I blocked my boss’s number after he contacted me outside of work – and people praise me for having boundaries
An employee has been praised for blocking her boss after he tried to contact her about “work duties” during her illness.
Personal finance expert Vanessa from Canada took over her TikTok @wealthxlab to share her ‘lifehack’ with her followers.
She explained why she decided to block her boss from contacting her personal phone while she was home sick.
In the clip, which has been viewed more than 1.3 million times, she said: “I just blocked my boss from contacting me when I wasn’t at work.
“I am home today, sick from work and for some reason he felt the need to text me about work tasks.
“For some context, I’m actually paying $45 bucks (£27) a month to have a separate work phone and he knows not to text my personal number, but sometimes he still does.
So today I blocked him. Life Hacks.’
She captioned the clip: ‘Life hack. Block anyone texting you. #loopbaantips #geldtok #vervelendebaas #vrijstoppen #persoonlijkefinanciën #loopbaandoelen #baantips.
Many flocked to the comments to praise Vanessa for her actions, with some saying bosses should respect boundaries.
One person wrote, “I don’t blame you, he’s not your friend and you’re not working.”
Personal finance expert Vanessa, from Canada, was praised for blocking her boss after he tried to contact her about ‘work duties’ while she was sick
Many flocked to the comments to praise Vanessa for her actions, with some saying bosses should respect boundaries
Another said, “It’s actually illegal in Ontario, Canada to contact employees outside of working hours.”
Vanessa replied, “Hopefully that will become a Canadian law soon!”
Someone else said, “Girl, mine are all blocked because they don’t respect anyone’s boundaries. I love to see it!’
While another wrote, “Good for you, important to keep these boundaries.”