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Should I say something?

February 5th, 2018 at 05:58 am

As you may know, I spoke to my manager a week ago about pulling back from full-time to 3 days a week. He said that would be fine, IF he could find someone who wanted to also work part-time, the other 2 days of the week. He also told me up front that he told 2 recruiters to look for candidates, and that he wanted to see people interested in either part-time OR full-time, as he wouldn't want to turn someone away just because they wanted full-time. I understand...he needs to cover himself.

One of the recruiters is a friend of mine, the one who got me this job originally, and the one, as a favor to my friend, I urged my manager to contact to help look for a part-time candidate.

So I've been seeing the ads posted by my friend the recruiter, and he's posted the job as a full-time job. Which means they won't likely get people interested in part-time work.

This is a little upsetting to me as it would appear there's no way I'll be able to stay at this company part-time as part-timers won't be applying.

I'm wondering if I should say something to either the recruiter or my manager. Probably not the recruiter as I don't want to put him in an awkward position. While he's a friend, his allegiance, and the one who pays him, is my employer, not me.

But I am thinking of expressing my concern directly to my manager. He seems like a pretty honest guy. If he's planning on moving me out entirely, I guess I need to know about it.

7 Responses to “Should I say something?”

  1. Carol Says:

    As you say, you need to know, so you could ask him about it.

  2. AnotherReader Says:

    Your manager likely intends to replace you and is just holding on to you to get the work done until your replacement is found. It's too much trouble to accommodate an employee that is easily replaced and presents non-negotiable demands. Who knows what you will ask for next? He will find your replacement and then let you go because the business cannot accommodate your non-negotiable demands. My guess is he will try to get you denied unemployment as well because of your part time requirement.

  3. Butterscotch Says:

    I was worried about this. If you need the job and can put up worth it, I would go to my boss today and say that I’ve re-evaluated and would like to continue working full time. But if you sit need a low stress job that offers insurance you’re better off going to a retail situation like Costco, or something similar. Good luck.

  4. rob62521 Says:

    I think you should talk to the manager. Better to know exactly what is going on so you can plan from there.

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    Owners and managers are in charge of what they need to run a business, not the employee. It doesn't hurt to have asked for what you want, but the truth is your job is a full time job and you are replaceable if not able to do the full time work by someone who is. But if you need to know...ask, and move forward.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    The only way to know is to ask - even if you don't like the answer, it probably is better to know sooner than later.

  7. Joanne Says:

    I would ask,then at least you would know.And agree this might help you to move forward.I understand about your concerns abput healthcare,both how to get it and how to pay for it. Hope things work out for you on a good way.

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