Employment Law - My situation: I was called to a training session for an organisation I am passionate about. I spoke to

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Customer: Hi guys. Employment Law - My situation: I was called to a training session for an organisation I am passionate about. I spoke to my boss and she informed me that we can work around this weeks training and she will cover, and to also apply for leave for the following week. I was granted leave for the following week, and my upline would work this weeks schedule and cover. Unfortunately, there was a typo on the email for this weeks training days. Instead of the one day, there was actually two days. The training sessions is out of my home district. I informed my immediate upline and she said she would cover for me. Then covid hit. This did not change the stance of training, however, my real time job had me listed on their roster to be there. My upline told me to inform the store this morning, which I have. My concern is come the working week, I know the HR manager will call me in for a "discussion", about this weeks circumstance. And her interactions, and comments made to other staff makes me extremely uncomfortable, and I tend to react. Based on the situation above, how should I navigate? Previous interactions, I've let her go off. But, I am tired of letting her do this to me. How can I navigate without being destructive in terms of my professional relationship, but at the same time not being a push over?
JA: Are you hourly or salaried? Are you part time or full time?
Customer: Hourly
JA: Where are you located? Employment law varies by state.
Customer: New Zealand
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Customer: No
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That is not a matter where there could be anything other than a warning at the worst, as it is a misunderstanding. You should say that this got complicated by Covid and that you are not doing anything wrong. Explain that you apologise for the misunderstanding (even if you dont really feel sorry) and ask what they intend doing.

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Thank you. I am about to really upset her, as the training that I am doing has informed me that the educators that were to be our regional TEAM are not able to do the work intended. One had a heart attack, the other was in Rotorua and may have been exposed to the virus, and is now in isolation with symptoms. I am the only educator left in our region, therefore, have asked me to step into cover them as they recover. I intend on asking her to make my contract casual, I am nervous on her response.
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Just be open with her about what you are doing

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Thank you so much...
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The cannot discipline you for being passionate about this training

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