It is already clear to everyone that Teradata does not respect our personal time. I still don’t know what is the best way to deal with it without jeopardizing my job here, anyone have any advice? To me it seems that the only solution is to leave.
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Teradata is made up of humans, and humans tend to make bad decisions - especially when they feel like they are going to get in trouble or lose favor!
We all have a ton of work to do, but trouble managing boundaries is not a TD specific thing, and imho TD has tried to go above and beyond to improve "protected time" during the work week.
Like the other commenters said, set and hold your boundaries.
A typo: Block out the time in Outlook that's NOT your definition of "work time."
Block out the time in Outlook that's now your definition of "work time." For example, I block lunch time every day in Outlook so that people won't schedule meetings. If you work 9am to 6pm, then block out the reminder of the day. You don't have to explain why. Be firm with the schedule, though allow occasional exceptions if absolutely necessary. Keep records of any abusive behaviors so that you can report to HR (ha!) if needed.
Or simply go 'do not disturb' when you're on your personal time?