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How to professionally go from full time to part time ?

Specializes in CCRN, Geriatrics.

Hello,

I recently started a new job after having my hours reduced due to covid. The position I took on was full time Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 am to 5 pm. I have a 5 year old that is set to start kindergarten in the fall. Initially when I took the offer because school was set to be open. However just today I learned that school will be open for two days only from the hours of 8:30-12pm. As a result I am in a bind with my new job. I would like to downgrade my hours without tarnishing any future job opportunities. I have considered going part time. As I would need to someone to essentially watch my daughter everyday of the week if the school decides to conduct all remote learning. How can I ask to switch my hours without losing my job?

P.s. I am still under the probationary period. And I am also a single parent mom. I don’t know how long I can take this. All I ever wanted to was work hard and provide for my loved ones.

Please share any advice you may have ? Or suggestions.

Edited by Lovethenurse2b25

I would wait and see if the school is going remote. If not, you might be able to work 2-3 days/week, but of course you probably won't get benefits. I would approach it with your supervisor as a job share situation. You'd still need a sitter though. If school goes remote you can try the same thing but you'll need a sitter for more hours. I would start looking for sitters now, but that'll be hard if you don't know what hours you need them. Your other option is to try and get a job from home OR work nights where you might not have to pay a sitter as much since she'll be sleeping most of the time. But since you're new I wouldn't expect much...sorry.

Lovethenurse2b25, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in CCRN, Geriatrics.

23 hours ago, Elaine M said:

I would wait and see if the school is going remote. If not, you might be able to work 2-3 days/week, but of course you probably won't get benefits. I would approach it with your supervisor as a job share situation. You'd still need a sitter though. If school goes remote you can try the same thing but you'll need a sitter for more hours. I would start looking for sitters now, but that'll be hard if you don't know what hours you need them. Your other option is to try and get a job from home OR work nights where you might not have to pay a sitter as much since she'll be sleeping most of the time. But since you're new I wouldn't expect much...sorry.

I spoke to my supervisor who mentioned it to the home care director. After all I did not expect much from her considering how many threats she made to write several employees up during a statewide power outage in my area from calling out. She simply stated that she had no way of accommodating me in any way. Despite my effort to inform them that the changes may occur after my 90 day probationary period preferably 6 months. Hopefully everything works out in my favor I have my fingers crossed.

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