New Job Wants More Hours

@MissNikki (3897)
Maple Ridge, British Columbia
May 28, 2019 12:07am CST
So, my new boss emailed me to let me know my hours today and it would be 7:45 to 4:45 ... with a one hour break. 3 days a week. That's 9 hours at work per day. I'd told her previously I would prefer shifts 6 hours or less. At least to start out. So I had to write her back to remind her of this. I even said I would do 7 hours if necessary. I did so very politely but now I am scared she will write back and say that's the only way they will hire me, if I work more hours. I honestly don't know if I can handle 9 hours away from my house at this point so I'm scared. I've been off on medical leave for months now and she doesn't know this, and I don't want to tell her. I don't know what to do now... (Photo is of me in early May)
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@Janet357 (17131)
28 May
You better tell her the truth so that she would understand you
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@Sreekala (32016)
• India
28 May
It is better if you say clearly about the time you can work for them. If you have health issues then that also taking into consideration. Speak to them frankly and do the best.
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@MissNikki (3897)
• Maple Ridge, British Columbia
12 Jun
Thanks a bunch friend
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@jstory07 (79505)
• Roseburg, Oregon
28 May
You should be honest and tell them how many hours you want and hope you do not have to work to many more.
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@MissNikki (3897)
• Maple Ridge, British Columbia
12 Jun
Thank you Judy
@moffittjc (55294)
• Gainesville, Florida
11 Jun
You are not required to give details of your medical past, so legally they can't ask about that. I would just keep it very vague and say that due to other commitments and obligations, you can only work 6 hours per day.
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@MissNikki (3897)
• Maple Ridge, British Columbia
12 Jun
Well we came to a bit of a compromise - on days that it is possible, they will let me go home early. Other days, I work 6 hours plus a one hour break. So it is working thus far anyway. Thanks!
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@moffittjc (55294)
• Gainesville, Florida
12 Jun
@MissNikki That is good to hear that they worked with you instead of just saying take it or leave it. I hope it all works out for you and that you enjoy working there!
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@MissNikki (3897)
• Maple Ridge, British Columbia
13 Jun
@moffittjc So far it is going well
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@VivaLaDani13 (30802)
• Perth, Australia
5 Jun
@MissNikki If you are able to, please update on how that goes! I'm so sorry this has scared you. I can only imagine as you've already got the job. I just hope she is able to allow you to do the hours you are comfortable with!
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@MissNikki (3897)
• Maple Ridge, British Columbia
12 Jun
Yes I still took the job and so far they are being nice about everything - I made a post about it just a few minutes ago now.
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• Perth, Australia
12 Jun
@MissNikki Sweet. I will try hard to catch up today or will have to be tomorrow.
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@MissNikki (3897)
• Maple Ridge, British Columbia
13 Jun
@VivaLaDani13 I forgot how exhausting working with children is ... and it is super hot here right now too .. I'm soooo tired LoL but the kids are adorable.
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@Hannihar (64076)
29 May
@MissNikki I understand your delimma. I went and helped people down size their places and I went more than I wanted to and it was more hours than I wanted to and it wore me out and I felt horrible so unless you need the job you should stick to what you want to work.
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@MissNikki (3897)
• Maple Ridge, British Columbia
12 Jun
Yeah, I am trying to make sure I don't overwork myself. Thank you Hanni
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@Hannihar (64076)
12 Jun
@MissNikki I hope it works out for you.
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@MissNikki (3897)
• Maple Ridge, British Columbia
13 Jun
@Hannihar So far, so good.
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@Shavkat (75701)
• Philippines
28 May
I think there is no harm of telling the truth to your boss.
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@MissNikki (3897)
• Maple Ridge, British Columbia
12 Jun
Thank you
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@Shavkat (75701)
• Philippines
12 Jun
@MissNikki No worries. Any updates?
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@MissNikki (3897)
• Maple Ridge, British Columbia
13 Jun
@Shavkat Yes I posted about my new job yesterday in my discussions
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@LadyDuck (224930)
• Switzerland
28 May
Judy is right, you must tell her that you have been on medical leave for months and you are not sure you can stay at work for 9 hours.
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@MissNikki (3897)
• Maple Ridge, British Columbia
12 Jun
I did not tell them that but I did tell them I can't do more than that and so far they are accommodating me thankfully
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@LadyDuck (224930)
• Switzerland
12 Jun
@MissNikki I am glad they are accommodating, this is great.
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@MissNikki (3897)
• Maple Ridge, British Columbia
13 Jun
@LadyDuck yes, so far it's good.
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@LindaOHio (5066)
• United States
28 May
You should be honest with her so she doesn't think that you're just being difficult.
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@MissNikki (3897)
• Maple Ridge, British Columbia
12 Jun
She has been nice about it so far
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@LindaOHio (5066)
• United States
12 Jun
@MissNikki Glad to hear that it's working out for you.
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@MissNikki (3897)
• Maple Ridge, British Columbia
13 Jun
@LindaOHio Thank you
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@tammys85 (14939)
• United States
7 Jun
It was good of you to remind her, as you do need to do what's best for you. I hope she was nice about it and still hired you.
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@MissNikki (3897)
• Maple Ridge, British Columbia
12 Jun
Yes I still got the job
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@tammys85 (14939)
• United States
13 Jun
@MissNikki Awesome! Congrats!
@Bensen32 (3953)
• United States
28 May
If she pushes back you might want to tell her why you can't work the long days, hopefully she will understand and maybe down the road you could work longer hours. Why so serious in the picture?
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@MissNikki (3897)
• Maple Ridge, British Columbia
12 Jun
I don't like my smile very much.
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@Bensen32 (3953)
• United States
12 Jun
@MissNikki Understandable, I don't smile in pictures very much either.
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@JustBhem (52277)
• Davao, Philippines
28 May
I think you should let her know about it so that she can grant your 7 hours of working.
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@MissNikki (3897)
• Maple Ridge, British Columbia
12 Jun
Thank you very much
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@JustBhem (52277)
• Davao, Philippines
12 Jun
@MissNikki You are welcome.
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@TRBRocks420 (101257)
• Banks, Oregon
28 May
Hope everything works out.
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@MissNikki (3897)
• Maple Ridge, British Columbia
12 Jun
Thank you
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@TRBRocks420 (101257)
• Banks, Oregon
12 Jun
@MissNikki you're welcome
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@dodo19 (36461)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
30 May
Hopefully, they'll accept you doing 6-7 hour shifts. I can understand being a little scared. It can be difficult and scary when you start working again. You have let them know. Hopefully, it goes well. All you can do is be honest with yourself and them.
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@MissNikki (3897)
• Maple Ridge, British Columbia
12 Jun
Yes, I have been honest with them as much as I can be.
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@maezee (37572)
• United States
28 May
I hope they can work with you to get you the 7 hour shifts.
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@MissNikki (3897)
• Maple Ridge, British Columbia
12 Jun
Yes so far they are accommodating
@janethwayne (3658)
28 May
That is too much hours to work and I think she has to know that.
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@MissNikki (3897)
• Maple Ridge, British Columbia
12 Jun
Thank you
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@weevee18 (1969)
• Philippines
28 May
It’s best to tell your boss what you feel.
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@MissNikki (3897)
• Maple Ridge, British Columbia
12 Jun
Thank you
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@db20747 (19593)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
28 May
Give it a shot!! Show them you are a good worker!! If it's too much. Let them know u were in medical leave! And There's a good chance they will understand!!
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@MissNikki (3897)
• Maple Ridge, British Columbia
12 Jun
Thanks a bunch Danna
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@RubyHawk (32535)
• Atlanta, Georgia
31 May
I'm sorry things aren't going well for you. She might be understanding if you tell her you'be been on medical leave.
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