Employee refuses to respond to coworker’s emails and calls during lunch: ‘You don’t need to’

An employee is furious that his coworker keeps calling and messaging him during lunch and after hours.

They explained the situation on Reddit’s “Am I the A******? (AITA)” forum. The worker gave their two weeks’ notice due to “burnout,” but the workplace still expects them to work overtime every day. 

Now, the employee they are training to replace them is constantly calling during their break and after hours. The Reddit poster just stopped replying, as they felt it was not their responsibility.

“My coworker said I was rude for not answering her calls and messages and that they all would have been very quick to address,” a user explained

The employee’s coworkers thought the Reddit poster should have worked overtime because they always went above and beyond to help others in the past. 

Redditors sided with the employee on this matter. 

“Forward her calls to the boss,” a user suggested

“Don’t worry about this. What are they going to do, sack you?” another commented

“If you’re not at work, you don’t need to answer. Period,” someone wrote

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