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Old 06-29-2012, 10:01 PM
 
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I have been employed by this company for 7 years as a full time employee. I am a single parent and have had to have a specific schedule so I can take my child to daycare. My employer has worked with me on my schedule for over a year now. Today I was told that they would have to change my schedule. I can't work anything except what I'm working now because I have no other options. They said I would have to go down to part time if I can't work their schedule. Can they do this?
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:37 PM
 
Location: home state of Myrtle Beach!
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Yes, in most cases they can and many daycare have a problem with providing part-time care. You can probably collect partial unemployment. You should apply for food stamps too.
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Old 06-29-2012, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Northern NH
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Yes they can and they cut your pay and benefits as well. Shaws grocery store does that a lot even though they still work people 40 hours a week they put them on part time status. They get the same work out of people for less, which is a great way of rewarding good workers
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:27 PM
 
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Default you have options...

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I have been employed by this company for 7 years as a full time employee. I am a single parent and have had to have a specific schedule so I can take my child to daycare. My employer has worked with me on my schedule for over a year now. Today I was told that they would have to change my schedule. I can't work anything except what I'm working now because I have no other options. They said I would have to go down to part time if I can't work their schedule. Can they do this?
You can accomodate your job...or not. If they've worked w/you for a year maybe it's time you worked with them. You'ld be surprised how creative you can be when you have to. I've had a job that required four bus transfers and a nearly 3 hr commute (one way)...you do what you have to do.
Koale
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:44 PM
 
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They can change your schedule at any time, and yes, I'd suggest you check regarding eligibility for benefits as a part-timer.
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:49 PM
 
Location: California
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You can accomodate your job...or not. If they've worked w/you for a year maybe it's time you worked with them. You'ld be surprised how creative you can be when you have to. I've had a job that required four bus transfers and a nearly 3 hr commute (one way)...you do what you have to do.
Koale
I agree with Koale. If you need the job and the hours, you find a way to make it work. They are being perfectly reasonable in their request, by the sound of it. They also allowed you to work a schedule that worked for you for 7 years so maybe looking at working one that works for them should be something you are willing to do.
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:50 PM
 
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I have worked whatever schedule they wanted me to work for the first 6 years. I only needed a set schedule after my baby was born. Believe me I have explored options even long before this happened and searched for ways to be more flexible, but I am truly out of options right now.
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:52 PM
 
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I have worked whatever schedule they wanted me to work for the first 6 years. I only needed a set schedule after my baby was born. Believe me I have explored options even long before this happened and searched for ways to be more flexible, but I am truly out of options right now.
It seems like they are giving you two very reasonable options. Work there or don't work there.
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:53 PM
 
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The reason they are telling me this now isn't because the managers or company has a problem with my current schedule. There are new people that complained to management that I have a set schedule.
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Old 06-29-2012, 11:57 PM
 
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The reason they are telling me this now isn't because the managers or company has a problem with my current schedule. There are new people that complained to management that I have a set schedule.
I'm sure they'd love a set schedule, too, so that is not unusual, and it presents management with a problem explaining discrimanatory treatment which had been afforded only you.
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