||[Jun. 27th, 2011|09:52 pm]
The Question Club
TQC, I started a new job a little over a month ago. I'm a part-time employee and it's a retail place, so my schedule is different every week. This week I'm only scheduled for 14 hours, which I was less than thrilled with when I saw the schedule. But then I saw next week's schedule - and I only have ONE eight hour shift. Eight hours for the entire week.|
I wish I could remember the exact range of hours that was mentioned when I was hired, but it was something along the lines of 24-30 or 25-32 or something like that. Neither 14 hours nor 8 hours is even close.
Should I speak up? I would ordinarily hesitate to complain when I haven't been there very long, and if it was just the one 14-hour week I would have let it go this time, but an 8-hour week is pretty ridiculous, right?
How do I go about bringing this up? Should I phrase it like a question ("I was just wondering why I have so few hours this week and next week") or should I be aiming for something more assertive/aggressive?
I hate this because I feel like I have no leverage - if they can schedule me for only 8 hours in a week, clearly they don't consider me super valuable at this point, so it's not like they'll be too worried if they think I might quit if I don't get more hours.