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Re: Handling "Off Limits" Field Trips?

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This is just a job you do to earn money. I do not see that you are obligated to go at all.
Don't underestimate the excellent memory of bosses in general. I've never heard of a boss just let go without taking revenge when his/her authoritarian ego was questioned.
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Old 27.08.2011, 12:46
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What is the evening activity?
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Old 27.08.2011, 13:02
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It explains why we now have modern equivalent of a time card stamper next to the front door.
That's actually a good thing, because it also means you have a right to compensation when you work extra hours (and we all do)

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Don't underestimate the excellent memory of bosses in general. I've never heard of a boss just let go without taking revenge when his/her authoritarian ego was questioned.
Hopefully that not too many bosses are like that

Finally KF, did you decide to stand by your feelings/opinion or did you just put up with it ?
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Old 27.08.2011, 13:07
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That's actually a good thing, because it also means you have a right to compensation when you work extra hours (and we all do)
Not all of us do.
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Old 27.08.2011, 14:07
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Re: Handling "Off Limits" Field Trips?

God is forgiving. Bosses aren't.
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Old 27.08.2011, 16:54
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My boss had planned, what I felt, was a great team building exercise for our group. In fact, I was really looking forward to it. I don't want to go into details about what it was for privacy reasons. (sorry) but it was very kosher.

Due to time constraints, she has replaced it with an evening activity, that I feel is probably not respectful of individual differences, in that it takes place in the evening after work and has a minimum age requirement, as well as some religious taboos, etc. Nevertheless, everyone is required to attend, or they will endure the Wrath. When I mention my protest to the boss, I am told, "tough, you'll be there."

So, EFers, I thought I would ask you. What would be something that people should not be obligated to attend? How would you handle it if you felt coerced to attend?
In this case, if my religion (or other beliefs) were not touched I would mention my concerns for other people and go, as I have no solid reason to not attend. Unless, of course, I had a genuine emergency to attend (eg, sick wife/children).

I would wonder at the 'sensitivity' of the boss, though - she sounds like somebody who would be hard to work with on a daily basis ... perhaps you could volunteer to organise the next team-building event?
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Old 27.08.2011, 16:58
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.. perhaps you could volunteer to organise the next team-building event?
Paintballing. Make sure the boss has the overalls with the target on the back. It makes things easier.
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