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My employer increased my hours but is not giving me benefits

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]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2014 - 13 answers

What are ways to optimize a one-day-a-week work/consulting arrangement?

Pro tips for organizing my time? Segregating work time from non-work (when everyone else is working 5 days a week)? Other dos/don'ts? [more inside]
posted by CruiseSavvy on May 5, 2014 - 1 answer

Great job or great organization?

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]
posted by chaiminda on May 1, 2014 - 22 answers

Looking for interesting part-time work in NYC

Can you suggest particular jobs and places to look for jobs? [more inside]
posted by unannihilated on Feb 20, 2014 - 3 answers

Going back to a part-time job -- How do I get through this?

I'm in my mid-twenties with big career dreams and a history of underemployment and emotional struggles. In order to get back on track, I need to go from being unemployed back to a part-time service job that I hate, and I need coaching on how to get through it with as little emotional agony as possible. I'm estimating that I'll be in the job for four months. More snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by Tulip on Feb 9, 2014 - 9 answers

Should I still be looking for a new job?

I am working full time and making okay money. But I'm not satisfied with my salary or my commute. Should I keep looking or stay where I am for awhile so my resume doesn't look flaky? [more inside]
posted by chaiminda on Nov 14, 2013 - 10 answers

How can I work full time from home and take care of a baby?

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?
posted by mlk915 on Aug 24, 2013 - 40 answers

I wanna work part-time! Wah!

I've come to realize that maybe the key to my mental health is finding a situation where I only have to work 20-30 hours a week (supplementing income with an at-home gig). Are there fields where jobs like that are more common? In applying to such jobs, should I specify in my cover letter that I would like to work part-time, or does that just highlight what a lazy bum I am? [more inside]
posted by whistle pig on Jul 24, 2013 - 21 answers

High Paying, Part-Time Work

Please help me brainstorm ways to supplement my soon-to-be-radically-reduced income. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 28, 2013 - 24 answers

No, my availability is NOT flexible.

I need a job on Tuesdays and Wednesdays only. What's the best way to approach my job search? [more inside]
posted by Perodicticus potto on Jan 9, 2013 - 21 answers

Best way to learn French in my spare time?

Hi everyone, I am a 24 y/o English native about to start a PhD in London. During the next 3 years, I would very much like to begin learning French alongside my doctoral studies, and I am interested in finding out the most effective and efficient way of going about this. Realistically I will probably be able and willing to dedicate between one and two hours a day to studying French. I am interested in learning to both speak and write the language in equal measure. Any advice is much appreciated.
posted by FuckingAwesome on Nov 23, 2012 - 13 answers

Leaving the nest ASAP

How do I get a retail/ food service job ASAP without prior experience? (Limit: 2 weeks) [more inside]
posted by ichomp on Sep 11, 2012 - 12 answers

To work full time or not...

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]
posted by trillian on Apr 20, 2012 - 21 answers

Cutting My Hours Without Losing My Job

I work in an environment that sometimes allows employees to downshift to part-time status. How to ask? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 24, 2012 - 8 answers

Guide me; maybe I'm just lazy

The truth is that in 50 years or so, I'll be on my deathbed, and I can guarantee you that I won't be spending the experience ruminating about my time at the office. What kind of job should I get? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 6, 2011 - 18 answers

i wanna be a barista, lalala.

I love coffee. I may apply for a part-time job at a cafe. Have you ever been a barista? Did you enjoy it? [more inside]
posted by ddaavviidd on Sep 30, 2011 - 27 answers

I swear I'm not an intern!

Help me find a new job title and job description and defend my cause when asking for a raise at what is an undeniably screwed up organization. Many more details inside. [more inside]
posted by moshimosh on Sep 1, 2011 - 2 answers

Well these are my options. What do you think?

Do I juggle work and school or just go to school and live off my savings and loans [more inside]
posted by Rubbstone on Aug 8, 2011 - 13 answers

What's it like to be a Greenpeace Frontliner?

Posting for a friend: "I've been looking for part-time work recently and I've been considering applying to Greenpeace as a "Frontliner" (see: the people who walk around cities and malls informing people about climate change, dolphins, etc)." [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Mar 9, 2011 - 11 answers

How does a librarian ask for a full time job?

How does a librarian ask for a full time job? Yes, I know I'm very lucky to have work at all! [more inside]
posted by Isingthebodyelectric on Jan 27, 2011 - 12 answers

Making a resume for a part time job... (preferably a valet parker)

What is a good way of finding out how to make a resume? For my past part time jobs, I have never handed in a resume. [more inside]
posted by RaDeuX on Dec 19, 2010 - 6 answers

Part-time work: can I make it work?

I daydream about quitting my job and spending a few months working part-time while I figure out my next career move. Feasible or foolish? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Dec 7, 2010 - 22 answers

Half short and twice strong

I'm going to start a position soon as a part-time software developer, one that I might want to keep for a long time. How can I best demonstrate that I'm worth keeping around in this capacity? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 30, 2010 - 7 answers

Fat man seeks active part-time job for LTR.

I need a physically demanding part-time job that I can do in the evenings. [more inside]
posted by cosmicbandito on Jun 7, 2010 - 25 answers

Take this job and ... embrace it.

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]
posted by orville sash on Jun 2, 2010 - 4 answers

How do I convince the temping agency that I am working for to let me reduce my work hours, but not fire me altogether?

How do I convince the temping agency that I am working for to let me reduce my work hours, but not fire me altogether? [more inside]
posted by Year of meteors on May 28, 2010 - 8 answers

How can a college student make $30K a year to pay student loans while attending school?

Trying to pay for the college of my dreams: Are there any legitimate part-time jobs (hopefully on the internet) that a college student could do to make $30,000 per year? [more inside]
posted by melancholyplay on May 28, 2010 - 73 answers

Part-time photography business in Canada?

I want to register a business in Canada to support a hobby. [more inside]
posted by WinnipegDragon on Feb 19, 2010 - 6 answers

Separation payout for vacation time earned full-time after later reducing hours

What happens to the separation payout for vacation time earned as a full-time employee if the employee is on part time or reduced hours when leaving? [more inside]
posted by NortonDC on Nov 29, 2009 - 6 answers

What are some flexible jobs?

What are seasonal, part-time, telecommute-friendly, or otherwise flexible job options? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 7, 2009 - 8 answers

If only I could bike at my desk...

Where can I pick up strenuous physical labor in DC on an occasional, volunteer, or (extremely) part-time basis? [more inside]
posted by Inspector.Gadget on Aug 14, 2009 - 13 answers

How to negotiate for flexible hours at the interview?

How to negotiate for flexible hours at the interview? [more inside]
posted by so much modern time on Feb 18, 2009 - 6 answers

Going back to school baby!

How can I cope with a busy schedule? [more inside]
posted by latch24 on Jan 29, 2009 - 11 answers

TXT-tech tax? Thx.

How do taxes usually work for a small part-time "independent contractor" gig? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 14, 2009 - 9 answers

Part-time PhD, full-time work: is this a bad combination?

Part-time PhD, full-time work: has anyone tried to combine the two? What advice would you give to someone considering this? [more inside]
posted by Weng on Dec 17, 2008 - 19 answers

Part-time job tips

Help me track down a part time job that meets my picky needs. [more inside]
posted by NormandyJack on Oct 28, 2008 - 14 answers

Help me find part time work

I'm looking for a way to supplument my current income with $200-300 a month on top of current work. Any suggestions? I have tons of Photos that I want to sell through stock photos, suggestions? [more inside]
posted by BoldStepDesign on Oct 13, 2008 - 8 answers

Will shoot for money!

Tips for finding well-paying photography gigs? [more inside]
posted by sixcolors on Jul 3, 2008 - 12 answers

Please help me take my dream job without going broke!

Today I was offered my dream job. But it's only 20 hrs., no benefits. I told my boss at my current, full-time job (which has great benefits) and asked if I could stay on and reduce my hours to part time. He considered it and asked me to write a proposal. How can I convince him? [more inside]
posted by trillian on Jun 30, 2008 - 8 answers

Photography Jobs/Internships

Are there any Photography Studios/Companies/Newspapers in the New York City area that an amateur photo could get an internship or a summer job with? [more inside]
posted by Del Far on Mar 18, 2008 - 5 answers

3.7 vs. 3.8?

Does the difference between a GPA of 3.7 and 3.8 matter? [more inside]
posted by maxreax on Feb 6, 2008 - 23 answers

How do I ask for a part-time job from my full-time employer?

What is the best way to ask my current employer to offer me a part-time position? I'm a single young male with no other responsibilities or commitments. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 15, 2007 - 5 answers

Looking for a part-time job in a full-time world

Can I apply for a full-time position then ask for a part-time job? [more inside]
posted by ellenaim on Nov 14, 2007 - 6 answers

Take a part-time job or wait for a full time job?

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]
posted by poq on Sep 24, 2007 - 6 answers

So I'm employed full-time, but not working much at all.

How do I bring up the lack of actual work at my job? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 18, 2007 - 12 answers

Part timers insuranceIs there a list of employers that provide health insurance to part time employees somewhere on the internet?

Is there a list of employers that provide health insurance to part time employees somewhere on the internet? [more inside]
posted by vionnett on Jul 23, 2006 - 12 answers

Part-time programming work from home for inexperienced programmer?

Is it worth learning to program if I am interested, not in a career, but working part-time from home? [more inside]
posted by not that girl on Jun 4, 2006 - 27 answers

Wrongfully accused of breaking someone's cell phone.

Wrongfully accused of breaking someone's cell phone. [more inside]
posted by itchie on Oct 9, 2005 - 38 answers

Underpaid part-timer.

How do I go about asking for a pay raise? [more inside]
posted by itchie on Aug 16, 2005 - 7 answers

Recommned universities in Ontario and Quebec

My girlfriend is planning on transferring to a university on the east coast next semester (Ontario or Quebec with preference for Quebec). She has little experience with French so anglophone universities are a necessity. Currently attending a university in British Columbia (the name escapes me), she has a 3.4 gpa and hopes to bring that up to between 3.5 and 3.7 by the end of this semester. What are good schools? Safety schools? [In Quebec] How difficult will it be to locate part-time employment without speaking much, if any, French?

[She's undecided on a major so ideally the school would have a good sciences or liberal arts program] [more inside]
posted by Raze2k on Jan 14, 2004 - 20 answers

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