Post # 1
So after much procrastinating and being in denial, I went and got a part-time job. Yes, I already work a full-time job. I work Monday – Thursday 6:30 AM – 5:00 PM. This part-time job will be 20 hours a week on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The problem? They want me to train tomorrow and Wednesday from 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM. I asked my boss at my current job if I could take an extended lunch those days and told him why. His answer was that I could take the time without pay since I do not get sick or vacation time. Doesn’t he understand that defeats me having to work 2 jobs???
I have been here 5 years with no vacation or sick time. I have had to make up every holiday. I have ALWAYS been here. Does he really think I want to get another job and work 60 hours a week for fun? I am at my rope’s end financially.
My options are to not take the part-time job, take the time off without pay, or just leave and try to make up the time somehow.
*Sorry – I wanted this to go in the lounge* I guess I am more upset than I thought…
Post # 3
I would see if you could come in early or stay late to make up the time. Atleast he didn’t say no completely.
Post # 4
@Sunflower–girl: Ok, your post was a little confusing, but I’m sure its because you are upset. I don’t understand why not getting paid for 4 hours over 2 days defeats the purpose of you getting a second job? And you are full time, but get no benefits?? I would be looking for a new full time job, not just getting a part time job
Post # 5
I think the problem is not with your current boss but your new job. I think you need to talk to them and let them know you already have a job and thus you agreed to work weekends and ask if it is possible for you to train on weekends. Alternatively, I would take the time without pay (I assume if it was an extended lunch you would also not be getting paid for it). In an hourly job, it does not seem realistic that you would get paid for 6 hours you are not working. If you get paid for an hour of lunch maybe you could just take 4 hours without pay for this one week. Are you getting paid for the training (I hope the answer is yes)? Does this come close to the lost wages from job 1?
Post # 7
Honestly I would take the time off without pay, because you are supposed to get paid by the other job for training. IF they arent paying you for the time they are training you thats abit odd but even then its still worth it to lose hours for one week and then make it back by having two jobs
Post # 8
It will be at least 10 hours without pay. Fours hours of training a day plus travel time.
MrsSl82be – I can’t afford to take ANY time off without pay if I am taking a second job. And yes, my full-time job has no benefits. I have been looking for a full-time job with benefits for 3 YEARS.
slicey19 The lost pay doesn’t even come close to what I would make at the part-time job. But this is the first part-time job I can work into my schedule. I also don’t get a lunch – I eat at my desk and am expected to work.
mrskesslertobe I leave here at 5:00 and most days go to get medical stuff done. I get home about 8:00 at night. I am pushed to the limit with time.
I have been putting myself in debt over health care bills for something that happened at my full-time job 3 years ago. I got a blood clot traveling for work. No one can say for sure that it was caused by the airplane trip so work refused to pay for it. Oh – my doctor wanted me out for 4 months. I was back at work the next day. My boss knows this – and his wife is a doctor so he knew the risk I was taking. That’s why I am mad. I worked when I had a life threatening problem. Can’t you at least give me 10 hours?
Post # 9
I also would probably take the time off without pay since (most likely) the other job will be paying for my training.
ETA: Just saw your response and not sure what you should do. Maybe just see a way for you to make up the loss in pay.
Post # 10
@Sunflower–girl: You are telling us that you already work 10.5 hrs per day and don’t get a lunch break. Does your state not have an Employment Standards Branch where they require employers to give coffee and meal breaks after a certain number of hours of work? I would contact them, find out what the requirements are , then tell the employer:
1. he owes you ___________ hours for missed breaks for the time you have worked for him
2. you are taking ___ of those hours to train for your new weekend job.
Depite the fact that you are being ripped off re your breaks, the reality is that it is not reasonable to expect one emplyer to pay you for time spent at another employer- whether that is training or working.
Post # 11
@julies1949: I work in an at-will state. Yes, I could complain but then I would promptly be let go… They don’t need a reason. And I have been looking for a new job for 3 years.
Yes, in theory I can report them. In reality, I need to workl until I get another job.
Post # 12
@Sunflower–girl: I didn’t suggest that you report them. I know that you have different labor laws in some states than Canada and employees can be let go for no reason.(that can’t happen here)
I am just suggesting that you have a discussion with him about the number of hours you have worked when you should have been on a break and ask for the courtesy of some time off.