I've been working as a part time employee for awhile but recently my hours have been increased for some special projects. I've been working 30-40 hour weeks. I do not get health insurance or any other benefits because I am not considered a full time employee. Are they required to give me benefits at some point? How should I approach this with them? I'm in the US. [more inside]
I have been working at two nonprofits for about 6 months, and they're both now offering me full time positions. One is a really fun job at what can be a very frustrating organization. The other is a ho-hum job at a great organization. I'm torn. [more inside]
How do I get a long-term job in Australia when HR won't get past my bridging visa? [more inside]
I am a 32 year old female and have a full-time job. I've been working from home for 6 years now. My boyfriend and I are talking about marriage and having a baby. We're trying to figure out if it's going to be possible for me to still work full-time from home while also raising a baby. I found a lot of articles about it being possible to cut back on hours or work part-time only, but I don't want to do that (insurance and financial reasons). He works full-time as well and not from home and we want to try to avoid day care (or at least use it minimally). Has anyone ever successfully done this? If so, I'd love to know how. What was good/bad about it?
I am an contractor through an agency (W2 employee). The company I am working at wants me to go full time. The pay rate is around 33% lower. I've gone through all the benefits that contractors don't get and the full time pay is still around 16% higher. [more inside]
Have you convinced your corporate overlords to let you transition from a full-time employee to an independent contractor? FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, TELL ME HOW YOU DID IT. [more inside]
I currently work 20 hrs./week at a local nonprofit in field "XYZ." My husband works full time (8-6, usually), and we have a 2-year-old son who goes to my parents' house while I'm at work (3 days a week). However, yesterday I was contacted about a full-time job that's very appealing, and I don't know whether to pursue it. [more inside]
Do I juggle work and school or just go to school and live off my savings and loans [more inside]
Possible 3 part-time jobs, or 1 fulltime job. What should my strategy be? [more inside]
How does a librarian ask for a full time job? Yes, I know I'm very lucky to have work at all! [more inside]
Hired in 2 years ago as part-time help, promoted to key-holder, and now offered to opportunity to go higher up. Is a job promotion and the increased pay that comes with it worth delaying the amount of time it takes to complete post-secondary education? Really making money and going to school, are they compatible/desirable? How would taking a salaried job affect financial aid available to me? [more inside]
Why do I get panicky and want to quit right after getting full-time work? How can I stop this from happening? [more inside]
Take a four month paid position at the job I love or hold out for a full-time position at a similar position I may not quite love as much? [more inside]
How would an employer view a 2-3 year gap of lack of employment? (Details inside) [more inside]
How to negotiate for flexible hours at the interview? [more inside]
Part-time PhD, full-time work: has anyone tried to combine the two? What advice would you give to someone considering this? [more inside]
Looking for recommendations for courses in web marketing (in person or online). [more inside]
Where can I find a copy-editing telecommuting gig? [more inside]
I'm a speech pathologist looking for a full-time job but have been offered a part-time job with a minimum 6-month commitment. Should I take the job or continue searching for a full-time job? [more inside]
How do I bring up the lack of actual work at my job? [more inside]
Should I quit my job of seven years and go to college full time? If so, how can I afford college, mortgage, and bills?
Should I quit my job of seven years and go to college full time? If so, how can I afford college, mortgage, and bills? [more inside]
MusicianFilter: The other day, a buddy of mine and I were having a bizarre conversation about musicians and perceived success. We started joking around, supposing that, say, En Esch from KMFDM/Slick Idiot really works at Kinko's in Joliet, using the assumed name "Benny." But that got us thinking - at what point are (established/presumably successful) recording artists able to move from their day jobs into full-time musician mode? Or what happens when they move back? And, additionally, if they are still pulling down day jobs, what are some good examples (apart from session musician, studio tech, etc)?