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  • 09/28/2017
  • sean

I was taking my pager to work and had it on vibrate, my boss asked me what it was and I told him that it was my pager for the fire dept. He told me that I need to choose if I whated to continue to work with the company I had to chose. If anyone had a problem like this could you let me know what you did.

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  1. Jeff
    September 28, 2017 Reply

    Tell your boss, what if his house was on fire or worst yet, one of his family member was having medical issue, wouldn’t he want someone there as quick as possible.

  2. kens
    October 9, 2017 Reply

    A friend had a similar situation working for a department store. She switched to wearing her pager on her ankle.

  3. islander
    October 10, 2017 Reply

    In some states, responding as a volunteer firefighter is protected, you cant be fired for it. In other states, there is no protection. If your boss doesn’t want you leaving work for calls, best to just leave it home. You could also look at one of the apps to get call info on your phone, which is less obvious.

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