Woman blocks boss’ phone number so he can’t contact her outside of work

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By James Kay

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A woman blocked her boss' phone number after he attempted to contact her via her personal phone while she was off sick, and it seems that many think she did the right thing.

There's a fine line between being a passionate employee who goes the extra mile and being somebody who is consumed by their job, leaving no time for a personal life.

In what appears to be an argument that divides generations, the term "good work ethic" is often thrown around even though to some that means devoting every second of the day and night to their place of employment.

It's important to work in a job you're passionate about but not having any personal time and being harassed by superiors can quickly take its toll.

This is what Vanessa found as she was taking a sick day (which everybody is entitled to) and her boss kept trying to contact her on her personal phone.

Sharing her ordeal to TikTok, Vanessa explained: "I'm at home, sick from work today, and for some reason, he felt the need to text me about work tasks."

She explains that she pays 45 Canadian dollars a month for a work phone in order to keep her business and personal life separate, which seems like a sensible thing to do.

Vanessa goes on to state that despite knowing that he isn't allowed to text her personal number about work business, "he still does sometimes."

She then shares her life hack which resolves the issue and allows her to recover from her illness in peace: "So today, I blocked him."

Viewers were quick to defend Vanessa, with one person saying: "I don’t blame you, he’s not your friend and you’re not working."

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A second added: "It's actually illegal in Ontario, Canada to contact employees outside work hours," to which Vanessa responded: "Hopefully that will be a Canada wide law soon!"

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A third questioned why Vanessa had to pay for her own work phone instead of the company funding it, to which the TikToker responded: "Everyone at the company uses their personal cell phones as work ones. The phone cost is 'worked into the salary' apparently."

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Others recommended that Vanessa speak to HR about the incident, but she informed viewers that her company is quite small so they don't have an HR department.

We hope Vanessa was able to recover from her illness in peace after blocking the number.

Featured image credit: MIKA Images / Alamy

Woman blocks boss’ phone number so he can’t contact her outside of work

vt-author-image

By James Kay

Article saved!Article saved!

A woman blocked her boss' phone number after he attempted to contact her via her personal phone while she was off sick, and it seems that many think she did the right thing.

There's a fine line between being a passionate employee who goes the extra mile and being somebody who is consumed by their job, leaving no time for a personal life.

In what appears to be an argument that divides generations, the term "good work ethic" is often thrown around even though to some that means devoting every second of the day and night to their place of employment.

It's important to work in a job you're passionate about but not having any personal time and being harassed by superiors can quickly take its toll.

This is what Vanessa found as she was taking a sick day (which everybody is entitled to) and her boss kept trying to contact her on her personal phone.

Sharing her ordeal to TikTok, Vanessa explained: "I'm at home, sick from work today, and for some reason, he felt the need to text me about work tasks."

She explains that she pays 45 Canadian dollars a month for a work phone in order to keep her business and personal life separate, which seems like a sensible thing to do.

Vanessa goes on to state that despite knowing that he isn't allowed to text her personal number about work business, "he still does sometimes."

She then shares her life hack which resolves the issue and allows her to recover from her illness in peace: "So today, I blocked him."

Viewers were quick to defend Vanessa, with one person saying: "I don’t blame you, he’s not your friend and you’re not working."

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Credit: TikTok

A second added: "It's actually illegal in Ontario, Canada to contact employees outside work hours," to which Vanessa responded: "Hopefully that will be a Canada wide law soon!"

size-full wp-image-1263198019
Credit: TikTok

A third questioned why Vanessa had to pay for her own work phone instead of the company funding it, to which the TikToker responded: "Everyone at the company uses their personal cell phones as work ones. The phone cost is 'worked into the salary' apparently."

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Credit: TikTok

Others recommended that Vanessa speak to HR about the incident, but she informed viewers that her company is quite small so they don't have an HR department.

We hope Vanessa was able to recover from her illness in peace after blocking the number.

Featured image credit: MIKA Images / Alamy