Woman blocks boss' number after she asked him not to contact her out of work hours
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An employee has received widespread praise online for blocking her boss' number after he tried to contact her on her personal phone. Prepare to feel second-hand fury:
Unlike at school or university where there's always something else you could do - revision for an exam, extra reading or actually writing your essay over 12 hours before the hand-in day - when you finally break free from education and get a job, all work stops after you finish work, right?
Wrong. For some people, even when you've clocked off from work, you may still end up with a pile of documents to sift through or a few emails to finish firing off.
Vanessa - who uses her TikTok to share personal finance, small business and career tips - took to the platform to explain why she decided to block her boss' phone number.
"I'm at home, sick from work today and for some reason he felt the need to text me about work tasks."
In the video, Vanessa goes on to explain she actually pays $45 (CAD)-a-month (£27-a-month) so she can have both a personal and separate work phone.
Despite how her boss 'knows not to text [her] personal number' the employee tells followers he 'still does sometimes'.
Vanessa resolves: "So today I blocked him."
Other TikTokers have flocked to the post in support of Vanessa's decision to block her boss on her personal mobile.
One user said: "I don't blame you, he's not your friend and you're not working."
"Girl, all of mine blocked because they don't respect anyone's boundaries. Love to see it!" another wrote.
A third commented: "I would be telling HR cause there's no reason he should have your personal phone number."
Vanessa replied: "It's a smaller company so we actually don't have any HR."
Some TikTok users questioned why Vanessa should have to pay for her work phone anyway.
The employee replied: "Everyone at the company uses their personal cell phones as work ones. The phone cost is 'worked into the salary' apparently."
Another TikToker explained it's 'actually illegal' for bosses to contact their employees outside of work hours in Ontario, Canada.
Vanessa resolved: "Hopefully that will be a Canada wide law soon!"