I work in domiciliary care ive worked for the same company for eight years. I have a contract for 30 hours. Last week my aunty passed away because she lived abroad I cant go to the funeral but im grieving I let work know this. I often help out with extra calls infact I normally do help but yesterday I said no I wanted to go home once I had finished. I was in a call so I didn't answer my phone I was working with another carer so they rang her phone and asked to speak to me when asked about this call I said no. I explained ive been out all day with a one hour break because I walk I couldnt go home so I had a coffee standing outside and I wanted to go home lady from the office is shouting over me alright over and over again even though she had asked me why I wouldn't do it. The second issue is the carer who should of been doing the call has phoned in sick every other day with different reasons as to why she can't work this time because she fainting but is on fb in the pub. This same carer when I work with her calls me fat and the big one which I reported but it hasn't stopped her it had got so bad that a clients son took me to one side and said how rude is she to you. So no I dont want to work with her if she phones in sick its not my problem if I can't do it. I should beable to say no without being shouted at shouldn't I?
When did UK governments lose their way?