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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Am I morally obligated to use my own time to fix bugs in software projects?

When a project has gone over the allotted hours, am I morally obligated to spend my own time fixing bugs or finishing the project? I've been working about 20 hours per week as a C# programmer for ...
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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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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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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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Is automating my job a good idea? [duplicate]

Recently I landed a part-time job re-sizing images for a local custom-printing business, and while I'm really excited to start working, I couldn't help but notice the obvious flaw in the fact that ...
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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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Workplace effects of working “almost full time”?

I have sometimes considered trying to move from full-time to 80%-time (one day a week off). I don't mean changing jobs, becoming a contractor, or doing a 4/10 schedule; I mean negotiating this change ...
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Do part-time programming jobs exist?

For reasons of illness and disability, I have not worked for years, after my first job that lasted only a year. Right now, my situation is stable enough that I am able to start working again, slowly. ...
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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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How can I approach my boss about switching to part time?

I’m in the process of becoming self employed and have saved enough money for almost a year of joblessness. To ease the transition I would however like to continue to work two days a week in my ...
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Is it possible to work part-time as a software developer? [duplicate]

I've been working full-time for 12 years as a programmer in the video game industry. Although I still enjoy programming, my focus has gradually shifted to my various interests in life, and today I ...
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What is a safe way to tell my manager I want to work part time?

I'm currently working a second job that is actually a full time job. I'm being paid 30% of what other people in my field are making. I'm not the most productive employee, but I am extremely punctual, ...
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Is it acceptable to leave my part-time job for another full time job offer?

After being unemployed and struggling to find a full time job, I accepted a part time job with an organization I really respect. Overall, I am enjoying the job and it will help my career in the long ...
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How can I make part-time work a success?

In all likelyhood, starting next year I will work at reduced hours (at 60%) for some time as a form of parental leave. This is nothing I have to negotiate, the law here being what it is. I did roughly ...
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Are part-time masters treated equally to full-time degrees in terms of pay and qualification?

I’m currently pursuing a part-time masters degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering while working as a Computer Engineer. I was wondering, Will my part-time degree be treated any differently than ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Declining a full-time offer and asking for a part-time position?

I have received an full time offer from a prestigious hospital for registered nurse position. I recently changed my long term career goals and decided to pursue medical school/doctor position. However,...
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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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Should I tell my full-time boss that I'm considering additional part-time work?

I graduated 8 months ago, got hired full-time a month later under a good boss. I enjoy the work and my co-workers (the company as a whole leaves something to be desired, but that's beside the point.) ...
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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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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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Why are German employers so reluctant to hire part time software developer? [closed]

I am in the lucky situation as a 24h/week (3 days) software (web application) developer. While my working hours is the last thing I'd like to change, my current employer became now one of the first ...
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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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My boss refused my notice, proposed me to work part time, then changed his mind, and now is blaming me of jeopardising the company [closed]

I started working for an hardware startup last year as a contractor developer. The company was quite at an early stage and their product wasn't up to scratch yet but after being assured by the CEO ...
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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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Going from full time to part time to spend more time with spouse

I have worked full time with current position for almost 10 years. Due to a change in my husband's work schedule, he will be unable to return home on the weekends (he works in another city and is only ...
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Why do some companies not allow part time second jobs? [closed]

I would like to take up a part time second job as a tutor, but our company policy says we are not allowed to do so even on days off or after work hours. I would like to know why companies wouldn't ...
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Asking for part-time work in between co-op sessions

Background: I have been working in a Software Development Co-Op position for the last 3 1/2 months. I have really enjoyed my time here and I've had the opportunity to take on many important ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are employees expected to work a little bit extra? [closed]

I make a small hourly wage at a technical part-time job at a California startup. My father recommended that I work 5 minutes before and after my timesheet begin and end times, respectively, so as 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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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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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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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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Should I show previous moonlight experience on resume

After my graduate CS degree, I have worked for a large IT multinational company for the past five years. However, I worked with a startup for about two years on the side. We were hoping to get funded ...
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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 ...