my dh is going back to work and works graveyards mon-fri, sometimes sat. i've been available at my work full time (even though they only work me about 16 hours a week) what i am working is paying for my gas to get to and from work so daycare for my ds would only make it so i was practically paying to work. so i told my work that i was available to work mon-fri 10am-2pm, that way my dh who works 11pm-7am would only have to watch our 4month old for a little while. it is company policy that everyone is available open-close and work at least 1 weekend day. and since i don't fall under that anymore my boss is telling me that since i am changing my availability that she is considering it resigning. now, i'm not quiting my job. i want to work, but because of my infant son and my dh working graves, i can only work from 10-2 mon-fri. wouldn't that be grounds to be laid off as opposed to me being force to resign?
Answer by BuddyRoo at 2:31 PM on Aug. 13, 2010
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Answer by Adelicious at 12:13 AM on Aug. 13, 2010
What it boils down to is this - for this position you must be available at these specific times to remain employed. You are coming to them and saying I am not longer available for the times I agreed to, therefore yes you are resigning by no longer agreeing to the terms of your employment.
For example, I work FT in an office 8-5 which was clearly outlined as a condition of employment when I was hired. If I came to my boss and said "I'm now only available 10-2" it would be considered a resignation because I am telling them that I am no longer willing/able to abide by the conditions of my employment. It's immaterial if that reason is under my control or not. Those are the hours of the position and if I tell them I can no longer work them then *I* am quitting, they are not firing me/letting me go. Understand?
Answer by deadheadjen at 10:21 AM on Aug. 13, 2010
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