(Closed) part time vs. full time

posted 5 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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46153 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If they have already stated that they would like to hire you when your contract is up, I would make it a condition of my acceptance of the position, that full time benefits are included.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

The only reason I’m at this job is FOR the benefits. 🙁

I’m sorry they’re jerking you around. Do you have an office handbook you can look this up in?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I know that at my job we have contract employees who work 40+ hours/week with no benefits. Often their contracts are for up to a year at a time. My company hires them when we have contracts with our clients that are year-to-year and they don’t want to have to lay people off every time a contract is not renewed. I know they make more money than the salaried workers, but if you factor in benefits, salaried employees get a much better deal (401k matching, insurance…etc).

I think it’s a reasonable conversation to have with your boss or hiring manager.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

My Dad always taught me that you don’t get what you don’t ask for.

What’s the down side of asking for benefits to be included? If they won’t hire you on as a regular employee with benefits, can you not continue working through the agency? Or do you think it would be difficult ot get ongoing work in your area?

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Move to MA. Same weather, but laws that actually protect workers and their benefits. I never realized how amazing MA was until I moved to CA!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Wow, that would suck.  I work pt and obviously get no benefits but I woudl not want to work a ft time without them. Seems like your options are limited though.  Either way, have a talk with management or HR when your contract with the temp agency is up and see where you stand.  They may like you so much, they offer you full time with benefits.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@vorpalette:  What would actually likely happen is you ask for the full time benefits, they say “Sorry we cant do that” and you say “I am sorry to hear that, but I understand. Can we revisit benefits again in a year?

They are likely not going to not hire you because you asked for benefits. Its part of the hiring process, the negotioations. I asked for more vacation time when I got my job because I knew they couldnt pay me market rate. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

@vorpalette:   Anything over 30 hours in TN is considered full time.

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