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Questions tagged [part-time]

About jobs or work situations that involve a part-time schedule. Those are less than the time period a full-time work implies (which is usually 8 hours per day).

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What jobs would allow someone with a Computer Science Degree to work part-time? [closed]

I am a college student who is majoring in Computer Science. I understand that there are very few jobs for people with Computer Science degrees that allow you to work part-time. Even so, I would like ...
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At what point to express interest in a part-time job in a new job hunting? What to keep in mind when negotiating it?

I'm currently looking for jobs and I would love for it to be a four-day affair (reduced hours, not full hours squeezed into fewer days). I value free time way more than the money I can get for it and ...
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How do I tell my boss I need to devote more time to school?

I have been working as a software engineering intern for the last 8 months or so. My job started in the summer, then continued into the semester. My employer's plan is to employ me part-time as an ...
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How to ask for part time work

Im currently working part time, but im thinking of finding a new job. The problem is, there are only full time jobs for what im working with. My primary reason for working is to have something to do ...
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What should I do if I feel that I am working too slowly?

I just got hired at a small company. I am doing part-time research/development work, mostly from home. Sometimes I feel like I am taking too long to complete tasks, so I am wondering if I should ...
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Calculating experience when you had 2 jobs at the same time

Most entry level jobs can require anywhere from 1 - 2 years of experience, some even want 3 - 5 years. I currently work 2 separate IT jobs. A Tech I position for a college and a Tech II position for ...
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Am I being unrealistic asking to go from working full-time to part-time?

I've been working for three months in a software start-up. This is my first job after graduating university. The deal was that I would work for at least three months subject to evaluation, with the ...
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How should I ask my boss to work part-time so I can work on a profitable personal project, without the risk of being fired?

I got 5 months of internship in a company, then I got 3 months of probation period which will end at the end of this year. Another guy got an internship along with me for the same task, got a ...
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How should I convince my employer to let me switch to part-time?

I’m a software developer working 5 days a week and I’d like to reduce that to 3 or 4 days a week so that I have more time to work on starting my own business. I’d like to stay at my current employer (...
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Part time contract holiday adjustment

I recently asked to work 4 out of 5 days a week. The company came back with a contract amendment which looks fine, however there is one change which I do not understand: The exact wording is: ...
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Asking to switch to half-time on a new job? [closed]

I'm working for 2 months in a company and I would like to change my work days to something lighter. I've written this text. Do you think I should succeed or be fired upon sending it? Hi {Manager}, ...
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How do I convince an employer to give me half day off every week for a second job?

Background: I am working in a mid size company and I am a software/Web developer. The IT team is really small (just me and my team lead). I am fairly new to this organization (40 days to be precise). ...
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Is it socially acceptable in an interview to ask for a part-time study in another field from the one I've been invited to?

A bit of background : Part-time studies are a thing here in France. I am completing my DUT Informatique (equivalent : Two-year university degree in Computer Science). For next year, I'm looking for ...
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Possible downsides of working parttime due to project

I have been working at my current company for almost a year now. Things are going well and I'm happy working there. I am now on a temporary contract (1 year) but this is ending soon and I expect they'...
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Part time - pay related

I have been asked by an employer to work for part time (remotely). I informed the employer of my available timings. They said ok and introduced me to their team, created an email address, and the ...
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Asking your company for relocation in order to pursue MSc?

I live in a Non-EU / EAA country located within Europe (not Switzerland). Currently, I'm employed at a Dutch company and have a very satisfying salary which is far above the salary average in my ...
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Company lowers weekly work time at same salary - but not for part-time employees [closed]

I am not sure how to deal with the recent change at my current workplace. All employees have been offered new contracts. Here in Germany, it is common for it-companys to have a weekly work time of ...
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Invited to staff photoshoot, but I'm resigning soon

I work part time two days a week. I've been invited to a staff photoshoot taking place tomorrow, on a day I don't normally work. In most cases I'd go, but I've got another job lined up for January, so ...
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Approaching boss against going full-time in the summer at my student job

Background I am a part-time junior software developer for a small company for a little more than 2 years now. I'm still a student, which means, during my semester, I work 20-30 hours a week, but for ...
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How to ask for a change to part time in my primary job while also working at a startup

The startup where I am involved as a co-founder (no salary, I work on Saturdays for them) is pressing me to go part time in my current job I current have. I need to apply for a part time job in my ...
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Appropriate follow-up after an initial interview offer and no response to my reply? [duplicate]

So, I'm a student and I was recently offered an interview for a part-time job that I am really interested in, but for scheduling reasons could not commit to the time (minimum # of months) that the ...
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Balancing two jobs

I'm a high-schooler in Ontario and I currently work part-time 1 day/wk at an educational service for kids. They have set my time slot to Monday, though I could ask for it to be moved. I've applied ...
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Switch from full time to part time due to illness

Over the past few months I've gotten quite ill, and because I've developed quite bad anxiety. I love my job, though I find working full time is exhausting, and I feel that going part time will help ...
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Overpaid 3 pay periods, months ago. Forced to pay back? [duplicate]

A little back story. I was part time at my job working 25 (instead of 37.5) hours a week for a few months. Our pay roll had changed during this time to twice and month instead of bi-weekly. I made ...
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When to tell recruiter I want to work part time

I currently work part-time, and am looking for another job which will also need to be part-time. There are almost no part-time jobs advertised in my field (IT project management), so I have been ...
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Is there a reason that no one offers benefits for part-time employees?

I might be making an assumption based on my own limited experience, but I'm trying to figure out why part-time work seems to be actively discouraged in the workplace. I've been thinking about ...
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Is it a good idea to engage into a part time job with previous employer after starting a new full time job?

A friend of mine is working in a company A on a full time position. He has been given an offer from a small company B for a full time position working from home and has accepted it. However he wants ...
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How do I tell my boss I've accepted an internship at another company, but I would like to continue working part time?

I've been working at my current job part-time for a few years. Just a few days before we were asked to submit our summer hours of availability, I was offered an internship at another company, which I ...
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Guidelines for what to charge for a contract gig

I'm a software developer. I have come across an opportunity for a short-term (less than a month) contract gig with a public university. At my regular job I make around $35/hour plus a typical, ...
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Is there some useful, money making activity for people who have a lot of free time, on the job, intermittently, like some cab drivers? [closed]

Guess - the solution might be using internet connected smartphones in some way (as they are relatively widespread and connectivity is improving), utilizing the human mind to overcome limitations of ...
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Work part time for new job before joining full time

I need to give one month's notice before I can leave my current job. A potential employer is in a hurry for me to join asap. He has asked if I can work part time before I join full time so I can get ...
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Can I quit a part time fast food job with a toxic environment without notice and forget I ever did it?

I am currently studying in university full time while working at a fast food joint part time on the weekends. I really dislike the toxic environment in this place and am leaning strongly towards ...
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Feeling like I'm wrongly praised for work [duplicate]

I have recently started a part time job for a software design company. They asked me to keep working on the project I have been working on during my internship, which I happily accepted. A few weeks ...
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New job wants me to start before the start of the month [closed]

I am soon to start my new job as a JavaScript developer... we have agreed that I work 4 days per week (I haven't signed anything in the way of a contract just yet). However they want me to start ...
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How to tell potential employers that I have been employed part-time [closed]

I have been working as a software developer at one particular company for a couple of years already and I'm now looking for a new place. When I started working there I was still a junior student in ...
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Inviting a friend for a part time job interview

As of today, I have concluded an internship of 4 months. The company I had my internship at, asked me to continue working there part time. This obviously is a great opportunity, and I accepted the job....
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How do I ask to be upgraded from casual to part time, AND get a raise? [duplicate]

I'm a computer engineering student (3rd year) and I've been working with my company as a software developer for almost a year now. I work 16h a week. Since it was my first job in IT and I was a ...
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Should I quit my new part-time job for a full time position else where. [closed]

I got hired part-time a store a few days ago and my first day was yesterday. Today i got a call about a position i applied for a few weeks ago which is full time with way better pay. I'm 18 and this ...
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Working on some 1 year project on a part-time basis (3/5). Do I have 1 year of professional experience or should I count it to an exact time instead?

I expect some of you could answer "depends". So here are some clues. The project involved a development and maintenance of scalable server side system with high availability. So the project "lifetime"...
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What looks better on a graduate's CV: internships or part time work?

I'm a computer engineering student currently working a permanent part-time programming job at a small company. I've been pretty happy with my job, but recently my uni friends have been getting flashy ...
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How should I resign from new job after one shift? [duplicate]

I have only had one shift (induction) at my new job but i really didn't enjoy it. It's only a part time sunday shift at a retail store but I didn't like the people and the tasks involved. I know many ...
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Negotiate reduced hours with salary increase

I've been contracting exclusively with the same company for a few years now with the same rate, so an raise is overdue. This has been already communicated to the company by a third agent (who takes ...
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How do I indicate that a position was part-time on my resume? [duplicate]

I am working on my resume, and the position that I have held for the past few years has been part-time (and remote). Do I need to indicate that somehow? If so, how? The headings for my employment ...
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Asking for guarantee in part-time contract

One of my previous employer wants me to update a tool that I developed during my internship. It would be remote work, part-time for about 20 hours a week, and I expect the work to last ~1 year. To ...
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As a software developer student, what are my chances of finding a part-time internship? [closed]

I'm an undergraduate (2nd year) computer engineering student studying full time. I've been working part time as a programmer for 8 months now, and although I love the company and boss, I'm not ...
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How do I go about requesting time off for higher education studies whilst in full time employment?

I've recently started as a project engineering for a global company. Through various discussions with line managers, colleagues etc. it's been recommended to me that I should propose studying for an ...
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Asking prospective employer about side job after an offer?

I have a side job that takes about 1-2 hours a week, and I enjoy it. I've been offered a full-time position at a company and would like to keep my side job (which does not compete even remotely in the ...
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Looking for a part time role following maternity leave

I'm looking to return to work following maternity leave and want a part time role. I'd like to approach some employers directly (for unadvertised roles), do I need to state initially I'm looking for ...
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Writing an application for a part-time job

I'm looking for a part-time job at an international business from a specific country. I want to work as a software developer. My plans are to work part-time until probably September (I still don't ...
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If I am a full time salaried employee, am I allowed to work a part time job? [closed]

I am a full time salaried software developer. I need more money though since I have a baby coming and I want to work as a valet two nights a week. Is it possible for my employer to fire me or disallow ...