On April 2nd I'm due to have my 20 week scan and mentioned this to my (temporary) employer twice...
The first was on February 24th when he emailed me March's rota, and I replied saying "The only day I need as a day off is April 2nd as I have another scan."
...and mentioned it again when we had a sit down one-2-one last week on the 20th.
Yet I have been put on to work the day I requested to have off.
The scan is at 12pm and I don't start until 1.30pm, but my point is that I have requested it off TWICE with over a months notice and it's clearly been ignored. (again.) I could understand if there wasn't enough staff to cover that shift but there are more than enough. Isn't the first time he's had a funny attitude towards my pregnancy either. /:
have you told him since you found out that your working that day that you asked for it off.
if you only have an hour to have the scan and get to work its not enough for one thing sometimes you go in late for the appointment if the lady before you took longer thn expected and if they see something that is a concern then they will scan for longer and you may see a consultant
i hope your scan goes well but you should let your employer know 1 hr is not enough
If it was me personally I would go and see him in person and mention to him that you have requested the day off as you have a scan, but have been rota-ed to start at 1.30pm, so were wondering if it would be possible to alter the rota/swap shifts with someone. If he is still being funny with it then I guess the best you can do is let him know that you can't guarantee you will be there on time to start your shift as you don't know how long the appointment will last for and then have to allow time for lunch and your commute before you start.
I know we are legally entitled to time off for our appointments, but as long as he is technically giving that to you I'm not sure how much right you'd have to complain? I totally agree with you that it's unfair though and I'd be upset by it too. Someone who's been it through it may be able to give you better advice than me though.
Agreed. My scans are always about 30-45 mins late tbh and our 20 week scan took about 30 minutes. This could make it very tight on schedule for you. The point is you requested it off so you should have been accepted for that. I'd put it in writing saying you requested it verbally twice and note the occasions and politely ask again to have it off. Good luck x
I would talk to him and let him know if you absolutely cannot have the day off, you are still probably not going to make it in by 1:30. Scans might not be on schedule the day you have yours, and you never know how long yours will take. I just had mine the other day, and it was 20 minutes behind schedule getting started, and then took an hour and a half because he just wouldn't cooperate to move to where they needed him for measurements. I have to go back in 3 weeks because they just couldn't get some of them, even after all that time.
We have the same issue on the same day and same time!! LOL! My work made me change it to my scheduled day off, then sent me a message saying my mandatory days off were changed and I'd have to work. Four days notice. I said it wasn't going to happen as they'd already made me change it once. I could be in to work but it's the principle of the matter here. My manager said he'd talk to the boss about it because it didn't make sense to make me come in. Thankfully my manager is a little more understanding.
Ouff ! ! It's not unreasonable on your side at all !
If you asked for the day off (especially twice !) in that much advance and still have the day booked.
Have you talked to your boss since you have seen that you are booked to work that day ?
If not you should, and let him know that there is no way that you will be able to be in to work as a 20 week scan is more in depth then the rest.
When I got my 20 week scan done I was in there for an hour and 20-25 mins (give or take.) -- And that was was JUST for the measurements that needed to be done, Then I got to get my fiance to come in the room with me, then she told us the gender explained the body parts to us, and printed off our photos...
If your scan and your scheduled work period is that close in time frame.. You wont make it to work on time.
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