When I had my son a couple years ago, the company I worked for offered to let me work from home. So I jumped on that because they agreed to work with me on my schedule because I'd be taking care of my baby. But then they got a new manager and told me I would need to put my son in day care and also the baby I'm pregnant with now. And of course, they are not flexible with my schedule anymore. I don't anything about legal stuff, so is there anyway I could argue this with them? On side note, I am INCREDIBLY THANKFUL that I get to work from home! So don't think I'm being ungrateful. I just don't want my kids in daycare full time, that's why I agreed to work from home in the first place.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:02 PM on Feb. 4, 2010 in Money & Work
Answer by Anonymous at 12:05 PM on Feb. 4, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 12:07 PM on Feb. 4, 2010
It is not called arguing. It is called negotiating. Unless you have a union type contract all employmentis at will which means they can fire you for no reason at any time. But you need to point out to them how it is to their advantage to keep you. They might be able to get tax credits from your locality for keeping you off the roads. You might have some special skill that would be hard to replace. You might be capable of working evenings to finish something that absolutely must be on the client's desk by 8am while a normal worker would be hitting the door at 5 pm finished or not. Sorry I can't help you more with the logic of it all. But unless you have a union type contract there is no Grandfather clause to fall back on. I hope you are able to convince the right person and continue to work at home.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:21 PM on Feb. 4, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 12:35 PM on Feb. 4, 2010
Answer by admckenzie at 12:36 PM on Feb. 4, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 4:43 PM on Feb. 4, 2010
They have a right to change the schedule as they see fit. It's your job to work and if you can't do the hours they want you to your choice is then to get a job with a more flexible schedule. You cannot tell an employer that they can't change the hours because it's their business. All you can do is talk to them about the original plan and see if things can be worked out.It's unreasonable to think that they have to work around your schedule especially since they have new management that may run things differently.
Answer by Anonymous at 6:13 AM on Feb. 6, 2010
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