Posted on Mar 10, 2020
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I work graves typically from midnight till 8 am days about 48 hours a week. A recent change in management has made it that the scheduling which was done by a prior service member is now done by an extremely hot headed person who doesn't hold the military in the highest regard due from a recent divorce from a long time service member. Ever since the change getting days off for drill is almost a nightmare due to the day after drill. Due to it being considered a non drill day I've been expected to come in and work my graveyard shift with extremely little sleep and rest after the drill weekend. My days off have also gone out the door such as that since my jobs work week begins and ends each Saturday I'm only receiving one day off this week this upcoming Saturday which is fairly rough on the body. I've attempted to simply speak to the scheduling supervisor without much success. Myself and other guardsmen/reservists are treated differently for having to take drill days off and it often seems that the schedule is more of a power struggle rather than professional. Is there any laws that may be able to assist in this ordeal?
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1SG Electrical Systems Planner Scheduler   Water/Wastewater Utility
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I have had this conversation with Soldiers I have had. A few suggestions to avoid conflict.
1. Charging into your supervisors office waving USERRA is not going to go over well. You can have your 1SG or CO call your work and explain it to them. Asking them to possibly find a way to comply with USERRA, maybe coming in later than normal on that first day back. I had a female who had a security job that she had to be at at 9pm after drill on a Sunday that took her at work until 9 the next morning. I told them technically she was still mine until 12AM on Monday morning. We worked out a deal that they let her come in at 12AM, and I let her go early on Sundays. Less conflict the better. She eventually left that job, and did not leave the NG.
2. Plan ahead to SUTA the Sunday of Drill by coming in say Friday or another day before drill. The unit can always use help during the week.
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No. Your civilian job dictates your life. Try to get your employer to engage in support programs for the Reserve and Guard. Maybe that will win them over to enable you to work a schedule around your drill weekend. If not, the Guard will adapt.
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