Time and scheduling is a popular topic among service industry workers who share their experiences on TikTok. A recent video posted by a Starbucks employee has sparked an ongoing discussion about him being asked to come into work on days he’s not scheduled to.
The video, posted by Sam (@thatboiodh), who is also a Twitch streamer, shows them entering their workspace while listening to an audio that says “Daddy’s home.” In the overlay text, he wrote, “Coming in after being asked on my day off because someone called.” Sam captioned the clip, “You’re welcome.”
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The video has been viewed more than 300,000 times on the platform, and several viewers took it as an opportunity to share their own experiences of being asked to come into work when they should have a day off for themselves.
“No seriously I walked in yesterday on my day off from 7am to 3am and had the nerve to be angry when I didn’t want to stay until 5,” wrote one commenter.
“I would, but I would also cry in the break room,” wrote another commenter.
“I had someone fill one of my shifts but I couldn’t do it at the last minute so I had to come in,” wrote one commenter.
Others wrote that they usually say no when asked to come in if they aren’t already scheduled.
“They wanted me to work 11am to 12pm on my day off,” wrote one commenter. “I was like no I’m not doing this, I haven’t had a day off in two weeks.”
“Better than me, I just ignore her calls and texts,” wrote another commenter.
“Just got a call for tomorrow after doing a 6 day week and then a 7 day week for the past two weeks,” wrote one commenter. “I said no.”
The Daily Dot contacted Sam via Instagram direct message and Starbucks via email.
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*Initial publication: Oct 15, 2022 11:04 am CDT
Brooke Sjoberg is a freelance writer for the Daily Dot. She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin in 2020.
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