Hi all, is it acceptable for your boss to send text/sms messages to you about work outside of work hours? And how does one ask the boss to stop sending them?
The scenario is as follows. My wife Jane works in retail, it's a small company, she's the only full time staff member and there are 2 other part time staff. The boss is the owner of the shop. For a while now the boss will send Jane text/sms messages in the evenings and on weekends - mostly just talking about work (eg. "we sold X amount yesterday, that's great"), she even sends them to Jane when we've been on vacation, and then last week sent a text at 7am. Jane had just worked 6 days in a row, and was due to work the following day, and was not happy at being woken up ealry on her one day off.
The next day at work Jane then told her boss she did not appreciate the early morning text on her day off, to which her boss took excpetion to, saying she bends over backwards to help Jane then brought up a number of things that Jane had done to annoy her in the past - all of which was news to Jane and the first she had heard about it.
Any tips on how to handle this one would be greatly appreciated.