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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Is it a good idea to tell my recruiter that my availability has changed?

On the 20th of this month I start a new job in a 20 hour per week position in a store that will open its doors next month. Almost a month ago they hired many people at once after a day of group ...
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Can my company remove me from full time because I can’t do closing shifts [closed]

My company decided they want more closing shifts managers but I can’t do those shifts because they end late at night, and you can be stuck there till 1am or later if the next person didn’t show up. I ...
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Is "ramped return to work after physical injury" covered by Statutory Sick Leave (UK)

From the UK gov website on Stat. Sick Pay: SSP is paid when the employee is sick for at least 4 days in a row (including non-working days). If an employee was injured or ill in such a manner that ...
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Negotiate for increased days off instead of salary

Short version : How best to negotiate increased number of days off (or "equivalents" : working part time (80-90%), accumulating extra hours as days off) instead of higher salary? Long ...
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Is it unprofessional to get a second job after my boss invested money in me?

I finally got my first job in my chosen (and hyper-competitive) field. For this job, I moved to a small country town and I am one of very few people that do this job in this town. My new boss invested ...
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Signals and consequences of voluntary part-time?

My employer recently laid off staff due to economic conditions; on the order of 10%, I think. I made the cut and we -- the survivors -- have been promised that there won't be another round of lay offs ...
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Is it possible to get a part-time IT job while doing Masters in the UK?

I am a software developer with 3 years of experience and planning to move to the UK for an MSc in the next September session. As you know students are allowed only 20 hours per week of working, I was ...
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How is part time defined in the United States?

How is part time defined in the United States? For example, if I work for 4 weeks at a time for an employer, then have 4 weeks off, then 4 weeks again, etc., is that considered part time or full time? ...
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Does the fact that a job is part-time show up on employment history check?

For those working part-time jobs, if they do not specify that it's part-time on their resume, would an employment history check reveal that the job is part-time and not fulltime?
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Hourly pay for required pre-employment activities?

My son is starting his first part-time job soon. He was required to take a physical. He (and my spouse, as he's a minor) spent 6 hours (really) waiting at a clinic today to have it administered. The ...
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Thinking about a part-time job despite regular full time status

Context: I have a full time job with a large fortune 500 company. Everything is good there, not looking to change. I am thinking about taking a part-time job (nights and weekends, maybe 20 hours a ...
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Project leader does not allow for my reduced capacity due to Educational commitments

My situation: Two weeks ago I changed from fulltime employment to parttime (20 hours per week) to finish my bachelor's degree. I communicated this to my team leader and colleagues 4 months ago. My ...
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How to get first developer job without a computer science degree

Is it still possible to get a developer job without previous experience and without a CS degree, especially for the first time? What would you suggest to a CS student who dropped out of university and ...
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Should I inform company I plan to leave at the end of my contract

I have a contract with a company that ends next month. Since it is temporary contract and not a permanent role do you believe I should inform management that I intend to leave at the end of the ...
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Company that had acted suspiciously now wants my address for invoice. Should I push back or refuse?

A bit of a follow up to Got fired because someone slipped and was injured (in public) on something I was alleged to have been carrying A new company I did a few days worth of work for wants me to give ...
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Disclosure obligations to employers: UK full-time salaried employee intending to take up additional paid employment 20% with a non-competing business

I recently started working full-time (i.e. 37.5 to 40 hours per week) in the UK as a permanent employee of a UK-based private organisation, with monthly salary paid through BACS to my UK bank account. ...
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How do companies in US count part time (20 hrs per week) work towards full-time work experience

Last year while doing my graduate studies, I worked for 6-months part time (20 hrs/week). My question is when quoting total work experience in US either on my resume or to a hiring manager, how should ...
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How to get rid of the freelancing work permanently?

I live in India and along with my full-time job (in which I'm earning a good salary), I have been doing freelancing for my previous manager (who launched his startup with some guys, last year). I have ...
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Upcoming masters program, but have new job offer

Currently I am working at company A, and I have a job offer from company B. My masters will begin in fall (sep 2021), and thus I am not sure if it is wise for me to accept offer B. I am willing to ...
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Business etiquette on responding to bonus email from CEO

I am a student and have been working part-time in a company. I have never received an increase in my hourly rate, but I received an email from CEO saying that they give me a bonus of $500 from the ...
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Do I need to inform my full-time employer of my part-time job, if the jobs are unrelated in nature? [closed]

I currently have a full-time job as a software engineer. I would like to apply for a part-time job with another company, where I would do analytics & marketing. In the contract and the rules I ...
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Is it appropriate to apply to full-time job openings if you're interested in part-time work (or less)?

I managed to find jobs that I would love to do in addition to my part-time job, either for 10 or 20 hours a week. However, those job postings are for full-time roles. Can I still apply for that job ...
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Should I demand a percentage per sale?

I'm working with a small company that produces electronic devices such as dataloggers and electronic sensors. I used to be a full time employee there but due to some personal problems I'm now working ...
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Canadian rules for the part-time jobs with a full-time job

Do canadian working rules allow part-time jobs, when Someone is already working with the government (or with private companies)? I didn't find anything related to this online. Online posts focus on ...
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Working in two jobs at the same time (different countries)

Currently, I'm a data scientist in an NLP company in Spain. I got an appourtunity to start a post-doc in a canadian research institute (in Canada of course ;)). My team leader in the company would ...
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Is it a good idea for me to propose temporarily reducing my hours, so I can work on a '20% time' side-project unrelated to my job?

Is it a good idea to propose on my own initiative a temporary decrease (20% less for 6 months) of my work hours and therefore my salary to work on a side project? The side project concerns the ...
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Cover letter: Offer to catch up on things I might be missing, before starting or before an interview?

I would like to get an interesting part-time position alongside studying. However, I have encountered interesting positions where I feel I might be missing some requirements. Either I am missing a non-...
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Can I ask to start part-time when the position is full-time and go full-time later?

My girlfriend had to quit her last full-time job due to severe anxiety and burn-out. After taking some time off and taking therapy, she feels ready to start working again, preferably part-time (4/5 ...
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Software Student - should I take semi relevant part time job?

I am in my second year of software engineering and is currently awaiting a part time job offer. Which is good, especially during these corona times when job opportunities have dried up. The job offer ...
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How do I respond to a monetary award from CEO?

I am an engineering student and an intern at a company in Canada. I have worked on some projects so far. I have always tried to do my best, have a good impact on companies grows as an R&D. I ...
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What should I consider when negotiating a part-time, salaried position?

I'm currently reviewing an employment agreement for a permanent part-time (3 days/week) role. The agreement includes the following (simplified) clause: The employee agrees and acknowledges that [...
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How difficult it is for you to find a part-time job as a software developer?

I'm an experienced developer with a BSc. in computer science. In the recent years I mostly program with Python and Django. I saw many jobs positions, but I got the feeling that almost 100% of them are ...
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Is it discrimination that our work Christmas party is not at a time I, as a part time worker, can go? [closed]

I work part time and my work Christmas party is at a time I don't work. Everyone who does work at that time gets paid to go to the party, a free drink and dinner - this doesn't seem fair?
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Working from a german company in uk

I'm working for a German software company (I'm a German citizen), and plan to work from the UK for short periods of 2 weeks, for a total of 3-4 months/year due to personal reasons. My company doesn't ...
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HR wants to keep having (unpaid) meetings with me and it's interfering with my other (paid) work

I work part time for a company. Recently the company was acquired, and the HR department is in another country/time zone. I reported an incident to HR. Now they want meetings with me and for me to ...
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Does "part time" or "proportion of role" experience count towards 'years of experience' the same as full-time?

Following another question here I went down the rabbit hole and ended up on Calculating experience when you had two jobs at the same time? and the conclusion was essentially that 'years of experience' ...
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Employer insisting to go abroad; Refuses to allow the two weeks extension of the flight date I am requesting

I am a software engineer in a start up of a popular group of companies in my region. My usual work week is 0830-1730 weekdays. Before joining with the current employer, I was a full time lecturer for ...
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Can a part time employee move up in the organization? [closed]

I work part time at an engineering firm. I would like to progress to Department Manager. I am part of the technical teams and manage projects now. Since I work 4 days a week, sometimes it takes me ...
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Refusal of Paid Sick Leave for Wisdom Tooth (California) [closed]

Good morning everybody, As I am typing this message, the sky outside my window is brightening, and the "woosh" sounds of traffic are increasing. A couple of hours before 6:26 am, the streets were ...
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What to wear for job interview [duplicate]

I am currently a PhD at a decent university in Math and applying for a part time grad student job in a Fintech company in one of the major centers for finance. I applied for the job by responding to ...
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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

I'm currently working part time, but I'm thinking of finding a new job. The problem is, there are only full time jobs for what I'm working with. My primary reason for working is to have something to ...
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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 can I ask my current employer to keep me on part time?

How can I ask my current employer to keep me as a part time employee? I really like the job and it's an incredible learning experience. I'm 25 years old and have been employed their for about 8 months....
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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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