My husband works for a hardware store and is making ok money, but he wants to get another job so that he can support us better. The thing is that his schedule isn't set so it is super crazy. There are other full time employees who have set schedules b/c they have second jobs.
My hubby has a job lined up and ready to go... but he has to be able to work an early shift 4 days a week (M-Th). However, the managers are saying that he can take this other job, but they will still schedule him the random hours, and it will basically get him fired.
They have pretty much said they aren't giving any employees a raise this year because of the "economy" (which is BS), so he would be stuck with the same pay for another year. He has been looking for other jobs and none pay enough to leave this one. Do they have to give a guy a set schedule (there are like 10 other SINGLE guys in his dpt) for a second job, or are we just kinda on a limb?
Asked by Anonymous at 8:27 PM on Mar. 8, 2010 in Money & Work
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I worked in retail management for 15 years. (So happy to be gone!) If your husband is 'asking' for this he is less likely to get it. If he says, this is the deal, I'm doing what I have to do, then they will more than likely bend. If your husband is a good employee, they will want to keep him. The fact that other employees who have 2nd jobs get a set schedule, tells me that, yes, they do need to do the same for him. Giving favors to some employees and not others is, yes the evil D-word.... discrimination. If he approaches this as it is, a business negotiation, he will just show his employer that he can maintain a level head in stressful situations & seem like an even more valuable employee, one they want to keep & work with.
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