to tell my boss to shove it? Any advice?


Re: My boss wants me to go to teacher's training this Saturday.
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2012, 08:14:21 pm »
Just be direct.

"Sorry, but I can't make it to the training."  Just repeat it if she insists.  Then, don't go.

You won't get fired.
C is for cookie, that's good enough for me.


  • OogaBooga
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    • September 15, 2011, 04:43:59 pm
    • Yeongi-Gun
Re: My boss wants me to go to teacher's training this Saturday.
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2012, 08:24:44 pm »
Yeah, I could have handled the whole situation a little better, but it's fine now.
The boss didn't say anything about it today.


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Re: My boss wants me to go to teacher's training this Saturday.
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2012, 08:33:59 pm »
Yeah, I could have handled the whole situation a little better, but it's fine now.
The boss didn't say anything about it today.

So did the Sunday come and go?  Or is the boss just being silent.   Still be very wary, even if you got away scott free, this might be held against you later if they want to fire.
Please consider adding some info to your "Personal Text"  Like type of school, visa status, county of origin.  These little bits of info can help people help you.