Question: Is it considered rude to say no to night shifts?
The interviewer here is asking your choice, therefore if you choose No, it is not considered as rude. However if you should always give a proper answer as to why you cannot work in night shifts.
Question: What happens if I say Yes during the interview but later on say No for working night shifts?
There are two consequences that can follow:-
- if night shift clause is mentioned in your service agreement and you say no, then it will be seen as violation of contract and you will be penalized accordingly.
- going back on your word will show you as an unreliable person and will deeply affect your reputation in the office, and in your professional career.
Question: If I say Yes during the interview, but later on I find it inconvenient then what should I do?
If a situation like this arises you can talk with your manager/HR, explain your inconvenience to them and see if you both can work out a solution.
You can also include the term during your interview, that under a particular circumstance you will not be able to work in night shifts.