I'm currently working on a part time temporary basis. Recently, over the last few weeks I have been asked to work additional days to cover holidays, which I have done. At my interview I was asked if I could be flexible over the days I worked and I stated that within reason I could but I did clearly state that I could not work full time hours (childcare is a problem for me).
Ive just found out that the manager is planning on asking me to cover I've already got plans for that week for the days that I don't work and I don't really want to change them because its things that Ive paid upfront for.
Manager is planning on asking me to cover over the next half term which will mean full time for me that week when the children are off school. Ive already made plans for the days I don't work that week and even if I haven't, I have no one to look after the children for 5 days. DH taking time off is not an option.
As I'm on a temporary contract I feel that I need to do everything they ask in order to have a chance of it being extended. But, I feel as though I cant plan anything with the dc for the foreseeable future because I feel as though I'm "on call".
Flowery I think thats what may happen eventually. I dont want to work on an ad-hoc basis along side my contractual hours. Even if I did want it I wouldn't be able to sort out child care at short notice. I accept that I have to be a bt fllexible but so far I have done between 1 and 10 hrs extra each week.