Wednesday, November 26, 2008

So, as a 'full-time', seasonal 'colleague' at my local music store, I am entitled to a 30 hour workweek. My contract expires on January 3rd, and when I leave I am entitled to 4 days paid vacation.

This afternoon, my manager man has a little meeting with me and states that due to the economic 'situation', the big-wigs have decided that full-time, seasonal 'colleagues' are getting their hours cut down to 25. Ouch.

Fortunately, because our store is such a sucessful store, my manger man has been able to dip into our bank of 'overtime' hours to ensure that all of us seasonal staff get our regularly scheduled 30 hours a week. Yikes.

I'm glad that I will still be getting my 30 hours a week, because otherwise, I would've had to seriously reconsider my job. The thing is, with the Visa, I'm only entitled to 52 weeks working, and because of that, I must take advantage and work as much as possible. So far I've been able to pick up extra hours here and there, as well as one shift when someone else called in sick. Its been good.

Amazing, though, how fast a contract can change due to an economic situation. Yeeeesh.


Fabulously Broke said...

:( Hope more and more shifts come your way!!!

JW said...

I'm sorry to hear this. I have recently experienced an unexpected cut in my pay.

I hope things pick back up soon.

Bouncing Back said...

I hear ya. I had my work week cut by 12 hours as a "temporary reduction in hours" due to the "economic environment". I'm getting ultra creative with finding alternative income sources.

Jerry said...

My wife just took a minor hit from one of her clients at work, as well. It seems that things are tough all over, but I am sure that there are ways that will lead to new avenues of income and growth! Good luck... hopefully things will improve very soon. We all deserve some insurance that things will get better!