So... If you were working a schedule at work that was working out perfectly for you. Going in at 6 AM and getting off at 2:45 PM. You have been doing that schedule for 5 months. Your child/children have someone to get them to daycare on time (that opens at 6Am and closes by 5). Said person that takes them to daycare for you works 8-5:30 but isn't home until 6:30 because their job is far away. So, you are able to get your own child from daycare as you are back in town to get them by 3:45 (again, this job is a long ways away as well). Well, your job decides there aren't enough people working during certain hours and wants 9 people to voluntarily give up their early morning schedules. 20 names were randomly picked by the head office in a completely different state. These 20 people are pulled into the office and told about the situation and were told we have to have a decision by Wednesday of who wants to volunteer for a later schedule (that we have in front of us on a piece of paper). You just know that this schedule isn't going to work for you. The hours to choose from are 10:30am-7:15pm and 11am-8:45pm. Getting the child to daycare is obviously not going to be this issue. The issue is having someone there to pick up the child/children and watch them until you get home. You only know 5 people in town, they are your mom, brother, sister-in-law, boyfriend and cousin. Brother works all day and goes to school at night. Sister-in-law sleeps all day and works at night. Cousin is a loser and can't be trusted due to alcohol and drugs. Mom works 12 hours - she needs time to sleep. She works 5AM-5pm, so daycare is closed. Boyfriend works until 5:30, and this is NOT the boyfriend's child. You have only been with this guy for a year.
Would you voluntarily give up your schedule? What would you do if you did? Would you be pissed off at someone that stated the same scenario in the meeting and refused to volunteer release of current hours?
Just a side note... If no one or not enough people voluntarily change these hours, they are randomly picking people to do it. So, I'm not entirely in the clear. I just wanted my situation known to the managers as to why I'm not volunteering it. But apparently someone thinks my reason is bullshit. That I have no idea what it's like to be a single mom and no one to fall back on. The person saying this to me is a single mom like me as well, but she doesnt have a boyfriend and thinks I should pawn my son off on him just so I can work later to save her ass from having to take a later schedule.
So, they forced me to change my hours... The schedule I was forced to was 11:30am to 8:15pm... The best they could do for me was get my schedule traded to 8:30am to 5:15pm.. Still going to hurt as I have no one from 5pm-6:30pm (6:30 at the latest if I don't have to work over or traffic issues) to watch my son...