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    Default Casual - days off

    Is an employer allowed to refuse a casual employee's request for days off based on why they want the time off?

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    I'm not sure of the legalities but being casual the employer could take the line of "you're casual so we don't have to give you any shifts" if they are unhappy with the employee


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    Oh yeah I'm fully aware of that. I've had that happen to me before. I have never had an employer ask why I wanted days off and then say they probably wouldn't approve it based in my reasoning.

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    I've had to tell a reason for wanting days off but was never refused. A few coworkers were threatened to be fired for their reasons once (New Years eve and fast food).


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    But that particular employer did some illegal things so not sure if they can refuse or not.


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    Hehe...I would have been fired if I asked for NYE off when I was in retail.

    My mum is flying up so I needed the 2 days off to go to Brisbane to pick her up and drop her off. Im5 normally not rostered on in between those days so I figured I'd just make it formal that I wasn't working them. So really they only have to replace me for one shift and I definitely need that day off.

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    I think that's a pretty reasonable reason,'especially being that you're not usually rostered on for those days.


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    I thought it was reasonable too. When I handed the manager the form she started rambling and one of the things she said was that she didn't take time off when her mother come over from New Zealand. I thought two thing. 1. That's your choice. My mother is here to spend time with me, not sit at home with DH while I work. 2. She's the manager, there is only one manager. I'm casual. There are plenty of other casuals, and a new one was inducted today, to take on the 1, possibly 2 shifts I won't be able to do.

    This is honestly just another thing to add to the long list of things that p!ss me off about this job.

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    I have always had no real issue if I give enough notice

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    Considering others have asked a week out and been approved I think my 2 weeks notice should be enough. I have one regular shift (it was 2 but I got pulled off it for some reason) so I could have done the dishonest thing and just called in sick but I thought I'd be up front.

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