Post # 1
I am stuck and was wondering if anyone had advice!?
I have requested to be transferred from my full time, management position last week, and had made it very clear that I wanted to stay on with the company and do casual work for a few days a week.
Another manager within the company is hiring casuals and was very happy to hire me in her store as they are understaffed at the moment.
However my state manager, who I have previously vented about on the bee and who is pretty crazy has said that she isn’t sure if she wants to transfer me and that the other manager needs to interview other people.
I am pretty freaking pissed because I have worked really hard in my job, have really good customer service skills and love the brand.
If I am requesting a transfer instead of a resignation doesn’t she need a reason not to accept my application?
Post # 3
You can always appeal the decision, if anything it will prompt an objective pair of eyes to review the decision.
i would also refer to your Award and/or employment contract. In reviewing that information I would also seek support and guidance through Fair Work Australia, if of course you’re not a member of a union
hope this helps
Post # 4
You should call Fair Work to confirm exactly what your rights are but from my recollection of when I worked in this kinda area they are not necessarily obliged to grant your request, they just have to consider it. You are currently employed as full-time so to go casual and do less hours would be seen as a new position and contract I think.
Is there a reason you want to go casual and not work full-time – ie. coming back from maternity leave and having a child to look after etc? That gives you more right to ask for an arrangement such as this and they are legally obliged to consider your request for flexible working hours etc. and if they refuse and you think it is unjustified (eg. the arrangement could work for the business, they are just being unfair about it) then you may have grounds to make a complaint for discrimination etc.
Post # 5
@Lollybags: Thanks ladies. It’s difficult because I’m basically leaving this position because of bullying from this manager (and by stepping down to casual i would greatly reduce contact with her). If I’m not considered for the position I think I will appeal her decision.
Post # 6
As the other ladies have said cehck with fair work but there are alot of things to consider. Asking for a transfer does not automatically mean you will get a transfer. Under most awards that is pretty standard. It also can depend on whether the workplace has an EBA as well.
Also has an ad gone out for the casual positions? If so then they maybe required by law to interview more than one applicant.
Even if you get an interview it does not automatically mean you should get the job just because you have worked with the company. Someone else maybe be better qualified. You can appeal but it will be very hard to prove that the successful applicant isn’t as qualified as you. Remember that it is about more than just skills, it is also about an applicants fit in a team. So if you do appeal just be prepared to hear things about yourself that you may not like to hear because your performance/personality will be brought up.
You would be better taking the bullying claims to Fair Work.