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NTA. Its just a job, you're more important and they will manage without you. Have fun on your day off!


NTA. Not trying to hurt your feelings, but this company gives no shits about you. I have been through this exact thing and the employees like this are always the first to go when something goes wrong. You deserve to do something for yourself instead of being a doormat.


NTA. While it sucks working short you need to make time for yourself. You tried to get time off and it was ignored, so atleast you did your part in trying to make this work.


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Ask coworkers if they’ll trade with you firstly, then Call your boss, tell them that you requested morning shift because you can’t do night shift that night. And then if your coworkers won’t switch, and your boss won’t help you out, say okay. And call out. NTA


That's one option, but if OP makes a point of asking coworkers to cover, and brings it to management and still doesn't get the shift off, then calling out is going to be super suspicious.


Very true. I’m assuming this job isn’t something OP wants to stay at long term. And is not afraid to get let go over it. Although it sounds like OP is getting OT with how much they work.


Oh, if OP isn't worried about being let go, then calling in sick isn't the way to do things, imo. "Hi boss, I see you scheduled me for closing Saturday. I requested morning shift, as I have plans that night. I also regularly cover my coworkers' shifts when needed, and I haven't been granted any of my time off requests since I started. I will not be working Saturday night. If you want to switch me to the morning, great! If you feel the need to terminate my employment, then go ahead, but I will not be constantly disrespected any more. Thanks."


You’re absolutely right, that is a much better way to handle it if OP is not worried about keeping their job.


NTA. Jobs/corporations don't give a flying fuck about you in the long term. Yeah, a coworker or a good boss might actually care, but the company in general does not. They'll get over it. If anything just say you've literally worked 2 weeks in a row and you had requested the day off, nuff said


No. The business shouldn’t be this reliant on one member of the team. If you were sick they would be in the same position. Just don’t get caught while being out of you do phone in sick.


They don’t give a shit about you and if you died tomorrow they’d replace you in a week