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Advice needed about hours

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chuckieegg2008 Mon 24-Sep-12 20:32:42

Hi I need some advice about my hours at work.

I've recently reduced my hours at work from 36 to 32 hours a week, I had to do this as I went into a new role and these were the new hours. The only good thing about reducing my hours was that I went from a 5 day week to a 4 day week. This meant that I wa able to find another job on my day off.

Now I've been told I need to work 32 hours over 5 days. I feel so annoyed as if I had known this I would not have taken on this new role.

Can anyone offer any advice?


flowery Mon 24-Sep-12 22:33:30

What does your new contract say about your hours - when they are worked and what degree of flexibility there is for either you or the employer? If you've signed a new contract specifically saying 32 hours over 4 days, it's obviously more difficult for them to change than if it just says 32 hours, and either doesn't specify days or provides flexibility to the employer.

chuckieegg2008 Tue 25-Sep-12 08:54:41

My contract just says 32 hours it does not specify days, I think what is annoying me more is that no one else in the department is going up to 5 days they all get to stay at 4 days @ 32 hours

flowery Tue 25-Sep-12 09:08:28

Have you said it's not convenient and also asked why it just applies to you? What have they said?

chuckieegg2008 Tue 25-Sep-12 09:27:02

No having a meeting with my manager tomorrow, I'm just hoping that I can stay at 4 days but I'm not too hopeful

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