from full-time to part-time

Philippines
September 24, 2012 9:32am CST
Our boss wanted us to have a part-time job from a full-time one. He suddenly decided about it. He's really inconsiderate. Of course, all of us opposed to his bad idea. LOL. However, one by one, he would change our schedules. From 2pm to 11pm, he'd make it 5am to 9am and 7pm to 11pm. Oh, that would be a big change. I guess it would be better than to lose our jobs in an instance. Fellow mylotters, what do you say about this? Feel free to share your thoughts Happy mylotting everyone.
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34 responses
@jenny1015 (13380)
• Philippines
25 Sep 12
It is really better to have some than none. Be thankful that you do not need to look for a new job.
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• Philippines
25 Sep 12
Yes, I agree with you. I still have the full time job. I hope my schedule won't have any changes. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
@chiyosan (30197)
• Philippines
25 Sep 12
That is a bit unfair, if you ask me. in the first place, did you sign up for the job and in your contract you were to be given a working shift of such length? i'd like to guess so, right? I mean they cannot just change the shift to whatever they like, unless they are to close down the business and so on that they are starting to let go of the working times initially meant for the employees.
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• Philippines
25 Sep 12
We only signed to have 2pm to 11pm. I guess, he doesn't want to hire another one for the morning sched so he wants us to handle those clients in the morning, too. If we won't, he will make us part time. That's a threat. He's so bad.
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• Philippines
24 Sep 12
I have some tough experience dealing with my employer's decisions most especially when it comes to pay. So by the time he had told us that our third monthly pay is delayed, i didn't hesitate to quit the job although, i am already used to the workflow. Right now, i am stuck freelancing since in a way, it made me more flexible when it comes to scheduled and i don't worry with the pay because i manage my own pay from various employers compared to having a boss with an inconsistent mind. I suggest, you observe his decisions for some days, and if he is still inconsistent about some rules he'd made, then why not look for another job which has a boss that is more reliable. Have a great day!
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• Philippines
25 Sep 12
Yes, I agree with you. I hope he'll be responsible enough and know what he's doing. I've been working with him for 4 years and a month already. I've observed that he's not good in managing his business. Sometimes, we employees are the ones solving a problem instead of him. He loses many clients because he doesn't know how to negotiate. He's only after the money. Of course, if they can't get what they want, clients will find other companies that will give them satisfaction.
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• Philippines
24 Sep 12
Maybe your boss doesn't want everyone to loose your job. Maybe its his way of cost cutting. Maybe he's hard up to pay everyone for your full time salary and instead of terminating some he still wants you all to have a job but in short hours.
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• Philippines
24 Sep 12
Yes. It's like a nightmare to everyone. LOL. I hope it won't happen. If that's the case, it will be a big adjustment. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
• Philippines
25 Sep 12
Hoping it will not happen it's really a big adjustment loosing a job you used to have. It's not easy finding another.
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• Philippines
25 Sep 12
Oh, you are right. At least, I won't lose my job. I should be thankful about that. From now on, I'd start to save money. I am the breadwinner so I can't afford to lose my job. If I have enough savings, I'll consider finding a better job. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
@annavi23 (6298)
• Philippines
26 Sep 12
Hmmm.. what is your job anyway that he would like to make it a part time? Well, if it's part time, then there would be a decrease in salary. so, if that happens would you consider having another part time? i think it's much better...
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• Philippines
26 Sep 12
We are online teachers. Yes, were all shocked when suddenly he told one teacher last Friday that starting from next month, she's already a part-time employee. We applied for a full-time job and suddenly, he wanted us to become part-timers. New employees come and go here. Some just worked for almost a month. They couldn't stand his strict and inconsiderate rules. We've been working with him for more than four years already. We are so loyal with him and he still wants to get rid of us. It's his loss. Thank God I'm still full time now. He offered a broken sched to one of my colleagues. I don't know what will be his next plan. I guess we have to get ready. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
@annavi23 (6298)
• Philippines
29 Sep 12
wow, an online teacher...what do you teach and who are you teaching? Lucky for you to still have the full time schedule. Maybe your boss is also evaluating who are the best employees who worked diligently. And some maybe have qualities that your boss don't approve much. Or is he just making part time employees for him not to spend much...
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• Philippines
30 Nov 12
I'm teaching English & Math. We are teaching Korean and Japanese students. Maybe our boss wants to limit the salary so he wanted to make some of us part-time. His approach wasn't good and unacceptable. We know that he's a topdog but I hope he'll also consider our needs. If he really can't pay us then he should tell us in a nice manner and we should have a deal. He's showing us that we don't have any choice but to accept his decisions instantly. If he'll make our salary half, it won't be enough for us. :(
@asliah (11144)
• Philippines
14 Dec 12
hi, that is very questionable,why your boss choose to have a part time job from full time job,and we all know that having a full time job has more benefits rather than to part time,that was really a bad idea because he only lessen his earning.
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• Philippines
17 Dec 12
Yes, you're right. We are only 5 regular employees now and two new part time employees. Two full time employees resigned already. He just wants to save money. He doesn't want to pay the time if we are idle. :(
@williamjisir (22900)
• China
30 Nov 12
It seems that the boss is not doing a very good business in this financial crisis. Otherwise he would not have asked you employees to switch your work from a full-time job to a part-time one. Then it is likely that he is going to decrease the salaries of the employees. Such being the case, you may also consider it a good thing because you may try something new in your spare time to see how well it fits you. It is a challenge for you all. I wish you to be a suceess in finding a good chance. Good luck.
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• Philippines
30 Nov 12
I am still having my full time job. My break is only 30 minutes and that's the longest so far. I'm working for 7 hours and 30 minutes approximately. We usually have 5 minutes break for some 25-minute session. 5 minutes is enough to get water or going to the toilet to pee. I guess he's not having financial crisis. He just wants to save money.
• Sri Lanka
26 Sep 12
Very interesting story. But there are things which we cannot get to know from the discussions alone. The boss could be the owner of the place which I understand from previous comments. If so whatever he does is to increase his profit. If he suddenly doubles everyone salary that is also a bait to increase his profit. In this case I think there are some employees he wants to get rid of. For instance people who keep on coming late and work slow. So what he will do is make everyone temporary and suddenly discontinue with their services. However if a employee is very much wanted by the boss, he will give anything to keep the employee.
• Philippines
26 Sep 12
He doesn't want to get rid of us, he just wants us to receive lower salaries. Two employees tried resigning after knowing his decisions but he didn't allow them. He said they could resign next year, February. According to him, it's difficult to get applicants.
@kokomo (1867)
• Philippines
25 Sep 12
I think you should find for another job already. But if the part time job that you are talking about doesn't affect your salary then it's better.
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• Philippines
25 Sep 12
It will definitely affect my salary. Yes, if I will be given a short work time hours I will find another job. I can't provide my family's needs with a very small income. I guess, it's not yet enough for me. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
• Boston, Massachusetts
25 Sep 12
Maybe this move is a response to the company's cost-cutting measures to still maintain its employees instead of shutting down. I agree with all the other respondents that the good thing about this is you still have a job and it's a blessing. The mere fact that the company is trying their best to keep despite the hour cuts or the fast change in schedules...you are still on schedule. The best thing that you can do now is really to look for a new job or another part time job to make up for the days when your hours are less at your present job. Good luck!!!
• Philippines
25 Sep 12
Hmmmm. I guess he's not shutting down this company. There are more incoming clients who want to take morning schedules. I guess he couldn't get enough applicants because of that broken schedule. As a result, he's forcing us to take that schedule instead. One will start tomorrow. I hope I'll be the last one to have it. LOL. I'm happy to have that sched but I want it to be my part-time job. I still want my full-time sched. LOL. That means "extra income." Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
@surekharathi (14134)
• India
25 Sep 12
You should ask to your boss why doing this and cause the harm to employee. You are saying part time means working in two shift or your working time will be only 5am to 9am. You are right this is not good change but if you have no other job then dont think to loose it till find the new job.
• Philippines
25 Sep 12
Last Friday until yesterday, he said that he would make us part-time. He would just choose time between 2pm-11pm. He would give us four hours of work only. He changed his mind though. He offered us to have a broken sched now. I guess his decisions are inconsistent. I'll just handle it if the situation is already here. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
@verolop29 (1096)
• United States
25 Sep 12
That's what happened to me too! I went from a .50 pay cut to working 4 days outta the week. So I'm looking for another job. 7 dolaars an hour is not going to pay the bill for a family of 4. My boss isn't going to be happy but I have to do whatever it takes to live.
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• Philippines
25 Sep 12
Yes, we have to survive. Another colleague of mine told him that she would like to resign. He said not now. According to him, she can resign next year, in February. LOL. He couldn't afford to lose his employees. I guess I'll just cross theline if I getthere. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
@Dominique25 (9473)
• United States
25 Sep 12
Yeah that would be awful. Hopefully he does change his mind. It's hard to adjust to those type of changes when you are use to having a full time income and you depend on that income to take care of the bills. I hope that you are able to make the money that you need.
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• Philippines
25 Sep 12
I am the sole provider in my family so I need my full income. For now, I'm not worrying about it. I'll just worry about it if I'm already there. LOL. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
• Philippines
25 Sep 12
It would depend whether you do not have any other options as far as other better job offers is concern. Sometimes even If we do not want to follow our boss for our valid reason we still need to realize that ultimate we are under his wing or territory. Either you follow what he says or leave.
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• Philippines
25 Sep 12
Yes, he's the boss and we are only the employees. We should obey him or just leave him. This is life. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
@rajaiv0810 (1013)
• Philippines
25 Sep 12
I think it is not a good news. Where are you working anyway? Probably you should make the most of your free time to find another job. It seems like your boss can sack you out anytime. Besides I do not know any company which can just cut the time of their employees just like that. You can even go to the Dept. of Labor and file a legal complaint about it.
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• Philippines
25 Sep 12
I'm working online. We are dealing with foreign students. If he will make us part-time employees, I guess we have to file a complaint. We'll just wait what will happen next. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
@fantabulus (4004)
• India
25 Sep 12
If no effect on salary then nice idea part time job but if payment is less then this is not good idea. Why want to loose the job talk with boss with group.
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• Philippines
25 Sep 12
He's talking to us one by one because he can't handle us all. Of course, we'd find for our original schedules. We applied the job because we want a full-time schedule. I guess, he isn't sure of his decisions. One will start having a broken sched tomorrow. It's better to have a broken sched than to make us all part-timers. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
@alienstar (5141)
• India
25 Sep 12
I don't think 2pm to 11pm job is a part time job as there is 9 full hours between 2pm to 11pm and so it is just change of shift and cannot be part time job. But if your boss is ready to pay you full by working for 4 hours in a day and then it is good for you as it will become a part time for you then. I loved being a part of such adjustments but definitely against changing just tings like this and make us work for same hours which is really bad. I never got any opportunity to work as a part time job till now.I have worked as a full time employee for a company for long time and left the job later on because of working for more hours
• Philippines
25 Sep 12
At the moment, I am still having my full time job. One of us will start having a broken sched (5am to 9am,and 7pm to 11pm) tommorow. If she doesn't want to, she will only come to work at 7pm to 11pm. She can only receive half of her salary though. I'm luckier because I have a better schedule so far. I guess, I'll be the next one to have this kind of schedule. I hope that would be in March next year. LOL. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
@dorannmwin (36665)
• United States
25 Sep 12
It really stinks that you've had to have your working hours cut like that, but I ultimately believe that is a much better thing than to go from having a full time job to not having any kind of a job at all. When it seems that a company that you are working for might be in trouble, I do think that having at least some hours to work will help in the time that it will take you to find another full-time job that will be able to support your family.
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• Philippines
25 Sep 12
Yes, we are all alarmed here. I guess we have to save money so that we can use something in case of emergency. I guess from now on, we can'thave any peace of mind. We can lose our jobs maybe sooner or later. But, I'm hoping not. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
• Portugal
25 Sep 12
so you would have to go to your job at 5 am till 9 am then go home. and then at 7pm you go to your work again till 11pm? i mean how can someone even have a life with a schedule like this? if he wants to make a part time why doesnt a few work since 5 am till 9am everyday. and other ones work since 7pm till 11pm everyday. bcs a schedule like you told doesnt make any sense. its like you cant plan nothing for the day bcs then you have to go back to work again.
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• Philippines
25 Sep 12
Yes, I talked to him about that today. I told him that my schedule only needs 90 minutes and I could get 8 hours already. He doesn't need to break my schedule into two shifts. He just needs to fill in 3 clients to my vacant schedules. I hope he got my point. If he got it, then I'm very thankful about it. Actually, I stay 9 hours at work. I already bring my dinner and eat there. I guess my salary is just enough for my service. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
@tweetyfe (191)
• Philippines
25 Sep 12
if the salary is the same offer, why not to grab the opportunity to do that, ofcourse if your time is available to do that.. for me full time is good like the part time job, because he consume the 8hrs continues to work, like the part time job and the earnings is not enought to consume your expenses, especially the transfortation allowance is very expensive.For me a grab the full time job, unlike the part time job, also concentrate your mind for one job with the specific job order.
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• Philippines
25 Sep 12
Yes, I want a full time job. I will definitely grab it. It's difficult to find another job. It will take days, weeks, months or a year. I can't afford to be in idle. Thanks for posting and happy mylotting.
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