Right now, I am getting calls from a senior co-worker. And I don't feel like picking up the phone. I am afraid he is gonna ask me to go to workplace to do some work(it has happened before) I am currently not working with him in his project. But on a side project. I could be reassigned with him later on though.

Should I pick up?

I don't want to do it. It's weekend, it's my day off and I have a life too. He could have warned me before.

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    Which country? Do you have any obligation to work during weekend? Is overtime paid? – Adriano Repetti Oct 27 '18 at 9:59
  • @AdrianoRepetti The project in which senior is working on requires that. He has even been given laptop for that. For overtime you could get a comp off. But my point is, isn't it his work? Why should I do it! Every time. – Shad Oct 27 '18 at 10:02
  • The question is: is he entitled to call you? You seem to say that he is. It seems that you do not wish to do it, despite you being expected to do it. Which one of these is the case? – Captain Emacs Oct 27 '18 at 10:23
  • @CaptainEmacs "is he entitled to call you?" I don't know if he is. He is not the manager. "despite you being expected to do it. " (This is what I think he is expecting). As I said, I am not working with him currently. So why should I? Before he has been giving me bits of things to do. I do it, because I like to help. But there is a limit. – Shad Oct 27 '18 at 10:31
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    @Shad All these questions show that we know even less about your situation than you do. I think you need to give the SE community more information about what your role is, what your senior's entitlement is etc. before you will get a useful reply. We can not decide whether it may be politically savvy for you to help him or actually the opposite, namely opening a door for him that you are available every weekend. Too much depends on the details of the situation. – Captain Emacs Oct 27 '18 at 10:48

Unless you're paid to be 'on call' then you have no obligation to pick up. There may be consequences if you don't, but it's your choice.

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