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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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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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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How do I ask to transition from full time to permanent part time instead of retirement?

I'm a software developer and I really like my job. I mean I really really really like my job. I have a great work environment, I work on creative projects, I work the standard full-time gig: 40-50 ...
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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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