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Scheduling with 2 Jobs?

Asked by musicislife75 (97points) September 3rd, 2010

If I get a 2nd part time job, is it true that my 2nd job will have to schedule me around my 1st job? A friend told me that if I did get a 2nd part time job, that the 2nd job will have to schedule me around my 1st job because they had me first.

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marinelife's avatar

The second job does not “have to” schedule you around your first job. You need to tell them you have two jobs and see if they can or are willing to make it work out.

You are best off picking a second job whose hours are compatible with your first job.

Seaofclouds's avatar

No, it’s not true. They don’t have to do it. It would be in their best interest to do it if they want to be sure you’ll show up at work, but they don’t have to. It’s your responsibility to make sure that your second employer knows when you are available and when you aren’t available. If you end up getting scheduled at both places at the same time, it would be your responsibility to talk to the employer about it and possibly to find someone else to cover your shift (depending on how your employer handles it).

robmandu's avatar

They (the employers) don’t have to do anything.

You need to be responsible in planning your work schedule. If conflicts arise, your employer(s) can elect to simply fire you if you’re unable to meet the normal, expected requirement of the job.

lillycoyote's avatar

@marinelife, @Seaofclouds and @robmandu are all right. Your employers do not have to arrange their scheduling needs around, or to suit, your schedule. Depending on the type of business and the employer you may find someone who is understanding and willing to work with you in terms of your hours and scheduling but as others have discussed, you certainly can’t take on a second job with the assumption that they will be willing to work around your schedule, with your other job. Your 1st job may have “had you first” but jobs are not so easy to come by and, no insult intended, but you are probably not so very special that there aren’t at least between 50 and 500 people that you can easily be replaced with if your schedule conflicts with the needs of either of your employers.

jazmina88's avatar

Discuss it in your interview. Tell them your 1st job needs and hours and see if they want to use you on the other shift. It can work out. Be up front and open about your responsibilities.

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