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How do I get my boss to understand I'm going back to school and need to cut back on hours?

I recently told my boss that I would go back to school. I told them I need Monday and Wedensday off. I told her my compromise of working Sunday, Tuesday morning, Thursday, Friday night, and the middle of Saturday to cover an important department. She recently told me that won't work, and basically need to remain open for them.

Asked By: ghost608 - 8/22/2007
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It all depends on what field you are in. If you wish to keep your current employment then you have little room to bargain with. You might be best searching for an alternative job while you are in school. If you are running into this problem your first semester you employer won't be any easier to handle down the road... More
Answered By: Veritas - 8/22/2007
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I think that it's unfair for them to make you remain open for them, when school comes first.. in my opinion anyway. Is there anyone higher on the ladder that you could speak to? Quite frankly, they should remain open for you if you are willing to remain open for them. I'm surprised she didn't say yes to your compromise... More
Answered By: Jessica - 8/22/2007
 
They have you really, unless you can prove to them they "really" need you around at all costs. Because the fact is unless you are in a field where they are really a need for workers they can just tell you no and if you want to go back to school you work around the shedule you have currently.
Answered By: morrisville75 - 8/22/2007
 
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