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Saturday, November 26, 2022
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MANAGER FORCES PART TIMER TO WORK MORE THAN HER STATED AMOUNT OF HOURS

I(F20) started a new job as a cashier a little more than a month ago. This is not my first job, but it is my first job in retail. I applied for and was hired for a PART-TIME position.

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Since I’m considered part time, I get no sick days, benefits, vacation days, or even bereavement days.

I told my manager that I can work up to 32 hours a week, but would prefer 24 hours. I have no bills aside from my phone bill, and I’m not currently in school.

I got this job so I could have some spending money and start saving up for school. I left my last job because it was full-time and it was soul-crushing.

Since I started working here, they’ve been making me work 40+ hours a week. Two weeks ago I worked 42 hours in 5 days and the week after I worked 47 hours in 6 days.

I had one day off in between those two weeks.

I checked my schedule this morning and I noticed that I have been scheduled 40 hours each week for the next two weeks. After I checked this, my boss came up to me and told me to be prepared to be called in on my days off because of staffing issues.

I am the only cashier that has weekday availability and my manager is really taking advantage of that.

I told my manager that I couldn’t keep working these kinds of hours, especially since I’m not getting the benefits of a full time employee. My manager then went on a rant about how it’s now my job to make sure the store runs properly and that if I start being greedy about my hours, other departments will have to suffer as well. I felt a bit guilty afterwards, but I didn’t say anything else she walked away.

Later in the afternoon, I noticed that she had updated the schedule and is making me work 11 hours on a holiday. I was pretty mad and told her that I will start calling in once I’ve reached my 30 hour limit.

I’m now getting texts from coworkers telling me that my manager is pissed and calling me selfish.

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