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To want to get paid for the hours I work?

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Minkymooks Mon 18-Apr-16 11:18:03

I am a part time shift worker and my income is based on 24 hrs/week of actual work. The range is 24 hrs to less than 28 hrs to allow for averaging over weeks.

On my latest work schedule my average hours (over a 12 week period) were over 29hrs so I asked them to remove a couple of shifts to bring down (so I wasnt working for free!) They took me off 1 shift, said I now averaged 26.6.

The problem arose when I greedily, stupidly offered to do some extra shifts (paid at a bonus rate). Told I hadn't worked up to 28hrs and so would have to do the extra shift (but not for the extra money). My full time colleagues are paid for 48 hours. They average 39-45 hrs/week on their hours. Some will also work the extra bonus shifts but aren't made to work up to 48hrs first. Have been told by boss that I can't ask to be taken off shifts and then offer to do the bonus ones.

Have declined working any further extra shifts but feel a bit hard done to .....

Have since found out my hours calculations were incorrect - averaged 27.7 hours and so they have said oh you can do that shift if you want now! (I declined)

Flossyfloof Mon 18-Apr-16 11:19:48

It can't be overtime if you haven't worked your time, can it? Don't cut your nose off to spite your face.

Minkymooks Mon 18-Apr-16 11:24:43

Thanks - that is exactly what I am doing ( and keep saying to myself!!)
Just peeved as same rule didn't apply to the full timers...

Flossyfloof Mon 18-Apr-16 11:30:01

Show willing and it will give you more leverage when the time comes. Does sound a bit of an odd setup though.

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