||[Jul. 17th, 2013|12:56 pm]
The Question Club
one of my best friends has been working for me for about six months now, and she's starting to take advantage.|
our typical weekly hours are mon-weds and saturdays. she knows she has to keep her saturdays open in case we have client interviews... UNLESS she requests off in advance.
today i told her we would be working on saturday and she said "Well my boyfriend has been out of town for three weeks and he rented jet skis for us on saturday so i won't be able to work."
i said "that's really not my problem; i have other things i'd like to be doing too but this is a job."
she proceeded to roll her eyes at me and tell me how he never does anything nice for her and she isn't about to turn him down now... i told her fine, enjoy your day with him, but in the future i need to know in advance.. and you have to ASK.. you can't just make a plan and tell me you're not working. that's not how this job works.
she's done this on other occasions... she'll come in and say to me "oh my boyfriend made dinner reservations for 6, so i have to be out of here by 5." ... our hours are 11-7. she knows this.. i don't know why her boyfriend keeps making these plans during work hours. whatever. she's one of my best friends and i don't want to hurt our friendship over this, and i also don't want to have to replace her at work.. it's just her and i running the whole operation and i kind of need her.. and i think she knows it.
is there anything i can say to her that isn't too bitchy but gets my point across so she'll take me seriously???