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My 15 hour a week job

post #1 of 14
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Has me working 30+ hours next week. They're mad because I have been switching nights this week, too. Well, booger off! I told them no more than 20 hours a week. I'm working like 34 hours next week I think?

Hire more people! 2 are leaving for college. I start college & will only be avaliable 15 hours maximum(or I quit) starting Aug. 26th. 1 gal is done as of Thur, another is likely leaving soon(like within a week or two).
post #2 of 14
I had that happen one semester in college for about 2 weeks. I was so beat after that I went to my manager and just told her I couldn't do that many hours anymore. So what did she do? Cut my hours so much I was hardly working! But after I said something again things smoothed out. I hope you can figure something out there. I always said that my education was priority because that was my future....not retail! (I am so not made for retail!) Then my boss and I ended up in a class together and she really understood why I didn't want to work that much!
post #3 of 14
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I hope this one gal I like is working tomorrow so I can talk to her. I just cannot work that many hours....I mean its 4-9pm Mon, 10am-4:30pm tue, 2-9pm wed, 4-9pm thur, 12-6sat. Might end up working Sun. Fri I have to drive a friend to the Cities, I think I might have to cancel cuz I need one day off!!
post #4 of 14
That's what I had about part time jobs. They will work you as much as they can and still consider you part time (hence, no benefits for most companies). Can you work that schedule for that week, then write up a list of what days and time you can work? Have the manager sign it, and get a copy for your records. If you can only work 20 hours a week, explain to the manager why. Good luck!
post #5 of 14
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Oh I know once I say something to this gal, she'll help me find someone to cover one day for me. It's like ridiculous.....I should've gotten a written agreement when they hired me as to my hours. I told them I need Saturdays off at 4PM so I can go to church....yeah....I've had one Sat off in like....1 1/2 months?
post #6 of 14
Welcome to regular retail 101... Have a STERN sit down with the one in charge of scheduling and say THIS is NOT what I was HIRED for and I wont be able to accomidate this
post #7 of 14
I would be pissed if I told my employer that I could only work 15 hours a week and then found myself working more than double that. They have no right to make you work more than what you agreed to when you were hired. I could see if they were short on help one week or something and asked if it was okay to schedule you for some extra hours till they could hire another person to take up the slack. But not asking and just pushing the extra work onto someone is wrong. Unfortunately many retail places are like this. They pay thier workers too little, and expect too much from them in return, then are suprised when employee's get upset or angry.
post #8 of 14
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Yeah, well, they won't hire more people, either. 3 weeks from now, they're gonna be crying that they didn't hire anyone as there won't be enough people to cover!!
post #9 of 14
Nat, are you too nice to tell them to take their hours and shove them?
post #10 of 14
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Originally Posted by sharky View Post
Welcome to regular retail 101... Have a STERN sit down with the one in charge of scheduling and say THIS is NOT what I was HIRED for and I wont be able to accomidate this
That is the best way I would think, being upfront about it. If you can't do it, then you can't. to get you thru the week
post #11 of 14
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Originally Posted by white cat lover View Post
Yeah, well, they won't hire more people, either. 3 weeks from now, they're gonna be crying that they didn't hire anyone as there won't be enough people to cover!!
.......((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))) wishing you have more strong forces for act with Intelligence my friend!
post #12 of 14
lol the working world is just sooo much fun is it not
just remember, school is much more importantt.
post #13 of 14
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I spoke to the gal tonight who told me she had to talk to some others....she didn't realize I was so over-scheduled....and she wasn't happy!
post #14 of 14
SEE sticking up for yourself can work
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