So, the short answer is, yes,
So, the short answer is, yes, your employer may assign you tasks not specifically outlined in your job description. Unless you work under a collective bargaining agreement or contract, your employer can legally change your duties. Let me offer more detail.
If your boss realizes a mistake or an error in thinking, they should encourage a new way of doing things to get the job done. However, if your boss refuses to change their approach — or requires you to keep doing work that’s ineffective — they may be setting you up to fail.
They’re constantly asking you to do favors for them
Sure, friends with healthy relationships will do favors for one another, but if it’s one sided and the person is constantly asking you to go out of your way for them, they’re taking advantage of you — and wasting your time.
Stress, in varying levels, is a common part of work life for most workers, however when that stress reaches a severe level where it causes a psychological injury, you may be able to make a claim for workers compensation.
You can file an employment lawsuit if you experience stress and anxiety that is higher than the regular amount for your job. For example, the minor stress of answering emails in a timely and comprehensive manner is normal and expected.
Thank the person for the opportunity, letting him or her know you’re honored to be considered. Then graciously decline, “in order to give my full attention to responsibilities already on my plate.” Even then, don’t leave him or her hanging. Recommend a colleague who might appreciate the assignment.
It’s perfectly legal for employers to terminate at will employees who refuse to perform regular job duties or temporary job duties as assigned.
So to summarize, yes, your boss can fire you for not answering your phone on your day off. Some employers are respectful of employees’ time off. Others may abuse at-will employment laws and harass you consistently on your days off. In fact, they may consider it part of your job.
“A poor manager will micro-manage his or her team. They will see only one way to accomplish a task and will not value the input of others. … You should hire a team you trust to do the work and give them the freedom to carry it out. Micromanaging leads to a lack of motivation and creativity!”
Insubordination in the workplace refers to an employee’s intentional refusal to obey an employer’s lawful and reasonable orders. Such a refusal would undermine a supervisor’s level of respect and ability to manage and, therefore, is often a reason for disciplinary action, up to and including termination.
Here are some reasons why bosses bully specific employees. Your boss may criticize you in front of others because they’re threatened by you. Perhaps you have skills or abilities that they do not. Maybe you’re more popular, smarter or more attractive and this makes them uncomfortable.
They neglect to solicit staff input.
Bad bosses don’t really value their employees, and the employees can feel it. In turn, they stop making their best effort. When you don’t feel appreciated and valued, you are less likely to bring your best self to work, and you are less likely to flourish on your projects.
Overwork is a term used to describe when an employee feels that they are working too much, too hard or for too long of a period of time. Feeling overworked can also be related to performing work that is beyond your capacity or abilities that results in mental overwhelm or distress.
Understaffing And Overworking Employees May Violate Wage and Hour Laws. … The retailer attempted to both understaff and overwork its employees. Actions included not allowing workers to take rest breaks – or only shortened breaks– and requiring that they work instead.