Mandory course, expected to do in own time.
Hello. I would like to run something by you all and get some opinions about an issue which has been the cause of some work place stress.
At work we have been forced to go on a mandatory course (related to my job) and additionally they expect us to complete all the work in our own time.
This to me sounds ridiculous as I believe my own time is my own time. And for my place of employment to force this upon me is out of order.
My stand on this has brought me negative feedback in performance meetings and I am starting to feel bad about it.
My question is, am I in the wrong?
Can they do this?
Do I have any say in how I spend my spare time or do I just have to accept that out of work I have to work on this course.
Any comments welcome. I am thinking of taking this up with my HR department but I am sure this will bring me more negative feedback.