I'm 5 months into my first internship as a software developer, and I am satisfied at my current place. The only problem I have is what I consider a lack of professionalism: two coworkers message and phone me on my personal phone outside working hours.
Now, I'm more than happy to try to be useful also outside working hours (They usually call me just to give me or to get from me some job related information, so it's really not a problem).
The real problem happened because my boss called me when I was at a place in which no service was available (Couldn't receive or make calls, no internet). I saw the call only when I left the place, at 11 P.M., I received it at 9.20 P.M.
I decided to not call back since I thought it was too late. The next day, when I arrived at the office, the boss called me and complained about the fact that he couldn't reach me and that he had to tell me important information that would have affected the next working day.
My question is: Is it acceptable for him to call me on my personal phone outside of working hours?
Other information that might be useful:
- A similar situation happened with an other coworker, and he didn't complain about it.
- Everyone but me in the company has a work phone, but consider that getting one would have not helped in that specific situation.
- I didn't end up wasting a working day, I had stuff to do anyway.
EDIT: There is nothing on my contract that says that I have to be reachable 24/7.
SECOND EDIT: the information he gave me was about being in another place instead of the office (Which is where I do my work 95% of the time). That involved waking up way earlier than usual, therefore it was important to get the information before I went to sleep.