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Old 03-25-2019, 01:46 PM
 
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I think my job is taking advantage of me but Im not sure.

I work part time. They were trying to get me to full time because they said they liked me enough to do full time. Friday they told me about a position that opened up and wanted me to apply. They emailed over a job description and they already said I got position unless theres a reason why like it depends who else applies. I applied on Friday.

Today they said since I already work there they can interview me today. I had interview. The part that I did not like is that they said they are going to hire me for the full time position but they do not want me to do new position, just old position.

My job that I have now I do a few jobs in one, including a little of what new position would be. Instead of just doing new job. Plus part time to full time with an extra $2/hr. Thats fine with me. I should be full time. But I feel like they threw a bombshell on me because they made it seem like I was transferring from current position to new position. I never got explanation on why they do not want me to transfer to new position except that they want me full time and thats only way to do it.

So thats why I think that they are taking advantage or something else that Im not seeing.

Before I overreact, I need some opinions to see what others make of the situation.
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Old 03-25-2019, 02:29 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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I think my job is taking advantage of me but Im not sure.
Start with the assumption that they are... and that ALL jobs will do this to some degree.
What you have to determine is to what degree it is happening to YOU. Currently.

Then refine how you define the term to align with the practical realities of life.
iow... don't expect too much and you won't be disappointed.

If you want more/better out of things (this job or anything else in life)...
it's up to YOU to make that happen.
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Old 03-25-2019, 07:05 PM
 
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Maybe they did find someone else for the job. Is the extra money reasonable for what they want from you?
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Old 03-25-2019, 07:15 PM
 
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This might sound crazy, but you could ask your employer what happened.
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Old 03-25-2019, 07:21 PM
 
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This might sound crazy, but you could ask your employer what happened.
I tried asking but all I got was that they didnít want me to move positions, just keep doing what Im doing. But they will put me under the new position just to get me to full time.
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Old 03-25-2019, 07:23 PM
 
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Maybe they did find someone else for the job. Is the extra money reasonable for what they want from you?
To start out with yes. But at some point after a certain time it goes up more (I know from other people in the department).
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Old 03-26-2019, 10:18 AM
 
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Sounds like current boss didn't want to lose you so he made an offer to his boss to hire you as full time

What's wrong with going full time at current position? Was new position a promotion? What difference does it make at the end of the day?

You get paid more and get full time job with current position, and you think something is wrong? Go ahead and stay part time if you don't want to work more hours
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Old 03-26-2019, 12:18 PM
 
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To start out with yes. But at some point after a certain time it goes up more (I know from other people in the department).
Then it doesn't sound like they are taking advantage of you.
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Old 03-26-2019, 02:18 PM
 
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The employer gets two employees for the price of one. If you want a different FT position, look elsewhere.
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Old 03-26-2019, 02:43 PM
 
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Sounds like current boss didn't want to lose you so he made an offer to his boss to hire you as full time

What's wrong with going full time at current position? Was new position a promotion? What difference does it make at the end of the day?

You get paid more and get full time job with current position, and you think something is wrong? Go ahead and stay part time if you don't want to work more hours
No I do not think something is wrong at current position. What I was trying to say is my position is only part time. So thats why I applied to the full time position. But this whole time they kept saying Im going to be new position. But then out of clear blue during interview he wants to keep me at same position but put me listed under full time position and keep me at part time hours / part time. Thats why I think they are taking advantage. They wont let me do new position.
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