Is pay always pro rated exactly?

(6 Posts)
WhoahThereCrazyHorse Fri 22-Feb-19 19:09:53

Like so many people I work for a business who 'welcome' flexible working requests - mainly from maternity returners, but then make no allowance and expect a full time job to be covered in 4 days. I was reviewing the salaries of people who work for me, and i t was a shock to see the difference it makes (not sure why it was a shock as I was in exactly the same position until fairly recently) and it started me wondering, if a full time salary is x, and someone goes down to 4 days so salary is 0.8 of x but the employee still effectively does the same job, shouldn't this be reflected by not reducing salary as much as the hours are reduced?

Does anyone have experience of pro rating being done differently?

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GoldenBlue Fri 22-Feb-19 21:04:45

It wouldn't be fair if the hourly rate was different (higher) for part timers.

It will always be prorated along with holidays so that terms are fair for all staff members

Shelbybear Fri 22-Feb-19 21:07:22

Always done exactly as you. I work 3 days so my part time salary was multiplied by 0.6FTE.

They shouldn't allow you to come back part time of they need a full timer. They certainly won't pay someone to work 4 days for same pay otherwise everyone would want it!

AlexaShutUp Fri 22-Feb-19 21:48:26

They certainly won't pay someone to work 4 days for same pay otherwise everyone would want it!

^This. In my experience, PT staff often think they're doing the same workload as a FT person, but it's rarely the case in reality.

daisychain01 Sun 24-Feb-19 08:20:09

IME the employee has to sacrifice a lot to keep their job, if they are granted a flexible working arrangement. It's almost like it's a privilege and they're doing you a favour for supporting shorter hours or compressed days eg work M to Thu then have Fri off

I've seen it work well when the employer is prepared to give back TOIL. It does require meticulous record keeping and trust between employee and employer to log their hours on a daily basis then be able to claw back the time that way.

Ok so you don't get the (for ex) 3pm finish to do the school run, but you retrieve the hours in a different way.

Work for public sector, they may have other shortcomings but they have the FW/TOIL/Flexitime schtick down to a fine art smile

CherryPavlova Sun 24-Feb-19 08:24:57

I can allow staff to become part time with a reduced portfolio or to compress hours so longer days but over four not five days with a full portfolio. One keeps a full time salary the other reduces pro rata to 0.8 salary.
You can’t treat part-time staff less favourably. That would include expecting a greater work output in less time. So of a full time staff member was expected to make ten pairs of shoes a week, you couldn’t expect someone working four days to make nine pairs.

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