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user1470547459 Mon 06-Mar-17 22:17:02


I want to go back to work 3 days per week. My employer is concerned about cover for the other two days and so I've suggested a job share.

Can anyone offer any advice or first hand experience of having a job share?


BackforGood Tue 07-Mar-17 22:11:29

Not really sure what you want to know?

Erm.... one person does one part of the week and another does the other. The pay is split according to the divide in hours (ie, don't have to do a 50:50 share).
It depends on what the job is as to whether you can each have your own tasks or if you have to have some kind of hand over.
It makes it easier for the employer if you happen to go together with someone else who happens to want to do the hours you don't, but there is absolutely no necessity to do this.
There is no necessity to cover each other when the other is off, but again, in some jobs it's really helpful if you can.
You have to work out how you split the week - doesn't have to be full days, one person could do mornings and the other afternoons.

What other questions do you have?

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