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Work question - July 21st 2010, 02:43 AM

This is more for people who work in like retail and such and know more about it than I do...

I've been working at my store I work at for 2 years. one of the years was in HS. I've opened up more time to work. I've switched it to more than 4 hrs. I could only work 20 hrs while in HS.

The person who does our schedules watched me do it and so far they still are only giving me 4 hrs to work and no more days.

I opened up a weekend day and about 2 more weekdays. We DID have to recently cut pharmacy employees hours though.

The managers have only been switching hours for me. I am a morning person atm and they have me scheduled to work on 08/08 at 5pm to 9pm..

Right now I only work 3 days. ;/ They know I am going back to school this Fall (college)

So my question is -- are they going to do anything soon about it or am I SOL because of the pharmacy issue?
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Re: Work question - July 21st 2010, 03:02 AM

Probably SOL. A lot of retail stores will screw people over. I am getting screwed over by my job too.
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Re: Work question - July 21st 2010, 01:15 PM

Anna, if I were you, I would talk to your manager/boss about it. Let them know that you are more available, and you wouldn't mind picking up a few more shifts if possible. Or maybe ask them why you aren't getting many shifts even though you've opened your availability. You'll be surprised as to what can happen if you stand up for yourself and talk to someone about it. Let us know what you decide.

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Re: Work question - July 21st 2010, 02:26 PM

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You'll be surprised as to what can happen if you stand up for yourself and talk to someone about it.
This is how you make it in the retail world. There is usually such a huge turn-over of employees in retail places, they don't really care too much about individual people (from personal experience anyway)... or there are so many employees they just forget things. Remind them that you want more hours, and ask them specifically what is available then tell them you want it. There are many times where I had them fix my schedule right in from of me so I knew it got done.

They may also tell you that they just don't have the extra hours for you right now. Wouldn't hurt trying though.


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Re: Work question - July 21st 2010, 06:38 PM

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Anna, if I were you, I would talk to your manager/boss about it. Let them know that you are more available, and you wouldn't mind picking up a few more shifts if possible. Or maybe ask them why you aren't getting many shifts even though you've opened your availability. You'll be surprised as to what can happen if you stand up for yourself and talk to someone about it. Let us know what you decide.

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Woah woah woah.. I never said I didn't stand up for myself. I know it's simple to do. I was the one who said I wanted to change my availability and how to go about doing such on the store computer.
I took a quick look at the schedule at work.. they have me working a Saturday or Sunday (dunno which) now which is good.
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Re: Work question - July 22nd 2010, 11:28 PM

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Woah woah woah.. I never said I didn't stand up for myself. I know it's simple to do. I was the one who said I wanted to change my availability and how to go about doing such on the store computer.
I took a quick look at the schedule at work.. they have me working a Saturday or Sunday (dunno which) now which is good.
Sorry Anna, it came out a lot ruder then I meant it to be! My excuse. It was only 9 am. :P What's your normal work week like?



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Re: Work question - July 22nd 2010, 11:43 PM

Well.. it looks like they are giving me possibly 4 days.. Monday, Wedesday, Thrusday, and that one Saturday.. to what I remember it was only for one week. I still will bring up about ideas. I think as I said though they wouldn't want me to work 'more' because of being in college and such.
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Re: Work question - August 1st 2010, 12:50 PM

You seem satisfied with the answers, and it looks like things have sorted out. I'm going to go ahead and close this, PM me if you want it reopened.



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