Post # 1
I aimed to quit My job in the middle of May. Got two new jobs to replace it. They convinced me to stay so now I have 4 jobs. I have a very inflexible schedule. I gave my availability to each job so there wouldn’t be any conflict with the other jobs. I had already given my nights to the two new jobs. I can’t work nights at that job. Period.
I met with my new manager of 3 months and we went over my schedule and she said she would put me in mornings. She didn’t want me to leave the store as it’s very short-staffed. I gave my very specific availability. She agreed and I continued working there. She said she didn’t want me to leave and she would work with me.
Now she is saying she needs me nights despite me saying I can’t work them at all. This morning I wake up to a text saying that my new schedule will be Wednesday and Sunday nights. And that is my permanent schedule and will not be changed. I work two jobs those two nights. She also said the rest of the time will be day hours.
And this is after She called a last minute mandatory store meeting for 3 days in advance. I was already schedule to work and it took quite a bit of back and forth work to finally get excused from this meeting. Quite of bit of work.
So my question is: Can she do that? Should I talk to the DM? Should I transfer? Should I quit?
I like having That job in the mornings because it provides a base pay and I use the other jobs for saving.
It’s been very frustrating. My schedule only works if all 4 jobs adhere to my availability.
Post # 2
4 jobs is way too many to coordinate. Can you pick 2 to give you the hours you need? While this situation sucks, sometimes with shift work you unfortunately can’t dixtate the schedules perfectly.
However if you want them all, then I’d quit this one or threaten to. You gave your availability and she isn’t respecting it,so move on
Post # 3
Quit. 4 jobs is not a long term feasible plan.
Post # 4
Let me elaborate.
Its a total of 61 hours if all 4 jobs schedule me for full availability. 13 hour work days which I am fine with.
Job 1 is a Gas station. It’s that one that been giving me so much trouble. I’ve been there for 3 years.
Job 2 is a Church Nursery. I work there maybe two days a month. I kinda do not count it as a job.
Job 3 is a part time gig that pays the most. It’s sampling and demoing products. I don’t know when I will be scheduled at that one. I’m thinking 2/3 out of the days I give them. 6 hours with a 15 min and a 30 min
Job 4 is a Smoothie place that is a 5 minute walk from me. Short shifts but min pay and tips. 10-11 hours a week?
I do not plan for doing these jobs very long. Only for the summer. To save up for school, and pay off some debt.
I thinking I will talk to the DM and see if we can work it out or I will quit. I already planned to quit before.
Post # 5
You have to decide which jobs provide you the greatest benefit and then quit the ones that conflict. Are these all part-time jobs? Are they all retail? My mother worked 4 jobs for years (one full-time and three part-time). It can work, but it generally works with non-retail/service jobs where the company has well-defined shifts you are hired for a specific shift and that is it – no rotating shifts or shifts based on need, which is what things like retail and restaurants tend to be. For example an 8-4 office or healthcare day job, 5-9 evening call center job and then a weekend day and weekend evening job. She eventually quit her evening job when the entire company changed their shift hours and it conflicted with her full-time job.
Post # 6
Job 1 is Gas Station. We have defined shifts but we also have a lots of shifts in between. We have a lot of people working shifts outside that shift schedule.
The other 3 jobs are part time. One is a Church Nursery, one is a smoothie shop and the other is sampling/demoing Product in a warehouse.
The demo job has 3 shift and I have given my availability for the late shift. That can’t be changed.
Church Nursery doesn’t interfere with anything. And I quitting that at the end of summer when I go to school. I have that job for 4 years.
Smoothie job I still am figuring that one out. They have shifts but I don’t know if there is any leeway. Also the night shifts start at 4 or 5.
Post # 7
that is still so many though and so hard to coordinate. A lady I know works 2 full time jobs, probably 60-70 hours a week or more, one at the grocery store I frequent and one at the target across the street. Both jobs know and both are ok, and have set hours. Why not something like that instead?
Post # 8
Honestly, I would try to find two jobs that are willing to coordinate and make up for the hours/pay. Asking an employer to be flexible with your working hours of not one but THREE other jobs is a little ridiculous. I understand wanting to work to save but working four different jobs is probably not the best way to go about it.
Post # 9
It doesnt matter how many jobs you have – you gave your availability, they agreed to work with you and are now breaking that. I would absolutely follow up. I would first try speaking with the manager and letting them know again that you gave your availability and arent able to work those nights. Then follow up with the DM and let them deal with it.
Post # 10
All jobs know I have 3 other jobs with maybe the exception of the Nursery. I can’t remeber if I told them.
The other jobs are all playing nicely. The one that making trouble is the gas station that I’ve been at for 3 years and was going to quit.
I have The Demo job Monday, Wednesday and Friday Late shift. I’m expecting 2/3 days because they can’t say for sure I will be working every shift.
I have the church only Sunday Mornings. I also don’t consider that a fill job. More like volunteering that I get paid for. A half job.
And the smoothie job is Thursday and Sunday nights.
The gas station was not factored in I was already planning to quit because of problems with my co-manger which have been resolved. They wanted me to stay and said I could work mornings. They were willing to work with the schedule o already had. Which apparently they changed their mind.
The demo job has no full time unless you are a supervisor.
The Smootie job I’m not sure on. If I opened my availability I’m sure they would give me hours but I’m not sure on full time.
The demo and the Smoothie job I just started in the last two-three weeks.
Post # 11
I am definitely going to talk to the DM soon.
I haven’t replied to my new managers text from this morning yet.
There are so many problems going on at that job right now. We had another girl try to quit but she is waiting till she has another job. We had three guys quit after the old manager left. We had our Overnighter get fired. And we have 4 shift leads and none of them are actually doing second shift which is the shift Shift leads are supposed to do. The one that is doing second shift is also doing overnight.
Post # 12
Honestly bee since they violated an agreement you made they are not trustworthy and you’re wasting your time with them at this point.
Post # 13
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It sounds like no one wants to actually work there based on how many people are quitting. You wanted to quit anyway. Tell them you are only available to work days, which is what they agreed to, and if they require you to work nights then you’ll have to quit your position because nights are not an option. Period.