It’s Saturday, Am I Working?

It’s a Saturday around noon and I am waiting for my hair appointment to begin when I decide I’ll check my email on my phone. And there it is, the email that is making me wonder, should I be or am I working on a Saturday? This wasn’t a typical response to one of my candidate inquiries, but was a demanding one that stated, “Call me at 10 am Monday.” So it’s Saturday at noon and this candidate tells me I’m to call him at 10 am Monday. Whhhhaaatttt????

So what’s the scoop here, readers? Am I crazy to think that I shouldn’t have to work on a Saturday? What if I respected the sanctity of the weekend as a work-free zone and didn’t get that email until 8 or 8:30 Monday morning? I could/would have missed the call.

But wait a minute; I was working on a Saturday, wasn’t I? Checking my email is technically working and modern Information Technology sure makes it easy to do so. Are today’s expectations that every day is a work day? Did I miss that along the way somewhere?

So here are a few things to think about, readers; what are you work boundaries? Are your weekends a work-free zone and if they aren’t, should they be?

About the author


Cassie Sturdevant

Cassie Sturdevant is a Senior Recruiter for Impact Advisors, a healthcare IT strategic and implementation services consulting firm just named 2013 Best in KLAS for Overall Services. She specializes in humor and follow up.