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    I'm working this bank holiday but in May when we have another bank holiday I am away on a family holiday up north. However I didn't realise it fell on a bank holiday.

    My point is, I can't book it off as it is in our contract we have to work plus I have used all my holiday up.

    If I ring in sick can I get in trouble for it? What sort of action would my work take?

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    I work for this pub and I am the most unreliable, useless member of staff. I am not even working this Monday and I haven't even told them :O I can't believe I haven't been sacked yet - the amount of days I have missed!

    And no, they will not sack you, but do tell them the truth and say you are busy and didn't realise they will understand, you have a life too! - just let them know asap (unlike me) and try and maybe swap shifts with someone else

    Hope this helps
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    (Original post by Daniel George)
    I work for this pub and I am the most unreliable, useless member of staff. I am not even working this Monday and I haven't even told them :O I can't believe I haven't been sacked yet - the amount of days I have missed!

    And no, they will not sack you, but do tell them the truth and say you are busy and didn't realise they will understand, you have a life too! - just let them know asap (unlike me) and try and maybe swap shifts with someone else

    Hope this helps
    Eh? I'm astonished you've not been sacked yet. You can't just phone up your work and tell them you're too busy to go in! If I were your manager I'd sack you for nonsense like that. :rolleyes:

    OP: If it's in your contract to work the day and you've not got any holidays left, then there's no way you can avoid working it without breaking the rules. What you're thinking of doing is pulling a "sickie". Assuming you don't do that very often, there's almost nothing your employer can do about it as they cannot prove you aren't unwell.
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    (Original post by Daniel George)
    I work for this pub and I am the most unreliable, useless member of staff. I am not even working this Monday and I haven't even told them :O I can't believe I haven't been sacked yet - the amount of days I have missed!

    And no, they will not sack you, but do tell them the truth and say you are busy and didn't realise they will understand, you have a life too! - just let them know asap (unlike me) and try and maybe swap shifts with someone else

    Hope this helps
    How have you not been sacked :lolwut:
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    There is a guy in my work who is alwayss ringing in sick and not doing shifts.. ive had to cover his shifts plenty of times! He has a written warning, and my manager isn't even that strict!
    It just depends what your manager is like and how calm they are
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    Why does it matter if it's a bank holiday, compared to an ordinary day? Wouldn't the holidays still have applied?
 
 
 
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