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AshlynM's avatar

What does ft, pt mean on a job application?

Asked by AshlynM (10677points) March 14th, 2012

I think it means full time, part time but why would they initial it like that when they already have full time, part time listed as a choice of when to work?

The options are listed on the application like this:

Job interests: What kind of job are you looking for? (check all that apply)

Full time
Part time

Like I said, I think it means full time, part time. But why list this option twice?

Can someone please verify?

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dappled_leaves's avatar

I don’t think this is a standard thing on applications. Perhaps it means that you’d be willing to switch up and down between part time and full time, such as when other employees go on vacation or maternity leave.

SuperMouse's avatar

I would guess that selecting ft/pt would indicate that you are willing to work either full time or part time, whichever they have available.

AshlynM's avatar

@SuperMouse Makes sense.
@dappled_leaves Thank you for your input.

I could call them and find out but just wanted to get some ideas on here first.

Bellatrix's avatar

It means full time and part time. Perhaps the option is…either? Or just the person who designed the form did a poor job (most likely).

CaptainHarley's avatar

Some companies like it when you tell them that you are willing to work either full time ( ft ) and/or part time ( pt ).

filmfann's avatar

It probably means a flexible schedule, working ft at times, pt at others.

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