It’s called ‘boundaries.’
People need to respect boundaries, especially when it comes to working in a professional environment, and this woman makes sure her boss gets his facts corrected.
Personal Finance Expert, Vanessa from Canada blocked her employer’s number after he texted her outside work hours on her personal phone number.
Taking the matter to TikTok, Vanessa told her followers that she pays $45 (CAD) monthly to have a separate work phone so that people from work don’t text her on her personal number.
Despite knowing that, Vanessa’s manager texted her on her personal number while she was sick at home.
“I just blocked my boss so he couldn’t contact me while I wasn’t at work,” she said in her TikTok video.
“I’m at home, sick from work today, and for some reason, he felt the need to text me about work tasks.”
She continued, “For some context, I actually pay $45 dollars (£27) a month to have a separate work phone and he knows not to text my personal number but he still does sometimes.”
“So today I blocked him. Life hacks,” she said.
She captioned her now-viral video, “Life hack. Block everyone who texts you.”
Vanessa’s TikTok clip has over 1 million views and more than 1,000 comments on it – people are praising her for doing the right thing.
“I don’t blame you, he’s not your friend, and you’re not working,” one person commented.
“It’s actually illegal in Ontario, Canada to contact employees outside work hours,” a second wrote.
“Girl, all of mine blocked because they don’t respect anyone’s boundaries. Love to see it!” a third added.
“I would be telling HR cause there’s no reason he should have your personal phone number,” another said.
“My boss tried this too, and told me to contact him on his personal phone. No thank you sir,” someone wrote.
“Good for you, important to maintain these boundaries,” another supporter said.
“I blocked someone from work who contacted me on a sick day and when I said this is my personal number don’t use it he said I couldn’t get hold of you,” another person shared their experience in the comments.
“When i see work calls I just ignore it and pretend I didn’t see it. You can talk to me when I’m there not when I’m off the clock,” someone else said.
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